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“Delicious food, and excellent customer service”
Review of MAX Amsterdam

MAX Amsterdam
Ranked #37 of 4,091 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$59 - US$71
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: 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.
Reviewed 30 June 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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Thank callumx
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

My wife and I read about MAX's on TripAdvisor (we used the TripAdvisor City Guides App on our iPhone during our stay in Amsterdam) and decided to walk by to see if we could grab a table. We wanted an opportunity to try great Indonesian food during our stay, but also read many of the reviews which indicated reservations were required, which we didn't have. When we arrived, the restaurant was mostly full, however we quickly found an available outside table. The staff was very accommodating and made us feel right at home.

We decided on the tasting menu, which is actually a sampling of most of their dishes. Contrary to some of the other reviews, the staff asked us numerous times if we wanted more of any of the dishes. The food was very clean and had great flavor.

Overall, the food was excellent and just the right quantity for two, however the highlight was the staff and customer service. Although we ate outside, the staff mentioned they would reserve a table indoors for us in case it got cold or started to rain. When the weather did change and the rain started, they quickly relocated us, baby and all, indoors without any fuss. By far the best customer service we experienced during our stay in Amsterdam!

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Thank Dorfer
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

we stumbled across this place by accident. what a gem! great food - have the tasting menu - such good value.

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Thank PigRap
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

First, whatever you read in the reviews about Max being discourteous, forget them! He his an amazing host, courteous, attentive, informative. He basically guided us through the menu and we were rewarded with an absolutely delicious meal. We didn't have the reichstafel, but the rest of the menu had choices that were outstanding and reasonably priced for the area. Service was excellent with Max watching over all. Can't say enough about the restaurant, don't miss it.

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Thank HENAM73
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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2014

Thank you very much for your friendly review and how sweet to defend us against attackers :-). Very appreciated.
We love to do our best for being friendly but efficiently serving good food and also guiding our guests to have a nice evening. It's still love and understanding.

Hope to welcome you soon again,
Max

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Reviewed 20 June 2014

The jordaan district is filled with lovely cafés and small restaurants so choosing a spot was a bit of a challenge. Having eaten a full repetoire on our vacation we decided to try Max. The decor is modern and elegant with a lively scene. The service was very good and the food was excellent. It plate was beautifully presented and very tasty. It is fixed menu. Just make sure to leave room for dessert. They are delicious!!

Thank CaraMHutchins
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