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Ctaste

#182 of 2,996 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
De Pijp
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Amsteldijk 55, 1074 HX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 675 2831
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17:30 - 23:30
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Sun 11:00 - 23:30
Wed - Sat 17:30 - 23:30
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank Vinminister
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Trishell S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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1 Thank Julian C
Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank S K
Vancouver, Canada
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44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Wow! What a wonderful and unique experience. I decided to take on the Ctaste blind eating challenge for my bachelorette party!!! I thought I might be scared or claustrophobic in the dark but actually felt very comfortable and loved the experience. I can definitely say I've never eaten so messy at a restaurant before!!!! And what happens at Ctaste stays... More 

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Thank Sihpromatum
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Truly wonderful experience , the girl that met us at the door was so so helpful (not sure what her name was , dark brown hair) ! Rosalee and Walter were also amazing , so helpful and accommodating ! I'm gluten and dairy free and I don't eat fish and they were able to cater a menu , along with... More 

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Thank Katie n
Gold Coast
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had a great night at CTaste. Creative concept, very good and helpful staff and.. it was truly dark insight! Expect eating with your hands, even if it is a veal tartare or pie with icecream. We ate the surprise menu - 3 courses - and it's great fun exploring a plate in the dark and trying to figure out... More 

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Thank Tilvk
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Our group of 5 people opted for the four course brunch. Before we were taken inside we were offered hot drinks in the reception area and any food allergies etc were noted down. We were then introduced to our blind waiter (Jereon?) and taken inside the dining area. Our waiter was incredibly impressive, funny, and also answered our potentially tactless... 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
USD 58 - USD 58
Cuisine
European, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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