Fat Kee is arguably the best and most famous Chinese restaurant in The Hague.
The long queue of people outside the door speaks for itself. Every time we’ve gone without a reservation we’ve regretted it because you end up waiting 30-45 minutes for a table.
TIP: Make sure you reserve in advance (especially if you’re in a group) or get there early.
The decor is simple: glass-topped tables with an extensive menu underneath. The atmosphere is fun and bustling with energy from all the diners packed into a small space, and the service is incredibly efficient. Dishes usually arrive within a few minutes of ordering.
The bottom line? Don’t come here for your wedding anniversary, but do come for good food and generous portions at reasonable prices. For about €35, the two of us enjoyed a starter, two big main dishes and a side of fried rice. We also got white rice (it’s included with every main course) and beer to drink.
Families will also feel welcome here. There’s no play corner but there are high chairs and there’s so much buzz from the other diners and the kitchen that it doesn’t matter if your little ones are a bit noisy.
At the end of your meal, you may have leftovers. Don’t worry. Fat Kee will happily pack the leftovers in takeaway boxes so that you can bring it home and enjoy it again the next day.
Where to find it: Gedempte Gracht 23, 2512 AK, The Hague. It’s directly behind the Bijenkorf department store, and the nearest tram stops are Spui or Grote Markt.