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“What a fantastic place,” 5 of 5 stars
Review of MAX Amsterdam

MAX Amsterdam
Herenstraat 14 | Jordaan area, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 420 0222
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Ranked #17 of 2,287 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $49 - $59
Cuisines: European, Indonesian, International
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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.
Leamington, Ontario, Canada
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“What a fantastic place,”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We just finished a one week Rhine river cruise and decided to stay in Amsterdam for a couple of extra days. We stumbled across this on a walk of the area and stopped in. The owner Max said they were full but when we said we were from Canada he seemed to make an exception and allowed us to sit on the second floor overlooking the main dining area. The food was amazing! I had the duck and it was as good or I might say even better than I have had at even to most expensive French restaurants I have ever been at. I would recommend this place to anyone visiting Amsterdam for sure! Thanks Max for making this an exceptional evening for us!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Thank you very much for your lovely words. I wish that I can always welcome everyone who's entering the door and place them to a nice table unfortunately if it's full, we have to say it's full and we also like to give the best service to our guests. But it's also about timing in life and glad that it was the right timing when you entered and that I can make an exception for you. Happy to see you enjoyed the evening :-)
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Morzine, France
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“amazing tasting menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Max is a really great restaurant. The best service we experienced in Amsterdam. Everyone was so genuinely friendly. We had the tasting menu which was a great amount of food and gives you the opportunity to taste all the traditional indonesian dishes. Delicious. Would definitely return.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Thank you for taking time and write this nice review. Glad to read that you liked the tasting menu. This menu was meant as an introduction to the Indonesian cuisine and it feels good to know that it works well. Thanks again, Max
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“Great Choice in the Jordaan”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We found MAX while walking around in the neighborhood where we were staying. This turned out to be the best meal we had in two nights in Amsterdam and seven nights in London. While it is not inexpensive, the food is worth the splurge. They offer two and three course dinners. We opted for two as we had had a late lunch. The atmosphere is chic casual and very comfortable. The service was good.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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“Great find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Really enjoyed dinner at MAX restaurant. It's in a gorgeous part of the city, the atmosphere is lovely and the service outstanding. The food was beautifully presented, cooked perfectly and the flavors were amazing. I would recommend anyone visiting the city to give MAX a try. I suggest booking ahead as its understandably very popular. I will be back.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Delicious food in stylish setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner here during our trip to amsterdam from seeing the brilliant reviews on here. We were lucky to get a table without a reservation as the resturant was very busy for a tue night with a great mix of people. The tables are tucked in closely together but the atmosphere was great. The toilets are worth a use too and continue the classy feel.

We had the tasting menu which came with a delicious chicken satay salad starter and then samples of the main dishes - it was beautifully presented and complimented by each of the flavours. Best meal we have had of that style.

Only downside was that we were celebrating my fiances 30th birthday and asked for a photo with our dessert (other local tables had pics too during the evening) - the waitress said she was too busy to take one but would come back. She never did. And a minute or two later was cleaning empty tables. Just soured the eve slightly as would have only taken a moment. Other than this, service was very good and accommodating. Would highly recommend.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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