TOP 10 ASIAN RESTAURANTS IN AMSTERDAM
We can’t deny that Asian food is extremely popular in the Netherlands. Time for a list. With Chinese, Indonesian, Thai, Japanese, and upcoming Korean cuisines, Amsterdam is a melting pot of Asian flavors. We’ve lined up 10 amazing Asian restaurants in Amsterdam that we think you should try.
Ron Gastrobar Oriental, Kerkstraat 23
Firstly, if you want to go all out and leave with an experience of food, ambiance, and entertainment, you should definitely visit Ron Gastrobar Indonesian Downtown. Honestly, the food isn’t just a pretty sight. It’s well-spiced, carefully thought of, and defines the Indonesian flavors very well. The wine and cocktail menu is also impressive. We will be back.
Branie, Ten Katestraat 26
This tiny restaurant is one of Amsterdam’s best-kept secrets when it comes to Asian restaurants. So what does Branie stand for? The name means daredevil, but cheekily. It reflects the menu and a-ma-zing cocktails. They serve innovative Indonesian-style food such as tea salad, soft shell crab bao, and sweet desserts. Come to Branie with friends or a lover. You’ll have a good night.
Full Moon Garden, Leidsestraat 94
If you say DimSum, we are there in a heartbeat. This was by far the best DimSum we ate in Amsterdam. Relatively new, they invited us in their opening month and we couldn’t stop eating. The dumplings tasted exactly like they are supposed to taste, and if you are vegetarian, try the Chinese broccoli or eggplant with peppers. Yum! Read our full review!
Umani by Han, Ovetoom
Located on the always-busy Overtoom in Amsterdam, Umani opened about 3 years ago. This concept was founded by renowned Chinese chef Han Ji. the restaurant is large and feels homely with an Asian-style bar at the entrance. The open kitchen looks amazing and the Asian accessories and wall art completes the look & feel. They are also open during the day for a quick business lunch or à la card meal, but you can also walk in for a coffee or glass of wine. A three-course menu costs €27,50 which we think is very reasonable. Read more about Umami by Han.
A-Fusion, Zeedijk 130
This place is Sarah’s favourite Asian restaurant in Amsterdam! It’s a family-run restaurant where they serve amazing tasteful dishes from California rolls, steamed oysters, and dumplings to beef in black pepper and chicken in curry sauce. It’s a combination of Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Korean dishes. Besides that all the products they use are fresh and there’s a very pleasant up-tempo and excellent service. Reserve your table here.
Luminair, Double Tree Hilton
This place has become a total hit on social media we totally get it. With a special Luminair elevator, you fly to the top floor of the Double Tree Hilton hotel – next to Central Station. You are most likely welcomed by live tunes played by a DJ on most evenings, and the ceiling seems to be covered by clouds – giving it a mysterious vibe. So let’s get to the food. Although the cocktails steal the show at Luminair, the food has a pretty high standard. Every dish is colourful, and varies from smokey oysters, sushi and other Asian bites. Vegans and vegetarians are also thought of, and they even serve a 3-D printed vegetarian burger! Don’t skip dessert, cause that’s rather special. Go here before a night out in the town!
Kyoto Sushi, Central Station
Go where the locals eat. The advice is actually true. Good news, because at Kyoto Sushi you will find a lot of Japanese people eating. Even though they offer an all-you-can-eat concept, it surely is the best one we’ve had in this category. Their prawns, good gawd, try them. We usually stop at round 4, but at Kyoto, we push till round 5! Add Kyoto to your favourite Asian restaurant list.
Chin Chin Club, Rozengracht 133
Dimsum and karaoke are always a great combination and the owners of the ChinChin Club must have noticed because the Asian trend is growing in Europe. Expect confusing Chinese food, fun cocktails, nostalgic games, and late-night dancing. Chin Chin Club is the place where that one last drink turned into one too many. Go here with friends and sing while you eat!
Restaurant Blauw, Amstelveenseweg 158-160
Surely you want to get fancy now and then. At Restaurant Blauw you can go all out on fancy Indonesian food. If you want, you can also order a la carte but we definitely recommend what restaurant Blauw is famous for. The traditional “rijsttafel” which is translated to rice table, is brought to another level here. Beautiful small plates are set around the table, filled with delicious Indonesian food. restaurantblauw.nl
New King, Zeedijk 115
This list wouldn’t be complete without the infamous New King, right? Located in China Town in Amsterdam, it’s a crime if you haven’t tried this Chinese restaurant. Unfortunately, it’s always busy so you must reserve a spot to avoid disappointment at the door. The food portions are large so be wise about what to order. newking.nl
All things considered, there are many many more Asian restaurants in Amsterdam, but we can guarantee that these are the ones you will love.
Also, find out where our favourite lunch restaurants are!