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MAX Amsterdam

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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: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
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 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. The food is fresh and sparkling spiced. Good and no nonsense food. Forget the expectation of the days Michellin star's copies on your plate but enjoy simply our well cooked classics with a new creatieve touch. 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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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
Delicious food, and excellent customer service

Max was a pleasant discovery, and a great meal out. The menu offers a fusion of Indonesian and European dishes, and the courses we ate were all delicious and served with panache. I couldn't recommend it more highly. The prices are at the higher end of the market, but certainly not a rip off, given... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We ate here after reading quite good reviews. It was an average meal really but we found most of the food in amstedam very sub standard. The service is good but the food very average. I wouldn't eat there again but the restaurant itself is very well kept and modern

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Max was a pleasant discovery, and a great meal out. The menu offers a fusion of Indonesian and European dishes, and the courses we ate were all delicious and served with panache. I couldn't recommend it more highly. The prices are at the higher end of the market, but certainly not a rip off, given the quality of the dishes.... More 

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Scotts Valley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My wife and I read about MAX's on TripAdvisor (we used the TripAdvisor City Guides App on our iPhone during our stay in Amsterdam) and decided to walk by to see if we could grab a table. We wanted an opportunity to try great Indonesian food during our stay, but also read many of the reviews which indicated reservations were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

we stumbled across this place by accident. what a gem! great food - have the tasting menu - such good value.

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Long Island, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

First, whatever you read in the reviews about Max being discourteous, forget them! He his an amazing host, courteous, attentive, informative. He basically guided us through the menu and we were rewarded with an absolutely delicious meal. We didn't have the reichstafel, but the rest of the menu had choices that were outstanding and reasonably priced for the area. Service... More 

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your friendly review and how sweet to defend us against attackers :-). Very appreciated. We love to do our best for being friendly but efficiently serving good food and also guiding our guests to have a nice evening. It's still love and understanding. Hope to welcome you soon again, Max More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

The jordaan district is filled with lovely cafés and small restaurants so choosing a spot was a bit of a challenge. Having eaten a full repetoire on our vacation we decided to try Max. The decor is modern and elegant with a lively scene. The service was very good and the food was excellent. It plate was beautifully presented and... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We had the Indonesian trading menu for two. It was expensive but very good. Our best meal in Amsterdam! And the service was on the top end we have had in the city as well.

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I was lucky to get a table on a busy night (I stepped in the door around 6.30 pm and was able to get a table that was booked from 8.30, ample time for a solitary dinner). The staff was friendly and efficient even though the place filled up quite quickly, and the food was wonderful! I had the best... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Max does rijstaffel right! The food was fresh, the tastes varied, and none of the tired old standbys. Wonderful meal!

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Yeah, thank you and it was a pleasure to have you as our guests. Hope to welcome you soon again, Max' staff. More 

Storrington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We decided to visit MAX on the strength of the Tripadvisor reviews. We emailed in advance to book a table and received a swift response confirming our booking. As is when you do these thing, we wondered whether we would be disappointed when we arrived. I can promise you we weren't! After perusing the menu online at home we opted... 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 50 - 61
Cuisine: International, European, Asian, Indonesian

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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 50 - 61
  • Cuisine: International, European, Asian, Indonesian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions

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. The food is fresh and sparkling spiced. Good and no nonsense food. Forget the expectation of the days Michellin star's copies on your plate but enjoy simply our well cooked classics with a new creatieve touch. 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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