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“Unique and excellent”

Bistro De Suikertuin
Ranked #14 of 252 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: International, Healthy
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: This 100+ year old Aruban House located downtown Oranjestad is a little gem of a bistro, and offers Lunch, Dinner & Drinks monday- friday from 11 am till 10 pm and on Saturday's from 10 am till 10 pm breakfast and "Saturday Brunch" a la carte menu with never ending mimosas. Very cozy inside seating as well as a quiet back patio under the trees. Bistro de Suikertuin also offers catering on private events with buffets and High-tea style snacks & Tapas.
Reviewed 23 April 2018

We have gone to this restaurant twice in the past two months. The first time was to experience a guest chef. It was a special menu and quite excellent, but it's not fair to rate a restaurant on a special event. While there we saw so many good things on their menu that we wanted to go back to try their regular menu items and we were not disappointed. We were anxious to try some of their more local specialties and we are glad we did. The pumpkin soup was our first choice, but they served that as part of the amuse (absolutely incredible), so we tried the saoto soup instead. We split a bowl and were full before we even got our main courses. The keshi yena was also part of the amuse, but it was just a bite and we really wanted to enjoy more than just a taste, so I ordered it as an entrée. My wife had the caprese fish gratin. Both were incredibly delicious, but we were so full from the soup that we had to take half of them home for leftovers. The night we went was very slow so we had excellent service. I understand that the crowds can be quite variable. It's a bit hidden away and very unassuming--easy to miss unless you know what you are looking for. Overall this restaurant is a good value--providing excellent food at lower prices than the more "famous" restaurants in Aruba. This restaurant is now on our short list of favorite restaurants to visit every time we go to Aruba. We are telling all our friends about it.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Thank Dusty S
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

The exterior of this wonderful cunucu meant that we just had to get inside one evening for dinner. We weren't disappointed! Without having booked were welcomed as long-lost friends and sat comfortably inside near to the bar (being somewhat unsure of the local insect population for the outside tables). The interior has been left rough-cast with only a few mementos fixed to the walls; and recalls the time when the building was home to an Aruban family. Our meals took a little time to prepare and were well-worth the wait. We enjoyed good plates of tasty food and a few good local beers. Indeed, we were so impressed with the experience that we returned a few days later.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Haynest
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We had such a nice dinner and service here. Easy walk from Renaissance hotel, we will definitely return. We had the chicken cordon bleu, Caesar salad, chicken ginger soup, apple pie, creme brûlée, mango ice cream, and kaffee de suikertuin, all so good! I forgot to say, they surprised us before our dinner with delicious little Waldorf salad appetizers and fish appetizers in some kind of delicious herb sauce. We had a lovely waitress and I regret that we didn’t get her name to mention her in this review.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Me, my wife and baby went to this restaurant last month and left both with a stomachache and the same afternoon with diarrhea. My wife had a salad with rotten avocado, which she wisely left aside. I had the carpaccio which didn't seem to be fresh and was tasteless. Normally we share the food with our 2 yr old, thank god we decided to not do that this day. Had almost to enter the kitchen to find someone for service and get the bill to get out of there as soon as we could. Never again! There are plenty of better options for breakfast, lunch and dinner on Aruba which are less expensive. (And yes, I did have breakfast (burned omelette) and diner (nothing special) here).

Date of visit: February 2018
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Thank S B
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Suikertuin, Manager at Bistro De Suikertuin, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Dear S B
We are very sorry to hear about your bad experience at Bistro de Suikertuin. We really try to give everyone a great experience on the food and service part, Please contact us at info@desuikertuin.com so we can invite you back to our restaurant, we would love to get a change to offer you a great experience on a next visit.
Hope to hear from you.....
Team de Suikertuin.

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

We’ve been traveling to Aruba for 30+ years and love this new restaurant! Great service and really good food. Try their burgers, awesome. Near the marina behind the hotel Renaissance.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Travel_Jan_Oregon
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