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Lai & Wai - Asian Bistro - CLOSED

Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 4-10, 1012 RZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 622 3800
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good26%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
16 Jul 2014
“Great food”
6 Jul 2014
“Okay, but not as good as surrounding restaurants”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Chinese, Asian, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 4-10, 1012 RZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

Ate twice on Lai & Wai - had to come back for more of the very fine and authentic food. Have a daughter with glute allergy and they made special food for her and adjusted according to our wishes. Nice atmosphere, modern interior with a...More

Thank SusSpring
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Smart restaurant in the centre of Amsterdam came recommended as we wanted to try an Indonesian rice table -many sampler style dishes for a fixed price. We had the one for €19.50 a head, prawn crackers to start then eight small dishes with varying flavours....More

Thank Alan P
Reviewed 18 January 2014 via mobile

One of the worst Asian restaurant I've ever tried. Slow service. Terrible taste. Smell of oil all around. Probably the worst dim sum in the World. Don't try!!

Thank GDT71
Reviewed 2 January 2014

A pleasant restaurant who's main draw for me was that I was hankering for a steaming bowl of Pho. The menu is a sort of mish mash of Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Viet Namese. The Pho was passable, but if you're from the west coast US...More

Reviewed 5 November 2013

Friendly staff, food delicious, typical prices for Europe. Had the Korean Kimchi Jigae and a mixed Dim sum. All tantalized the taste buds.

Thank Gerald K
Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

Nice ambiance, delicious food, very friendly, good and attentive staff, good location, big selection, prices absolutely alright

Thank Bojana4056
Reviewed 1 November 2013

We only chose this restaurant for it’s short distance to the hotel we stayed in. When we arrived at about 8pm, the restaurant was quite empty. Staff were very friendly. The restaurant has a modern feel and the prices are on the high side. Cooking...More

Thank goldeneye2
Reviewed 4 October 2013

There are many quality restaurants in A'dam, for Asian food this is right up there with the best. Have been several times and never been let down, seafood soup is a must try. Good price, great food, great location.

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 20 September 2013

This would have to be one of the best Asian Bistro Restaurants in Amsterdam the food was delicious and quite an extensive menu, and they have excellent staff very attentive, Quin who is co-owner of this excellent Restaurant spends a great deal of her time...More

Thank Dan V
Reviewed 20 September 2013

We ate here late one evening after a long day, so we just wanted something simple. We decided just to order some of the starters and share them as small plates. I agree, a nice list of well priced wines. The food was excellent and...More

Thank Bill R
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
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and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 4-10, 1012 RZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
  • Neighbourhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +31 20 622 3800
  • E-mail
The recipes in our bistro are brought together by three families: Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese. At Lai & Wai you can taste different Asian cuisines: Classic Chinese platters, Korean Beef Bulgogi, Vietnamese Pho, Japanese Sushi, Indonesian Rice Table and more.
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