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MAX Amsterdam

) #38 of 3,268 Restaurants in 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” (118 reviews)
“rijsttafel” (126 reviews)
“sea bass” (90 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 yesterday via mobile

Been there three times. First time due to TripAdvisor review. We had the tasting menu, an interesting option to get acquainted with the restaurant highlights. Everything was rewarding. Second time, almost a year afterwards, to remember the previous nice experience. Again we did not made...More

Thank joari
Reviewed 1 week ago

First night in Amsterdam and no reservation so we went to one of the closest reastaurants for dinner: Max. We both tasted the sauceplate with tiny scallop pices and it was disgusting, worst seafood I ever tasted,ruined with too much anice and cinnamon. Other dishes...More

Thank Sigridmaria
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the nice pictures that you posted on your review. They all look good and give good reflections how we serve our confit the canard (duck leg), scallops with white wine sauce and cinnamon caramel, pastry of green asparagus and mushrooms with truffle...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good , the service also quite fast and friendly but we were forced to eat minumum of 2 dishes and that was quite disappointing.More

Thank Simona001
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for telling that the food is good and the service is fast and friendly. We have since the opening for years our well priced menu concept, 2 course is 31 euro, 3 course 39 euro and the 3 course Rijsttafel menu is 37...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful meal at Max. We had a large group of seven and the service was very attentive. The rijsttafel was excellent as were the desserts. Worth a visit.

Thank David E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I guess the the reviews overestimate the place a bit. We had gin cocktails but they average at best. The berries in one cocktail were defrosted what really spoiled the whole thing. The cocktail was not worth the price. The food, however, was good. Three...More

Thank shk a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is not wrong - in fact it's quite acceptable. It's just not that extra special. There are a number of dishes for starter that are then replicated for main course. The lamb was nice but not as tender as you get at...More

Thank 53deve
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience about our restaurant and I'm sorry that MAX was not extra special enough for you even it was good. I'm glad that Amsterdam has many nice different kind of style restaurants to offer and that you also found the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

He a very lovely 3 course menu, nice atmosphere not at all cliché , on the contrary very modern and trendy, yet authentic and good flavors with a modern presentation. Very friendly staff. Overall very well worth the money spent!More

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

Thank you for your nice review about MAX restaurant and how you describe MAX restaurant, the atmosphere, the idea and what we have to offer. Your experience can help other readers (who like modern but authentic food flavours) to find their way to our restaurant....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not to repeat what others have said...the Indonesian chef's choice dinner is the way to go. This is a very busy place. It was easily walking distance from our hotel (Renaissance), and Navigator suggested it. However, they were fully booked. We went the next night...More

1  Thank James P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While the service and the food were of a high standard the space to sit and feel comfortable was clearly to little. We were missing a minimum of privacy.

Thank GreatApple
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first experience with rijsttafel and it won't be our last. Our server went over the menu with us beforehand explaining the different dishes. Everything was delicious with many new taste sensations.More

1  Thank Arlene L
MaxLumankun, Eigenaar at MAX Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for telling and sharing your good food experience at MAX restaurant. Happy to read that you liked your first Indonesian food experience. We make our food modern but with the use of the best fresh ingredients and authentic way of preparing. It's well...More

Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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27 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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$58 - US$70
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • 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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