Posted on: May 31, 2023
Nam Kee is a restaurant in Amsterdam that specializes in Chinese cuisine. The restaurant is known for its authentic dishes and friendly staff. Nam Kee has been serving Amsterdam for over 15 years and has become a popular spot for both locals and tourists.
The restaurant is located in the heart of the city – in Chinatown on the Zeedijk street- near many of Amsterdam’s attractions. Nam Kee offers a wide variety of Chinese dishes, including noodles, rice, chicken, and beef. The restaurant also offers a number of vegan and vegetarian options. Nam Kee is open every day for lunch and dinner. Reservations are recommended but not required.
It won’t win any design awards, that’s for sure, but year in, year out, restaurant Nam Kee is the most popular Chinese spot in Amsterdam. The steamed oysters and black bean sauce are legendary.
In the year 2002, a Dutch film was made that referred to this Chinese restaurant in Amsterdam Red Light District. Translated the movie was called “The Oysters of Nam Kee”. It was a big hit and so was the book which was written by Kees van Beijnum who used to live in Red Light District. His mother owned a cafe on the Zeedijk.
If you want to avoid the fluorescent-light ambience, try Nam Kee’s nearby branch on the New Market (Nieuwmarkt), which is a bit fancier.