Adventurous food in a Cosmopolitan setting, located in the heart of Amsterdam's beautiful canal area. MAX is a place to explore the new International cuisine inspired by the world's culinary classics and the flavours of MamaMax' Indonesian home cooking.
MAX has a short uncomplicated interesting wine list, selected excellence wines to pair the flavourful food and to discover the fantastic combination of good wine with our lively spiced food.
A wide range of wine by the glass.
International cuisine with Indonesian specialities
MAX' special: 3 course Indonesian Rijsttafel menu € 37,- per person
Share and taste the best of our Indonesian specialities
Or create your own International menu from below
2 course € 31
3 course € 39
All prices are per person
Pan fried scallops with white wine sauce and cinnamon caramel
Gravad Lax, salmon marinated with fresh Mango and pineapple salad
Pata Negra (forest pork) shoulder slowly cooked with ginger and soy sauce
Max' green pea soup Oriental spiced with tender sweet beef and creme fraiche
Asparagus with mushrooms in a crispy envelop from the oven with truffle pesto cream
Grilled Asparagus and beetroot salad with Feta (sheep cheese) and yellow curry- coconut dressing
Max’ favourite: Crispy crepe with salad of spicy Balinese chicken curry
Max’ classic, Javanese chicken satay on crispy salad
Max’ speciality: Bang Bang Rendang, spicy Indonesian beef curry on crispy vegetables salad
Max’ spicy aubergine (eggplant) curry salad with green garden herbs
Max' Indonesian green salad with yellow curry dressing
Filet of lamb with green asparagus, and Max’ soft spicy Port coconut sauce
Confit de canard: crispy skin tender duck leg slowly oven cooked in its own juice
Tender beef steak with rosemary wedges, Port sauce and truffle pesto
Asparagus with mushrooms crispy from the oven with truffle pesto cream
MamaMax' Indonesian tender beef stew with winter vegetables
Max’ favourite: Indonesian seasoned seabass filet in bananaleaf with a spicy lemongrass sauce
Max’ classic: tender chicken (no bones) with MamaMax Indonesian soy sauce
Max’ vegetable curry with spicy aubergine curry and green herbs
Max’ speciality: crispy banana pie fresh from the oven with coconut rum sauce
Chocolate pie with sauce of red fruit and crème fraiche
Mango sorbet with sauce of passion fruit and red berries
Spekkoek, layered Indonesian spice cake with apple cinnamon ice cream
Scroppino, a refreshment cocktail of lemon sorbet, wodka and prosecco
Spanish ice coffee made from espresso, vanilla ice and liqor 43
Max’ dessert wines
California: Black Muscat (Red and fruity, honeyed orange)
Germany: Eiswein (riped and concentrated Riesling)
France: Sauternes (yellow gold, sweet freshness)
France: Red Rivesaltes (Red and spiced, chilled Port style)
France: Beaumes de Venise (White, fresh and aromatic Muscat)
Spain: Don PX (rich raisin with spice flavours, concentrated sweet Sherry style)
Aperol Spitzer, a light sparkling aperif with Prosecco and Aperol orange
Max' Gin and Tonic with house made pressed cranberry syrup and prosecco
Max' Gin and Ginger bounce with Gin, ginger ale, grape fruit and Aperol
Cosmopolitan, refreshing cocktail with wodka, cranberry juice and orange liqueur
Manhattan Breeze, Bourbon whisky with vermouth riserva and orange sparkling water
Max’ white wine by glass
Sauvignon blanc, Montplellier, Languedoc, France 25 6
Attractive, fresh and elegant wine from the region of sea lake Thau in south of France
The blend of the aromas is a lively welcome to our fusion food
Lively blend of Vermentino and Grenache Blanc, Lafage, South of France 30 7
Crisp and dry with fresh flavours of white flowers and tropical fruits, cool site ground
Good balance acidity with metal to keep it alive and vibrant with good length
Unoaked Chardonnay, Corte Giara, Allegrini, Veneto, North Italy 30 7
Pleasant clean and pretty balanced body, stainless steel aging. Subtle floral with crisp acidity
Max' Pinot Grigio, Kaltern Caldaroi, Alto Adige/ Sudtiroller, North Italy 35 7,5
This lovely Pinot Grigio has a full flavour with a straw yellow hue and floral nose
Pleasantly smooth character, rich and fruity with mineral on the juicy and fresh finish
Bio dynamic Cotes du Rhone Blanc, blend of Viognier, Grenache, Clairette, France 35 7,5
Medium to full body with golden color, nose of sweet basil, honey and some floral notes.
Good accidity with lemon and mineral on the palate. Excellent flavourful dining wine
Max’ red wine by glass
Merlot, Domaine Belle Mare, Montpellier, Languedoc, France 25 6
Easy drinking with medium body. Juicy and fruity with subtle tannins. Simple pleasure
Primitivo (Zinfandel) di Manduria Costarossa, Puglia, South of Italy 30 7
Ruby dark colour, juicy, full, rich and voluptuos. Toasty notes with dark chocolate
Pinot Noir Gran reserva, Morande, Casablanca Valley, Chili 35 7,5
A flavourful medium body Pinot Noir. Fruity, Earthy accompanied by sweet toast
Cotes du Rhone La Bastide Bio dynamic, Saint Dominique, France 35 7,5
Blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah. All tank- aged and bottled young. Juicy and fruity
Round, full texture and pleasing, smooth finish of spicy berries with supple tannins
The round textures and it's tannins make this wine a good paring for Indonesian food
Viognier, Viento Aliseo Biodynamic, La Mancha, Spain 35
Clean and intensely floral Viognier with beautiful flavours of peach and Magnolia
The balance of aromatic notes with the refreshing acidity leaves a lively impression
Dry, fruity, gold plate in colour. Perfect with lightly spiced dishes
Chardonnay Naturae, no sulfit, Bio dynamic wine, Languedoc, France 35
Biodynamic Pale golden medium body Chardonnay with fresh oak influence
Creamy, off dry with the right acidity, yellow fruit with a sweet short finish. Special.
Malvasia del Salento, a favourite Oriental food paring wine from Puglia, Italy 35
This wine has an intense straw yellow colour with golden hints
It's bouquet is aromatic and fruity, freshness and harmonious delicate flavours
It's medium dry matchs perfectly with spiced and flavourful food
Grauer Burgunder trocken, Hofmann, Appenheim, Pfalz, Germany 35
Nice enjoyable German Pinot Grigio. Easy to drink with our International food.
Fresh, dry and fruity. Touches of chalk with sense of pear and pineapple
Riesling, Voltraz 1573 Rheingau trocken, Germany 40
Classy, classic dry to off-dry Riesling with intense aromas of green fruit
Well balanced wine, elegant with steely minerality and refreshing acidity
Chenin Blanc, Vouvray Réserve, Champalou, Loire, France 40
Made purely from Chenin Blanc, this classic awards winning Loire is superb.
Nice minerality, fruity freshness, lively and harmonious delicate flavours
It's off dry style perfectly matchs with spiced and flavourful food
Chardonnay, Saint-Véran, Bourgogne, France 45
A rich expressive riped Chardonnay from a clay-limestone ground.
The freshness and purity is preserved in stainless-steel and aged for 9 months makes
this wine round, smooth with lovely fresh fruit notes and buttery finish
Verdejo Natural (no sulfit), Nosso Menade, Castilla y Leon, Spain 45
A delicious Natural wine, extra ordinary Verdejo, not the usual fruity ones
Medium body, gold, aromatic with hints of apricot and smooth richness.
Minerality with fresh oak, finishing with slightly vanilla carbonated touch
Esporao reserva Branco, blend local grapes and Semillon, Alentejo, Portugal 40
An attractive straw color medium to full bodied wine with a beautiful nutty nose
Smooth, rich and creamy mouthfeel with nicely balanced integrated oak
Very attractive wine with seductive vanilla and tropical fruit
Recommended to try this beautiful "fresh Chardonnay style" wine
Chardonnay, Cordillera, Miguel Torres, Limari valley, Chili 45
Good structured body.with good acidity, Round, buttery, woody and very lively.
The plenty of wine barrel, cinnamon and apple give this wine a Burgundian leaning
Fantastic wine , recommended.
Chateau de la Selve Rosé L'Audacieuse, Ardeche, France 45
Our best rosé ever on the list. Organic and biodynamic, barrel aged rosé.
A complex blend of 50% Syrah, 35% Grenache, 20% Cinsault and 5% Viognier
Subtle red berry flavours, perfectly balanced acidity aged in ex Bordeaux oak casks.
Max' special, I'Indomptable de Cigalus blanc, Languedoc, South France 50
A matured mix of Chardonnay, Viognier and Sauvignon .
The flavour is full, rich and long with loads of complex tropical fruit and lovely oak/acid balance.
This beautiful wine is a well balanced, powerful, Full of ripe fruit, fresh oaked with a lot Minerality.
Also spices, almonds and honey with pronounced citrus bouquet
Bourgogne from the Mersault territory, Patrick Javillier, France 60
The nose is elegant and powerful. On the palate, the wine displays fine balance.
Round and lovely body with crisp acidity.
This is an expressive and fresh wine with a long finish.
Condrieu, E. Guigal, Nothern Rhône, France 90
This pale gold scumtous Viognier is possessing awesome acidity and freshness
Pure and elegant showing the texture and depth of the richness of Coindreau
A knock out Condrieu to enjoy it's complexity with a great finish.
Primitivo (Zinfandel) di Manduria Costarossa, Puglia, South of Italy 30
Ruby dark colour, juicy, full, rich, soft and voluptuos.
Toasty notes with dark chocolate taste. A juicy wine to accompany our flavoured food.
Rhone Biodynamic, Palissaire La Salve, blend of Grenache- Cinsault- Merlot 35
Elegant Biodynamic wine with unusual blend from Coteaux de L’Ardeche
Light to medium body with subtle complexity, minerality and juicy fruit
Pinot Noir Gran Reserva, Morande, Casablanca valley, Chili 35
Intense, fruity and floral with velvet body and acidity. Aroma of roses and fine wood
A flavourful medium- full body Pinot Noir. Earthy and accompanied by sweet toast.
Nice and easy flavourful fruty wine to accompany our spicy food.
Rioja Reserva, Tempranillo, Luis Canas, Spain 35
High ranked Rioja, 18 months American- French oak barrels Tempranillo- Garnacha
Flavourful and juicy with ripe dark fruit and round tannins. Old school fully mature style
Bouquet of locorice, fresh tobacco, blackberries and candied cherry on the nose
Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir), Weingut Porzelt, Pfalz, Germany 40
Silky texture medium bodied wine. The fresh red fruit flavours and aroma are enjoyable
Juicy concentrated German Pinot, nicely rounded with a soft mushroomy finish
Saint-Emilion Bordeaux Grand Cru 2012, Chateau Teyssier, France 55
A velvet award winning elegant medium body Bordeaux classic from an small iconic estate.
Attractive fresh and focused red fruit with fine tannic frame. Spicy and creamy. 94 points
Medoc Bordeaux, Chateau Maison Blanche, Cru Bourgeois, France 40
A classic quality, medium full body Bordeaux from a small biodynamic vineyard.
Aged in new French oak barrels. Fresh, round and juicy make this Bordeaux easy to drink.
The soft Bordeaux tannins make this wine a good match for spicy food.
LFE 900, Fantastic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Syrah and Malbec, Chili 40
Highly recommended blend for spicy food. Ripe and earthy velvet.
Good structured full body wine, deep, smooth and creamy with intense red colour.
The nose is complex, aromas of plunes and dried fruit with notes of toasted wood
Tastefull with rounded tannins, this wine is a quality fancy combination for spiced food
Combines also fantastic with our spicy Indonesian orientated food
Ripasso Valpolicella, Speri, Veneto Italy 40
Beautiful wine. Ruby red, fresh with good concentration. Smooth, full and satisfying.
The harmonious balance of red fruits, delicately sweet spiced herbs and excellent structure.
Smooth and vivacious on the palate because the juicy "repassed" Amarone grape skins.
Priorat, Alvaro Palacios camins del Priorat, tarrogona, Northwest, Spain 50
Blend of juicy grapes, Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Aged in oak vats.
Full bodied and silky with dark spices on the finish and aromatic on the palate
Expressive flavours of black cherry with gentle texture and well integrated tannins
This full good bodied wine is a wine to enjoy at the table. Well valued Alvaro Palacio.
Rioja Reserva Selección de la Familia, Louis Cañas, Spain 50
Oaked in French Barrels first and finished in American oak to create this beauty
A flavour of ripe fruit, vanilla and Eucalyptus. A full bodied Rioja with a great spices nose
Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Beaune Les Epenottes 2013, Domaine du Pavillon, France 60
Les Epenottes” vineyard is located on the border of the Pommard appellation.
To the nose, this wine unveils very fruity aromas that mingle with slightly toasted, oaky notes.
Full and generous on the palate, with a fine and silky structure of elegant tannins.
Poliziano, Nobile di Montepulciano, Toscane, Italy 55
Sangiovese, subtle and rich with fabulous balance of ripe dark fruit and new leather
Great wine, well structured with firm tannins and ripe fruit on the palate
Very attractive bouquet with some creamy oak
L'Indomptable de Cigalus rouge, Languedoc, South France 50
Bio dynamic hand picked blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot and Syrah
Full bodied with clean smooth tannins, aromatic complexity with nice acidity
An absolute pretty bottle of wine, ripened black fruit with a touch of soft leather
High level Languedoc. Max' Favourite
Bolgheri Sondraia 2012, a fantastic full body Bordeaux style from Tuscany, Italy 65
Powerful Super Tuscan, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot , Sangiovese
Full flavoured, harmonious supple full body with persistent silky and ripe tannins
Grown in sandier, stonier, cooler sunny part of Tuscany towards the sea.
The hint of sweet spice and ripe tannins match perfectly with our spiced food
Fantastic wine, very recommended
MALBEC Reserva, first quality seleccion 2012, Colchagua Chili 70
Absolutely exceptional handpicked from Chili's Highlands and only 3000 bottles a year
Riped in French oak barrique, Huge silky soft tannins, complex flavours in full harmony
Full body, juicy and mouthfeeling sensation. Think of a smooth Bordeaux Grand cru. Super
Amarone della Valpolicella, Allegrini, Corte Giara, Veneto, Italy 75
Hand harvested air died grapes. Powerful and complex on the nose
Ripe prune and dark cherry aromas with the beautiful raisin notes
Juicy and full body wine. Supple to enjoy.
Bordeaux St-Estephe 2010, Bordeaux, France 95
An Old school Saint Estephe, concentrated body of dark cherry with slight acidity
Palate balanced with tannins still firmly there (St Estephe as most tannic left bank Bordeaux)
This 51% Cabernet Sauvignon and 49 % Merlot in new oak needs some air before drinking
Reservation mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call +31 20 4200 222
Closed from 31st December until 2nd January. Open again on Tuesday 3rd January
Dinner only, open from Tuesday - Sunday, starting at 6pm
On Friday and Saturday we have 2 arrival options to reserve:
Early arrival between 6pm and 7pm or late arrival between 8.30pm and 9pm
Important to give us a call if you need to cancel or change your reservation
Other guests will be happy to use your cancelled table
During the busy restaurant dinner hours we are not able to check our mails anymore
For last minute reservation please call directly to the restaurant +31 204 200 222
Tables will be held for a maximum of 15 minutes beyond the time of reservation
Due the size of the restaurant: no dogs and no strollers nor baby wagons
We have a seperate room with a view for function for maximum 20 persons
MAX is centrally located among many canal side bars where you can have your pre and after dinner drinks
Restaurant MAX Amsterdam
1015 CA Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller's choice in Amsterdam 2014 and 2015