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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 2,144 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. 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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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 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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preston
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We had booked a table for 12 after checking out tripadvisor reviews and we weren't disappointed. Half of our party had the set Indonesian sample menu and the rest ordered individually, all of our food was great! Every single item on the sampler menu was wonderful, from the fish starter to each little dish ( about 10) We had a... More

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Stanford-le-Hope
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Excellent restaurant. Food was beautiful. Booked because of reviews on trip advisor. All of our party thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Rijsttafel was superb. Up there for being one of my most memorable meals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

What a friendly place! I ate by myself and didn't feel lonely at all--the host and wait staff were attentive, warm, and friendly. The food was exceptional! The menu includes a range of Indonesian specialties that are delicious beyond belief. The sea bass was particularly good, although the beef curry starter and chicken entree were also outstanding. Given the location,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

As an expat based in Amsterdam I have been visiting Max regularly so I presume its time to share my experiences with other foreigners visiting this awesome city. The restaurant is based in a typical Amsterdam high end street and is surrounded by nice shops, pubs, etc. MAX' staff is very friendly; like being welcomed by your best friends in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We went there yesterday evening and must say a good choice, food and wines are good, tables are well prepared and no paper servets. We will certainly come back

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Tripadvisor shows it is one of the top five restaurant in Amsterdam. After visiting Anne Frank House, we had dinner at here. We ordered 2 courses menu which was 29 euros per person. I chose pan fried scallops and my mom had crispy envelop of mushrooms and asparagus with truffle pesto cream sauce as start dish. Scallops were fine but... More

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

Dear guest, We only charge service for a private group dining what is arranged in advance. There must be a misunderstanding. Please let me know if I can refund this. My apologies, Max More

Linkoping, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is not a bad restaurant, but if it is one of the best in Amsterdam, then the city has a problem. On the other hand, choosing eating from Tripadvisor seems to be more and more problematic. But, our experience was good, nice food and OK prices, so we don't regret our visit. We have the rijsttafel which we liked.

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

Thank you for your review and your rating about us. Glad to know that you had good experience wih nice food and the fair prices. Also glad to read that you liked our Indonesian food. Max More

Torquay, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

How? How? How? Can this place be voted the 4th best restaurant in the whole of Amsterdam. Firstly clever photography on the website leads you to believe this is a large buzzing restaurant, when in fact it's tiny with very small tables and totally devoid of any atmosphere. First impressions on entering were not good but since we had booked... More

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

If you are looking for large restaurants and expecting the hype with created buzz atmosphere please take direction the main squares. You'll find many of them and you won't be disappointed. More

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