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MAX Amsterdam

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Herenstraat 14 | Jordan canals area, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 420 0222
18:00 - 22:00
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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not the cheapest rice table and wine we've had but the meal and service were excellent. Would recommend booking in advance. Would not hesitate to eat here again.

1 Thank Neil_Ness
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and my wife headed here for a birthday celebration after reading some great reviews on trip advisor and I can assure you that the reviews were entirely correct. The setting was lovely, staff were attentive, knowledgable and friendly, and the food was incredible. Between us we had the chicken satay (an absolute must), the pea soup, sea bass and... More 

1 Thank m_s_moncrieff
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the most wonderful dinner here with my husband whilst on holiday in Amsterdam. Such tasty food, lovely atmosphere and great staff. Cannot recommend this place enough!

1 Thank Emma R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was worth the trip to Amsterdam to eat here. The food was outstanding, service was really good but not intrusive and despite it being a very busy Friday night, we did not feel rushed at all. Between two of us we ate a mushroom and asparagus pastry parcel which was delicious, and some chicken satay skewers - also delicious.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this restaurant to taste some wonderful Indonesian food hoping I would enjoy as this was the first time I'd tasted Indonesian cuisine. The team were very friendly & positive. Helpful without being intrusive. The menu had a wide variety of fish, vegetarian & meat options on a 2 dish, three dish + desert option. I tried the green pea... More 

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your food exprience at MAX restaurant. Very nice to mention the good work of the friendly staff. Our Indonesian food contains different flavours and some of them can be more your taste than others. Your favourites, the spicy green pea soup and the Rendang beef curry are spicy and spring fresh (our signatures) dishes... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were here as a party of 5 at the weekend. It was excellent. We were greeted by the owner Max with a friendly warm welcome (made up for the chilly weather!). For our meal we decided to go for the Indonesian tasting menu (Rijsttafel) that was a fusion of traditional Indonesian with Indonesian that had been influenced by many... More 

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

Thank you for your fantastic review and so happy to read that you really enjoyed your evening and loved our International- Indonesian food. Indonesian cuisine is one of the most beautiful ones of the world, it has so many different flavours influenced by centuries of different (trading) food cultures and in MAX restaurant we give them a fresh contemporary touch.... More 

Dunchurch, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

last minute choice. certainly good value. good staff. had to sit right by the door which is the only downside.

Thank Gareth D
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

Good to know that you appreciate our good value of quality and our good staff. We were happy that we managed to offer you a last moment table when we were almost totally fully booked and that all other tables are already used by early dinner guests. I'm sorry that your last moment choice in a busy restaurant limited your... More 

Berlin, Germany
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very great restaurant in Amsterdam and one of my best experiences I´ve ever had with Indonesian Fusion Cuisine. An extravagant Menu and excellent choice of (white) wine. I really want to recommend this place to people with a bold sense for good and fresh food in a relaxed atmosphere. Don´t forget to make a reservation in advance!

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

Thank you very much for your great review and sharing your best Indonesian food experience with other readers. Happy to read that you enjoyed our selection of "different" International fusion cuisine menu and it's different combination of flavours. Glad to read that you liked the choice of our wines. It's also an important personal care to help our guests to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there for Indonesian. but were seduced by other items on the menu. Menu a blend if continental and Indonesian. Saw the 3 course tasting menu served to another table, and it looked very good, but it is a lot of food for two if you are not big eaters. We opted for 1 three course and 1 two course.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service in a family run restaurant. The selection of small dishes is incredible, with the spiced cake dessert a must have!

Thank Mathew K
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review

One word: "Thanks". More 

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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
US$53 - US$64
European, Contemporary, Indonesian, International, Vegetarian Friendly
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 Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
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
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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