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MAX Amsterdam

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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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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Indonesian food! We called for a reservation and they squeezed us in within 15 minutes. We had a very nice wine and ordered the shared menu for 4 people. Great selection and great tasting! We are from Texas and the food was on the spicy side, even for us! Would definitely recommend.

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Thank WanderLanna
ireland
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and my fiancé visited here based in the excellent tripadvisor reviews and we were not disappointed, we arrived on a Friday night and got a table for two without a booking. We had the tasting menu, which had a huge selection dishes and something to cater for everyone's taste. The ingredients were fresh, and tasted delicious! We were so... More 

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with other TA readers, good to read that you wrote that the restaurant is excellent and how you enjoyed all the food and service what we offered while you were there. The price of our menu is well mentioned everywhere, on the menu, on the website and on the display outside: 3 course 37... More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic tasty food and good price. Nice location and service was good too. Would definitely recommend - food was really really delicious !!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Although I'd have to admit at first glance the food seems quite pricey, it was absolutely worth every penny! Me and my boyfriend had decided to eat indonesian awhile ago, (which is supposedly a must when visiting the netherlands) so we made reservations and we were pleasantly surprised by the food! Seeing as we didn't know what to order, we... More 

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Thank Alexandra P
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review. So glad to know that you liked our Style of the Indonesian cooking. We heard almost daily from our new guests that they are suprised about the good taste, balance of mix flavours and freshnes of our Indonesian specialities. Some guests don't expect it when entering the colourful modern room that you really can... More 

Dunstable, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Javanese food - the best beef rendang since I lived in Singapore! Fragrant and spicy sea bass. The banana dessert was sublime! We sat at a table in the street and it wasn't too busy with people walking past. Decent service though not exceptional..

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Algiers, Algeria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the rijstafel @ €37 a head plus €25 for wine, so not cheap, but very nice nonetheless. Recommended.

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Thank Chris F
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you very much for mentioning again the prices for other readers. We might not cheap but we try to be very good. It's an option... More 

Istanbul, Turkey
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The people are excellent and the food is sublime. We had the tasting menu and it was - pick a superlative. This was our second visit and I wish we could move it to our home town.

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Thank Paul H
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us again. Glad to have you for the second time in a row. Really glad to know that you were very happy with the flavours of our food and the good service even it was so busy. Wish that we during the evening could make more people happy by offering our empty tables of no show... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal, tasty food, good and friendly service, very enjoyable experience. Would recommend booking as very popular and busy.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

MAX is so deserving of its ranking in TA. It is more of a "modern setting" than a "fine dining" option, but the food is really amazing. Very tasty with good sized portions. Not too big and not too small. The service is fantastic too. All of the staff were very welcoming, quick to please, and spoke very good English.... More 

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice review and so kind to share this with other readers to get a better idea about MAX restaurant. MAX is more a modern setting restaurant and for years we try to keep our level high, keep serving good food, good wine with good and riendly service. Even our regulars are "adults and corporate"... More 

West Yorkshire
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had seen this restaurant on TA and as it was near to our hotel we booked in for our first night of a long weekend. We were not disappointed- excellent service and a varied menu. We chose the rijstaffel - every dish superb. We would recommend this to others wanting modern Indonesian served well in a chic place.

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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
$50 - $62
Cuisine
Asian, Indonesian, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
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)

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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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