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MAX Amsterdam

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
European, Asian, 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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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings
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 relaxed 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. No nonsene good food, fresh and sparkling spiced. Forget the Michellin star's copies on your plate but enjoy simply our well cooked classics with a new creatieve touch. Guests minded and friendly service. MAX has a short uncomplicated interesting wine list, excellence wines for reasonable prices. Seperate open room for function up 20 persons. Mondays open on request for business groups.
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    Very good
  • 52
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  • 17
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  • 9
    Terrible
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
Fabulous find!

We booked to dine at MAX restaurant based on the reviews on Trip Advisor and we were definitely not disappointed! We opted for the 4 course fusion taster menu and there wasn't a fault to be found. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We also sampled a couple of cocktails which also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We booked to dine at MAX restaurant based on the reviews on Trip Advisor and we were definitely not disappointed! We opted for the 4 course fusion taster menu and there wasn't a fault to be found. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We also sampled a couple of cocktails which also hit the mark! The restaurant is small... More 

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1 Thank RochdaleVixen
Lancashire UK
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84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of my favourite restaurants anywhere. The service is impeccable and friendly. Easy to book and booking is recommended as it is very popular and relatively small. We had the set rijsttafel menu which comprised a chicken satay salad starter followed by a scrummy selection of Indonesian taster dishes and fish, all topped off with a mixed "grand"... More 

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1 Thank Stephen G
South Wales
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited last night after hearing good things, the restaurant has a cool vibe and the staff were really pleasant. I wanted to try the indonesian sampler menu for two but sadly my husband had spied some items on the a la carte menu he wanted to try so I was outvoted! We both had the scallops to start and... More 

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1 Thank pinky1982
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for placing a nice review about your European food experience at MAX and also thank you for already saying to return and to try the Indonesian tasting menu. A nice compliment :-). More 

Mandello del Lario, Italy
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731 reviews
506 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 453 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant has two dining areas one on the ground floor where we where seated (very small tables with very little space), and one upstairs probably used more for private parties. The menu is ok a fusion of Indonesian dishes and local, and the taste of the dishes we tried was good, but the service was not very professional and... More 

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Thank gilardoni
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

I'm sorry that MAX restaurant is not that kind restaurant what you expected and that the tables are too small for you. MAX is a no nonsens restaurant with good food and friendly fast service. It suprises us that we were not fast enough for you to take your order because our service is fast and we only give our... More 

Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything here was excellent, from the booking process to the food. We were the last to leave: it was so good we lost track of the time! Check out the cool toilets...you'll know what I mean when you are in there ;-)

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Thank Turkishtulip72
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for writing this nice review. It's true MAX restaurant is located in one of the nicest Streets of Amsterdam. It's cool but it's still very Amsterdam friendly and beautiful among the canals. A mix of trendy shops, nice restaurants and also still a residential area with nice people. A big difference comparing the tourist areas. More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As the title says..among top 5 restaurants I've ever been too. And I don't say that lightly.. Simply amazing!! The depth of flavours..unbelievable. Better than a Michelin-star restaurant we ate at.

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Thank CK K
MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thanks, That's a lot of compliments :-). Happy that you liked our flavours and style of cooking. Hope see you soon again. More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely evening in Max restaurant on a recent visit to Amsterdam with my girlfriend and a 2 friends (another couple). Food was top notch and the staff were extremely friendly. Dishes enjoyed within the group were all amazing and included the scallops, curry in crepe and salmon to start and lamb, sea bass and cod for starters. Also... More 

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Thank Niall M
MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for enjoying our classics, the filet of lamb, the marinated salmon with mango, the crispy spicy chicken and the North sea cod with Dutch shrimps. Good to read all of you like them all :-). More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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154 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were wandering around city and made a reservation for the restaurant next door. As we thought we were in the right restaurant, we figured out the menu was different and we took the wrong entrance. As it looked so nice on the menu we decided to stay. It was so worth it! Perfect Indonesian food. We loved it. So... More 

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Thank Aniek G
Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first experience eating riijsttafel and we were not disappointed. MAX has a great spread and every item was delicious. Would highly recommend a reservation though,as it was packed. Our waiter however,seemed harried because of the rush and he even confused the order of our neighboring table. However,it was a very pleasant dining experience and would definitely visit again.

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Thank rohn9
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this restaurant on trip advisor when planning a weekend in Amsterdam. The reviews I read were all very good and I have to say I was not disappointed. Staff we very friendly and helpful. The food was very well presented and tasted superb. It is situated in a quieter area of the city away from the crowded red light... More 

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Thank Scott G

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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 - 61
  • Cuisine: European, Asian, Indonesian, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings

Description

Open only for dinner, starting at 6pm. Adventurous food in a Cosmopolitan relaxed 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. No nonsene good food, fresh and sparkling spiced. Forget the Michellin star's copies on your plate but enjoy simply our well cooked classics with a new creatieve touch. Guests minded and friendly service. MAX has a short uncomplicated interesting wine list, excellence wines for reasonable prices. Seperate open room for function up 20 persons. Mondays open on request for business 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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