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“Fun, different experience”
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Ctaste
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Ranked #193 of 4,099 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $58 - $58
Cuisines: European, International
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: De Pijp
Reviewed January 5, 2013

It was really strange at the beginning, your eyes try to see but you cannot. Waiters are blind so it is really easy to trust them and they do easily find your hand and put your wineglass there so it's not easy to make a mess. We had High Wine-product, 22,50€p.p. 3 glasses of wine and 6 small appetizers. We still can not tell for sure all the things that we ate but it was good.

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Ctaste. Being plunged into darkness made for a pretty unforgettable dining experience. I was most amazed at the skill of the wait staff, they served all food and drink perfectly and made me feel very at ease in the pitch black. Obviously you need to be happy getting your hands dirty in this restaurant. My cutlery was mostly redundant as it was much easier and helpful using your hands!

We had the 5 course surprise menu with accompanying wines. The food was tasty with fresh interesting flavours. All of the group seemed to enjoy the courses and the staff ensure that they sit with you in the relaxing lounge afterwards so you can guess what you have eaten.

I would definitely recommend the restaurant, and would visit again.

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Reviewed October 6, 2012

It's an interesting experience eating in the dark. The idea being that being deprived of once sense enhances the others. That's all very well but the food has to be worth eating in the first place! Instead of surprising us with a multitude of flavours the food was tasteless. The pudding had a nasty chemical taste to it and tasted like chocolate angel delight out of a packet. The ice cream was no better. The main course and starter were dull and lacking in flavour. Not recommended.

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Reviewed September 30, 2012

First time trying to dine in the dark. It is really special.
Atmosphere and service was great. Food also quite good - the wine so and so.
In general worth trying!.

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Thank Lars B
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

The food was great, the service was amazing and the overall experience was definitely interesting. I dined with a friend and we found ourselves picking each dish apart trying to decipher what the ingredients and flavours are...which was quite fun! If you're not comfortable in the dark than this probably isn't the best place, it is pitch black total darkness. It really made us appreciate our eysight! Definitely worth a try if you're up for something different.

Thank Melissa F
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