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“Good, not great and not really Indonesian.”
Review of MAX Amsterdam

MAX Amsterdam
Ranked #39 of 3,955 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$59 - US$70
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, 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.
Vicenza, Italy
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good, not great and not really Indonesian.”
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

This was a good meal in Amsterdam, but nothing special. Scallops really were wonderful, but the other dishes that my wife and I had were just fine, including the duck, chicken satay and the vegetable curry. While the food tasted good, the spices were a bit bland. Ambiance was ok, nothing special. Decent and affordable wine list. Service was very good. I would look elsewhere for Indonesian food.

Visited July 2014
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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Thank you for your review and glad to read that you liked the good food even it was different than you expected. We have an International menu with a special twist on the classics. De scallops and duck (confit de canard) are a bit different but they aren't Indonesian at all. If you like to eat Indonesian, order our Indonesian Rijsttafel (tasting) menu, these Indonesian specials are more spicy as you can expected from Indonesian food and we are even gladly to offer you some extra "Indonesian sambal" to make them spicier to your own taste.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Superb”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Outstanding, excellent. Nice atmosphere, really good service, innovative fusion Indonesian cuisine - great food beautifully presented. Decent wine list. Not cheap but worth every cent. Couldn't fault it.

Visited August 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“good”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Very good food! atmosphere excellent!

After my work i was walking and saw this restaurant. But it was a good choise. I advise everyone to have diner here!

  • Visited August 2014
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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review, 10 August 2014
Thank you. Herenstraat where the restaurant is located is a very attractive street to walk around with nice shops and restaurants, still a not well discovered charming street.
Hope to see you again when passing by.
Max
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Perth, Western Australia
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“Dinner at Max”
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Max. Both the food and service were great and better still, it was just around the corner from our apartment.

Visited August 2014
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MaxLumankun, Owner at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this review, 10 August 2014
Thanks and hope we will see you soon again when coming back to Amsterdam.
Max
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“Wonderful experience!”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

We were recommended to MAX's for dinner which is just round the corner to our hotel. Firstly we like the menu. A 2 course meal is Euro 29 and the 3 course meal at Euro 37.

We decided to try the pan fried scallops and chicken satay on crispy salad for starters and we have to say both were delicious and refreshing. The sea bass as our main course was just simply yummy! Service was fast and efficient. The ambience was small and intimate. There is an upstairs dining area too but we chose to sit downstairs where we can people-watch.

We left MAX that night with full tummys and a smile! Thanks Max!

  • Visited July 2014
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