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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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Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Definitely one of my favourite indonesian restaurants i've eaten in. All 3 courses were fantastic and service was very friendly and attentive throughout. Really cool restaurant and very relaxed vibe about it. Worth visiting for a great meal before hitting the town.

Thank Caseyracing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

MAX is an amazing place and I am so happy to have had the pleasure of visiting this weekend. The food was truly amazing and we both loved every minute. So so happy that we chose MAX as the place for a special evening. MAX topped it off by making us feel really welcome and a cheeky after-dinner aperitif. We'll... More 

Thank Maximillian F
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We were there in a group of 10 and we took the tasting menu. Everything was great - food, wine recommendations, service. Will definitely visit again.

Thank Travel509
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We booked this restaurant at quite short notice based entirely on tripadvisor reviews. We were all completely underwhelmed with the visit. We arrived on time and we were promptly seated. The place was full but we were served quickly. All good so far. The decor is very plain with plastic tables and chairs. The tables are close together too. The... More 

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

I'm sorry that you were disappointed in what you expected and experienced but I'm glad that from the start you liked the good service: your reservation was handled correctly, promply seated when you came on time, you were served quickly even when the place was full and happening, no complaints. It sounds good to me. But it's just not your... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

MAX is a gem of a restaurant and Max himself is a charming and helpful host. We knew little about the restaurant, but are now singing its praises to anyone traveling to Amsterdam. We loved the Indonesian pickled salad, the sea bass, gravlax, and duck. This is a "don't miss" restaurant in Amsterdam.

Thank FatChance_12
Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Girls night out wine and dine on a Friday night. Good atmosphere, great service and good Food! There was a good selection on the menu, both Food and wine. Interesting fusion dishes With a lot of taste. The staff were so serviceminded and Nice. All in all a great night at MAX

Thank Marit_876
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you a lot for your friendly review and happy to read that you enjoyed your whole evening, that you liked the food, the wines, the friendly service and the ambiance. Thanks a lot and see you next time. More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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108 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Looking for Indonesian food in Amsterdam: We booked a dinner at MAX. We were warmly greeted upon entering the restaurant and were provided with many choices and options. We chose Chicken Satay and Beef Randang: Both were excellent! (In fact, the Satay was better than we had in Kuala Lumpur last year). A great location coupled with excellent food!

Thank spaqueen12
Helsinki, Finland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We had a dinner at Max on a Friday evening. The service and host (Max) were fantastic and nothing was missing. We will definitely come again if ever in Amsterdam. Max comes highly recommended.

Thank Thorhallur T
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review and we were all happy to know that you had a nice evening at MAX. It was nice to offer you the special International 4 course menu. A nice tasting menu for groups who like to taste everything. See you next time. Max More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I'm not overly familiar with Indonesian food but the flavour combinations sounded interesting. We didn't book but were able to get a table on a busy Thursday evening. The waiting staff were very pleasant and accommodating-explaining the menu and even making us special tofu dish not on the menu! i enjoyed a lovely (large) starter of Asparagus & poached egg... More 

3 Thank Ktth83
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner at this fabulous Indonesian restaurant and enjoyed every minute and every biteז. A celebration of exquisite tastes and view each dish looks more appealing than the other. Highly recommended!

1 Thank Limorstoller

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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
$50 - $62
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
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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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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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