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Cau

#155 of 2,835 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Damstraat 5 | 1012JL, 1012 JL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 623-9632
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My third time at Cau, first time being average staff letting it down, second being a great visit, and the third time the idiots who work downstairs nearly made us leave before the manager came to us to see why we were about to head out and offered us a free bottle of wine and starters. So the person who... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the restaurant that inhabits the old Gaucho space, and it is a step up. The interior style and soundz (!) are clearly aimed at a young hip crowd, perhaps those who are eating in small groups rather than couples, certainly those who look forward to a noisier night out than I do these days. Decor is deliberately dark,... More 

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Bexley, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a delicious burger here for lunch. Probably one of the tastiest burgers i have had. Great value for money

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you desire meat its a nice place centrally located. The meat was ok and so were the sides. The triple fried fries were excellent. Try not to seat on first floor as it was very warm and the air conditioning didn't deliver. Deserts we ate outside. There are many places in a very short walk with all the sweets... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ideal place for lunch I love the salads they do Visited Cau in London also Good quality Good value Nice ambiance Friendly friendly staff Good price What else do you need in Amsterdam ?

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently visited Amsterdam with my friend and were told to go to Cau. It was amazing food with a really nice atmosphere. We both had the quinoa salad which was so yummy could have had plenty of bowls.

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Thank luciejessica51
South Wales, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff were super friendly, location is great near the dam and red light district is a short walk, food is delicious! Beautiful meats and tapas style small dishes

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this when we where looking for somewhere to stop for a late breakfast/brunch. It started to rain and we went into the first place we seen and it was actually really good! The staff were very friendly. We had the Latin eggs and crepes both of which were very good. We expected it to be tacky and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of eleven of us ate here during the week. We didn't have a reservation but the staff were very accommodating and got a table ready for us very quickly. No one ordered starters as the portions are big. The majority of the group ordered steaks - note that you need to order your steak more well done -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this restaurant in the tourist zone. We arrived about 5pm and there were only a few people inside. The main dinner crowd started to arrive after 6pm. The food was nicely prepared. My wife was over the moon over their "Stockard"?? chicken dish. She even took the time to seek out the chef to compliment him. Our 14... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$39 - $156
Cuisine
Steakhouse, European, Argentinean, South American
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Damstraat 5 | 1012JL, 1012 JL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighborhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 623-9632

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

Neighborhood Profile
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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