It’s small, often busy and doesn’t seem to have a standard opening schedule but Suruba is worth the hassle. It’s by far the best Surinamese food in Delft.

The menu is Surinamese and Aruban (hence the name Suruba.) Since the populations of both countries had a lot of immigration and experienced colonisation, the food is a mixture of cuisines. In particular, the countries have been heavily influenced by Indian, Portuguese and African cooking.

The johnny cakes (fried buns) are outstanding, buttery and delicious. You can get them filled with a variety of meats, the kip kerrie (curried chicken) is a good choice. A roti roll (a version of a burrito) is also good, but a much larger portion. Again, the kip kerrie is a good filling choice. If you’re just in the mood for a snack, or want to try a few different things, they serve both pastechi and telo. The former is an Antillean fried dumpling, similar to an empanada, while the latter is a fried fish with a side of fried cassava.

It’s clean and bright, but beyond that, doesn’t offer much in the way of decor.

The restaurant mostly does take away but there are a few tables inside and, if the weather is nice, outside. Regardless, you order from the counter. There is delivery, via Deliveroo.

There’s no English language menu and not much English spoken. It’s a good place to practice your Dutch. There are some vegetarian options. They do catering if you’re in the market for a meal at home.

Meals run around 10 euros per person.

Monday: 16.00 – 20.00
Tuesday: 16.00 – 20.00
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 16.00 – 21.00
Saturday: 16.00 – 21.00
Sunday: 16.00 – 20.00

Delft City Centre
Phoenixstraat 4a
2611AL Delft