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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 2,317 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $48 - $58
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: European, Indonesian, International
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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. Fresh and sparkling spiced. Creative but no nonsens food. Forget the expectation of an old fashion Indonesian restaurant or these days trendy Michellin star copy of deconstructive foam and lines attractions on your plate but enjoy simply our well cooked 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
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  • English first
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English first
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Max is great example of how to adapt foreign culture but yet keep your individuality. the restaurant serves Indonesian food in European fine dining style . Nothing too fancy in the menu but tasty stuff. would rate it high on experience, Indonesian food you can find better places as well

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Oakland, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Restaurant Max is a delightful restaurant in the Jordaan, featuring Indonesian specialties. My partner and I both selected the 3 course tasting menu (37 Euro) which brought generous portions of multiple dishes to our table. The food was delicious. After finishing our main course, the wait staff asked us our favorite dishes, and offered to bring us additional portions of... More

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seattle
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is a small but glorious little restaurant. We had 15 in our party and were put upstairs in beautiful open space so we avoided the dreaded private room cell feeling. Max the owner was so patient as my party grew in numbers up to the day event. Our server Sammy was good humored as he kept the beer and... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a very good modern interpretation of a rijstaffel here on a hot summer's evening, Service was friendly and efficient but the bill took some encouragement. It was very popular that evening, however.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Over-rated fusion restaurant. Service was insincere. Atmosphere inside the restaurant was mediocre - outside was livelier but no tables were available (first come first served so suggest, if you want a decent table, get there early). Food itself was moderate - you can eat far better meals in Amsterdam...

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

An excellent experience - exceptional food, drinks, atmosphere & service. We had the tasting menu and could not have been more impressed.

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Senior Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My wife and I sat outside and had an extraordinary experience with gracious relaxed service and a stunning array of Indonesian dishes. Honestly don't know how it could have been a better experience; recommend heartily, special experience in very casual atmosphere

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Amazing food, friendly service....but guys lets get real here for a moment. The banana pie seemed to be laced with some of the finest heroine kinda substance, as with in finishing the desert (which was demolished in a time frame worthy of an olympic medal) I had a strong urge come up to order another one. It was like there... More

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ny
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Service and food were both outstanding, the satay in particular was perfect. Would definitely go back.

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burlington, ct
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4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

a trendy, small bistro, with creative indonesian fusion food that was so savory, delicious, memorable. adorable, fun, friendly staff who made us feel like regulars. they were so cool, that they made US feel cool. but the food! fantastic!

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