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Cau

#160 of 2,988 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
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 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The restaurant specializes in meat, is modern and chic. It is very tiny and tables are very close to one another, but the service is great the the food is really good. We were not really into meat on that day, so we ordered the aubergine lasagne and the mushroom risotto, and they were very tasty.

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Thank LuHH
Wexford, Ireland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I came to this restaurant every morning of my trip to eat breakfast! The food is insanely good. Really food flavours going on and such a good vibe in the place. Mushrooms on toast but in a Rich creamy sauce with sour dough bread. Such good meals that set me up for the day ahead. I can't wait to return... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to this restaurant on a Friday evening. A lot was going on in the city so we decided to reserve a table in an argentinian steakhouse. We saw this Steakhouse on Tripadvisor and made the reservation. When we arrived, I was a little bit shocked. It's in one of the main touristic areas of Amsterdam and the restaurant... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Busy restaurant near Dam square. just had the brunch menu which was good. just had coffee and eggs benedict

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great meal and great service. The waitress was so helpful even recommending a different cut of steak to suit the way we wanted it cooked Wine was fantastic The only letdown was we felt it was expensive for what we had

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Thank JonathanS001
Epsom, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent Burgers & Steak Sandwiches. Excellent service & hospitable staff. Well worth eating here. Very near to Dam Square so conveniently located.

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Thank Don T
Warrington, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful food ! fantastic atmosphere ! reminds me of Jamie Olivers restaurants in Britain, the menu consisted of some very differents foods to the norm, but we really enjoyed all and would recommend a visit here,

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food is OK. My flank was ok, my partner had the fillet which was tasty. Service was very good. The sides are a bit below par. The atmosphere itself is a bit forced, nineties and early naughties background music. Overall, not the best value for money.

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here for breakfast with my husband having been the year before. The food is so fresh, healthy and very tasty. Staff are friendly and the décor is quite trendy. I love it there and would absolutely recommend it to anyone, however couldn't vouch for any other meal except breakfast.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our friends recommended coming to Cau as they go every time they come to Amsterdam. Upon arrival we were greeted and taken to our seats which was on the first floor. The staff were really helpful, apart from one who my friends encountered upon. I don't have much to say about that as I never spoke to her. The food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$39 - US$156
Cuisine
Steakhouse, European, Argentinian, South American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
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)
  • Neighbourhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 623 9632

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

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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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