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MAX Amsterdam

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$$ - $$$
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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 - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited here on a recent short trip to Amsterdam for my birthday. My husband wanted me to have a special meal at a nice restaurant so had a look at Trip Advisor and the restaurant's website and it seemed like MAX would be a good choice. When he booked he made the restaurant aware that it... More 

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

In other words: Thank you for the complimentary birthday drinks, it was very sweet that the staff did that. You're welcome and wish you a lots of love. More 

South Riding, Virginia
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a chance to enjoy Max Amsterdam and the multi course meal. I had a spicy salad selection, lamb chops, and scallops. Followed up with a very good rum cake and coconut ice cream. Very reasonable price and good service!

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

Happy to know that you enjoyed the food, all the different kind of International specialities. The banana pie fresh from the oven with coconut ice cream and coconut rum sauce is our classic. More 

Rochester, Minnesota
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A first for me, this Indonesian restaurant converted me to its cuisine. We had a variety of dishes and went family style to try these all. I do not recall exactly what we ordered, but see pictures for details. All were dishes including meat, pork or beef. The sauces in all were delicious! Very friendly and helpful staff! Not sure... More 

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

Thank you for your review and telling us that you enjoyed your evening and especially the food. Our flavours and presentation are ours, Indonesians with a modern touch but still you can call it authentic because it's ours. Different than other Indonesian restaurants. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at 9:30 PM, the place was still busy. Each of us opted for the 2 course option, the Javanese chicken, Bang Bang Redang, the beew stew and the chicken with MamaMax sauce were very good. Paired with Merlot. The guy running the restraunt is pompous and condscending, knocked off a star for that.

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Odense, Denmark
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clean restaurant with great space. We ordered the recommended 3 course menu with white/red wine and this was a perfect "gourmet voyage" to Indonesian fine cooking. All was good but there is a remark or one comment and that's the receipt which only was "proforma" (bookeepers and tax authorites don't like that).

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Thank Michael K
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience about the great service during your perfect "gourmet voyage" to Indonesian fine cooking accompany by your selected wines. If you need another receipt you just can ask or mail us directly. Easy to solve. it's not a public problem at all. We'll help our guests as good as possible. More 

Lincoln
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy, nice buzz, a bit cramped. Service was fine. The rijsttafel set menu was rather 'safe' and was a little bland and samey as a result. The food was delicious in terms of what it was, but nothing stood out as memorable. I expected the odd dish to go to an end of the hot, or spicy, or sweet... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experience about MAX restaurant and happy to read that you like the delicious food, the fine service and that you also like the buzz energy of the restaurant. Our food is well spiced but not hot spicy or sweet. Our food is flavourful but doesn't overwhelm the mouth and doesn't need beers to soft it.... More 

Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a group of 11 colleaugues who went out to eat Indonesian food. The restaurant is modern yet cozy. Great selection of chosen wines to accomdate the wonderful food. We reccoment the rice taffel. Andres was a wonderful waiter and we had a great experience.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is squeezed into an Amsterdam townhouse, which means small tables, chairs and close together. The smell catches you when you walk in the door: the best of Asia and once you see and taste it you are sold: excellent choice, taste, not heavy, really the modern Indonesian cuisine with the feeling of 'desormais'. The wine selection is good... More 

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Thank Syrah63
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such nice words about us and the flavours of our food. Happy to read that you had a superb and enjoyable experience and that you also like our wine list. We offer 10 different reasonable priced open bottles wines to accompany our rich of flavours food. More 

Nicosia, Cyprus
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very cozy, "feel good" restaurant. The food there is certainly very good but not impressive. I would prefer it better if it offered more Indonesian choices. A more personal touch on dishes seemed to be missing.Maybe a little overpriced for what it offers.

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Thank SophiePP24
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for mentioning MAX restaurant as a cozy Feel good restaurant, nice to read. We create our receipes with our typical MAX' flavours, very personal. Some of the specialities are so typical ours that you only can eat them at MAX but we also have some classics like tender steak with port sauce or Confit de canard and we... More 

Helsinki, Finland
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a booking at MAX Amsterdam for our first night in the city. Booking is advisable, since the restaurant was full. We ordered the Indonesian Rijsttafel (tasting menu) and we were not disappointed. Satay chicken for starters and for main course an array of different Indonesian dishes and curries. The owner of the place was very attentive and very... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your happiness about our Indonesian food, the friendly and attentive service and the nice wines. Thank you also for telling other readers that you had an excellent experience and that you liked the atmosphere in the restaurant. Hope to see you soon again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$64 - $75
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
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
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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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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