Oriental City Amsterdam was founded in 1973 and has 50 years of cultural heritage and historical accumulation so far. Since its establishment, Oriental City Amsterdam has been known among Dutch Chinese, locals, and tourists for its authentic Cantonese dishes and flavors. For half a century, we have been adhering to our original aspiration and unremitting operation, and constantly pursuing new expressions of Cantonese cuisine culture on the basis of inheriting the traditions. Oriental City Amsterdam keeps pace with the times and improves over time, and has now become one of the most distinctive and prestigious Cantonese restaurants in Amsterdam and the Netherlands.
In 1973, Oriental City Amsterdam was established in the center of Amsterdam. With its authentic Cantonese dishes and flavors, Oriental City Amsterdam quickly won a place in the hearts of Dutch Chinese, locals, and tourists from around the globe.
In 1996, the famous movie Young and Dangerous 3 chose to shoot at the entrance of Oriental City Amsterdam. The stylish and iconic exterior of Oriental City Amsterdam stayed in the memory of the audiences together with the classic scene of the movie. Since then, countless Chinese and foreign tourists have come here to dine and check in on social media.
In 2013, Oriental City Amsterdam was invited to be the Chinese food consultant of KLM and provide a two-year (2013-2015) meal plan for business and economy class on all KLM flights from Amsterdam to China. This partnership marks the wide recognition of Oriental City Amsterdam in the Chinese food industry in the Netherlands and is an important milestone in the development of Oriental City.
In 2023, Oriental City Amsterdam celebrates its 50th anniversary. With decades of diligent work and quality assurance, as well as bold attempts to continuously innovate, Oriental City Amsterdam has now become one of the most famous Chinese restaurants in the Netherlands, with many customers and rave reviews.
The core of Cantonese cuisine lies on its freshness of the ingredients and its beautiful presentation. Cantonese chefs continually pursue the original flavor from each ingredient, they create the dishes with rich layers through the precise usage of the diverse ingredients, which is marked as the unique feature of the Cantonese cuisine.
Oriental City Amsterdam strives to retain the essence of authentic Cantonese flavors by focusing on the quality of the ingredients and mastering the cornerstone skills of the cuisine, taking “innovation” as the consistent pursuit. We are committed to while maintaining the authentic taste of the Cantonese cuisine and its traditional cooking methods, constantly innovating flavors, integrating and leading the trends, makes the Cantonese cuisine pattern broader and constantly provides guests with diverse dining experience. The continually refined pursuit of flavor and the unchanging adherence to quality are the origin intentions of Oriental City Amsterdam.
Oriental City Amsterdam has a long-standing prestigious position in The Netherlands for its long and rich history. Over the years, we has been a place where people from all over The Netherlands gathering for Dim Sum, where the Chinese social cultural is inherited. Eating Dim Sum is a major Chinese custom and a traditional Chinese dining culture. It is not only to taste the authentic Cantonese cuisine, to appreciate the charm of Cantonese culture, but it also represents how people gathering together. Whether family gathering, friends catching up or business meeting, eating Dim Sum is the best way chosen. No matter what social role you have, you can obtain the distinctive pleasure of gathering in Oriental City Amsterdam. 'Gathering in Oriental City with authentic Dim Sum' has therefore became our culture.
Chinese food culture is extensive, profound and has been carried forward for thousands of years. As one of the eight major cuisines in China, Cantonese cuisine has a long history and rich cultural background, therefore gained a powerful reputation worldwide. Although history is constantly changing, Oriental City Amsterdam has been stayed along, inherited 50 years of high-quality taste and carried the culture and history of Cantonese cuisine in the Netherlands. Our executive chef is dedicated to inheriting the traditional Cantonese cuisine culture throughout his entire life. He believes that traditional cooking knowledge and methods need to be inherited, but daring to break through innovation is crucial of being timeless. ‘Constantly attempting and innovating to highlight the original taste of the ingredients, inheriting traditional Cantonese food culture while creating a new interpretation of it’ is our definition of Heritage.
Taking ‘Taste’, ‘Gathering’ and ‘Heritage’ as the core values, we are committed to providing customers with authentic and delicious Cantonese tastes and a cozy environment for getting-togethers, inheriting and innovating Cantonese cuisine culture and constantly promoting Chinese food culture.
The interior design of Oriental City Amsterdam is unique and full of Chinese characteristics, with the traditional Chinese red as the main color scheme, and the simple yet elegant lanterns, lightings and wooden tables and chairs. For we believe that the display and inheritance of food culture requires the mutual echo and complementation of the taste as well as the dining environment. Therefore, from tableware and plate setting to lighting and seating, from food production to interior decoration, Oriental City Amsterdam strives for perfection in every detail, dedicated to creating the enjoyable dining experience of ‘one table, two chairs, one cup (of tea) and two pieces (of Dim Sum), three or five confidants’.