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“Great restaurant” 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 #16 of 2,317 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $48 - $58
Cuisines: European, Indonesian, International
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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. Fresh and sparkling spiced. Creative but no nonsens food. Forget the expectation of an old fashion Indonesian restaurant or these days trendy Michellin star copy of deconstructive foam and lines attractions on your plate but enjoy simply our well cooked 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.
Larnaca, Larnaca, Cyprus
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“Great restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Where in Amsterdam for 2 nights and went both nights to here.first night just my wife and me had the taster menu was brilliant service was excellent. Went 2nd night with 2 other couples same great standards and service do yourself a favour and book here Max keep up the good work. Will definitely return when next in Amsterdam

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Thank you for coming 2 times in a row in 1 weekend. Thank you a lot for enjoying our restaurant and hope we will meet again here at MAX Amsterdam.
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sharm el sheikh
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic evening.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Booked here from trip advisor reviews and we were not disappointed. The ambiance is cosy and vibrant, service was very attentive and friendly and the food tasty with excellent presentation. In one word ''superb". Book as it is very popular and you will have a fantastic feast for the palate!

  • 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, December 5, 2013
Thank you for taking your time to place this nice review.
Yes, I also like to use Tripadvisor when I'm abroad. It's a good site where you can see what other's experiences are about the ambiance, location, food, staff and price and it's also up to you if you like to share those experiences :-)
Thank you for sharing your Max' experience at Tripadvisor.
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“Wonderful Indonesian cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We enjoyed our dinner at Max's enormously. The atmosphere was pleasant and the service was very good. While the prices were a little high for the value, we would probably dine here again. Unfortunately, we did not get to meet Max who is mentioned is so many reviews.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Loved this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

We visited MAX back in October. The service was excellent from the start. I emailed to reserve a table for a Monday night, Max the owner came back straight away to explain he was closed but will be open to friends & if we were happy with only the owner as a waiter we were welcome to join them. What ensued was a night of delicious wine and food & excellent service!! We had the taster menue which I highly recommend! By the end of the night the place was packed as Max was too polite to turn business away!
Already recommended to others!

  • Visited October 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 29, 2013
What a lovely review. Thanks !
It's true, If there's a possibility we like to welcome our guests with open arms and give a nice table if we still have one. Early walk ins are welcome.
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“Fantastic Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I visit Amsterdam a lot with business but whilst on a social event thought I would try something different. It is quite simple, excellent food, excellent service, great venue and atmosphere. Well worth a visit but I would advise making a reservation as it gets busy

  • 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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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
What a nice review and your description about the food and the rest of the restaurant makes me smiling. That's what we are !
Thank you and hope we'll see you back at MAX even when you're in Amsterdam for business :-)
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