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“Woderful Food” 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 #15 of 2,244 restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $50 - $60
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.
London, United Kingdom
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“Woderful Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to us by friends who had visited it earlier in the year. We booked to make sure we could eat there on the Saturday evening and were glad we did as people were turned away on the night
The interior is modern and unfussy no need to dress up if you don't want to. The service was excellent . We chose 2 course menu[ there is the option for 3 courses and also a chef taster selection ] The food was amazing and if you like Indonesian food then this is the place !!! The chicken satay was divine as was the Beef Randang . I could have eaten there every night and at those prices could have afforded to aswell . Well worth a visit wish they had one in London !!!

  • 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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“great dinner - good service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We went to Max for the birthday dinner of my wife. It was our first visit but definitely not our last. We went for a two course menu with Max classic and the scallops as a starter and Max favorite, MaxMama and the seabass as a main course. Everything was delicious and not too spicy! Max took care of everyone with a nice smile and made sure that the dinner was a great experience!
Thanks for the nice evening. We will remember it!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This was my second visit to MAX and I left very happy once again! The food was incredible and benefited from not being overly complicated, using fresh ingredients that resulted in amazing flavours. The satay was the best I've had to date, the scallop starter is a must and the lamb fillet was unbelievably tender. The staff were lovely and friendly, taking a moment to make us feel relaxed and comfortable, despite being very busy, resulting in a great atmosphere. The only slight, tiny downside was that the plates could be a little bit hotter. I would definitely recommend booking in advance as it was very busy and a few people had to return to the cold outside without the comfort of the crispy banana pie!

  • Visited December 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, December 30, 2013
Thank you for coming back to MAX restaurant. It's one of the greatest classic compliment for a restaurant if a guest from abroad coming back to visit you again. Thank you very much.
We will immediately do our best to serve the plates warmer after reading your comments.
Hope to welcome you again in the future.
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Delft, The Netherlands
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“Fabulous flavours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Our second visit... Pretty busy, but staff very efficient and very friendly. The "European/Indonesian fusion" description is absolutely right: very interesting flavours that all work well. Nothing too hot or too harsh. Just very tasty. Will have to revisit enough times to try every dish. If I wanted to criticise, it could only be that the plates were not hot.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 30, 2013
Thank you for coming back again. A big compliment for us. And thank you for placing your friendly and good review about us.
During the 3rd week of january we will be closed for maintenance in the kitchen to improve those technical things like to keep the plates warmer :-). Making the best is better than good :-)
Hope to see you again at MAX Amsterdam in 2014.
Best wishes.
Max
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“Taste Sensation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We were extremely fortunate to get a table as Max was completely booked out for the evening and the next couple of days. The flavours and texture combinations were perfect. Service excellent with great atmosphere.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 29, 2013
Thank you for placing your nice review and glad to have you as our guest even in a very busy restaurant during the busy December.
Just try to drop by early in the evening after (around) 6pm or come after later around 9.15pm without reservation and there will be a big chance that we might have a table for you in the restaurant.
Hope to welcome you soon again at MAX restaurant.
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