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MAX Amsterdam

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$$ - $$$
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Herenstraat 14 | Jordan canals area, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 420 0222
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Lombardy, Italy
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant was chosen as per friends' suggestion, and I think it was a real appreciated recommendation. Personnel polite and fast. The restaurant very clean. As it was our first time with Indonesian food we have chosen the mix Indonesian tasting, and I can say it was spicy enough but not too much, with good portion and good food. They... More 

Thank Giuditta G
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely hosts good ambience and super osm food !! Never had such a sumptous chicken . super happy!! Recommend fully Guys ......... Its a treat to be !! Vikas. India

Thank Vikas M
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your fantastic review and your lovely compliments about our food. See you soon. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to try this restaurant because of the good reviews and we are very happy with the choice. We both had the Indonesian tasting menu for 37 Euros each. The chicken satay salad is great but don't eat much of the bread because you need to pace yourself. There are 10 different dishes plus rice. Everything is so delicious and... More 

Thank Julia J
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for so being friendly to share your good experience about our Indonesian food. Hope we can welcome you again even you live so far away from Amsterdam :-). More 

Whitley Bay, England, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely fusion food at a 31 euro for two course menu. Limited choice but all tempting. Nice bottle of wine 25 euros. We didn't book and we were lucky others not so lucky best to book

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

Dear Heather, thank you for sharing your good food experience at MAX Amsterdam. We do our best to create new original dishes with keeping our best signature in every dish we serve even our menu choice is wide and International. To be honest, hard to say that our menu has limited choices with 11 starters, 9 main course plus the... More 

Katy, Texas
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85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered the rijstafel. Wonderful intense flavors and textures. One of the best salads ever, Satay chicken full of veggies set off with just right sauce and peanuts. Nine small plates of veggies, sea bass, chicken, beef in various preparations, each a delight. I was partial to the honey chicken. Got a second dish of that one even though full. Coconut... More 

Thank ron m
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your beautiful words and your kindness to share your experience with other Tripadvisor readers. Telling more about the food and the atmosphere of our restaurant. It hope it will help more nice people like you to find the way to MAX restaurant :-). More 

Uckfield, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service were excellent. We didn't have a reservation so were advised to come back in an hour but there is a great whisky bar down the road so that wasn't a problem. Table was ready as promised and the Indonesian menu was the best I have ever tasted. The staff are great and very helpful I will definitely... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited last Saturday evening with a friend. We had the taster menu and I thought for 37 euro each it was fantastic. The starter was one of the best things I've eaten for a long time. I could literally eat plate after plate of it if I was allowed to! The main courses were all also delicious. There was more... More 

Thank Hazel B
Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last Friday with 3 Friends. Went for the fixed price tasting selection. Starter very good to excellent, dessert was good- looked amazing but didn't quite deliver, however main course selection was a bit average and the waiter was not very friendly or helpful (perhaps a bad night for him). We were upstairs and I didn't think there was much... More 

Thank StephenA30
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Dear Stephen, Thank you for your review and I'm sorry that we were not what you expected about us. Maybe MAX restaurant is just not your kind of place if you don't like the flavours of our food nor the atmosphere of the restaurant. I'm also really sorry that you weren't happy about our service because we always try to... More 

Armadale, Scotland, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the taster menu and at €37pp you can't argue with the price or quality. Each dish tested great, and we especially loved the warm salad starter. Great atmosphere and wine too. If you're in Amsterdam and want Indonesian food. Look no further.

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

Thank you for sharing your nice experience about MAX with other guests to help making the right choice where to dine. Thank you for mentioning about our quality of food, the good wines and the lively atmosphere. See you next time. More 

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

Best dining experience in a very long time. Exquisite, carefully prepared food in an intimate space with outstanding service (by max himself!). Thank you, max.

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review and happy to welcome you soon again :-). 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
$54 - $64
European, Contemporary, Indonesian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
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 | Jordan canals 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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