A bit of Asia in Amsterdam: the best Asian restaurants

A bit of Asia in Amsterdam: the best Asian restaurants

restaurantsThe most well-known place for Asian food in Amsterdam is in Chinatown, located around the Zeedijk. The Amsterdam Chinatown is the oldest Chinese neighborhood in Europe. The first Chinese restaurants were based in Chinatown in the first half of the twentieth century. There are still some good Chinese restaurants in Chinatown, but nowadays Amsterdam houses more Asian restaurants. In this blog we share some of the most popular Asian restaurants in the city.


De Japanner

De Japanner translates to ‘the Japanese restaurant’ in Dutch. Like the name would suggest, you can expect different kinds of Japanese food. All dishes are small, so you can try all kinds of dishes. De Japanner is located in a small restaurant on the Albert Cuypstraat. De Japanner is open until after midnight, which is unique in the Netherlands. It is always busy, so we advise you to make reservations.

Albert Cuypstraat 228 – dejappanner.com


Bo Nam

For some of the best Vietnamese food in Amsterdam you can visit Bo Nam. Vietnamese food is more popular than ever in the Netherlands. Bo Nam is a hidden gem in the Lange Leidsedwarsstraat. This Vietnamese bistro is also somewhat like a French bistro. There are starters, foods to share and main dishes. Bo Nam is popular among the Vietnamese people in Amsterdam, which is always a good sign.

Lange Leidsedwarsstraat 57 – bo-nam.nl


Fou Fow Ramen

Ramen is the perfect comfort food. Fou Fow is known for its delicious ramen, but also serves other dishes. You can choose from different kinds of stock and toppings to make your personal ramen recipe. There are plenty of vegetarian options, the vegetarian stock is some of the best. Fou Fow is popular, but if you haven’t made reservations but still want to enjoy some ramen, you can order some and take out.

Elandsgracht 2a / Van Woustraat 3 – foufow.nl



In the city center, close to the Dam, you can find Koh-I-Noor: a tradional, low key Indian restaurant. It is not the most fancy restaurant in town, but probably the best Indian food. It was one of the first Indian restaurants in the Netherlands and it has a rich history. The dishes are prepared according to traditional methods with only fresh ingredients. If you close your eyes in Koh-I-Noor, you are in India for a moment.

Rokin 18 – koh-i-noor-restaurant.nl


Have you visited any of these restaurants? Let us know which Asian restaurant is your favorite in Amsterdam.