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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

Chi Min, Paramaribo. Courtesy of Chi Min
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Cafe D'Optimist

Old favourites, new flourishes

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.



Opening Hours

Mon-Sat, 6pm-12am

Address

200, Verlengde Gemenelandsweg, Paramaribo

Telephone

+597 495 009

Transport

Taxi

Dok 204, Paramaribo. Courtesy of Alan Tijseling
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Dok 204

Riverside seafood

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.



Opening Hours

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

Address

204, Anton Dragtenweg, Paramaribo

Telephone

+597 459871

Transport

Taxi

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Zus & Zo Cafe

Dutch snacks and local art

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.



Opening Hours

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

Address

13a, Grote Combeweg, Paramaribo

Telephone

+597 520 905

Transport

Taxi

Website

Zus & Zo Cafe Website

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Roti Shop Joosje

Finger-licking rustic fare

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.



Opening Hours

Mon-Sat 9am-10pm

Address

9, Zwartenhovenbrugstraat, Paramaribo

Telephone

+597 47 26 06

Transport

Taxi

Mix Food, Paramaribo. Photo by Robert Webbe
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Mix Food

Surinamese savouries

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.



Opening Hours

Mon-Sat 8am-10pm

Address

1, Zeelandiaweg, Paramaribo

Transport

Taxi

Chi Min, Paramaribo. Courtesy of Chi Min
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Chi Min

Seafood, rice and spice

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.



Opening Hours

Daily 11am-11pm

Address

83, Cornelis Jongbawstraat, Paramaribo

Telephone

+597 41 21 55

Transport

Taxi

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