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Restaurants in Paramaribo

Paramaribo's exciting ethnic fusion is mirrored in its culinary heritage, with Dutch, Indonesian, Indian and Chinese gastronomic touches evident on menus throughout the city. Savour freshly baked Surinamese breads at Roti Shop Joosje, local curry dishes at Mix Food and delicious cooked-to-order Chinese noodles at Chi Min. Art and food go hand-in-hand at Zus & Zo Cafe, while seafood is a speciality at Dok 204.

Mix Food, Paramaribo. Photo by Robert Webbe

Top-end

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  1. 1. Cafe D'Optimist - Top-end: (More than SRD35 for a three-course meal without drinks)

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    Paramaribo's first-class steak and pasta joint is renowned for its superb local produce and large portions - it's nothing fancy decor-wise but is worth the splurge for the food alone. Expect Cafe D'Optimist on Verlengde Gemenelandsweg to serve up some surprising local adaptations to standard international recipes along with excellent, friendly service.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Mon-Sat, 6pm-12am

    Address

    200, Verlengde Gemenelandsweg, Paramaribo

    Telephone

    +597 495 009

    Transport

    Taxi

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  1. 2. Dok 204 - Mid-range: (SRD18-35 for a three-course meal without drinks)

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    Dok 204, Paramaribo. Courtesy of Alan Tijseling

    A warm welcome from the friendly owners greets visitors to Dok 204, a nautical-themed restaurant in a peaceful location overlooking Paramaribo's river. Feast on international seafood dishes like pike or snapper in butter and garlic sauces. Choose wine from the list to drink with your meal and finish up with a coffee liqueur.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Tue-Thu, Sun 6pm-11pm; Fri-Sat 4pm-11pm

    Address

    204, Anton Dragtenweg, Paramaribo

    Telephone

    +597 459871

    Transport

    Taxi

  2. 3. Zus & Zo Cafe - Mid-range: (SRD18-35 for a three-course meal without drinks)

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    Outdoor picnic benches and leafy plants make up the laid-back setting of Zus & Zo Cafe, which offers a mix of European, Caribbean and Surinamese cuisine. Try a traditional Dutch broodjes sandwich filled with pesto and brie. The upstairs art shop sells gifts like hand-carved statues and African-style masks made by local artists.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Mon-Sat 9am-11pm; Sun 11am-5pm

    Address

    13a, Grote Combeweg, Paramaribo

    Telephone

    +597 520 905

    Transport

    Taxi

    Website

    Zus en Zo Website

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  1. 4. Eetcafé de Gadri - Budget: (Less than SRD18 for a three-course meal without drinks)

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    Mix Food, Paramaribo. Photo by Robert Webbe

    Sample an array of traditional Surinamese dishes as well as inexpensive sandwiches and snacks at this simple local diner. Eat among the locals at Mix Food, in a delightful location in one of Paramaribo's most historic, rustic spots and enjoy views of the Suriname River, close to Fort Zeelandia.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Mon-Sat 8am-10pm

    Address

    1, Zeelandiaweg, Paramaribo

    Transport

    Taxi

  2. 5. Chi Min - Budget: (Less than SRD18 for a three-course meal without drinks)

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    Chi Min, Paramaribo. Courtesy of Chi Min

    For good, inexpensive Chinese specialities this homely place on Cornelis Jongbawstraat is difficult to beat. Choose from stir-fried seafood, soft spicy noodles and tasty hot-and-sour soups. Pack a sweater, as Chi Min's over-efficient air conditioning can make an extra layer necessary, even when it is 30 degrees outside.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Daily 11am-11pm

    Address

    83, Cornelis Jongbawstraat, Paramaribo

    Telephone

    +597 41 21 55

    Transport

    Taxi

  3. 6. Roti Shop Joosje - Budget: (Less than SRD18 for a three-course meal without drinks)

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    For mouth-watering Indian roti with a Surinamese twist, check out the freshly made breads with savoury fillings at this superb family-run local eatery on Zwartenhovenbrugstraat. Choose from delicious lentils, spiced potato and curried chicken - each is finger-licking good at Roti Shop Joosje.Show this on map

    Opening hours

    Mon-Sat 9am-10pm

    Address

    9, Zwartenhovenbrugstraat, Paramaribo

    Telephone

    +597 47 26 06

    Transport

    Taxi

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