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MAX Amsterdam

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Herenstraat 14 | Jordaan area, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 420 0222
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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Have looked foward to having Indonesian food since visiting blau last september, we were quite dissapointed the starter and dessert were very good but the tasting dshes were warm not hot and the selection was not as good as we expected given the higher rating max gets the service was very good though

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant came recommended very highly so my expectations were high. Located in a beautiful part of the city away from the maddening crowd though still walkable to downtown this small intimate restaurant had a lovely welcoming and friendly feel. However best of all was its unique food offering of Indonesian food. I have never tasted it before so we... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed the rijsttafl selection for 2 @ €37 pp. Didn't look as though there was THAT much food on the table when the mains came, but somehow we didn't get anywhere near finishing it. Dessert was almost superfluous and also unfinished, but the mango sorbet was very refreshing. Had the Spanish Viognier - fine for €35. Service very pleasant... More 

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Thank donhay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food coupled with the service - incredible. We had the tasting menu for €37pp and it was absolutely worth it. The only thing it could have benefitted from was air conditioning however I imagine it's. it something that's needed all to often - it had been a particularly warm weekend!

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Thank Gem C
Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here because it does Rijstafel and a la carter and there were 6 of us over from Ireland and two did not want spicy food. All of us were satisfied with our meal. It was really delicious. Highly recommend it. Max himself is really nice and helpful.

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Thank Ann C
Moscow, Russia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with my wife for the dinner but were not very hungry. They have either 2 dishes or 3 dishes sets no separate menu. We wanted to have 1 set of 3 dishes for 2 of us. Waiters were absolutely unfriendly and didn't take this order insisting on 2 sets to order. Finally the guy, Max, was so unfriendly... More 

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Dear Savchenko Maxim, it was not your decision to leave the restaurant but I asked you(not so friendly anymore) that it's better to leave the restaurant after you kept discussing and your wife even tried to black mail me that she can use Tripadvisor to write bad reviews about us to punish us if you not can share 1 menu... More 

Dundee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came here for our anniversary meal whilst on a city break. Had the ristafel menu , which offered a good variety of dishes, some hot !!. Enjoyed the meal and found the service friendly and attentive. Well done - will be back next time in Amsterdam.

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Chicago, Illinois
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338 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is a easy 10 min stroll from Centraal Station on a pretty quiet side street. It is fairly small but had a few outdoor tables too. Upstairs tables had white tablecloths. We opted for the tasting menus which at 37E each we found in retrospect to be amazing value. We had a chicken and peanut starter, pleasantly spicy... More 

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Thank Roadbirds
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your dining experience at MAX. And also so nice of you to explain other readers about the location of the restaurant and where you easily can find your drinks before or after your dinnner. Happy to read that you really enjoyed your evening. Thanks. More 

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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A delicious meal with my niece and her Dutch husband, spoilt by an incredibly rude guy serving. His attitude was wrong right from the start and got worse. Not what you expect from an expensive restaurant, or any restaurant really. Don't go into the service industry if you can't be polite to customers! I thought perhaps it was because he... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fabulous restaurant... Great atmosphere , fabulous food especially the tasting menu..loved every thing about this restaurant ... We'll be back..

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for writing lovely things about our restaurant. Good to know that you liked the food, atmosphere, service and as you wrote everything about the restaurant :-). Love it. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$51 - $62
Cuisine
European, Indonesian, International
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Digital Payments
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Herenstraat 14 | Jordaan area, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 420 0222
Description
Open only for dinner, starting at 6pm. Adventurous food in a Cosmopolitan relaxed 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. No nonsene good food, fresh and sparkling spiced. Forget the Michellin star's copies on your plate but enjoy simply our well cooked classics with a new creatieve touch. Guests minded and friendly service. MAX has a short uncomplicated interesting wine list, excellence wines for reasonable prices. Seperate open room for function up 20 persons. Mondays open on request for business groups.

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Staying in Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)

Neighborhood Profile
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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