Brouwerij Troost

Location: Pazzanistraat 25-27, Amsterdam West (Westerpark) This place is on the top list of my favourite hang out places in West. Located right at Westerpark, inside an old factory building Brouwerij Troost serves and brewed their own Beers and Gin. Having said this as one of my faves, I actually don’t drink beers. I do enjoy…

Thrill Grill – burgers Oud West

Location: 1e Constantijn Huygensstraat 35-37. There is a trend on burger restaurants around Amsterdam, on the street where Thrill Grill is there is another burger place which has similar vibe and decoration, I have to yet try it out. Stay tune to find out which is better. I quite like the vibe, it has natural touch…

Aries – Indonesian Noodles

Location: Koningin Wilhelminaplein 58, Amsterdam South I have heard about Aries noodles from the grape vines for quite some time. Love the idea of a place specialized in noodles, I mean Indonesian noodles. The location is around office area in South of Amsterdam, quite a humble clean space. Everything about this place looks honest and…

EN authentic Japanese restaurant

Location: Dusartstraat 53, de Pijp To find a sushi place in Amsterdam is quite easy, quite hip these days to eat sushi. However to find an authentic Japanese restaurant is completely a different case. The first thing you want to check whether the place is authentic, just try to find out if the staff is…

Saravana Bhavan – Indian restaurant

Location: Stadhouderskade 123 I texted a friend for an Indian restaurant tips, and this was the first recommendation. When I looked up the website, I had some doubts. And there is a lot of reason to doubt this place: poorly maintained website, extensive menu, and the location which is a building that has couple of…

Pendergast – smokehouse

This modern neighborhood smokehouse is a hidden gem. Originated from Kansas City, now a neighborhood smokehouse of Westerpark. True to their roots, the waitresses serve by default in English no matter where they are or the guests are from. As part of the atmosphere they are also truly friendly, it felt as if I just stepped into someone’s living room….

New King – Mandarin cuisine

Location: Zeedijk (China town) I dare to say this is probably the most famous Chinese restaurant in Amsterdam. So most of you probably know about this place, but I just have to write about it. I am a regular who takes about the same dishes every single time. Sure there are times I feel adventurous,…

Enak sekali – Balinese catering

One of the best things about my new job is the lunch! I love the concept, they invite start- up restaurants/catering to come and cook for the employees. They are all international cuisine. To be honest I was never hoping for Indonesian food at the canteen for the reason I don’t expect them to be…

Terpentijn

Location: Rokin (Centrum) It has 2 floors, basement and first floor. Depending on the mood you can go to the bar in the basement for small bites of asian street food or go upstairs for bigger bites in an atmospheric restaurant. The decor of Terpentijn is one you would like to pay attention. Compare to…

Ô MAI – Vietnamese Cuisine

Location: Utrechtsestraat (Centrum) Ô MAI is located at Utrechtsestraat, offers traditional Vietnamese cuisine from different part of the countries. They offer mainstream menu which are always offered in Vietnamese restaurant outside Vietnam such as Gỏi Cuốn – rice wrap roll, Pho – beef noodle soup, Bánh Mi – baguettes. On top of that they also offer Hủ…

Pikoteo

Location: Houtmankade (Oud West) This type of bar/restaurant is one of the things which reminds me how lucky I am to live in Amsterdam. It’s a place where international dreams come true, creative minds come together and make it such an interesting place. The chef used to work in the area of marketing, lived around the…

Taka Ramen

Location: Stormsteeg, on top of toko Dun Yong (Centrum) It’s -3 celsius outside and -1 day to New Year’s Eve, and I was at the office with couple of colleagues. It all sounds very depressing until a brilliant idea came up, RAMEN! My office is nearby China Town in Amsterdam, and I have tried to…