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“Modern Twist on Traditional Indonesian Favourites” 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 #14 of 2,508 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $50 - $61
Cuisines: International, European, Asian, Indonesian
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
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.
Paramaribo, Suriname
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“Modern Twist on Traditional Indonesian Favourites”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I lived in Indonesia for a decade and am very familiar with the food. We went to Max and they have taken the old traditional favorites and made them modern. The tasting menu was superb and i must say this is the very Indonesian food I have had in a very, very long time. The restaurant is trendy and set on a little street with other restaurants. We ate outside on a lovely summer evening and it was super.

Visited July 2014
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“Perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Food was superb. Will not disappoint. Very close to our Hotel The Toren, Staff very friendly and will revisit for sure on my next trip to Amsterdam

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

MAX is one of a kind. The Indonesion dishes are authentic but with a modern twist: delicious! The restaurant is not too big, which gave us a homely feeling, not like the big tourist places. Also The Herenstraat, where the restaurant is located, is a cosy little street in a great neighbourhood with numberous boutique-style shops: this is the real Amsterdam! We almost felt like locals ;-)
And for the staff: professional and personal! We had a great night!

Visited July 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Incredible!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

I would fly back to Amsterdam just to taste the sensational dishes from Max's once again. The scallop starter was divine, every mouthful amazed me and the cinnamon caramel sauce was unreal. The spicy chicken salad was beautiful, light but oh so flavoursome and the indonesian seabass filet was so full of complementary flavours and spices, I was left in awe. To top off the most amazing meal I have ever tasted, the staff were so friendly and accommodating and I loved the presence of the voluntary donation for the homeless on the bill, a thoughtful and incredible restaurant! Thinking about flying back there right now just so I can experience it once more!!

  • Visited June 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, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Thank you and you're welcome,

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“Amazing food, don't miss!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had a fantastic evening at Max. The staff were extremely helpful with recommendations and were very attentive throughout. From delicious delicate scallops to the fiery kick of the beef curry and ending with perfectly cooked sea bass, our taste buds were tempted, tickled and tantelized. We left happy and full. Thanks to the amazing service and chefs at Max!

  • Visited July 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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