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MAX Amsterdam
Ranked #37 of 4,134 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$59 - US$71
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, 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 1 August 2014

We don't get too much of a chance to enjoy authentic rijsttafel in Boston and knew that Amsterdam would provide an opportunity for that. For us, that was Max. Even though we were only in Amsterdam on a two day layover and had a packed itinerary, we wanted to squeeze this in. Even though we arrived at 9:30 pm after our Red Light Tour, Max welcomed us, prepared the dinner according to our tastes and preferences and even recommended drinks to match and asked us if we would like more of anything on the plate that we particularly liked. Of course, the dinner was great and more than enough. Great food and a friendly and yet funky smaller restaurant was a very positive experience for us. Thanks Max. If we're ever in Amsterdam again, we'll be back.

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Reviewed 1 August 2014

Recently went on a trip to Amsterdam (for the right reasons) and was recommended to this lovely quaint restaurant on one of the side streets not far from the Train Station.
From start to finish you couldn't have a better experience! It was quite a hot day but the guys there had put on extra fans inside for the customers, like me, who doesn't really enjoy eating outside.
Starters were fantastic but I was blown away by the Scallops dish which was infused with Cinnamon.
Second Course I had the Rendang Curry which was also superb but my wife had the chicken satay which blew us away with the flavour profile! Absolutely amazing!!
Main course for me was also as good with Lamb cooked to perfection with a deep heady sauce which complimented the potato wedges and veg that accompanied the dish. (Nice to see the use of Potato Wedges rather than some fancy slop of puree)
Dessert was a Banana and caramel tart which was to die for!
This is basically a must for all foodie's who travel to Amsterdam (Also I would recommend Sebastian's Boutique Hotel just round the Corner) as there's quite a few restaurants crammed into quite a small city!

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2014

A lot of beautiful compliments, thank you for that.
Hope to welcome you soon again.
Max

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Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

The service was exceptional. The good was very good. Without going into detail some dishes we had were up theme with the best and the others were near enough for me to recommend this place yo my friends and those people who like their dinner experiences.

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

We tried the non indonesian food as we had recently had rijsttafel so we opted for the fried scallops, lamb filet / seabass in bananaleaf and we shared a wonderful banana desert called Max special. The food was more than delicious, it was top notch. The scallops melted in our mouths and were prepared in an unusual manner with a slight cinnamon taste. The lamb was sucullent and just right rose. This was one of the few times that not only the starter and desert were good but main courses were just as exquisitly prepared. We tried three different wines by the glass, which were all great (the prosecco could perhaps have been slightly colder but was still really good, another slight point for improvement was that at the start the owner brought an unordered bottled of sparkling water charmingly assuming that we would want it, whereas we usually order a jug of tapwater, of course we could not refuse but would normally prefer to just get what is ordered, note also that desert is not included in the two or three course menu so actually prices are higher than what they may appear at first sight). The owner Max is overall a nice exuberant personality who thoroughly enjoys providing great service and meeting and talking with his clients. Highly recommended.

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Thank you for your compliments and that you really like the food and ambiance at MAX.
Thank you for recommend MAX resaurant to TA readers.

Menu Information:
2 course menu (29 euro) is included starter + main course
3 course is (37 euro) starter + main course + dessert
We also give the possibility that our guests can choose an extra second starter instead of a dessert. It happens often because the good food that our guests order a 4th course: dessert (8 euro extra).

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Two of us had booked a table in advance but found when we arrived on time that we had to go upstairs where we would be the only diners. We might nevertheless have agreed to this if the staff member who received us had been pleasant - which she was anything but; in reality she made uis feel very uncomfortable and stupid for asking if we would have long to wait before a table became free downstairs. The coimbination of solitary dining attended by a waitress who had made it clear that she didn't care if we stayed or left was unappealing. So we left.

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MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Sadly and truly that the few bad reviews what we had are written by those who never had dinned at our restaurant. They wrote the reviews because they just want it, only bad air and nothing to do with a dining experience.
To be the first one entering a room doesn't mean that you will stay the only one for the rest of the evening and with a little patience and a little understanding we also gladly to replace you to another preferable table. Sadly.

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