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“Still thinking about the dessert” 4 of 5 stars
Review of MAX Amsterdam

MAX Amsterdam
Herenstraat 14 | Jordaan area, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Canal Ring (Grachtengordel))
+31 20 420 0222
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Ranked #22 of 3,030 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $51 - $62
Cuisines: European, Asian, Indonesian, International
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Description: Open only for dinner, starting at 6pm. Adventurous food in a Cosmopolitan relaxed 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. No nonsene good food, fresh and sparkling spiced. Forget the Michellin star's copies on your plate but enjoy simply our well cooked classics with a new creatieve touch. Guests minded and friendly service. MAX has a short uncomplicated interesting wine list, excellence wines for reasonable prices. Seperate open room for function up 20 persons. Mondays open on request for business groups.
Manchester
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37 reviews
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“Still thinking about the dessert”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Had just one night in Amsterdam and managed to get a table at this little hidden gem. Waiters were very helpful, food was amazing and it was reasonably priced.

I had the lamb and it was cooked perfectly and the sauce was delicious. To top it all off the dessert was a banana pie with rum sauce and ice cream. One of the best desserts I have ever had.

Definitely worth a visit

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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“Good food but the service???”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

The food is awesome. Lot of choice and it is very special. We are disappointed about the service from Max. Maybe it's a mistake. Hope next time the service is better.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Bogota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

We went last night without reservation and all the personal were very nice... Finally they gave us a table, the food was exclellent and amazing convination of flavours, the desserts OMG!!!! Tks... I recommend the food, service and everything there. I am afraid of indonesian food but in MAX I'll eat again!!

Visited September 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“am913”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This was a very good meal. The place is modern and light, in a relaxed atmosphere. The staff was very welcome and friendly. The food was delicious. Certainly I will recomend it to friends that come to amsterdam.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank MIM62
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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review, September 28, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience in MAX restaurant.
It is great to read that you were pleased with the food and service.
We will be happy to welcome you and your friends again at MAX.
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Hockessin, Delaware
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“Wonderful Modern Indonesian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We wanted to have an Indonesian dinner during our stay in Amsterdam this summer. Our B&B host recommended Max restaurant, a short walk from our apartment (Singel 96). The décor is contemporary and fresh. We had great service from Max the owner. I had the Risjttafel, which was a great sampling of the menu. I would highly recommend it. My wife and 12 year old son had the 2 course menu. All the dishes were well presented and tasty. The best part is that my 12 year old picky eater now likes Indonesian cuisine! But I doubt we'll find any as good as Max restaurant in the US!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Eric B
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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review, September 28, 2013
Dear guest, thank you for your kind review and hope that we helped creating a new food lover in your family. He's bitten with the food and what a joy ! Hope to see you all again in Amsterdam.
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