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MAX Amsterdam

Herenstraat 14 | Jordaan area, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 420 0222
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Ranked #15 of 2,244 restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $61
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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We visit Amsterdam nearly every year, and have tried many restaurants. Some of which we have loved, and like to revisit, others we have put down to experience. We have, however, never managed to try a cuisine for which Amsterdam has a reputation - Indonesian. So, on our recent four day trip we booked a table at Max Restaurant on... More

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Paramaribo, Suriname
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I lived in Indonesia for a decade and am very familiar with the food. We went to Max and they have taken the old traditional favorites and made them modern. The tasting menu was superb and i must say this is the very Indonesian food I have had in a very, very long time. The restaurant is trendy and set... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Food was superb. Will not disappoint. Very close to our Hotel The Toren, Staff very friendly and will revisit for sure on my next trip to Amsterdam

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

MAX is one of a kind. The Indonesion dishes are authentic but with a modern twist: delicious! The restaurant is not too big, which gave us a homely feeling, not like the big tourist places. Also The Herenstraat, where the restaurant is located, is a cosy little street in a great neighbourhood with numberous boutique-style shops: this is the real... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I would fly back to Amsterdam just to taste the sensational dishes from Max's once again. The scallop starter was divine, every mouthful amazed me and the cinnamon caramel sauce was unreal. The spicy chicken salad was beautiful, light but oh so flavoursome and the indonesian seabass filet was so full of complementary flavours and spices, I was left in... More

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you and you're welcome, Max More

United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My husband and I had a fantastic evening at Max. The staff were extremely helpful with recommendations and were very attentive throughout. From delicious delicate scallops to the fiery kick of the beef curry and ending with perfectly cooked sea bass, our taste buds were tempted, tickled and tantelized. We left happy and full. Thanks to the amazing service and... More

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scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I recently ate at Max with my husband a 2 grown up children and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We had not eaten Indonesian food before so the tasting menu was excellent and gave us a wide selection of tasty treats to try out. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff - they were extremely welcoming and friendly. I would... More

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France
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We went here on recommendation and were not disappointed. The food was excellent and varied. We ordered specific items from the menu, but watching the other tables being served, wished we had gone with the taster menu..... Max the owner is a charming and hospitable gentleman -we will definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stumbled upon this after glancing at trip advisor, purely to see In what direction the restaurants were. The food was amazing! Having the tasting menu was the best way forward allowing us to sample pretty much the entire menu. The small elegant dishes came out as we journeyed through taste and temperature, starting with mild to hot, so to... More

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thanks and hopefully see you next time again, Max More

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Our group of 5 had a wonderful dinner at MAX restaurant! The food was so good. Another very popular restaurant so make reservations if possible. The staff was very attentive & really friendly. It's also in a terrific neighborhood. Highly recommend MAX!!!!

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your Max' experience with more TA readers. Good companion, good food, good wine and friendly service is all what we need to have a nice evening. Isn't it. It's true we are located in a nice neighboorhood surrounded by the beautiful canals with a lot of local bars and small restaurants with their small terraces. A... More

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