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Herenstraat 14 | Jordaan area, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 420 0222
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Ranked #18 of 2,485 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $42 - $51
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: European, Indonesian, International
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I have been fortunate to have eaten in some top restaurants across Europe and South East Asia and MAX is one of the best meals I've ever had. Tucked away in an unassuming and quaint little side street, MAX - named after the owner, is situated in the Jordaan area of Amsterdam's city centre. Romantic without being fussy with great... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Good food and great service in a nice setting. Make sure that you are served by Joseph. Needs a better wine menu. Enjoyable evening for a couple or friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

When visiting Amsterdam at the beginning of this month we passed by this gorgeous, very well decorated restaurant, just around the corner from the Herengracht. Max serves very tasteful meals, all with an Asian touch. The restaurant is owned, as the name of the restaurant already implies, by Max who turned out to be a very entertaining and hospitable person.... More 

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Manchester, UK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Excellent food and great service, i would wholeheartedly recommend it. The food was very good. We had the modern European menu, everything we had was delicous. The only thing that could be improved was the desert menu which was okay but nothing special.

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We are happy that you enjoyed your evening at MAX restaurant and that you lliked our modern European food. We are on a mission to continously improve our products and we will create new nice desserts in the coming future. In the meantime I can recommend you our dessert speciality: the crispy warm banana... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

our b&b recommended Max's and it was great for our first night, the food was spicy and inventive. Our booking was early (due to Flights) so it was quite quiet when we arrived but started to liven up as the evening went on & had a good vibe. If you're going late make sure you book

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice review on TripAdvisor. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your meal at MAX restaurant. Thank you for your concerning about other guests. Even during the (slow) winter months it can be very busy during the weekends, it's good to make a reservation in advance but if you're coming and walk in... More 

London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Visiting Amsterdam over New Year we were fortunate to get a reservation for 4 quite last-minute on a Friday night! The restaurant is small and unassuming from the outside, less than 10 minutes walk from the craziness of the Red Light District. We were sat upstairs, and the waiter we had all night was just the right level of attentive... More 

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. I'm very happy that you enjoyed your experience at MAX restaurant. I'm also extra happy that even the one who used not to like spicy or adventerous food this time also enjoyed our Indonesian food. Our food is well Indonesian spiced but it's not burning the mouth spicy. We also try to find the... More 

Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Max. The restaurant has a cool, hip vibe and many dishes feature Indonesian spices. Max adds real energy to the restaurant - greeting diners, offering recommendations, making sure you are happy. We felt like guests in a private home. The food was delicious - I would recommend the scallops, sate salad, chicken with spicy... More 

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We went here for my wife's birthday - we were greeted with someone (Max?!) saying Happy Birthday and given a glass of Kia Royale each as we arrived. Our table was really nice, in the upstairs section, service was excellent and the food fantastic. The tasting menu is fantastic - go for this! We were in Indonesia for our honeymoon... More 

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Cardiff
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We visited MAX on 29/12/14 as a party of 3. We were offered a table upstairs where it is quieter or down stairs where the atmosphere is livelier, we chose downstairs and it was great. The food was delicious and very good value…the house red was very good as well. Jessica our waitress was very attentive and helpful and Max... More 

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palestine
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4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Our food was definetly good, we had the risetofel, which is rice served with a variety of dishes. Sort of a tasting menu. The food was fresh and tasty, but non of the dishes seemed to be special or mind boggling, which is a thing you'd expect, going to an Indonesian restaurant for the first time. The service was very... More 

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write this review. It please us to know that you enjoyed our good food, our good service and that you liked the fresh and the different tasty food as you described. A good concept to have a nice evening in a restaurant, isn't it? sorry that you had a different kind of unknown expectation... More 

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Additional Information about MAX Amsterdam

Address: Herenstraat 14 | Jordaan area, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 420 0222
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
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
Average Prices: USD 42 - 51
Cuisine: European, Indonesian, International

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