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“Wow” 5 of 5 stars
Review of MAX Amsterdam

MAX Amsterdam
Herenstraat 14 | Jordaan area, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Canal Ring (Grachtengordel))
+31 20 420 0222
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Ranked #29 of 3,333 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $61
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, 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.
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“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled upon this after glancing at trip advisor, purely to see In what direction the restaurants were. The food was amazing! Having the tasting menu was the best way forward allowing us to sample pretty much the entire menu. The small elegant dishes came out as we journeyed through taste and temperature, starting with mild to hot, so to not ruin our taste buds. I was pleasantly surprised that they were more than willing to replenish any of the dishes, however we were already to full by this stage.
The staff were lovely and perfectly attentive without being overbearing.

Our only regret was that it ruined many other meals for us in Amsterdam which didn't live up to their reviews.

Truly a gem in Amsterdam and a must!

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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review, July 9, 2014
Thanks and hopefully see you next time again,
Max
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“Yum!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Our group of 5 had a wonderful dinner at MAX restaurant! The food was so good. Another very popular restaurant so make reservations if possible. The staff was very attentive & really friendly. It's also in a terrific neighborhood. Highly recommend MAX!!!!

Visited May 2014
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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Thank you for sharing your Max' experience with more TA readers.
Good companion, good food, good wine and friendly service is all what we need to have a nice evening. Isn't it.
It's true we are located in a nice neighboorhood surrounded by the beautiful canals with a lot of local bars and small restaurants with their small terraces. A well hidden and tourist friendly neighboorhood especially if you don't like the big busy squares and massm tourist places. Welcome.
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“Best Indonesian in town?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Nice interior and in a lively neighborhood. Great staff and super Indonesian food for reasonable prices.

Visited June 2014
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“Just ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We ate here after reading quite good reviews. It was an average meal really but we found most of the food in amstedam very sub standard. The service is good but the food very average. I wouldn't eat there again but the restaurant itself is very well kept and modern

Visited June 2014
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“Delicious food, and excellent customer service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Max was a pleasant discovery, and a great meal out. The menu offers a fusion of Indonesian and European dishes, and the courses we ate were all delicious and served with panache. I couldn't recommend it more highly. The prices are at the higher end of the market, but certainly not a rip off, given the quality of the dishes. There is house wine from 25 Euros per bottle.

The service was warm and welcoming. The staff were polite and friendly, always smiling and seemed to genuinely be enjoying their work.

The décor is simple and modern, with use of coloured lights on the white walls to set the mood.

I would recommend this as a venue for any occasion, romantic meal, celebration dinner or business entertaining.

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