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“Yum!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of MAX Amsterdam

MAX Amsterdam
Herenstraat 14 | Jordaan area, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Canal Ring (Grachtengordel))
+31 20 420 0222
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Ranked #25 of 2,579 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $50 - $61
Cuisines: International, European, Asian, Indonesian
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Good for: Special occasions, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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. The food is fresh and sparkling spiced. Good and no nonsense food. Forget the expectation of the days Michellin star's copies on your plate but enjoy simply our well cooked classics with a new creatieve touch. Nice setting and friendly service. MAX has a short uncomplicated interesting wine list, excellence wines for reasonable prices. Seperate room for function for groups.
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“Yum!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Our group of 5 had a wonderful dinner at MAX restaurant! The food was so good. Another very popular restaurant so make reservations if possible. The staff was very attentive & really friendly. It's also in a terrific neighborhood. Highly recommend MAX!!!!

Visited May 2014
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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Thank you for sharing your Max' experience with more TA readers.
Good companion, good food, good wine and friendly service is all what we need to have a nice evening. Isn't it.
It's true we are located in a nice neighboorhood surrounded by the beautiful canals with a lot of local bars and small restaurants with their small terraces. A well hidden and tourist friendly neighboorhood especially if you don't like the big busy squares and massm tourist places. Welcome.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best Indonesian in town?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Nice interior and in a lively neighborhood. Great staff and super Indonesian food for reasonable prices.

Visited June 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Just ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We ate here after reading quite good reviews. It was an average meal really but we found most of the food in amstedam very sub standard. The service is good but the food very average. I wouldn't eat there again but the restaurant itself is very well kept and modern

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Delicious food, and excellent customer service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Max was a pleasant discovery, and a great meal out. The menu offers a fusion of Indonesian and European dishes, and the courses we ate were all delicious and served with panache. I couldn't recommend it more highly. The prices are at the higher end of the market, but certainly not a rip off, given the quality of the dishes. There is house wine from 25 Euros per bottle.

The service was warm and welcoming. The staff were polite and friendly, always smiling and seemed to genuinely be enjoying their work.

The décor is simple and modern, with use of coloured lights on the white walls to set the mood.

I would recommend this as a venue for any occasion, romantic meal, celebration dinner or business entertaining.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Scotts Valley, California
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“Great atmosphere and excellent customer service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My wife and I read about MAX's on TripAdvisor (we used the TripAdvisor City Guides App on our iPhone during our stay in Amsterdam) and decided to walk by to see if we could grab a table. We wanted an opportunity to try great Indonesian food during our stay, but also read many of the reviews which indicated reservations were required, which we didn't have. When we arrived, the restaurant was mostly full, however we quickly found an available outside table. The staff was very accommodating and made us feel right at home.

We decided on the tasting menu, which is actually a sampling of most of their dishes. Contrary to some of the other reviews, the staff asked us numerous times if we wanted more of any of the dishes. The food was very clean and had great flavor.

Overall, the food was excellent and just the right quantity for two, however the highlight was the staff and customer service. Although we ate outside, the staff mentioned they would reserve a table indoors for us in case it got cold or started to rain. When the weather did change and the rain started, they quickly relocated us, baby and all, indoors without any fuss. By far the best customer service we experienced during our stay in Amsterdam!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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