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MAX Amsterdam

Herenstraat 14 | Jordaan area, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 420 0222
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Ranked #15 of 2,244 restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $61
Cuisines: European, Indonesian, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business
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 International cuisine with the additional respect of the flavours of MamaMax' traditional Indonesian home cooking and the use of fresh ingredients. Creative but no nonsens food. Forget the expectation of an old fashion Indonesian restaurant look or the trendy deconstructive foam attractions but enjoy our good 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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Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Excellent fusion cuisine and very good service. We had a very pleasant evening. Will certainly come back next time I'm in Amsterdam.

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you the compliments and for having you as a guest and hope see you next time again when you're coming back and visiting our neighboorhood. Max More

London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Chose this restaurant by its name, our son is called MAX and is a student in Amsterdam and we were over from London to see him. We accept that this is not a normal way of choosing a restaurant but it worked very nicely for us. I am also glad we booked as it filled up very quickly. The food... More

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for liking Max. Your son, my restaurant and meself have the same name :-) Thank you also for liking the food and my apologies that it was cold when you were in the restaurant. We were too late with heating up the room and it was incredible cold outside. Glad that spring is coming. Please visit Max again... More

Oslo, Norway
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We were lucky to get a last minute reservation, since this restaurant is clearly a popular one. And i'm so happy we did! The food was divine, south-east asian fusion food with a modern twist. We sat upstairs, which suited us just fine. The waiter was lovely, the food was great. Highlights were the scallops in an anise sauce, the... More

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you and happy to read your satisfaction about our the quality of the food and service. MAX restaurant is Canals area/ locals orientated but when the spring and summer seasons are coming more visitors will also come to our neighboorhood what makes the restaurant busier. Reservation is recommanded. More

Zurich, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Being stressed from all day business training this is the perfect place to enjoy a top service and fantastic dinner. They have Max's specialities and favourites that are truly an experience. Optically perfect arranged the taste is great. The seabass on a banana leave is simply wow. also the crispy banana pie combined with one of the large desert wine... More

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write this friendly tasteful review. Hope more people will experience our dessert speciality, the mini crispy banana tarte tartin with coconut rum sauce and pared with vanilla caramel ice cream. We're still proud of this unique self created receipe. More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

After reading all the reviews on here, it seemed to be somewhere that was worth a visit. We made a reservation for Friday night, but were actually told that due to the holidays it probably wouldnt have been necessary to have done so. All I can say is I am glad we did, because when we arrived at 8:30, there... More

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MaxLumankun, Manager at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for taking your time to write this review and I can remember that you came into the restaurant on Friday afternoon around 4 pm to check if it's still possible to make a reservation for the the same (Friday) evening and my answer was: yes you still can because it's not that busy this weekend, it's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel. The food was amazing and the service/atmosphere excellent. We initially only opted for 2 courses but both could not resist trying the deserts after the quality of the starter and main.

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Brussels, Belgium
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102 reviews 102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

We celebrated together in a family setting. My wife and myself took the Balinese chicken as appetiser and the seabass as main dish. Former was very good, thanks to the spices and the presentation (quality of the chicken itself could have been better), latter was great on all aspects. Our son took the 2 beef dishes and was very satisfied... More

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for this nice review and thank that you enjoyed your time at MAX restaurant and like our menu and especially that you like our Indonesian spiced specials. Even we serve very well Indonesian food and even some of them are very authentic cooked with fresh spices and traditional Boemboe to prepare the real Indonesian dishes, is still important... More

tipperary
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We decided to eat at this restaurant after reading the fantastic reviews it received on TripAdvisor, and we were not disappointed. We decided to take a cab to the restaraunt and it snowed during our trip and their was a lot of ice about , but it is about a 10 minute walk from Dam square. The food is a... More

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for your good and warm review. Hope we will see you next time again in a warmer Amsterdam with a nice weather to stroll around the Neighboorhood. This summer? More

Staffordshire, UK
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

I was in the group of 35 as per the review from EddieYork below. Considering how many of us there were, they did a superb job. Not only was the food prepared and served without a long delay, the waiters knew exactly who had ordered what food on each table without needing to ask. This is great, because normally when... More

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time for write this fantastic review and the (personal) compliments especially because it was a company dinner. You mentioned it right how important it is to have a well organised service/ staff when you're having a big group company dinner and thank you for mentioning that we were succeeding in doing this. Hope see you... More

Munich, Germany
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Good atmosphere and interesting fusion of tastes. The food has a clear asian influence. The starters was top class, but the main dishes was average. I found it too pricy for what you get. It was a good experience overall, but not the amazing thing I was expecting given the reviews.

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for enjoying our restaurant and that you like the food, the special combination of the food and that you like the atmosphere. Sorry that it was a bit too expensive for you and that you didn't get the amazing feeling that you expected. Hope you'll get this next time at your next visit in Amsterdam. More

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