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MAX Amsterdam

Herenstraat 14 | Jordaan area, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 420 0222
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Ranked #17 of 2,287 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $49 - $59
Cuisines: European, Indonesian, International
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Open only for dinner from Tuesday till Sunday. Adventurous food in a Cosmopolitan setting, located in the heart of Amsterdam's most beautiful canal area. MAX is a place to explore the New International cuisine with the additional respect of the flavours of MamaMax' traditional Indonesian home cooking and the use of fresh ingredients. Creative but no nonsens food. Forget the expectation of an old fashion Indonesian restaurant look or the trendy deconstructive foam attractions but enjoy our good food, nice setting and friendly service. MAX has a short uncomplicated interesting wine list, excellence wines for reasonable prices. Seperate room for function for groups.
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
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Matlock
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Having greatly enjoyed Indonesian food several times on previous trips to Amsterdam, we thought we would try a variation on the theme and opted for the ‘adventurous food’ promised by MAX. We were disappointed. On a positive note, the duck satay starter, which was part of the ‘MAX’ special Rijsttafel menu, was delicious in both flavour and texture. The portion... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We went to Max restaurant this evening and it was that good we had to write a review almost immediately. The 3 course meal well truly amazing and worth the money. Full of flavour and away from the traditional choice of meals. The service was good and we highly recommend you visit it. We will definitely come here again.

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We ate here whilst in a Amsterdam for the weekend. Both fans of fish and were not let down- amazing choice and exquisite food and flavours. Completely different dishes. Excellent choice of wine and great service. Can't wait to come back!

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review about your dinner at MAX restaurant and hope this will help to welcome new guests in our restaurant. They who like a modern setting and friendliness, they who like no nonsense food and love to experience new different flavours but without foaming, lining or deconstructing the food, they who love reasonable priced well bodied... More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I ate here whilst in Amsterdam for my birthday purely from reading the reviews on TripAdvisor. I thought it was a lovely restaurant, with a real local vibe. The quality of the food is outstanding and very well priced. The service was great and my friend and I were welcomed with a glass of prosecco each to celebrate my birthday... More

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Dear Chris, happy to read that you enjoyed your evening at MAX restaurant. We hope to see you next time again. Max More

Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Based on Trip Advisor reviews, we had dinner at Max and it was one of the best experiences in Amsterdam. The food is amazing. The ambiance is nice and the staff is super friendly! It's a must-try!

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for placing this lovely review and hope more food travellers will taste us and share your experience. Regards, Max More

San Ramon, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We reserved well in advance, and we are glad that we did. The meal was great, with the chicken satay starter being in the out-of-this-world category (every flavor stood out yet harmonized). The mushroom asparagus package also was a standout starter. The mains were good (2 of us had the rifstable, 2 had ala carte mains), no complaints although the... More

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Glad to read that you liked the food very much and that you also enjoyed the lively atmosphere. I'm sorry that we couldn't keep giving you the right explanations to all your questions, sometime for some of us is just too hard to explain well in not your mother's language about the differences in taste and experience in the using... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A group of 12 of us visited Max's during a recent trip to Amsterdam. We used the separate (private) area upstairs from the restaurant and had a superb evening. The food choice was varied and everyone loved the Indonesian cuisine. The food was all delicious, the wine list plentiful and good varied selection. The service was welcoming and friendly and... More

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Regensdorf, Schweiz
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were in Amsterdam last May and had reserved a table At Max's restaurant. When we arrived we had the opportunity to have an apéritif outside of 'terrace' of the restaurant. Somehow, they had remembered that it was my birthday and offered the Prosecco on the house. We had the traditional Indonesian Rijsttafel wich was just delicious. I have had... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Took my wife to this restaurant for her birthday meal. I had selected it in advance to our trip to Amsterdam based on previous Tripadvisor reviews. My email enquiry was responded to within a few hours and table booked for 8pm on a Thursday evening. Even then the restaurant was packed out so I would say booking in advance is... More

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Gentofte
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Really enjoyed the meal here, great choice of food really nicely done, good service, nice staff, a small restaurant so you may want to book. But great place.

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