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MAX Amsterdam

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
International, European, Asian, Indonesian
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Herenstraat 14 | Jordaan area, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 420 0222
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Description: Open only for dinner, starting at 6pm. Adventurous food in a Cosmopolitan...
Open only for dinner, starting at 6pm. Adventurous food in a Cosmopolitan setting, located in the heart of Amsterdam's most beautiful canal area. MAX is a place to explore a new International cuisine with the additional flavours of MamaMax' traditional Indonesian home cooking. The food is fresh and sparkling spiced. Good and no nonsense food. Forget the expectation of the days Michellin star's copies on your plate but enjoy simply our well cooked classics with a new creatieve touch. 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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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing Indonesian food

My family and I all had the "rice table" and it was a wonderful meal. The chef is Indonesian and the recipes are from his mother. The dishes were all a hit and they even bring you more dishes if you run out of one. The deserts were also wonderful. Good wine list and reasonably priced. This meal was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Stephen K
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My family and I all had the "rice table" and it was a wonderful meal. The chef is Indonesian and the recipes are from his mother. The dishes were all a hit and they even bring you more dishes if you run out of one. The deserts were also wonderful. Good wine list and reasonably priced. This meal was one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We were 17 people and we ended up spending 1500€. The food is Indonesian fusion and all dishes were very well prepared. 100% on the service, quick and friendly. Overall a very nice experience.

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience and telling us about the exciting food and good service. It was nice to see how you also enjoyed the chosen wines and the nice strong cocktails :-). Hope to welcome you next time again. More 

Lakewood WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Having read about MAX we walked to the Jordaan district and booked a table for the 6 of us. The ristafael experience should not be missed and was thoroughly enjoyed by all of us. The menu offered choices of varying spicey plates which were all wonderful!

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

What an amazing place. All of the food is cooked fresh and to order, with a huge array of flavours and tastes. The best place we have ever eaten in Amsterdam. I tried an Indonesian cake which was lovely. Nice design in the restaurant and really friendly and efficient staff.

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for your friendly review about us and glad to know you enjoyed your evening. Hope to see you again at MAX. More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Enjoyable restaurant with great ambience and vibe (good music). The menu has some interesting choices and the price is fair. Service was also good.

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Happy to know that you like the restaurant as it is. You liked our taste of food, the ambiance, our kind of music and the simple but different interior design and also the way we offer our service. Thank you and hope we can welcome you soon again. Max More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Met my daughters at Max's for one of the best meals I have ever had. I had an Indonesian flavored lamb that was truly exceptional. A great meal in great city. Looking forward to my next trip through Amsterdam so I go back to Max's.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Absolutely beautiful meal with a lovely atmosphere in a wonderful area. Waiter and waitress were very kind indeed with an extremely quick service. We had four different meals as a family, each of them as good as the other. The only thing that I would say is that it is a bit costly. However, for the quality of the food... More 

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending us because you liked the good tasty food, the lovely ambiance, the nice area and also the good fast service. I'm glad that you still can recommend us even we are not cheap :-). See you next time. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We came here twice, it is often booked up but you can usually get a table earlier in the evening. Service was friendly and the food good. Starters are big, main courses about the same size! While everything was delicious, I preferred the Indonesian food to the European menu and I have to say that I thought the cocktails were... More 

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Good to know that you enjoyed our Indonesian and International food and the Max' Gin and Tonic cocktail. I'm glad that we could manage to offer you a room, it's oftenly fully booked but with a great change to get a table without booking when you just show up early in the evening. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Best Indonesian dinner ever. It is a real food experience. The place is cozy, cool music, incredible service. The food... Is top. Seriously recommended

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you and it was so good to see how much you enjoyed our Indonesian food. Happy to see my guests enjoying the evening tasting and enjoying carefully the dishes and driinking the wine and smiling to each other. Thanks 😀. More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

If you don't know much about Indonesian food or you are expecting to taste authentic Indonesian food, please don't ever try their Indonesian Rijsttafel menu unless you want to have a taste of Indonesian street food at a price of EUR37 per person. They will not tell you what are the dishes included despite asking. The quality and taste are... More 

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

1. Entering a room with your coat on and immediately asking to see the menu and it's explanation even before taking your seats it's not the way of being polite while the host is greeting you to say hello and welcome with a smile. Especially not in our restaurant and among our other guests. Unfriendly. 2. I explained what the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Herenstraat 14 | Jordaan area, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 420 0222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 62
  • Cuisine: International, European, Asian, Indonesian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions

Description

Open only for dinner, starting at 6pm. Adventurous food in a Cosmopolitan setting, located in the heart of Amsterdam's most beautiful canal area. MAX is a place to explore a new International cuisine with the additional flavours of MamaMax' traditional Indonesian home cooking. The food is fresh and sparkling spiced. Good and no nonsense food. Forget the expectation of the days Michellin star's copies on your plate but enjoy simply our well cooked classics with a new creatieve touch. Nice setting and friendly service. MAX has a short uncomplicated interesting wine list, excellence wines for reasonable prices. Seperate room for function for groups.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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