Warung Mini

Eat your fill of the tastiest Javanese dishes at Warung Mini at one of their two locations in De Pijp. The menu offers a great range of options for meat-eaters, vegetarians and vegans alike including classic dishes like pitjel (a cold salad with peanut sauce) and telo (fried cassava with peanut sauce) which both come especially recommended.

Warung Mini | Van Woustraat 19 / Ceintuurbaan 205, De Pijp

Lalla Rookh

Whilst the decor inside this restaurant is spectacularly simple, the flavours are anything but. Lalla Rookh has quickly become a well-loved spot in Amsterdam Oost for roti (a flatbread stuffed full of egg, curried potatoes, spicy vegetables and optional meat). Other highlights on the menu include pom (a baked root vegetable and chicken dish) or the broodjes (sandwiches) packed with lamb, chicken or tempeh for the perfect lunchtime snack

Lalla Rookh | Wijttenbachstraat 290, Oost

Aarti 2

Anyone who walks into Aarti 2 in Amsterdam-West needs to be wearing loose-fitting trousers, as just reading the menu will make your tummy rumble. We’d recommend starting with the stuffed baras (savoury flour fritters), ordering a portion of fried rice with shrimps and green beans followed by their great vegetarian roti mix with tempeh, tofu and vegetables.

Aarti 2 | Tweede Hugo De Grootstraat 20, Westerpark

World of Food

Vles Keuken World of food amsterdamBetween the colourful array of flavours and cultures in World of Food, a gigantic food court in Zuidoost, you will also find three Surinamese tokos (shops) that are well worth a visit. At Vlé's Keuken you can sample mount-watering chicken and ribs from the barbecue. Or, for a bara chicken curry or bara tomato chutney you need to head over to Hi-Lo Roti Shop & Halal Grill. You’ll also find Supu!Food – a diner serving up tasty and healthy soups, including ala kondre and peanut soup.

World of Food | Develstein 100, Zuidoost

Warung Redjo

Warung Redjo AmsterdamThis cosy eatery and shop makes a stand-out saoto soup (a spicy chicken broth served with vegetables) that is ideal for warming the soul on a rainy day. But of course, there is much more Surinamese-Javanese food on the menu to try, from broodjes (sandwiches), soups, snacks and roti to tjauw min (noodles), fried rice and various vegetarian dishes.

Warung Redjo | Hoofdweg 137, Oud-West

New Draver

The friendly service and finger-licking Creole dishes have earned New Draver in Oost a bevy of loyal customers over the years. Whilst the menu changes daily, the mind-blowing flavours never miss the mark. Expect simple but spectacular soul food dishes like heri-heri, made with cod, ground fruits (such as cassava and bananas), pom and served with rice and vegetables.

New Draver | Tweede Oosterparkstraat 2-4, Oost

De Hapjeshoek

Spice up your commute with the tantalizing aroma of pom and roti rolls from De Hapjeshoek, located at Waterlooplein Metro Station. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better cod or salt meat sandwich anywhere else in Amsterdam and the bakabana (a battered plantain sweet treat) with peanut satay sauce is also something to write home about.

De Hapjeshoek | Metro station Waterlooplein 6, Centrum

Eethuis Rose

Those looking for a piece of authentic Suriname in Amsterdam-West should not miss Eethuis Rose. This toko (shop) – located in the food court of a covered shopping centre – is not only praised for the delicious meals that fly out of the kitchen, but also for the good service. Walk-in for a Surinamese feast, or have it delivered for free if you live within a radius of 10 km.

Eethuis Rose | Osdorpplein 730, Nieuw West

Warung Spang Makandra

This cosy and wallet-friendly Javanese-Surinamese spot has three locations across the city. At dinner time, the restaurants can often get busy - a testament to their popularity and very reasonable prices. We’d recommend the Indo Rames (a vegetarian yellow rice dish with green beans and tempeh) or the tjauwmin noodles.

Warung Spang Makandra | Gerard Doustraat 39, De Pijp / Tussenmeer 227, Osdorp / Rozengracht 214, Centrum

Roopram Roti

This restaurant chain, well known in Paramaribo (the capital city of Suriname), is a favourite amongst Amsterdam’s Surinamese Dutch population. Their location on the Eerste van Swindenstraat is one of the most well-regarded spots for, you guessed it, heavenly roti. Some people even claim it's the best roti in Amsterdam. You will have to be patient to brave the queue, but the authentic Indian dishes you get in return make up for it.

Roopram Roti | Van Woustraat 37, De Pijp / Eerste Van Swindenstraat 4, Oost