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“A fantastic restaurant in the heart of Amsterdam” 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: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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“A fantastic restaurant in the heart of Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I recently ate at Max with my husband a 2 grown up children and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We had not eaten Indonesian food before so the tasting menu was excellent and gave us a wide selection of tasty treats to try out.
Nothing was too much trouble for the staff - they were extremely welcoming and friendly.
I would definitely go back next time we are visiting Amsterdam and would recommend to anyone.

Visited July 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Indonesian/French fusion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We went here on recommendation and were not disappointed. The food was excellent and varied. We ordered specific items from the menu, but watching the other tables being served, wished we had gone with the taster menu.....

Max the owner is a charming and hospitable gentleman -we will definitely return.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stumbled upon this after glancing at trip advisor, purely to see In what direction the restaurants were. The food was amazing! Having the tasting menu was the best way forward allowing us to sample pretty much the entire menu. The small elegant dishes came out as we journeyed through taste and temperature, starting with mild to hot, so to not ruin our taste buds. I was pleasantly surprised that they were more than willing to replenish any of the dishes, however we were already to full by this stage.
The staff were lovely and perfectly attentive without being overbearing.

Our only regret was that it ruined many other meals for us in Amsterdam which didn't live up to their reviews.

Truly a gem in Amsterdam and a must!

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review, July 9, 2014
Thanks and hopefully see you next time again,
Max
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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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“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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