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Ctaste

#176 of 3,135 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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The Hague, The Netherlands
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66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Visited Ctaste to experience "Dining in the Dark," last night and can honestly say that the food was disappointing. Now, don't get me wrong, the experience of dining in the dark and the friendly and warm service are good reasons to visit the restaurant but, FOOD ALWAYS COMES FIRST! The meal was less than average, lacked flavor and originality and... More 

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1 Thank Edwin R
ben_vloon
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2014

Ever imagined what it feels like to be visually impared? As an experiment, we took our kids (8 and 9) out for dinner at C-Taste to discover the world without vision. They where a little bit nervous but thanks to the very helpful staff we really enjoyed this exciting experiment. Dinner in pitch-black really opens up other senses. Combined with... More 

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Thank ben_vloon
Stockholm, Sweden
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2014

This is place is in complete darkness, I thought that after 20 minutes or so my eyes would adjust to the darkness but no it is completely dark. We felt a little bit forgotten about when we arrived at the restaurant as most guests have to wait a little in the lounge area before the waiter/table is ready. It would... More 

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Miami, Florida
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175 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2014

This is a place that you go for the experience...not for the food. It is a must have experience...so I will not spoil and tell more.

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1 Thank william w
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2013

We booked a diner with friends and had good fun. The lounge is a bit small and the service is chaotic but the here starts the fun waiting for your turn to go through the curtain. Once passed the curtain you are completely blind and you have to rely on the waiter to find your place. Then you try to... More 

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Thank Rvanhoften
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2013

We went for the Sunday brunch (which is 4 courses) this consisted of 1. Croissant with strawberry jam and butter (not warmed or fresh) 2. Cheddar and chutney triangle sandwich on brown bread, roast beef sandwich and salad sandwich 3. Microwaved quiche 4. Pear and apple tart with lemon ice cream. It could have been so much better and the... More 

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1 Thank Zlato123
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2013

This is definitely something worth trying, as many other reviewers on here say. The servers are a highlight - fun and very talented. Meal itself was pretty good. Though not the best food I'd ever eaten, I will say the menu had some creative dishes that were clearly there to play with your head a bit (ie kangaroo tartare was... More 

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1 Thank Betsy D
Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

Interesting experience which I think is worth everyone trying, the staff were great especially the waiters! Only downside was the food, it wasnt paticually tasty and certainly not enough of it, for the price you pay its a shame really, good experience tho!

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Thank Phonebird777
Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2013

What a fun experience! We laughed alot and had great fun trying to figure out what we were eating and how not to make a mess of ourselves! The servers were funny and sweet and so gentle and accommodating. We loved it.

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Thank MGarrin
Antwerp, Belgium
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191 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2013

The concept is unique and gives you an idea of how blind people experience a restaurant vist. But there my positive comment ends. The quality of the food that is presented is just average and not what you could expect from the price setting. Taking into account that there is no menu to chose from and they don't have to... More 

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Thank IvoFromBelgium

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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