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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
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had Pan fried scallops with white wine sauce and cinnamon caramel to start and Indonesian seasoned seabass filet in bananaleaf with a spicy lemongrass sauce, for main.. both were very good. service was friendly and quick. I took the 29euro/2 course meal but should have taken the 37 euro meal with two starters.

1 Thank Uzi G
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you that you liked all the dishes that you ordered. We try to prepare the classics with a special touch like scallops with cream sauce and cinnamon or gravad lax with mango and pineapple salade or beetroot with sheep cheese and yellow curry, etc. As you said it's recommended also to take the second starters because they taste totally... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the rarity - Indonesian food that is not tourist-aimed or poor quality. We had the set 'rice table' which started with chicken satay - a delicious peanut-infused sauce, not like the usual sweet peanut butter thing you normally get. Then, all the little dishes, which we ended up fighting over as they were so tasty. And a dessert... More 

Thank ladbroke
MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Good to know that you enjoyed our delicieus Indonesian food with the best quality what you hoped to get. We do our best to make the best what we do. I'm sorry for you that you didn't understand that you had to pay for one bottle Peligrino sparkling water if you emptied it during your dinner. To put a bottle... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I were told that Indonesian food in Amsterdam was outstanding. We went strolling one night and came across Max. Food was good, and staff were lovely, however this was overshadowed by the feeling that they were trying to get every € out of you they could. Sparkling mineral water was on every table, as though it was... More 

Thank NPJE2014
MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for telling how's your experience at MAX. I'm glad that you like the food, the lovely staff and the setting. I'm sorry for you that you are dissapointed that the price didn't suit you and had the feeling that we were trying to get your money (oeps bad thing to say this to someone). I'm sorry that you... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Passed there so many times through the years and for some reason never payed it a visit,but what a gem!Better late than never,right?I choose the two course menu and tried their delicious scallops in a very mild tasty cinnamon sauce,and a spicy seabass,both done exactly to my taste!Delicious food and friendly personal,what more could i wish for?Looking forward going back... More 

Thank kremena_094
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

During the summer months the restaurant looks more attractive because it's small terrace in front of the window and it's also not our high season, it's much easier to get a table without reservation when you pass by. A perfect time to try your neighbourhood's restaurant and I'm glad you liked it :-). More 

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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a short trip to Amsterdam and extremely worthy of a few of the limited hours we made here. The food was spectacular, every course was flavoursome and delicious. Lovely atmosphere in a romantic part of Amsterdam, and great service too. A must for anyone staying here!

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

Thank you for being so enthousiastic about our food and the restaurant and it's location. It's true, Herenstraat is a very beautiful street with it's small shops and quality restaurants. Centrallly locatedamong beautiful canals but away from the massm tourists. Hope at your next visit you will have more time to enjoy more food :-). More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was our first experience with Indonesia cusine. We ordered the 3 courses tasting menu that started with a chicken satay salad followed by a tapa platter with 10 different dishes and a dessert with coconut ice-cream and mango sorbet. We got to taste different spice in the dishes. Our favorite was the chicken satay salad with rich lemon grass... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time to this restaurant; last time was winter a couple of years ago, this time the height of summer. It was interesting to see that the season should affect the ambience; this time the feeling was much more casual, with al fresco dining and casually attired diners. Even so, standards remain high. Food is remarkably good and authentic. Duck... More 

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

Thank you very much for coming back again. We are really glad having so many sweet guests from abroad revisiting us. We promise we will do our best to keep the quality of our hospitality high as the last years. See you next time :-) More 

Norfolk, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely meal here. Its quite a small restaurant with a few tables outside and it was full. We chose the second sitting at 9pm which was perfect on a hot day. The food was amazing and the wines good too. Go if you can!

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

Thank you for placing your review about us. The Herenstraat where the restaurant is located is a very charming street, with small boutique shops and also some small restaurants like many old houses in Amsterdam they are cute and small. The only have limited tables outside and due the changing weather we can't reserve them but if you come early... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my husband was in Amsterdam for a few days and our last night we wanted to go out for a nice dinner. I found this gem on tripadvisor and we booked a table on the same day. We loved everything about it. The food was very lovely and i liked the plating they did. They also had good... More 

Thank Thiondra J
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for dinner - you do need a reservation, they only have 2 seatings a night. The food was amazing and delicious and they had a great drink selection. We had the sampler meal and it was delicious - perfect for trying a lot of different dishes. The honey chicken also got high marks and was delicious -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$49 - $60
Asian, Indonesian, International
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, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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
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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