The king of Chinatown. According to The Guardian’s excellent review anyway (here). They *painstakingly* compiled a shortlist of just 10 restaurants that best represent Amsterdam’s growing fine-dining scene, and New King is the sole Chinese representative.
By far the cheapest on the shortlist, New King was a no-brainer.
We plumped for the trademark crispy duck (top) and szechuan chicken (below). It’s very hard to say who won this course.
Nothing about the street in front of New King gives away the treats inside. If we hadn’t read The Guardian article, we would have missed this gem too.
Oh, and the portions are HUGE. We easily had enough food for three hungry people.
Plenty of other people know about this great restaurant; we managed to get a table straight away (perhaps as we were there at 17:30) but as we were leaving there was a queue spilling out of the door and we heard a waiter say “We’ll have a table for you in 40 minutes.” Our advice? Go early or make a reservation.