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MAX Amsterdam

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European, Indonesian, International
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Herenstraat 14 | Jordaan area, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 420 0222
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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Open only for dinner, starting at 6pm. Adventurous food in a...
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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Doing business

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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
Most recent review
Let down by service

It was very busy on a Tuesday evening that we visited, but we got a table and were quickly offered drinks. I ordered the gin cocktail, which was less than half full and not worth €10. We ordered 3 courses and the first course was delicious. Then there was a long wait until the next course, we ran... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Lauren F
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Weston-super-Mare, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Weston-super-Mare, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

It was very busy on a Tuesday evening that we visited, but we got a table and were quickly offered drinks. I ordered the gin cocktail, which was less than half full and not worth €10. We ordered 3 courses and the first course was delicious. Then there was a long wait until the next course, we ran out of... More 

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

My apologies that you had not the best Max' service experience what our guests used to get as you read in the previous reviews. Our team is proud to offer good food with a fast, friendly and efficient service in a busy restaurant like ours. The first week of March we need to reorganise and refresh our team with extra... More 

London, UK
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Ate here last year and the booking to eat here was the first thing I did after realizing I was coming to back to Amsterdam. We started our evening with an utterly delicious (and quite strong) gin & tonic with cranberry, and then stuffed our faces with the some of the freshest, and tastiest food we've ever eaten. Highlights were... More 

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us again. What a honor to have frequent guests from abroad. Happy to read you're satisfied and enjoyed the evenig. Hope to see next year or sooner again. More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I visited this restaurant this evening following the previous reviews on Trip Advisor! I have to say I am not disappointed. The service was simply outstanding and surroundings in a very simple yet cosmopolitan feel. The staff were extremely helpful and explained the menu very well. This was my first taste of Indonesian cuisine, and I have to say is... More 

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Belgium
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I booked a table at Max for Valentine's and had a good time. The food was very tasty, and service was friendly and polite. I would definitely recommend this restaurant when visiting Amsterdam, and will pay them another visit when returning to the city. Wine was a bit pricy, but since we had an aperitive at one of the many... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A fantastic way to celebrate Valentines Day. We love Asian food so Maxx was the perfect destination. For a taste of everything we decided to order the taster menu which was excellent. A starter each, 9 Indonesian Tapas dishes with rice and a taster of 3 deserts to finish. Everything was cooked excellently with more than enough food for the... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We found this restaurant on trip advisor before we visited Amsterdam and it did not disappoint. It's very easy to find and only a short walk from the nearest tram stop for us. The atmosphere was perfect, laid back and relaxed, warm and cosy inside after the cold winter weather of outside. All staff were attentive when needed but not... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

we recently went to Amsterdam for a long weekend away and stumbled apron this restaurant. The service was amazing and the food was stunning. All dishes delicious. We were sharing our dishes between each other and didn't want to hand over to the other to try until we tried the next dish and found that was as lovely. Hugely recommend... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My partner booked this restaurant for our Valentines night meal and I was very pleased with his decision. Our table was ready on arrival and the mood and lighting of the restaurant was perfect. We ordered 3 courses each from the menu and enjoyed every one of them. The food came out very quickly. The spices and different tastes were... More 

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Belfast
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Well, I kept to my word & booked Max for my 40th birthday dinner. In contrast to my last visit we were a party of 11, plus there was also another large party on the mezzanine level. Even though it was a full house the service was perfect, as was the food. I had been so looking forward to revisiting... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon Max's restaurant wandering around the Jordaan area, thankfully they were able to squeeze us in without a reservation but I would definitely recommend booking as the place was packed, even though it was late on a Sunday. We were seated at a table near the bar and given olives and crackers to snack on while we read... 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
  • Phone Number: +31 20 420 0222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 50
  • Cuisine: European, Indonesian, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

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.
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?