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“Best Ribs in The World” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe De Klos

Cafe De Klos
Kerkstraat 41, 1017 GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020 625 3730
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Ranked #61 of 2,435 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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“Best Ribs in The World”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

This place has by and large the most delicious ribs in the world. It is not a fancy restaurant. It is very cozy and small. The place is open daily from 4 pm to 11.30pm. Even without the influence of any "Amsterdam goodies" you will be amazed with the food if you like meat.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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48 restaurant reviews
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“Best restaurant in Amsterdam for carnivores”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Do you love meat? If you do you will love De Klos. We visited after seeing the reviews and photographs on here. We arrived at around 7pm and it was already quite busy. It is not very busy and you can sit at the bar or a table. We managed to get a table. We ordered soft drinks to start with which arrived promptly. To eat I ordered the mixed spare ribs and my husband opted for the lamb shoulder. All meals come with fresh bread, coleslaw and sauces. Food arrived in good time, and while we waited my husband had a white beer which he enjoyed very much. The staff were friendly. The food comes on wooden boards and the portions are HUGE! My husband appeared to have been served a whole sheep and I had four very large racks of ribs. The lamb was very tasty with a delicous herb rub and the right amount of fat to the lean. The ribs were very meaty and tasty. I preferred the regular ribs to the smoked ones, but they were certainly all tasty. People kept on pouring in and once the pub is full you can leave your name and go to the bar across the road and they'll come and get you when a table is available - a great idea! The food here isn't cheap, but for what you get it's a good price. We would definitely return here.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best spareribs in town :-)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Nice brown café where no reservation can be made. However they have marvelous spareribs.
Therefore it's worth waiting for it. Hanging on the bar with a nice beer or a glas of wine, while waiting for a place to sit.
Food will be accompanied with fresh French bread, garlic butter and some salade.
You shouldn't be scared of greasy fingers. Mmmmm.....

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Shhhh it's a secret”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

From outside you just wouldn't guess what awaits. This is a simple, stripped back ribs joint which is a favourite with the locals so expect to wait an hour or so minimum. The great news is you can wait at the equally fine bar across the street and the staff will come and find you when your table is ready. Enjoy the dry sense of humour, the huge plate of mixed ribs and a really laid back and fun approach to eating with friends.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“The best ribs I've tasted!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

Went De Klos after hearing good reviews on trip advisor, it didn't disappoint! Absolutely delicious, the whole table agreed they were the best ribs they have ever eaten! We got a side order of jacket potato, we didn't have room left to eat it! Delicious French bread,salad and garlic sauce! Amazing!

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