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“Really good 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 #24 of 2,434 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $46 - $56
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.
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Really good restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We loved this restaurant! The food was excellent, the service was terrific, and Max, the owner , is a gem!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 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, January 30, 2014
Thank you for writing this beautiful review and happy to have you as guests and hope to welcome you again when visiting Amsterdam.
Max
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We really enjoyed the food and the great service. I always use the mobile application "FriendsTip" to recommend and discover the real,hidden diamonds in a city, composed by friends I know.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience with us and other guests. hope more friends will find us and enjoy like you did.
Thanks again and hope to see back at MAX Amsterdam.
Max
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Horley, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Treated like Royalty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

My wife and I visited this warm and friendly restaurant seeking the Indonesian cuisine that Amsterdam is famous for. The team at Max made us very welcome and gave suggestions about the menu. The sampling menu was our choice and it was amazing. The owner stepped by our table to check all was good and chatted to us. I mentioned how beautiful the beef rangdang was and that it was my favourite.
The next moment he came back to the table with another tasting portion......sensational! The sea bass is divine, the chicken satay salad is just the best I have ever tried...and I have had a few!
My wife said it was one of the best meals she has ever had. Well done all the team at Max for your friendly service and accommodating approach.

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Thank you a lot for posting this super review.
What can I say more? Thank you again for visiting us and happy to have a nice chat with you. It's Always a great pleasure for a restaurant owner to hear directly that you've been enjoyed your food. That's what's all about.
Hope to welcome you again,
Max
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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Visited this restaurant early Jan’14 for dinner based on reviews read. Food and service were excellent. We ordered the Rijsttafel, the best we have ever had, every dish was great. Absolutely recommend this place.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 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, January 28, 2014
Thank you for visiting us and sharing your experience at Tripadvisor. Like other reviews have been helping you to find us, hope that your review will also help other TA readers to make the choice to come to our restaurant.
Thanks again,
Max
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Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Food was great. Well worth a visit. Try it! It was very busy when we visited but we were treated very well. Nothing more to be said.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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