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“Highly rated but relatively expensive for small portions”

Zus & Zo Grand Cafe
Ranked #3 of 116 Restaurants in Paramaribo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean, Dutch, International, Fusion
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed March 31, 2014

I came here with a colleague with high expectations based on the large number of positive reviews. However, we agreed it disappointed.

I had the bangbang (surinamese salmon) salad. This salad was available in two sizes and I ordered the big (dinner) one. While the portion of salmon itself was ok, there was so little salad I was very surprised. The plate was filled with two pieces of bread instead. I even asked the waiter whether they correctly brought me the large one or had mistakenly brought me a small one, but he assured me it was the big one.

Although the taste was fine, it should have had a much bigger amount of actual salad, greens, tomatoes and the like. The price for the salad was somewhere in the 30 SRD's, cheap by western standards but expensive compared to better offerings in Paramaribo. For about 10 SRD's less you can get a bigger and equally or even more tasty salad in for example 't Vat or Pannenkoeken en Poffertjes where you have bigger great tasting salads starting around 22 SRD.

I had to get a pack of Tucs at a petrol station to fill the stomach somewhat...

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Reviewed February 12, 2014

A pleasantly casual place for food and a beer. Open air with no a/c, so not the spot if you need to cool off. There are also tours on sale there and bicycle rentals.

Thank Ken E
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

One of my favorite places for lunch on paramaribo. The staff are very friendly and the food is fairly basic cafe fare but it is consistently good. I would usually have the soup of the day and the healthy roll.
The only bad part about eating there at lunch time is the heat... but they do dinner as well with a heavier menu.
Would also recommend the borgoe sour drink!

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Thank ShivBroghan
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Good, inexpensive food and drink in an open air setting. Live music at weekends. good atmosphere, popular with budget tourists.

Thank Brian O
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

I stayed at the guesthouse and ate at this restaurant several times. It has a lovely off road garden with tables lit by oil lanterns at night. The atmosphere is great. Food is good and fresh- really nice bread, tomato soup, fish dishes, salads and meats.

They also host events every so often (not every night) and the party we went to was SUPERB (coming out day) Fantastic crowd, great music, what more could you want.

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Thank Louise H
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