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Snack Bar Bird – Worth the squeeze

Snack Bar Bird is on the busy Zeedijk, this is the China Town of Amsterdam. By far the best place to eat here is Bird.

This tiny place serves really simple and good Thai food. Unfortunately the place is also very small and cramped, so often you have to wait outside before there is a table available. But luckily they are really quick so the wait is never too long. Sit at the window if you get the chance. You’ll see some interesting people…Once you’ve managed to squeeze yourself into a seat you wonder how you will ever get out. Don’t worry, you’ll manage.

I always have the beef in oyster sauce and I’ve never had it better than here! To get you started the spring rolls are delicious too. This is really the place for a quick bite that isn’t junk food. The portions are big and will keep you going for the rest of the evening.

If you’re looking for a more relaxed dinner there is also the option of Bird restaurant just across the street. It has the same owner as the snack bar, but it is a real restaurant with more tables and more space. For any group bigger than 4 people the restaurant is a better option than the snack bar. Unfortunately it does lack the snack bar atmosphere. So if it’s in any way possible, go for the snack bar!

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Details about this spot



Zeedijk 77, Amsterdam

Telephone number


Opening Times

14:00 - 22:00 daily


Main meal: € 13


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)