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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 - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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La Jolla, California
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

MAX Amsterdam has delicious combination of Indoneschian and Mediterranean food in an upbeat, contemporary atmosphere. The staff are lovely and attentive. We highly recommend the tasting menu and pairing with the LaFage Coe Est white wine is perfect. The restaurant is not very large so please get a reservation, especially for groups of 4 or more. It is also convenient... More 

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

Thank you for writing a nice review about the contemporary food and the atmosphere of MAX restaurant. Glad to read that you enjoyed the food, ambiance and the service. If you like our flavours, try next time the 4 course International tasting menu. You will taste all the different flavours what we offer. See you soon again :-). More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2016

We took a group of 9 last Friday night for a meal we were blown away by the quality of the food and it had a great atmosphere. Highly recommend !

Thank rustyjulez
London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

I came here with colleagues and the food was amazing. Definitely a place I recommend for a dinner with friends . Try the taster menu !!!

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

Dear Laura, happy to read that you enjoyed the food and that you recommend us to other TA readers. You really made the right choice to take the 4 course International tasting menu. This menu contains all the Max' flavours, a mix of our Mediterrenean specialities and the Indonesians. Hope to welcome you soon again at MAX. More 

London, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2016

A real find that provided the best food during our trip. A contemporary room serving contemporary Indonesian food, with attentive staff and a great ambiance. The Tasting Menu is a must, a really enjoyable evening. We will definitely rwturn.

1 Thank Charles R
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for placing this recommended review. Glad to read that you liked our tasting menu with the new style of serving the traditional Indonesian food. Do also try the new International tasting menu with the mix flavours of Indonesian and the non Indonesian specialities when coming next time to MAX. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

This is our first trip to Amsterdam so wasn't sure what to expect food wise. However Max put paid to any reservations I may have had. The food was absolutely top notch a nice fusion of Western and Indonesian with clean crisp flavours. The staff were very attentive and the atmosphere very relaxed. A must visit restaurant if in Amsterdam.

1 Thank Marion M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2016

Had a great dinner together with two colleagues. The food was delicious with a perfect blend of flavours and spices. The staff was friendly and service minded.

Thank ToreDahle
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2016

Came here for an anniversary dinner with my boyfriend. Customer service was completely faultless from the moment we walked in. Before we ate we were confused by the diversity of the menu (some fine-dining/french style food and some Indonesian dishes), but the food was absolutely amazing and actually merged together really well. We also split their speciality banana pie for... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Loved the style of this restaurant. pink lighting. Very good value for money - we got the 2 course for 30€ option and we were stuffed! Definitely glad didn't opt for 3 course option ...as delicious as the food was - we couldn't have fit another course in! Food is Indonesian style and was superb.

Thank Qonthego
Paignton, Devon
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2016

We chose MAX Amsterdam for a 50th birthday meal for my husband Terry. All 8 of us were blown away, the 3 course meal, the 4 course meal and 2 course meals were all in a league of their own! Thank you for such stunning flavours.

Thank mussonclan
chicago, illinois
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237 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016

We had an absolutely lovely evening at this restaurant over Christmas. The food was delicious and flavorful. As others have commented, a fusion of Indonesian and European cooking results in a meal that's a delight for one's taste buds. The staff was friendly and helpful. If you want to try a pretty restaurant with exceptional cuisine, this is it.

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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
$64 - $75
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
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 | 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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