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MAX Amsterdam

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
International, European, Asian, Indonesian
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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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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Indonesian restaurant

Went there and had the Indonesian rijsttafel tasting menu, good value, good service, but make sure you make a reservation can be very popular.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2013
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  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Went there and had the Indonesian rijsttafel tasting menu, good value, good service, but make sure you make a reservation can be very popular.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Max offered us a perfect introduction to Indonesian cuisine with their special "sampler" menu. Delicious! This informal, lively restaurant is not for the hard of hearing unless they want to eat great food and not converse. The staff was attentive and friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary with a weekend in Amsterdam and chose this restaurant due to the good reviews on Trip Advisor. The menu was interesting, the food was well presented and tasty and the service was excellent. It was a really good experience and we would revisit this restaurant on a future visit to Amsterdam

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

This is our second visit to Max, and once again we were not disappointed! We didn't have a reservation but we arrived early to avoid missing out as we guessed they would be fully booked on a Saturday evening. Everything about this restaurant is first class. Great atmosphere and quirky decor. The food was amazing, fresh, tasty and presented beautifully.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Came in with a friend on a last minute whim and was very happy they managed to accomodate us. I really enjoyed the design of the space - very modern yet still modest. The food was interesting, yet I think that the chef actually reserved himself a bit in certain dishes from going all the way in terms of seasoning... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We had a delightful meal at Max, the staff were very friendly, the location perfect, lovely bright room with some outside seating as well. Food was fresh and well prepared. All good. There was a bottle of water on each table and of course we drank some. And there it was on the bill at the end - 5 euros.... More 

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for giving us an Excellent for our food, service and ambiance. Sorry that it suprised you that you had to pay for a bottle of water that you drunk. Did you ever paid less than 5 euro before in a restaurant for a big bottle Pelligrino/ Panna? More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

I strongly recommend this place! .. We will come back for sure! Lovely indonesian food and nice atmosphere.

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you, thank you, thank you and come soon again to Amsterdam :-) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

This restaurant came highly recommended to us, so we were very pleasantly surprised when they were able to fit us in without a booking (worthwhile booking ahead though). Our waiter was very attentive and charming and prompt with the menu and our wine. We found it very hard to choose from the menu, because all the dishes sounded wonderful, with... More 

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for writing this beautiful review and that you liked our local food combination. You we're lucky that you came during the Dutch asparagus season,.The season of this white asparagus from the cold Dutch ground is only for a few weeks and ends during the second week of June when the weather gets better (warmer). Next year: same place,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Very good introduction to Indonesian cuisine as the food is an interesting mix of cultures, combining traditional and european flavours.

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for describing our food well. Our menu is International, original new (fusion) and also authentic with some French and Indonesian classics. To please our guests we introduced also The rijst tafel, a tasting menu as a good introduction for the Indonesian cuisine. Thanks again, Max More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

It took several attempt to finally get to Max's but the effort was worth it. The food is extremely good. The flavours were lively and the presentation was very good. The staff are very friendly and interactive. The price was reasonable for Amsterdam. Add it to your list of places to go for good food and service.

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review and that you kept trying to dine at MAX,the weekends can be very busy and full. Hope see you next time again, Max. 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>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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