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MAX restaurant Amsterdam

Herenstraat 14 | Jordaan area, Amsterdam 1015 CA, The Netherlands
+31 20 420 0222
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Ranked #13 of 2,159 restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $51 - $62
Cuisines: Indonesian, International
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Open only for dinner from Tuesday till Sunday. Closed on King's Day, Saturday 26th April. 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 European/ International cuisine with the respect of the traditional taste of MamaMax' Indonesian home cooking. Ask also for the Max' 3 course Rijsttafel menu. MAX has a short uncomplicated interesting wine list, excellence wines for reasonable prices. Seperate room for function for groups.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Open only for dinner from Tuesday till Sunday. Closed on King's Day, Saturday 26th April. 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 European/ International cuisine with the respect of the traditional taste of MamaMax' Indonesian home cooking. Ask also for the Max' 3 course Rijsttafel menu. MAX has a short uncomplicated interesting wine list, excellence wines for reasonable prices. Seperate room for function for groups.
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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Thanks trip advisors! On your advice, I booked this restaurant for me and my boyfriend on our final night of our amsterdam trip. What a way to end it! Despite having great food whilst in the dam, I had noticed (it is difficult not to) that, generally speaking, the service was utterly awful. Had just begun getting used to late... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

As seemed usual for this resturant every seat taken just as well we booked ahead. Food was sublime, one of the best resturants I have ever visited, The food was spicy without being over hot with great flavouring. Although resturant was busy at no time were we pressured to finish up quickly, great service and always willing to advise on... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I recommend this restaurant, good service and nice staff. The food is fantastic. I'll definitely go back to the restaurant the next time I visit Amsterdam. Thank you MAX!

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We had the home special menu – The Indonesian combination which was delicious and all we tasted was special, interesting & full of flavors. Waitress was cheerful and friendly. Restaurant is nicely decorated with a welcome atmosphere & prices are reasonable. Definitely a place to visit if you are in Amsterdam!

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX restaurant Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. Hope to see you again, Max More

London
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

First of all, what you may not like. It is busy, as other contributors have observed, and the tables are quite small and close together but all that creates a real buzz, just don't expect formal dining. The food is beautifully presented and always good, sometimes very good: the 3-course meal ( 2 starters and a main course, unusually) was... More

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX restaurant Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to share your experience about our restaurant and the honest way how you discribe the food and atmosphere of MAX restaurant. Well detailed and It will surely help other guests to make their choices where to eat. Thanks again, Max More

Israel
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The restaurant's high position in tripadvizor - our opinion - not suitable for what we knew in practice. We did not mind that the place is really small. Density, the tables are small - it can be attributed to the style. At the entrance stood a man and asked all who enter to close the door. He is working very... More

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX restaurant Amsterdam, responded to this review

I remember you well. You came without reservation, it was early in the evening so we had the possibility to help you and place you while we're fully booked. But after you were seated all 3 of you turn into unpleasant guests with no conversation, no smile, no drinks, no happiness, but only keep watching us with an unsatisfaction look,... More

UK
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

It's a small space, laid back, busy and friendly. We went for the rijstafel, something that used to require an extra table for the extra dishes and involve lots of waste. What they have done here is clever; they've stripped it back to its basics as a number of taster dishes. Not what I used to eat 40 years ago... More

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX restaurant Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you that you enjoyed the total laid back experience of MAX Amsterdam. Good to read that you liked our Indonesian food even it was a bit different than your last one from 40 years ago :-) Hope to see you again at your next Amsterdam visit. More

Doha, Qatar
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

MAX should easily be number one in Amsterdam!! I have just had the best dinner in a looong time.. Delicious food and amazing service. I am very lucky to come here tonight. Highly recommended duck for main course. And banana split with vanilla ice cream for desert, that was from heaven. Thank you MAX

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London, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This isn't the restaurant to go if you want stiff, formal service and pretentious food. On the other hand, if you are looking for a relaxed setting with a mixed and interesting menu, this is a great place to eat. I had a duck confit followed by possibly the most fabulous beef; my partner went for a lamb curry and... More

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX restaurant Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for how you discribe MAX restaurant and that you had enjoyed your evening with our food. Max More

UK
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We had a great meal here. The service was great. The food was great. Max was great. We arrived early and luckily got a table, if you plan to eat here after 7pm you will need to book. They were turning people away the whole time we were there. No surprise really as it really is a special place. We... More

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX restaurant Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with other TA readers. Hope to welcome you soon again. Max More

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