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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” (126 reviews)
“rijsttafel” (113 reviews)
“banana pie” (34 reviews)
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European, Contemporary, Indonesian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Herenstraat 14 | Jordan canals area, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Clearly favoured by locals, a very friendly little restaurant. Excellent food, tried the big platter to share between 4 - very tasty. Wine list could be improved (too expensive and better value wines should be added!).

Thank Anthony V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous flavors! Fantastic service! You do not have to have the set menu but we did have the Indonesian set menu which was amazing. We also had a very reasonably priced bottle of Chardonnay which was terrific. Highly recommended. ALSO make a reservation. It is...More

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

Thank you for taking time to place a nice review about us and so good to share your experience about MAX restaurant and the best places where you have been in Amsterdam. It will help other readers for having a good time during their visit...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rang up a couple of hours to book - a wise move as it was full. For good reason - the service was first class and the food was outstanding. We ooted for the sharing option - delicious!!More

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

Thank you for writing good things about us. Making a last moment reservation is always a good option to be sure that we can place you even we always try to do our best to place our guests. Coming early around 6pm- 6.30pm is the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an absolutely delicious 4 course Rijsttatfel menu with nice and spicy Indonesian specialties. Staff was very professional and serviceminded!

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

Thank you very much for telling that you liked our spicy Indonesian food and the friendly service minded staff in our restaurant. Hope we can welcome you next time again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited MAX Amsterdam on a wednesday evening in November after reading all the great reviews here. I had made a reservation beforehand so had no trouble finding a seat. Chose the traditional indonesian Rice plate menu for 2 people. It includes around 10 different dishes...More

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

First at all: we never charge money for bread to our guests. We even don’t have a button in our computer system to put that on the bill. You might be mixed up a bit by our flavourful spicy food. I’m sorry that our good...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant experience at Max for my wife and myself - exceptional Indonesian food served in a quaint modern premises in a great location. Overall faultless...

Thank Juande74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been coming to MAX Amsterdam for over three years now and it is still consistently good. Amsterdam is known for having pretty high turnover in its restaurants, so it is nice to be able to experience some continuity with one of the better...More

Thank Jeffrey L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food and attentive service - although beward the bottle of water on each table - they charge 5 Euros for it! Busy spot - we tried to book on a previous evening and couldn't get it. Worth the effort though, really enjoyed the meal.

Thank foodfan1003
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here first night in Amsterdam, and I couldn’t beat it for the rest of the time. Took my Indonesian dad who also loved it. Great value, really relaxed - they let us sit for a few minutes to rest before desert. Take the rice...More

Thank ddjWales
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first foray into Indonesian food and was amazed with the quality and taste of the food, the scallops in particular were outstanding, going to make this regular stopover whenever in Amsterdam

1  Thank Ian_Young292
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically
significant as it is perennially popular. Whether
you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast,
shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the
Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the
Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get
lost in a moody meander and a key component to any
sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws
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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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Average prices
US$ 59 - US$ 71
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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