Katsu

Eerste V/D Helststraat 70
www.katsu.nl
Reviews
28
Average score
8.4

Great local's coffeeshop right off the Albert Cuyp market. Its one of a kind, with a large table in front where you can chat with local smokers or read the paper, and the back side with smaller tables.

The shop is filled with plants and overall very cozy. Some call it Amsterdam's best kept secret...

Features
Snacks
Prerolled Joints
Pure Prerolled Joints
Pinball
Vaporiser For Use
Bongs For Use
Space Products
Headshop
Terrace
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Lamissia

Member since: 2013-03-09 01:03:23
Rating style: neutral

Rated this coffeeshop with a 7.3 on 07-04-2013

People: Cool
Music: Mixed

Vibe & Decor: 6
Petit et peu confortable (sauf si on arrive à avoir la banquette du fond)
Menu: 7
Correcte dans l\'ensemble. Je recommande \"La mango haze\"
Summary
Des tas de jeux sont disponibles. La dame est très gentille, la weed est bonne juste un bémol sur le coffee en lui même (manque de place et de confort) Musique forte et mauvaise.
Service: 9
La dame est très gentille et souriante, elle fait même l\'effort de parler un peu français.
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andrewpyrah

Member since: 2011-10-03 07:10:13
Rating style: neutral

Rated this coffeeshop with a 8 on 11-10-2011

People: Dutch / International
Music: Mixed

Vibe & Decor: 8
A mostly dutch style coffeeshop, lots of wood and dim lighting, with a few funky twists. A chilled out relaxed atmostphere. Looks very cool on the outside.
Menu: 8
Katsu has a large menu with a few pages of types of weed and hash, and various special offers. But they are most famous for their Black Widow and Crystal Clear Hash.
Summary
A friendly coffeeshop with a big menus. With a mixed crowd of tourists and locals.
Service: 8
A very friendly woman greats you from behind the counter, and she knows here stuff. And she always seems happy to talk customers through the menu and help them make the right choice for them.
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IamStoned

Member since: 2011-09-20 01:09:44
Rating style: positive

Rated this coffeeshop with a 9.3 on 06-10-2011

People: Dutch / International
Music: Classical Rock

Vibe & Decor: 9
I like the plants and the atmosphere. The shop is not too fancy, but it feels good.
Menu: 9
Large variety, I got some Black Widow and it was super strong...
Summary
I like to stop by at Katsu after some shopping at the Albert Cuip market.
Service: 10
Very nice lady behind the bar. Friendly and happy to help.
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stoneygriffin

Member since: 2011-06-07 08:06:13
Rating style: neutral

Rated this coffeeshop with a 8.3 on 21-06-2011

People: Tourists
Music: Mixed

Vibe & Decor: 9
The place was nicely decorated and cozy.
Menu: 7
The menu was awesome, I highly recommend the Super Sage. It was a nice mixture of High and Low, my personal favorite :-)
Summary
Fond Memories!!
Service: 9
The service was very friendly. I had a nice talk with one of the ladies behind the bar. She even gave me a free Katsu bookmark with their menu, which I use to this day.
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jimdandy

Member since: 2011-05-04 03:05:30
Rating style: neutral

Rated this coffeeshop with a 7.3 on 27-05-2011

People: Dutch / International
Music: Classical Rock

Vibe & Decor: 8
the place remind me of my uncles party lounge! I was laughing inside and then i actually started really loving the vibe here. Very relaxed.
Menu: 9
The menu had all that i wanted but i got Black Widow and it was soooo strong that I almost fell down in the outdoor market around the corner.
Summary
I realluy like this shop. I was here about 10 years ago and it still has same vibe as from before. i will return.
Service: 5
the lady behind the bar was very busy and had no time to explain. She was nice but very fast! or maybe i was to stoned for her to listen.
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bulldogAndrew

Member since: 2010-06-09 02:33:25
Rating style: positive

Rated this coffeeshop with a 6.7 on 09-06-2010

People: Dutch / International
Music: Mixed

Vibe & Decor: 10
typical dam style!!!
Menu: 8
good menu but a bit pricey especially that far out of centrum!!
Summary
we will return as it is a must stop a albert cuyp markets
Service: 2
bar ladie was rude as to me!!
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Tuckerborr

Member since: 2010-01-25 14:46:34
Rating style: critical

Rated this coffeeshop with a 8.3 on 25-03-2010

People: Dutch / International
Music: Classical Rock

Vibe & Decor: 8
low roof and dim lighting typical of amsterdam, i love this shop all local that i saw and top shizzle.
Menu: 8
this weed is so nice. Lavander is a must, the smell just made my mouth water you can tell why they call it Lavander. Black Widow, Northern Lights Silver Pearl
Summary
there is no way i can ever go to amsterdam again without coming here, too good to miss go there and see.
Service: 9
Nice friendly woman gave us loads of stuff Katsu post cards, stickers and a greenlightdistrict coffee shop guide, thank you much
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geoffk

Member since: 2008-01-18 17:45:07
Rating style: critical

Rated this coffeeshop with a 8.3 on 10-11-2008

People: Dutch / International
Music: Classical Rock

Vibe & Decor: 8
Nice atmosphere. Like a local coffee shop or pub. Lots of wood.
Menu: 9
Very extensive menu. Good prices. I didn't try any of their hash, but I'll be back.
Summary
Great place in a great neighborhood.
Service: 8
Very efficient budtender woman in the morning. Younger tenders at night.
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westie420uk

Member since: 2008-09-20 18:03:44
Rating style: critical

Rated this coffeeshop with a 9 on 30-09-2008

People: Dutch / International
Music: Heavy Metal

Vibe & Decor: 8
A bit outdated, but they were doing some work on the interio whilst i was there.
Menu: 10
The black widw is awsome! Very strong smoke. The crystal clear was some of the best hash of the trip. Nothern lights haze, NYCD, colombian were top quality too, though the lavender was in the top 3 smokes of the trip! massive menu.
Summary
A bit hard to find and a bit of a walk but deffo worth going. Some of the best weed of the whole trip & cheap prices too.
Service: 9
The staff were all cool sereved you with a smile.
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satchsmedly

Member since: 2008-08-28 06:26:33
Rating style: critical

Rated this coffeeshop with a 10 on 28-08-2008

People: Dutch / International
Music: Mixed

Vibe & Decor: 10
nice friendly place cozy
Menu: 10
One of The Best!! The Lavender Was awesome.
Summary
Service: 10
The Friendliest Staff you can ever meet
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rupnic

Member since: 2008-01-20 16:08:47
Rating style: critical

Rated this coffeeshop with a 9.3 on 20-01-2008

People: Dutch / International
Music: Mixed

Vibe & Decor: 9
very relaxed...quite a cozy place
Menu: 9
great selection of all types
Summary
stayed only a couple blocks from the shop...hit up plenty of other places but kept coming back to katsu because of the amazing smoke and great people
Service: 10
awesome service. very friendly...easily the nicest and most accomodating I experienced in town.
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amsterDAN

Member since: 2007-12-27 20:00:58
Rating style: critical

Rated this coffeeshop with a 9.3 on 27-12-2007

People: Dutch / International
Music: Mixed

Vibe & Decor: 8
a little cramped down by the weed bar but roomy up by the entrance....might have been a small upstairs section but i can't remember
Menu: 10
quite extensive...there's a weed menu, a hash menu, and a specials menu...specials are mostly 2gram bags
Summary
music was a top notch mix of everything a stoner would listen to
Service: 10
excellent, probably the best i've had in amsterdam....enough said
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jinjajoe

Member since: 2003-10-07 04:47:11
Rating style: critical

Rated this coffeeshop with a 9.7 on 15-10-2003

People: Dutch / International
Music: Easy Listening

Vibe & Decor: 9
quite a simple coffeshop but the lack of commercialism and the amount of locals you know this place is special. also the vapouriser is a great bonus you can even be taught how to use it.
Menu: 10
some real nice buds but i was dissapointed by the diesal bud. but once id tried their crystal clear i understood why it won awards in the cannabis cup this stuff is the most potent hash that iv tried in amsterdam a must.
Summary
great place and if you want vapour go here. in the cannabis college we felt awkward to session the vapouriser because they have to stack it we only had two. we stayde in katsu for a day vapourising.
Service: 10
real friendly and informative a lovly english girl served us and i quite easily see my self doing the same job.
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Oook

Member since: 2003-07-13 12:16:24
Rating style: neutral

Rated this coffeeshop with a 8.3 on 13-07-2003

People: Too Stoned To Remember
Music: Too Stoned To Remember

Vibe & Decor: 8
i think the decor was kinda like dampkring. I can't remember that well because i was mashed
Menu: 8
menu seemed about average price. tried the sage and water hash, both were very nice
Summary
This was a nice coffeeshop. Shame it took us 2 hours to find on the 2nd attempt to find it and after that we lost it.
Service: 9
Lady behind counter was helpful, she explained the proccess of how ice hash was made.
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BelfastToker

Member since: 2003-06-06 08:22:44
Rating style: critical

Rated this coffeeshop with a 9.7 on 06-06-2003

People: Dutch / International
Music: Mixed

Vibe & Decor: 10
I like the decor here - dark wood and some nice plants. Papers to read (if you can) and some very chilled sounds.
Menu: 10
It doesn't get any better than this. Stones or Highs? The quality is unsurpassed - the Neville's Haze is devastating and the blueberry special is the nicest thing I have ever vapo'ed
Summary
I have been visiting A'dam for 18 years and stoning for 23 and I don't reckon there is a better shop in town. Anyone who goes here and doesn't appreciate the quality of the products really shouldn't be allowed back! Send them to the Grasshopper and let them smoke crap! The hazes are fantastic but i have to recommend the Super Jamaican, one you might not think of but definitely worth a purchase (I have smoked every 4 and 5 star weed and hash on the menu).
Service: 9
The staff are extremely knowledgeable but also have the courtesy to leave you alone to enjoy your purchases.
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wokkel

Member since: 2003-02-25 08:10:56
Rating style: critical

Rated this coffeeshop with a 8.7 on 25-02-2003

People: Dutch / International
Music: Too Stoned To Remember

Vibe & Decor: 8
lots of posters flyers to read decor was nice but made it feel small
Menu: 10
excelent the best choice i saw in amsterdam
Summary
this place is a must best weed & hash in ams go here even if u go only 1 time u wont regret it
Service: 8
shop was busy when i went there everytime so the staff did there best where nice & helpfull great coffee
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punkindonuts

Member since: 2003-02-05 17:34:10
Rating style: critical

Rated this coffeeshop with a 9.7 on 05-02-2003

People: Dutch / International
Music: Mixed

Vibe & Decor: 9
Small but has a friendly atmosphere, sat at the bar and talked to a local and the dealer. Would get a 10 if it was a little bigger.
Menu: 10
Excellent. Nice selection, I had S.A.G.E., Kali Mist and the famous water hash. A little bit more expensive than some but soooo worth it. Some of the nicest smoke in the Dam.
Summary
The first place I went this year and it'll be the first next time too. It's a bit out of the way but if you're after top-quality smoke or want a break from the red-light madness, Katsu is well worth a visit.
Service: 10
The girl was super friendly and knew her stuff.
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ucboy

Member since: 2002-12-15 08:36:04
Rating style: critical

Rated this coffeeshop with a 8.3 on 30-12-2002

People: Dutch / International
Music: Classical Rock

Vibe & Decor: 6
Everything was styled typical for the christmas time but not so complex like in other shops. the sound was different to the other shops. I'm no rock king but i felt it was a very good sound
Menu: 10
The best hash i've ever tried! Water Hash really great it has very strong indica stoned effect. by the way we've also taken the Northern Lights \ Silver Pearl
Summary
I'm sure I'll visit this shop again!
Service: 9
very freindly staff she knew that we took the NL\SP and the Water Hash and I ordered my friend to buy something for drinking. he wanted to buy some water and she gave us for free a glass of water. that came from the tap it was the cheapest and worst drink :D
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GreekDoc

Member since: 2002-11-22 18:50:50
Rating style: critical

Rated this coffeeshop with a 6 on 07-12-2002

People: Dutch / International
Music: Mixed

Vibe & Decor: 5
Small, cramped, dark, lots of stickers and posters everywhere, kinda underground...
Menu: 6
They had a minimum 2g purchase and only "skunk" prerolled joints, so we did not buy anything :/ Prices a bit high as well... The menu was not too extensive either.
Summary
It was so packed when we went, we were very lucky to get a seat. We shared the table with some spanish-speaking tourists that had bought a great deal of hash and weed there. There were many locals as well. I will give Katsu another try on my next visit. Hopefully they will have more prerolled selection than standard "skunk" and stop the 2g minimum buy rule.
Service: 7
The young woman was helpful but overworked as she was alone in the really packed coffeeshop...
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Blueberry

Member since: 2002-11-09 23:23:24
Rating style: critical

Rated this coffeeshop with a 1 on 09-11-2002

People: Dutch / International
Music: Mixed

Vibe & Decor: 1
Ok decor, only good thing is the pinball in the back, very small and stuffy place. NOT impressed at all.
Menu: 1
All prepackaged weed and hash that is WAY overpriced, I cant see why anyone likes it! I like to pick out my own buds.
Summary
Not worth going out of the way for.
Service: 1
Staff were basicly unfriendly and not helpful at all.
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sw20

Member since: 2002-10-11 09:30:59
Rating style: critical

Rated this coffeeshop with a 8.7 on 19-10-2002

People: Too Stoned To Remember
Music: Too Stoned To Remember

Vibe & Decor: 8
Hippy style, very cosy but a bit small.
Menu: 9
Crystal clear - very expensive for what you get, very difficult to get off celophane, Tip- use a piece of super nepal to pull it off, It Works!! (better off stuck to the nepal than the celophane!) Super Nepal very nice & SS Haze Pearl also.
Summary
Visited twice on this trip, but each time it was too full to stop. Will definitely be going back as the takeaway was excellent. A bit hard to find, but is near the Albert Cupy street market which was sign posted in town.
Service: 9
Very friendly staff, welcoming.
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joss

Member since: 2011-03-09 09:14:27
Rating style: critical

Rated this coffeeshop with a 9.7 on 05-10-2002

People: Dutch / International
Music: Mixed

Vibe & Decor: 9
A cozzy coffeeshop the perfect place to spend a wet afternoon.
Menu: 10
It's all good but some of it is truely great.
Summary
Service: 10
Friendly service always helpful Elli makes some of the best coffee in town.
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Osdb

Member since: 2002-09-19 02:48:13
Rating style: critical

Rated this coffeeshop with a 9.7 on 19-09-2002

People: Too Stoned To Remember
Music: Mixed

Vibe & Decor: 10
Relaxed atmosphere...great music 60's style, felt as if I was in my lounge room with a Jazz band sitting with me on the sofa.
Menu: 10
Massive menu too much to smoke.... got to the park and had to sit, left 2 and a half hours later. Say no more. NLS, NLS+, CC and the Haze Silver Pearl were my favorites !!
Summary
I found this coffee shop the best for sure, with all the mainstream coffee shops around it was a great relief to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and down to earth staff.
Service: 9
Lovely girls, very helpfull in my selection.... really got me on my way.
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JoyBoy

Member since: 2002-02-22 19:03:39
Rating style: critical

Rated this coffeeshop with a 9.3 on 01-05-2002

People: Dutch / International
Music: Jazz / Fusion

Vibe & Decor: 10
Brown cafe style. Faily large and comfortable with good tables and chairs, a coffeebar with stools. Undoubtedly the coolest jazz playing from a good sound system at conversation volume. This is a mecca for the mature smoker.
Menu: 9
They have a reknowned menu, and had their famous Super Sage on hand at reasonable prices. They also had the last two winners of the Cannabis Cup hash categories, wasteful, can't get the tape off it.
Summary
This trip I spent much more time in the highest rated shops than ever before. Good clean glass bongs. Good coffee and gear. My girlfriend and I both agreed that this was far and away the most comfortable and enjoyable shop of all.
Service: 9
Very courteous. A bit stand-offish at 1st. No alcohol served or allowed inside or out front. We showed up 1/2 hour early Sunday in crappy weather and the guy let us in and served us. They gotta fix that damn TAPE on the hash!
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DrKang

Member since: 2002-04-25 22:46:57
Rating style: critical

Rated this coffeeshop with a 9.7 on 25-04-2002

People: Dutch / International
Music: Mixed

Vibe & Decor: 9
Perfect place to hang out on a cold/rainy/snowy/dark December or January day. Very homey place with warm atmosphere-just what a coffee shop should be.
Menu: 10
If you like hazes, then this is the place! Outstanding menu! I've learned not to go there too stoned because the menu is so overwhelming and I just end up standing there with my jaw to the floor. As for the quality of the weed--there isn't any finer.
Summary
Before I began my yearly trips to Amsterdam, I had always tried to envision what a coffee shop would be like. Katsu is exactly what I had imagined-and more!
Service: 10
Nice, helpful staff. They are always honest about what is good and what isn't on their menu. Even though I'm obviously a tourist, I never felt put down by the people at Katsu.
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Echo1

Member since: 2002-04-19 07:28:50
Rating style: critical

Rated this coffeeshop with a 9 on 20-04-2002

People: Dutch / International
Music: Mixed

Vibe & Decor: 8
I have to say that I got here because the VirtualSmoker on the message board had suggested me to. I was not disappointed. The seats WERE unconfortable, but colours, lights and... and we got this hidden table that was just perfect where it was. NICE.
Menu: 9
Super Northern Lights. I loved it.
Summary
I will come back here!
Service: 10
Very kind and friendly waitress. Very kind and friendly manager.
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jona4444

Member since: 2002-04-07 06:52:02
Rating style: critical

Rated this coffeeshop with a 8.7 on 07-04-2002

People: Dutch / International
Music: Country / Western

Vibe & Decor: 8
very chilled atmosphere but quite uncomfortable seating, very small.
Menu: 10
loads of different hazes, five types of northern lights and great hash, pretty big menu.
Summary
liked their water hash and northern lights no5, it's a bit hard to find though
Service: 8
i didn't want to interupt the girls singing to much.
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AW

Member since: 2001-12-10 11:10:16
Rating style: critical

Rated this coffeeshop with a 7.3 on 10-12-2001

People: Dutch / International
Music: Mixed

Vibe & Decor: 7
A lot of locals and a few tourists that managed to find their way over there. Very relaxed and lay-back atmosphere.
Menu: 7
I've only tried a few, but they were excelent. I spaced out for the rest of the afternoon.
Summary
This is an excellent place to taste the local coffeeshop flavour.
Service: 8
Friendly bar staff and gorgeous milky coffee.