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MAX Amsterdam

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Herenstraat 14 | Jordan canals area, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 420 0222
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Armadale, Scotland, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for the taster menu and at €37pp you can't argue with the price or quality. Each dish tested great, and we especially loved the warm salad starter. Great atmosphere and wine too. If you're in Amsterdam and want Indonesian food. Look no further.

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Thank Jordan H
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your nice experience about MAX with other guests to help making the right choice where to dine. Thank you for mentioning about our quality of food, the good wines and the lively atmosphere. See you next time. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Best dining experience in a very long time. Exquisite, carefully prepared food in an intimate space with outstanding service (by max himself!). Thank you, max.

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review and happy to welcome you soon again :-). More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a girls weekend in Amsterdam to celebrate my friends 50th birthday !!! Max was recommended to us and it didn't disappoint. From start to finish we had a brilliant time. We had the tasting menu, food was absolutely delicious, atmosphere was wonderful and service very friendly and attentive ! They even brought out pudding with a sparkler. And all... More 

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Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Asked to come out for a meal with some work colleagues, so glad i didnt make an excuse not to come along. To the west of central Amsterdam and around a very trendy row of streets and near some good bars Max is well worth the walk. Straight to the food, opted for the create your own for 39 euro,... More 

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Hi Mark, Thanks a lot for your wonderful review, so nice to share your mouth watering experience with more readers. A very tasty food story :-). Proud. Thank you very much for that. Hope we can welcome you soon again and please mail or call us to make a reservation. More 

Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mr. and I had a lovely dining experience at Max We had never eaten Indonesian food before, but after our great meal at Max, we hope to have an opportunity to eat it again. We took the recommendation of our very efficient server and had the 3 course taking menu. We loved the fresh, crunchy, spicy flavors of the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here last year and was blown away by the food. We came back and did the 3 course tasting menu. It was absolutely amazing!!! Seriously, every dish was mouth watering. We tried almost everything, from the scallops to the traditional stew. Great ambiance as well. They only take 2 seating times, so reserve!

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us again and glad that we still keep the quality high as you expected from your last visit. See you next time :-). More 

Hertford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made an email booking for 6 which was confirmed straight away. Arrived and seated straight away by friendly staff who introduced the menu and got drinks to the table really quickly. The food was great so much flavour, fresh and something different. Everyone enjoyed every dish. Want to go again asap.

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your description about what we offer in our place: friendly and efficient staff, good food, a place to enjoy. Hope to welcome you soon again. More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the taster menu at €37 pp. A great way to try out all the different flavours...vegetable, curries, fish etc there were 13 dishes plus rice any of which they were happy to refresh - followed by a delicious sharing suite of ice creams, sorbet, chocolate cake and more. A busy Saturday night so were turning people away as were... More 

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Stockholm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the set course rijstaffel and thouroghly enjoyed it. We were treated to a plethora of foods with a great starter + a wonderful desert to finish it off. Attentive staff and decent prices. Would go here again.

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for telling us and other readers how you enjoyed our style of modern Indonesian food in a modern setting with friendly service. Happy that you liked the different mix of dishes with where you can taste many different flavours in each dish, a way to discover the Multi cultural flavours of Indonesia and the inspirations of the countries... More 

Brentwood, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never had Indonesian food before so nothing to compare it with. We went on recommendation from a friend. I must say that I really enjoyed the food that I had there and it was all beautifully presented. Staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. The price was a little steep but I hadn't checked the menu price before we booked! I... More 

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Dear Judy, Thank you for your compliments about our food and service. It's always quite handy to check the menu and the price if you dine somewhere :-). For years we still have the same price for our tasting menu, 3 course for 37 euro. A fair price for our regular guests who like good food and good wines. Hope... 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
US$54 - US$65
Cuisine
European, Contemporary, Indonesian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Herenstraat 14 | Jordan canals area, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighbourhood: 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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