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Katsu

Katsu

katsu.nl

Eerste van der Helststraat 70
1072 NZ Amsterdam

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vibe/decor
  • 8.1
marijuana menu
  • 8.7
customer service
  • 8.6
Location
  • 8.0
Price
  • 7.4
Overall score?
  • 8.6

Katsu is a simple, no-nonsense, no frills coffeeshop. You go here if you want to see what the original version of a coffeeshop was meant to be. Great menu for smokers by smokers.

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 artwork and plants, overall very cozy. Some call it Amsterdam's best kept secret...

And it's just a few minutes away from Sarphatipark, so on a sunny day you can visit the Katsu and then relax and enjoy your purchases in the park!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJcsJop-UZ0 

 

Check out Andrew Pyrah's review of the Mango Haze from Katsu below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FX4yLaPTBc

 

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Lowdown

Lowdown

  • 5.2

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I went to Katsu a few  times on a recent visit as it was near my hotel and I had read good reviews about it. I first went in on a Tuesday evening around 6 pm. It was busy and I could not believe how smoky it was (tobacco smoke). I use a portable vape and put up with the crap air quality until around 7pm.... Full details
oNLy

oNLy

  • 8.7

1 people like this

Dutch Classics #1

If you're looking for a rather old fashioned and classic shop to visit, KATSU is the first place to be in Amsterdam. Weather you are expierienced smoker or just a bloody greenhorn, the staff cares about their customers and will take their time to find a great smoke for you.  As the shop is located a... Full details
  • 8.7

1 people like this

hippiest coffeeshop!!

HIGH Clean, colourful, great services. I had some incredible products from here. The old cut of Lavender they had was one of the tastier weed around, sorry it isn't available anymore...By the way, the Kc Jones and Somari were both very good, and made me forget about Lavender! Hash from here is also high... Full details
GIZ.76

GIZ.76

  • 8.4

2 people like this

good place

nice place, nice music, very good menu and right prices. Good atmosphere if you're looking for some relax and good stuff. Full details
Tommo89

Tommo89

  • 10.0

2 people like this

First time in dam

had only heard of katsu thanks to The smokers guide so i had decide to try and find this place before id even set off, after a few days of hits and misses with other coffee shops i finally found Katsu. let me just start by saying i loved this shop lol although its set back outside the city centre i found... Full details
Phil420

Phil420

  • 9.2

2 people like this

Hands down for this one

two weeks ago I visited the Katsu again. Couple years ago I visited it for the first time and it was overwhelming. The same as the last visit. The menu is great and they have lots of different weed and hash varieties. So 100% u will find ur strain. I choosed for the Somari und the SoGouda ice o lator. Both... Full details
Lamissia

Lamissia

  • 6.7

3 people like this

Des tas de jeux sont disponibles

Petit et peu confortable (sauf si on arrive à avoir la banquette du fond)Marijuana menu: Correcte dans l'ensemble. Je recommande "La mango haze"Service & staff: La dame est très gentille et souriante, elle fait même l'effort de parler un peu français.Summary : Des tas de jeux sont disponibles. La... Full details
andrewpyrah

andrewpyrah

  • 8.0

11 people like this

A friendly coffeeshop with a big menus

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.Marijuana menu: 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... Full details
IamStoned

IamStoned

  • 9.0

3 people like this

I like to stop by at Katsu after some shopping at the Albert Cuip market.

I like the plants and the atmosphere. The shop is not too fancy, but it feels good. Marijuana menu: Large variety, I got some Black Widow and it was super strong...Service & staff: Very nice lady behind the bar. Friendly and happy to help.Summary : I like to stop by at Katsu after some shopping at the... Full details
stoneygriffin

stoneygriffin

  • 7.7

6 people like this

Fond Memories!!

The place was nicely decorated and cozy. Marijuana menu: The menu was awesome, I highly recommend the Super Sage. It was a nice mixture of High and Low, my personal favorite :-)Service & staff: The service was very friendly. I had a nice talk with one of the ladies behind the bar. She even gave me a... Full details
jimdandy

jimdandy

  • 8.7

5 people like this

I realluy like this shop

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.Marijuana menu: 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.Service &... Full details
  • 8.7

3 people like this

we will return as it is a must stop a albert cuyp markets

typical dam style!!!Marijuana menu: good menu but a bit pricey especially that far out of centrum!!Service & staff: bar ladie was rude as to me!!Summary : we will return as it is a must stop a albert cuyp markets Full details
Tuckerborr

Tuckerborr

  • 8.0

16 people like this

there is no way i can ever go to amsterdam again without coming here, too good to miss go there and see.

low roof and dim lighting typical of amsterdam, i love this shop all local that i saw and top shizzle.Marijuana menu: 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 Service & staff: Nice... Full details
geoffk

geoffk

  • 8.7

4 people like this

Great place in a great neighborhood.

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

westie420uk

  • 9.3

5 people like this

A bit hard to find and a bit of a walk but deffo worth going

A bit outdated, but they were doing some work on the interio whilst i was there.Marijuana menu: 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... Full details
satchsmedly

satchsmedly

  • 10.0

3 people like this

nice friendly place cozy

nice friendly place cozyMarijuana menu: One of The Best!! The Lavender Was awesome.Service & staff: The Friendliest Staff you can ever meetSummary : Full details
rupnic

rupnic

  • 9.0

5 people like this

stayed only a couple blocks from the shop...hit up plenty of other places but kept coming back to katsu because of the amazing s

very relaxed...quite a cozy placeMarijuana menu: great selection of all typesService & staff: awesome service. very friendly...easily the nicest and most accomodating I experienced in town. Summary : stayed only a couple blocks from the shop...hit up plenty of other places but kept coming back to katsu... Full details
amsterDAN

amsterDAN

  • 9.3

4 people like this

music was a top notch mix of everything a stoner would listen to

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 rememberMarijuana menu: quite extensive...there's a weed menu, a hash menu, and a specials menu...specials are mostly 2gram bags Service & staff: excellent, probably the best i've... Full details
jinjajoe

jinjajoe

  • 9.7

5 people like this

great place and if you want vapour go here

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.Marijuana menu: some real nice buds but i was dissapointed by the diesal bud. but once id tried their crystal clear i... Full details
Oook

Oook

  • 8.0

5 people like this

This was a nice coffeeshop

i think the decor was kinda like dampkring. I can't remember that well because i was mashedMarijuana menu: menu seemed about average price. tried the sage and water hash, both were very niceService & staff: Lady behind counter was helpful, she explained the proccess of how ice hash was made.Summary :... Full details
  • 10.0

5 people like this

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

I like the decor here - dark wood and some nice plants. Papers to read (if you can) and some very chilled sounds.Marijuana menu: 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... Full details
wokkel

wokkel

  • 9.3

5 people like this

this place is a must best weed & hash in ams go here even if u go only 1 time u wont regret it

lots of posters flyers to read decor was nice but made it feel smallMarijuana menu: excelent the best choice i saw in amsterdam Service & staff: shop was busy when i went there everytime so the staff did there best where nice & helpfull great coffeeSummary : this place is a must best weed & hash in ams... Full details
  • 9.7

5 people like this

The first place I went this year and it'll be the first next time too

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.Marijuana menu: 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... Full details
ucboy

ucboy

  • 8.7

5 people like this

I'm sure I'll visit this shop again!

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 soundMarijuana menu: The best hash i've ever tried! Water Hash really great it has very strong indica stoned effect. by... Full details
GreekDoc

GreekDoc

  • 5.7

4 people like this

It was so packed when we went, we were very lucky to get a seat

Small, cramped, dark, lots of stickers and posters everywhere, kinda underground...Marijuana menu: 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.Service & staff: The young woman was... Full details
Blueberry

Blueberry

  • 1.0

3 people like this

Not worth going out of the way for.

Ok decor, only good thing is the pinball in the back, very small and stuffy place. NOT impressed at all.Marijuana menu: All prepackaged weed and hash that is WAY overpriced, I cant see why anyone likes it! I like to pick out my own buds.Service & staff: Staff were basicly unfriendly and not helpful at... Full details
sw20

sw20

  • 8.7

5 people like this

Visited twice on this trip, but each time it was too full to stop

Hippy style, very cosy but a bit small.Marijuana menu: 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.Service &... Full details
joss

joss

  • 9.7

2 people like this

A cozzy coffeeshop the perfect place to spend a wet afternoon.

A cozzy coffeeshop the perfect place to spend a wet afternoon.Marijuana menu: It's all good but some of it is truely great.Service & staff: Friendly service always helpful Elli makes some of the best coffee in town.Summary : Full details
Osdb

Osdb

  • 10.0

4 people like this

I found this coffee shop the best for sure, with all the mainstream coffee shops around it was a great relief to enjoy the relax

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. Marijuana menu: 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... Full details
JoyBoy

JoyBoy

  • 9.3

6 people like this

This trip I spent much more time in the highest rated shops than ever before

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.Marijuana menu: They have a reknowned menu, and had their famous Super Sage on... Full details
DrKang

DrKang

  • 9.7

5 people like this

Before I began my yearly trips to Amsterdam, I had always tried to envision what a coffee shop would be like

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.Marijuana menu: 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... Full details
Echo1

Echo1

  • 8.7

4 people like this

I will come back here!

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.Marijuana menu: Super Northern Lights. I loved it.Service... Full details
jona4444

jona4444

  • 9.3

5 people like this

liked their water hash and northern lights no5, it's a bit hard to find though

very chilled atmosphere but quite uncomfortable seating, very small.Marijuana menu: loads of different hazes, five types of northern lights and great hash, pretty big menu.Service & staff: i didn't want to interupt the girls singing to much.Summary : liked their water hash and northern lights no5, it's a... Full details
AW

AW

  • 7.0

5 people like this

This is an excellent place to taste the local coffeeshop flavour.

A lot of locals and a few tourists that managed to find their way over there. Very relaxed and lay-back atmosphere.Marijuana menu: I've only tried a few, but they were excelent. I spaced out for the rest of the afternoon.Service & staff: Friendly bar staff and gorgeous milky coffee.Summary : This is an... Full details
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Butterfly Bud. This is what I call ganja that will have your stomach feeling almost "nervous in... go

This was a type of hash, I was not expecting to smoke. You get so used the "standard" polms (and super polms)... go

I don't know if this stuff caused a flashback or what, but it was well worth the weight! One of my... go

Overall this is one of the best Ive smoked this year. It's gorgeous, sticky, stinky, sick flavad, and it... go

This is really nice. Getting past the taste may be a big issue for some of you tokers out there, but the FX... go

I really enjoyed smoking this and spending a day in the Botanical Gardens with my girl. We had a laugh on... go

As summer sighed its last breaths and teased us with how gorgeous Amsterdam can be, we sat out in Sarphati... go

The Katsu is most definitely worth a trip out toward de Pijp and the Albert Cuyp market. Because not as many... go

This batch of Lavender is incredible. This may be one of the all-time most crystal-covered and flavourful... go

This is a very clean, strong and tasty weed for the "seasoned smoker". The flavour is a bit "off" in some... go