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Wijttenbachstraat 290, 1093 JK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well isn't that the best way to describe eating hearty North Indian food transported halfway around the world to tropical Surinam (presumably by indentured labourers) ... and then to the Northern European city which had colonised the place. I was struck by the name as I walked past (Lalla Rookh was the daughter of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb - who... More 

Thank IndianGlobalVillager
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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84 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Skip Ram's or any other restaurant, but go straight to Lalla if you want to have Hindostani (Suriname Indian) food. Good taste and reasonable portions. But change clothes after visiting ;)

Thank Reza G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

As Johannes van Dam already said, this is the best roti in town: A-. The minus is for the seating in the restaurant. But really, I never sit in the restaurant but do take away.

Thank Paula S
Paris, France
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20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

We ordered one "roti met ei, aardappel en groente" (roti with egg, potatoe and vegetable) each – one vegetarian and one lamb. We were served a huge dhal puri, next to a plate of hearty, tasty food. Note that the "klein" (small) portion was way enough for us.

Thank N R
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

I discovered this place by suprise while I was visiting a friend who lived in the neighbourhood. The restaurant looked so lovely from the outside, and the smell was so good that I was urged to go in and try. It was my first time trying out Surinamese food, and I fell in love with it immediately!!! Oh the taste,... More 

Thank Idil K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2015

We tasted only the surinamese dishes and they were great, big and cheap. We have been there twice. One small Roti is enough for the whole dinner, I suggest the lamb one. Negative point: they don`t serve tap water so with this spicy food you have to order lot of mineral water which is served in 20 cl bottles and... More 

Thank Chiara C
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2015

My rating is based on the Surinamese kitchen. I've made this a regular stop with visitors after beers at Brouwerij 't IJ. Every time the Surinamese dishes are great and each time the Indonesian dishes are not so great. Excellent curry and roti. Very affordable prices, generous portions and friendly service. Looking forward to going back again.

Thank Mick W
Vancouver, Canada
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80 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

The one problem with Trip Advisor is that you can't give half stars. The meal at Lalla Rookh was better than average, but not quite a four. I would suggest that the folks at Trip Advisor amend the rating system to either include a half star or change the scale to six stars from five. That, in my opinion, would... More 

Thank justkaijack
Luzon, Philippines
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155 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

This is my first time to taste food from Suriname. Apparently, the cuisine is heavily Indian influenced, despite being in South America. I ordered a small Lamb Curry Roti and was surprised how generous it was. Aside from hefty lamb chunks, it has greens, potatoes, a boiled egg and a huge, buttery roti. It's not as heavily spiced as traditional... More 

Thank hizonfire
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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312 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

This eatery/restaurant is next to the Dappermarkt, a multicultural and somewhat poor district of Amsterdam outside the main tourist spots. Nevertheless, the place looks very clean and well-kept. The souto soup (Surinamese chicken soup with bean sprouts) that we had was very tasty with tender pieces of chicken. However, the vegetarian roti with egg, mashed potatoes and black-eyed peas was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wijttenbachstraat 290, 1093 JK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
Suriname restaurant

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?