Photos Restaurant Pyongyang
Photos Restaurant Pyongyang

Photos Restaurant Pyongyang

Restaurant Pyongyang is located in a Suburb of Amsterdam and promoted as a North Korean Cultural Centre. The chef, kitchen staff and waitresses are all North Korean like everything else in the restaurant. Comtourist enjoyed an evening in the restaurant including the North Korean entertainment. We can positively confirm that Restaurant Pyongyang truly feels like a piece of North Korea in Amsterdam.

Not only did we get to taste familiar North Korean dishes, the Restaurant also offers a full entertainment programme, North Korean Art and products from the DPRK that are on sale. Comtourist had a great evening in restaurant Pyongyang and recommend all our readers to go there when in Amsterdam. Thanks Benito for the photographs!
Update 05-09-1012: The North Korean Restaurant in Amsterdam was closed down in September 2012. Articles in the press suggest that there were disagreements between the North Korean staff and the Dutch owner. The staff claimed that they were being exploited and had to work for free. The owner claims that the staff only worked in his restaurant to get an EU work permit so that they could start their own restaurant.

Amsterdam - Restaurant Pyongyang

The interior of Restaurant Pyongyang, there a no windows but great North Korean work of art make up for that

Amsterdam - Restaurant Pyongyang

Enjoying a beer and musical entertainment with North Korean images from a DVD before dinner in Restaurant Pyongyang

Amsterdam - Restaurant Pyongyang

Our group posing for a photo with the friendly smiling North Korean waitresses and the North Korean flag in the background

Amsterdam - Restaurant Pyongyang entertainment

The waitresses sing a welcome song and do a toast for the guests of restaurant Pyongyang

Amsterdam - Restaurant Pyongyang entertainment

The waitresses of Restaurant Pyongyang are skilled singers and perform multiple traditional North Korean songs during dinner

Amsterdam - Restaurant Pyongyang entertainment

One of the ladies is an good piano player and plays some famous North Korean tunes to entertain the guests

Amsterdam - Restaurant Pyongyang entertainment

The performance is supported by a Karaoke system showing familiar North Korean propaganda images

Amsterdam - Restaurant Pyongyang entertainment

Two entertainers performing the famous Korean puppet dance for the guests of Restaurant Pyongyang in Amsterdam

Amsterdam - Restaurant Pyongyang entertainment

Image from the Karaoke system showing of a mass gathering on Kin Il Sung Square in Pyongyang

Amsterdam - Menu

The nine courses of the 79 Euro menu we choose, all courses are traditional Korean dishes that we also had in Korea

Amsterdam - Roast mushrooms

Large mushrooms served with oil and sesame seeds prepared in three Korean ways, grilled, cooked and stewed

Amsterdam - Chobab

Chobab, a role with wrapped rice and vegetables served with beef and Radish soup and Seaweed saute

Amsterdam - Chapchea

Chapchea, a Korean dish made from sweet potato noodles, stir fried in sesame oil with various vegetables

Amsterdam - Roast Scallop

Korean Roast Scallop served with Lemon Sauce, Pineapple salad and vegetable Saute

Amsterdam - Beef Insam

Steamed beef prepared with Insam (the root of Ginseng), many North Korean dishes are prepared with Insam

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