Although there are a few Chinese eateries on Statia, this is our undisputed favourite located in the heart of upper town. The owner Bruce has a genuine smile for all his guests and a cool breeze seems to perpetually pass through this open wooden building. We also adore the basic surroundings, but most of all we just can’t get enough of the food that is so promptly delivered from the kitchen. This family-run establishment is more of a takeout joint than a proper restaurant, but it’s also an authentic island bar frequented by a friendly crowd. The huge, central bar is designed to encourage mingling and with some of the cheapest prices for booze on the island you're guaranteed to make some new friends here. For some reason foreigners who've lived on Statia seem to leave their car number plates on the walls of this place before returning home, but we don't recommend you try this with your rental car.