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MAX Amsterdam

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Herenstraat 14 | Jordaan area, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 420 0222
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Kildare, Ireland
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38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed the flavoursome food here - Indonesian dishes were excellent. Upstairs dining room was a bit stuffy/warm on the evening we were there, as it has a low ceiling. Recommend the pea soup starter - nicely spicy.

Thank EleyC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was recently in Amsterdam for a week and this was by far the best restaurant I went to two. Actually I went twice. The staff is super sweet. The Service is great. The food was really incredible. From the delicious appetizer salad to the amazing array of dishes, that were served out in little dishes on a long tray,... More 

Thank Ken G
Brisbane, Australia
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81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Modern Indonesian menu but there are non asian choices. We sat outside. The service, food & wine was great. This restaurant is very popular so probably best to book. We were lucky to get a table for 2. I would go here again if in Amsterdam.

Thank bronniemac
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fab night. Amazing food, great service and good wine. Just make sure you book. We had the tasting menu and when we were finished we were asked if we wanted a top up of anything, of course we did. More rice and more of our three favourites. Dessert was beautiful as well. Coconut ice cream mango ice cream berries and... More 

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

Thank you for your compliment by telling us that you enjoyed both your 2 visits at MAX. Because the diversity in our menu (European/ International + Indonesian) you can easily do this if you like your first food experience and the ambiance in the restaurant. Who knows see you soon again :-). More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited MAX on our first night in Amsterdam. The service and food were outstanding. Thoroughly recommend trying all of the Indonesian cuisine! Unfortunately my partner isn't a fan of food that's remotely hot so we didn't try the sharing platter despite my trying. The gentleman who served us was extremely attentive and very helpful. He even brought me a... More 

Thank mjt1986
Enschede, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here for our dinner. It was our first time in Indonesian Restaurant. We had starter and main course. The food was well plated, tasty and well value of money with nice service. Will definitely be back again :)

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

Thank you for sharing your food experience at MAX and thank you also for mentioning about the well value about our food and service. For years we have the same price for our menu. For some might be not cheap but we try to make it worth. 2 course for 29 euro or 3 course for 37 euro per person. More 

Montreal, Canada
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134 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had never eaten Indonesian food -- if most of it is as good as it was at Max, then why did I wait so long? My wife and I each had 2 starters and a main course and all of them were outstanding. Small bustling place with excellent service (perhaps a bit too fast) flavours are Thai/Vietnamese/Indonesian with both... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experience about MAX restaurant and so glad to read that you really enjoyed your first Indonesian food experience. To be honest we are not quite regular, we prepare the food a bit different than other Indonesian restaurants. We have our style what is not typical Indonesian except the full flavours. That's what make our food... More 

Hertford, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked past without reading reviews online.Looked busy inside choose from either 2 courses or 3.Very reasonably priced. I had chix satay and seabass both dishes very tasty.Beautifully plated we were all impressed with our dishes had amazing vibe in restaurant would return if in the area.

Thank hollys225
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review about us. Happy we can place you when you popped in without reservation. Always worth to try this because there are still rude and unbehaved people who made reservations but don't come/ show. So rude and why??? We are happy to welcome you to enjoy our food surrounded by good vibe and other nice... More 

Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a nice Thursday evening dinner here. Great service and a nice Indonesian inspired menu. Wine was reasonably priced. Good neighbourhood feel.

Thank Rod B
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you and hope to welcome you soon again in our neighbourhood :-). More 

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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is what you want and how you want it From fushion dishes to traditional rice tabel treu indo style foodwise absolutley great great flavours fresh ingredients love it they need to work a bit on the waiting staff.. a bit slow

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

Thank you to write such a fantastic review about us. Very nice. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$66 - $77
European, Indonesian, International
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
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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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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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