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Ctaste

#166 of 3,093 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Amsteldijk 55, 1074 HX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 675 2831
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 23:30
Wed - Sat 17:30 - 23:30
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I hate that this review will not be a very positive one but I feel compelled to write one. I was in Amsterdam for my first anniversary and I decided to surprise my husband at Ctaste. I thought it would be the perfect place to dine, a very unique and memorable experience, I would imagine. I booked well in advance... More 

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Cincinnati, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

What an experience! Loved it! Food is great & plentiful-we did the 3 course menu- we were stuffed, Our waiter, Leon, was very calm. Friendly people. Very good about taking note of allergies and likes and dislikes and plates tailored to individual requests. Do the tour with CtheCity before eating- really gets you immersed in the experience. (deal available for... More 

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Syracuse, Italy
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We booked an early dinner with surprise menu, we were explained a few things right before entering the dark. We were treated and served in an excellent way. It was incredible to realize how one of the waiter (who is almost blind) was taking care of so many tables and guests and doing things quickly in the complete dark. At... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is unlike any restaurant I've ever been to before. The waiters take you into a pitch black room where you are served your food and drink but because it's so dark you can't see what it is and you have to try and guess by tasting it and feeling it. It was very odd because I thought I... More 

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Thank maurink
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Oh my word what an experience, we arrived with plenty of time to spare so had a glass of wine before we went through to the restaurant (well it was my birthday) we were greeted at the door by a lovely gentleman who explained the process to us and asked weather we had any dislikes or allergies, we was given... More 

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Thank JanSmith65
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Tour was fun and great experience does anyone know where we can view our photo? Was taken from the city tour in the dark. Food was not so good apart from the salad.

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Thank jeanaretha
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

I really like the experience and the staff which makes me kind of sad to say that the food was horrible. Soggy mess (and this was not because of me eating in the dark). Visited with a friend and we both had to go eat somewhere else after. It's sad because it's quite expensive and you wish for a great... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

It was a fun experience! It is a bit scary in the beginning being led to the table ... you feel helpless but the waiter does a great job guiding you.Dining in the dark certainly heightens the other senses. We had the surprise menu and it was so delicious! Our waiter was so friendly and I loved the fact he... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I went to Ctaste with my girlfriend to eat the "Deluxe" menu on our holiday in Amsterdam. The food was really disgusting - a bit like the food you'll expect at a drive through gas station or a bistro in the back of a grocery store, so although it was funny to sit in the dark, this was not worth... More 

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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We went here as birthday gift for my boyfriend. We really enjoyed the experience of dining in the dark, the textures suddenly became much more important to me - something you don't usually consider! We had very friendly waiters who explained everything clearly. You feel a bit helpless as you enter and sit down in the pitch dark, but as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$58 - US$58
Cuisine
European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 23:30
Thursday
17:30 - 23:30
Friday
17:30 - 23:30
Saturday
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Amsteldijk 55, 1074 HX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > De Pijp
  • Neighbourhood: De Pijp
  • Phone Number: +31 20 675 2831

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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De Pijp
Bustling Albert Cuypstraat serves as the main drag through De Pijp and the location for Albert Cuyp Market, the largest and most famous of Amsterdam’s many outdoor markets. Beyond this sometimes-frantic thoroughfare, tiny lanes beckon urban explorers in search of the latest trends and hidden gems. Nearly half the residents living in De Pijp are foreigners and a good number of them are students. Here you'll find a multitude of ethnic restaurants, great cafes and bars, and a brilliant array of locally owned shops, all catering to a broad range of budgets and tastes.
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