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MAX Amsterdam

££ - £££European, , Indonesian
Herenstraat 14 | Jordan canals area, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 420 0222
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (121 reviews)
“rijsttafel” (131 reviews)
“sea bass” (91 reviews)
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European, Contemporary, Indonesian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Herenstraat 14 | Jordan canals area, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with my wife on a Saturday night, the restaurant was not particularly busy, so a bit quiet. Menu was a little confusing but settled on the Indonesian set meal, which was excellent. Service was a little slow and the waiter seemed slightly disinterested, but...More

Thank Lawrence H
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for telling that our Indonesian food was very good and that you had a nice time during your meal. It suprises me that the restaurant was quiet on a (usually packed) Saturday evening, I've never experienced that before the last 15 years since...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decent Indonesian food - we had the rijsttafel for two and one drink each and this was a shade under 100 euros, which in my view is expensive. Food is tasty, however at these prices it does lack the 'wow' factor to justify what is...More

Thank artfirenze
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for telling that our food is decent and tasty. Sorry that you had other expectation about our restaurant. We have our prices and our taste with our special flavours, our good wines and also our extraordinary atmosphere because our friendly guests and friendly...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right from the crisps to starters to second starters to mains to drinks, I can't find anything to complain about. I love the simple menu that doesn't confuse people. The presentation is amazing. Being a contemporary Indonesian restaurant they could think differently when it comes...More

Thank K K
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your fantastic review and also for your beautiful pictures that you posted of our International dishes. They look really beautiful and they will help other guests what to expect about our restaurant. Happy to have guests like you :-).

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First visit to Max and first Indonesian meal. Absolutely loved it. Tried the sampler and thoroughly enjoyed every dish. Starter salad was also delicious. Very busy place but service was excellent. Based on our Wednesday night visit reservations are a must. Server was charming.

Thank Jayne M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you love Indonesian food I think you will love this place. Great service and nice size dishes. The scallops were delicious and the service was very good. Indonesian isn't my favorite, but I liked everything

Thank kbatlanta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Max's has a very nice ambience and the team we're inviting and very helpful. The menu choices were good but we could not go past the Indonesian tasting menu with a starter salad that was delicious, 7 different mains and a desert. We were even...More

Thank Radfopa
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your lovely words and being so kind to share those and your good experience about our food, service and ambiance with other readers. Hope to welcome you again when you're coming back to Amsterdam to try our other choices on...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for our second evening in amsterdam; based on the high ratings. We had a reservation at 8.30- apparently this is more or less the tail end of the first seating. Reception was nice and friendly and we were quickly seated near the...More

Thank Thomas R
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience. Glad that you were well received by the friendly staff and that they had the chance to place you near the window. I'm sorry that you were disappointed in what we offered. Our International service, friendly but fast and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Considering the reputation of the Dutch rijsttafel, we particularly chose MAX after carefully reading the reviews of many similar restaurants in Amsterdam. Although with no prior experience with other restaurants and Indonesian food, we were very content with the food and service we received. Having...More

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you that you enjoyed the quality and flavours of our Indonesian food and also the service in our restaurant. I'm sorry for the misunderstanding that the Indonesian rijsttafel (Indonesian tasting- sharing) menu contains only the Indonesian specialities like chicken satay in peant sauce dressing...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited MAX as we wanted a nicer meal out during our trip and we were not disappointed! The quality of the food was extremely high and the presentation was beautiful. Classical dishes with a slight Indonesian twist lead to some wonderful...More

Thank TStevens78405
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice review and beautiful pictures of the dishes and sharing those with more readers to help them to decide where to dine. Thanks.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised by the food here. Delicious, fragrant, elegantly spiced with a fresh zing to finish off with. I had the pastry/mushroom/truffle/asparagus starter and my husband had the scallops, both very good. We followed up with the Satay Chicken - thoroughly recommended and...More

Thank TalktoPG
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing the delicious food experience at MAX Amsteram. Good to know that you ordered many different International specialities of our menu and that you liked all of them with their different kind of flavour combinations.

Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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26 March 2017|
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Response from alwaysplanahead | Reviewed this property |
no dress code. When we were there people were wearing all sorts of outfits, from jeans up to business casual. It's a very attractive restaurant so personally I wouldn't do jeans and a t-shirt, but these days anything goes... More
20 December 2016|
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Response from MaxLumankun | Property representative |
3 course menu included a nice bottle of wine around 110 euro.
2 October 2016|
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Response from Hans K | Reviewed this property |
No need to book - unless a very large party. You may have to wait a bit - it does get busy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$60 - US$72
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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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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