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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 2,151 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.
Restaurant details
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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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
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Tromso, Norway
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Located in a street that seems to be full of good restaurants, Max caught our attention with their creative and unusual fusion/international menu. The funky, colourful interior worked better than expected, some might find the music a bit loud, but for us it actually suited the place. This is a busy little gem which excels in customer service and the... More

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

Thank you Norway, 12 points :-) Thank you for enjoying our food, thank you for understanding our flavours and our funky ambiance. We really do our best to create something special (New Indonesian fusion) in our menu and we do also the best for our guets trying to find the right atmosphere for the evening. And yes we love our... More

Harpenden, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

I think TA over scores this place. It is buzzy and in a good area. But everything was just OK and some of the cooking was not that great. The fusion food was too hot most of the time. I can take madras curry easily but this chilli heat was too much - it drowned the food just leaving loads... More

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

Thank you for taking time to write this review and I'm sorry that you had other expectation about our restaurant and that our Indonesian food is more spicy and different as the Indian curry at home as you used to know. You're right we are not cheap if you compare us with cheap restaurants (2course 29 euro) and without trying... More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Fabulous food in a fabulous setting, no nonsens service. Second visit and was just as expected. We all ate something different and we all agreed that the food was absolutely delicious. Scallops with cinnamon, asparagus with wild salmon, lamb with French coconut sauce and the spicy Indonesian fish were excellent also our wines Rioja and Ripasso Valpolicella were great. Nice... More

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

Thank you and good to know that you like our food and it's flavors. Hope to see you soon again in Herenstraat. Max More

Amstelveen, The Netherlands
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We enjoyed a great meal in this modern restaurant. The service was friendly and efficient even it was packed. Well done. The wine list was good priced and the menu was varied and Inviting. Flavors are superb and food is cooked to perfection. Love the Dutch asparagus specials, dessert the crispy banana pie with the cocont sauce is fantastic. All... More

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Leeds, yorkshire
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We didn't have a booking but the friendly staff made us feel welcome. The food was beautifully prepared and presented and the Indonesian twist is inspired

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

Thank you for your support and hope to see soon again at MAX to try our season's specials: The Dutch White Asparagus. Thanks again for your visit. More

NL
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

One thing that I love about food in Amsterdam (or maybe the entire Netherlands) is that it seems to be fresh and made to order. I didn't feel that this was true at MAX. The food felt "cookie cutter" and lacking life. I went for the Asian dishes, my dining companion the European ones. I would agree that the Asian... More

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

Thank you for taking your time to review us and I'm sorry that you might have different expectations about our food and the restaurant but you can't compare Indonesian food with other well known good Asian stir fried food. Indonesian food has a well slow cooking style, it takes hours to give it's deeply taste before we can create this... More

Gothenburg, Sweden
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Don't really remember what I had but I went for the more "Asian" inspired dishes and they where all great. My girlfriend had the European dishes and they where mediocre. Service was good, nothing ordinary.

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heswall
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

This restaurant lives up to it's excellent reviews. The fusion cooking gave delightful tastes which were quite unique. Service superb. A little pricey but worth it for a special trip.

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

Thank you for your nice review. We do our best to create new dishes by using the real taste of old fashion Mama's slow cooking Indonesian food with the modern way of presentation and also present the European classics with our Max' touch. More

Ramat Gan, Israel
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

In my recent visit to Amsterdam I insisted I must have Indonesian food :) The group of friends I was with were not really into it, but were eventually convinced. Max turned out to be a great choice, even for my skeptic friends. We showed up a party of nine (!) and were warmly received. Great atmosphere in a cool... More

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

Thank you for writing this delicious review and glad to know that even the sceptics like our Indonesian food :-) Hope see you again at MAX. More

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Went in search of Indonesian food. Max is small but popular. The atmosphere is charming and suited for a special romantic night out. The food was nicely presented. Our waiter answered our questions with knowledge. The dishes were superbly prepared. My wife had lamb that was just as she desired - medium rare. My chicken curry was delightful.

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