Sarinah Indisch Restaurant: Not to miss out on
The family-owned Sarinah restaurant started out "with six tables in a garage", and this still shows in the unpretentious facade: a factory-like hall. The more so as the take-away counter takes up the width on the roadside. But once you enter through the corridor on the left, the restaurant is quite charming with paintings and other art from Indonesia, koi ponds, and bamboo plants.
Sarinah is popular among locals and we found it deservedly so. The variety of Indonesian cuisine is excellent, the service charming, and the portions big. Don't be ashamed to ask them to put left-overs in a doggy-bag; that is a common thing to do.
Favorite Dish: Our four persons lunch in April 2013 (add 10% service):
nasi goreng SRD 25, nasi indo SRD 25, nasi rames SRD 34.50, saoto extra SRD 17.50.
Drinks: dawet SRD 6, kersen SRD 5, heineken beer SRD 9.50
Also available: Chinese food and seafood.
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Garden of Eden: The best in Paramaribo
We dined here on invitation, the restaurant was our host's choice. Probably the best restaurant in Paramaribo. The Thai food, the service, the garden, all were excellent.
The only drawback may be that the Garden of Eden is located far from downtown Paramaribo, where most tourists stay.
Favorite Dish: Thai menu, hard to name a favouite dish, everything was so good.
Kitchen open: daily 6pm to 11pm, except Sundays.
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Restaurant Jawa: Good Choice
No doubt . Delicious food and service. Always crowded. aIRCO DINING AND OUTSIDE PATIO DINING. oUTSIDE THE CITY CENTER BUT ANY TAXI CAN TAKE YOU THERE. THEY ALSO HAVE REASOBALE PRICES
Favorite Dish: RICETABLE VARIOUS DISHES.
Restaurant Jawa: Delicious Indonesian Food
Restaurant Jawa is one of the biggest restaurants in Paramaribo Suriname and serves very good Indonesian food at Reasonable prices. Airco dining rooms and outside dining available. Don't miss it.
Favorite Dish: Nasi Rames Special. Its a mix of approximately 7 various food dishes and the price is good.
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Dok 204: Excellent restaurant on the Paramaribo river
The restaurant is situated right on the banks of the Paramaribo, a very tranquil surrounding, the theme is nautical, lots of heavy wood, with the option of sitting outside, candles on the tables, everything you would normally get in an international restaurant.
The food is typical international food and the restaurant caters mainly for the tourist trade, expect to eat steak, fish etc in a well presented manner, wines are mainly from Chile, prices are all in USD, you can pay in USD but they don't always have enough USD to give you your change in that currency.
Favorite Dish: Well, me had the steak, and it were good, very well presented, I can't really say that there is anything outstanding or quirky about the restaurant, its just very good food, a very nice ambience, friendly staff, well placed and interesting, plus its away from the 'strip' opposite the Torarica, so its a bit quieter.
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Zuz & Zo: Chill cafe and Wi-Fi (& guesthouse & tours)
Zuz & Zo's has a guesthouse (starting price of 25 EUR/night), but I find that a little expensive for backpacker-budget accommodation.
They do however offer many tours and excursions.
They also rent bicycles for 3 EUR per day (or 35 EUR per month)
Their food is good and if you are a paying customer they have a Wi-Fi hotspot for free (just register your computer with the reception on 2nd floor).
Favorite Dish: Everything I had here was good. I may have been partial to the toast, ham & omelet breakfasts.
Watrase Cafe: Good Javanese
Suriname has a mixture of cultures and with that, the foods are quite varied. At this outdoor food court, nearly all the vendors are of Javanese (Indonesian) decent. The foods are quite true to their heritage. They will serve your dishes in take-away dishes. You can eat any any of the many tables there, or go sit on the seawall.
Favorite Dish: All dishes are good here. The display cases allow you to see what it looks like before you order.
Pannekoek & Poffertjes Cafe: Pannekoek & Crepes
Excellent pancakes and atmosphere. Lots of locals and ex-pat Dutch come by here. Everything on the menu is for between 10~25 SRD. They have sweet pancakes, as well as dinner ones too. With toppings from ham & cheese, chicken, greens, fruit to ice cream, there will be a flavor you'll like!
Favorite Dish: If you are looking for a dinner, the ham is good.
If you are looking for a dessert treat, the "sweety" and fruit flavors are good.
Lee's Korean Restaurant: My first Korean
To think that I had to travel all the way to Surinam in South America to get my first experience with Korean food! And a very good experience it was too.
There was eight of us dining, and we were given a small screened off room to ourselves. Perhaps they'd heard about our raucous laughter?
Favorite Dish: I really, really enjoyed the spicy garlic prawns, there were lots of butterflied prawns, still with the tail on, in a spicy gingery sauce.
David had beef and green peppers, which he also greatly enjoyed, while the others had pork chop suey, mixed seafood with vegetables, beef chop suey and sweet & sour prawns. Everybody were very satisfied with their food.
Chi Min Restaurant: Enormous portions!
Just an easy stroll away from our hotel was this very good Chinese restaurant. There is a take away desk downstairs and large seating area upstairs. The restaurant is air conditioned, which is a blessing in this heat. Tables for six or eight meant that we could easily eat with our friends. The service was quite quick and efficient, and despite ordering the food at different times, it all arrived together.
Favorite Dish: I had the beef with ginger, which was very nice indeed. It was quite sweet, but also very gingery.
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Broki restaurant: Interesting seating!
Lunch is served at a riverside restaurant called Broki, in a building reminiscent of a boat dock. The seating consists of beautifully carved pieces of furniture, with rounded shapes, all sculptyed out of a single piece of wood. Also hammock seats and a large double bed, as well as more usual seating.
Favorite Dish: Chicken with a satay sauce called "Penda Sambal" (very spicy and yummy), served with rice mixed with nuts, tofu, very thin, dark green beans, bean sprouts and plantain.