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“great dinner - good service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of MAX Amsterdam

MAX Amsterdam
Ranked #29 of 3,371 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $51 - $62
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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.
Bremen, Germany
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224 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“great dinner - good service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We went to Max for the birthday dinner of my wife. It was our first visit but definitely not our last. We went for a two course menu with Max classic and the scallops as a starter and Max favorite, MaxMama and the seabass as a main course. Everything was delicious and not too spicy! Max took care of everyone with a nice smile and made sure that the dinner was a great experience!
Thanks for the nice evening. We will remember it!

  • Visited December 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This was my second visit to MAX and I left very happy once again! The food was incredible and benefited from not being overly complicated, using fresh ingredients that resulted in amazing flavours. The satay was the best I've had to date, the scallop starter is a must and the lamb fillet was unbelievably tender. The staff were lovely and friendly, taking a moment to make us feel relaxed and comfortable, despite being very busy, resulting in a great atmosphere. The only slight, tiny downside was that the plates could be a little bit hotter. I would definitely recommend booking in advance as it was very busy and a few people had to return to the cold outside without the comfort of the crispy banana pie!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Emily W
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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
Thank you for coming back to MAX restaurant. It's one of the greatest classic compliment for a restaurant if a guest from abroad coming back to visit you again. Thank you very much.
We will immediately do our best to serve the plates warmer after reading your comments.
Hope to welcome you again in the future.
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Delft, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fabulous flavours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Our second visit... Pretty busy, but staff very efficient and very friendly. The "European/Indonesian fusion" description is absolutely right: very interesting flavours that all work well. Nothing too hot or too harsh. Just very tasty. Will have to revisit enough times to try every dish. If I wanted to criticise, it could only be that the plates were not hot.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Chipface W
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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
Thank you for coming back again. A big compliment for us. And thank you for placing your friendly and good review about us.
During the 3rd week of january we will be closed for maintenance in the kitchen to improve those technical things like to keep the plates warmer :-). Making the best is better than good :-)
Hope to see you again at MAX Amsterdam in 2014.
Best wishes.
Max
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Taste Sensation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We were extremely fortunate to get a table as Max was completely booked out for the evening and the next couple of days. The flavours and texture combinations were perfect. Service excellent with great atmosphere.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Jennifer P
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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review, December 29, 2013
Thank you for placing your nice review and glad to have you as our guest even in a very busy restaurant during the busy December.
Just try to drop by early in the evening after (around) 6pm or come after later around 9.15pm without reservation and there will be a big chance that we might have a table for you in the restaurant.
Hope to welcome you soon again at MAX restaurant.
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Really good restaurant. Very big for the location. Staff are friendly and very efficient. Food was really very good and I eat there again.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank SherwinTelfer
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