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“Excellent spareribs, descent price”
Review of Cafe de Klos

Cafe de Klos
Ranked #84 of 3,806 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Dutch, Bar, Barbecue, European, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
1 review
“Excellent spareribs, descent price”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Best spareribs in town,
Come early (18:00) and you'll avoid the waiting.
Take the regular ones (not the smoked).

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“Oh Yes!!!”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

This was by far the best restaurant we had in Amsterdam. We're still imagining the delicious ribs with our mouths watering. Cafe de Klos is an extremely well-known site in Amsterdam - which implies that you may have to wait to get in. You can do so in the bar across the street, and they'll let you know when your spot is ready. The staff is friendly and funny, this is a very informal place so expect to be joking with the waiter or the bartender, while the object of the joke could very well be you.

The main attraction there is, as all reviews before me stated, the scrumptious spare ribs, that go for 16.5EUR. Take the jacket potatoes as well, they are delicious, and cool yourself down with a glass of Witte Antonia beer. Portions are REALLY big, so if you are a couple and both not too hungry, consider ordering only one dish for both of you.

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Natanya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Great food and fun atmosphere”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

We ordered the mixed ribs and we too thought the original formula was preferable over the newer smoked ribs but we finished every scrap on our plate. Priced reasonably with good cold beer and friendly diners on both sides of us on the bar. The wait over at the bar across the lane was comfortable and much shorter than expected. Highly recommend!

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Vaassen, The Netherlands
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“Always good”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Best place in the world for smoked ribs. Place well run, busy but you can wait across the street in another (great) cafe. They come and fetch you when it is your turn. Well worth waiting for.
Rest of menu is also great, especially the lams shoulder.
Definitely go there if you are really hungry.

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Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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“So worth the visit - and a very important detail!”
Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

Most important thing to know is that this place is open daily only from 4 pm (16:00), not like all other Amsterdam restaurants ?! Can't understand why - but thus is their thing... So - plan accordingly! And make sure to either be there a few minutes prior to opening, or maybe an hour later, so you'll be able to have a sit, as it is a small place and getting packed immediately after they open. And - yes, there is a reason why they are getting so busy! Although this place is in an urgent need of a decent clean and paint - the food is the highlight! Not that cheap, but big portions and soooo good! All are recommending the ribs - and yes, they are very good! I absolutely recommend the prime rib steak to all the steaks / meat lovers!!! This is an excellent ribeye cut! Very meaty and not a lot of fat! Just a great cut! It is not the American prime rib which is an oven made as a roast, but a very good steak. Also can highly recommend the onion soup which comes with a fresh baguette on the side. Other than that, a cold beer is a must to complete this culinary experience :) very recommended , and come HUNGRY for meat!

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