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“The best in Amsterdam” 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 2,463 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $41 - $50
Cuisines: International, European, Indonesian
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“The best in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

First visit to Max and it certainly won't be the last!!!

Lovely restaurant, very cosy, and nicely decorated, amazing food...the 3 course Indonesian set menu was amazing!!! staff were very friendly, and efficient. The price was very reasonable for the quality of the food.

This place is a little gem, and is a must if your in the dam. Keep up the good work.

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
Yeah ! Thank you !
Promise, we will keep the good work.

Max
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Amazing meal and great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Went there for dinner on Saturday night after a few drinks in Tales and Spirits, was worried about getting a table without booking but they managed to fit us in even though it was just after 7pm and said we could have the table until 9pm which was more than long enough - if we'd come in later we might not have been so lucky! We had the taster menu which was great value with an amazing starter of chicken satay salad and then a selection of main courses (the sea bass, chicken and beef curry were especially good but all of them were really tasty!) and a dessert of layer cake, mango sorbet and cinnamon ice cream. For €35 each (+ a bottle of Cotes du Rhone at €35) it was the best value high end meal I've ever had, the service was great and I left a really expensive scarf at the table and they actually dashed down the road after me to give it back!! Can't recommend this place enough and would definitely go back the next time in Amsterdam - thanks to all the staff for an amazing night, top class!

  • Visited December 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 9, 2013
Thank you for writing this friendly review about us.
We always try to keep some tables free for early walk ins. Even without reservation It's worth to try this during the early evening or later in the evening because there are still rude bad habbit people who made reservation but did not show up and we like to give those tables to nice people.
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Highly recommended restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We choose this restaurant to celebrate my wife's special birthday, and booked through our hotel a few days before we arrived in Amsterdam. This was an excellent choice - we were not disappointed! Good menu selection, we went for the taster menu. This was superb, one of the best meals we have had this year. The service and ambience was excellent. We loved the extra touches, as our hotel had obviously tipped them off about my wife's birthday. Yes, we strongly recommend this restaurant without hesitation

Visited November 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Best Indonesian outside of Asia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

This was my first visit to this magical city. Truly the Venice of Europe. Our wonderful Dutch friends introduced us to this restaurant. A favorite of theirs. We would never have found it otherwise. Decor was modern, great ambiance and attentive staff. Really worth another visit to Amsterdam.

  • 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, December 5, 2013
Thank you for your fantastic compliments. Please try next time also our Interantional (not Indonesian) food. I wonder what you would say about that :-)
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Larnaca, Larnaca, Cyprus
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“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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