Nooch (Amsterdam, NL)
This is now one of my new favorite restaurants in Amsterdam. I am so happy my friend Mike took me here and let me experience a little bit of Asian taste of heaven. Easily one of the best restaurants I have eaten so far in my own city. Nooch!
Nooch is an Asian fusion restaurant. They combine the different Asian foods together into fresh wonderful tasting dishes. Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, they are all part of their wonderful menu. The service is outstanding. The foood arrived rather quick after we ordered and even though the restaurant is full, the waiters check on the regular if everything is ok, without it being too much. The menu is simple but has a good variety of things. The prices are extremely well for such high quality food.
I ordered the duck with steamed rice and steamed vegetables. It was absolutely lovely. Mike ordered the beef teriyaki and the meat almost melts in your mouth. The food experience here is boosted by the warm vibe and atmosphere of the restaurant. Its like it oozes out a happy glow that instantly infects the guests. It makes their slogan “brings you good fortune” almost believable, just by the happy feeling you get from sitting there.
For dessert, our waiter recommended “Yukimi”. Of course I had to try that seeing my friend from the band Little Dragon, is named Yukimi. And as sweet as she is, as delicious this dessert is! Its ice cream wrapped in a thin layer of mochi (rice cake). At first I had no idea how ice cream and rice would taste together, it seemed a bit odd. But this was such a tasty surprise. I absolutely love it. The ice cream had different flavors, strawberry, chocolate and vanilla. Each flavor was wrapped in to its own little layer of mochi. Oh how wonderful this new food experience was for the taste buds.
Again, Nooch has surprised me and definitely made me feel satisfied after I left. The food, the ambiance, the service, everything was just perfect. I recommend everyone in Amsterdam, or those that will travel here, to visit this restaurant. Especially if you are a lover of Asian food, this fusion is a must experience. Advice though, you may wanna make a reservation beforehand seeing this restaurant always fills up their tables fast.
All round restaurant experience: *****
1016 DM Amsterdam