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Airport Road, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
(721) 587 9059
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Outstanding Indian Cuisine Served in a Casual, Friendly Atmosphere

We come here on every SXM trip -- multiple times. The service is a bit slow, but every dish gets individual attention -- something you'll understand the minute your meals arrive. We love Tikka Masala, Chicken Korma, and loads of other dishes. The Naan is excellent. Just do it -- you can get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Elmwood Park, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We were recommend to go to Lals by a local. The service was not good and the food was even worse. I really think Trader Joe's has better Indian food. They hardly have any selection on the menu and when I asked for some masala tea, the waitress looked at me like I was nuts.. It was actually getting filled... More 

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St Maarten-St Martin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We come here on every SXM trip -- multiple times. The service is a bit slow, but every dish gets individual attention -- something you'll understand the minute your meals arrive. We love Tikka Masala, Chicken Korma, and loads of other dishes. The Naan is excellent. Just do it -- you can get whatever grade of spicy or non-spicy you... More 

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

the worst place for service the food is horrible wait time is a lot will never go back again ever only wants tourists to get trapped being a local the food is horrible

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New Jersey
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111 reviews 111 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Place is nestled just behind the mini grand marche in simpson bay a little before (or after depending on your perspective) the drawbridge. Has a view of the lagoon not the ocean but we were there at night so not much to see. It does get windy so they have wind curtains for that. We had a chicken tikka masala,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The atmosphere is sombre....Rightly said No music no life...food is average 5 of us paid like $20/- per person (We are non alcoholics)....too much cream though. Palak paneer was good. Dal tadka was good. Malaika kofta had too much cream. Bhuna Ghosht has too much sauce. Overall satisfactory.

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Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We like Lals! Food is good. If you like spicy really order hot as they seem scarred for real hot dishes. I would change the high chairs and tables for regular ones but that's taste. Not my favorite Indian in town but good nevertheless.

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Geneva-Switzerland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Lots of choices, all freshly prepared and spiced as you like, good prices, fast service and a nice view of the new bridge over the lagoon. Portions are getting smaller over the years though. If it's holiday season or a saturday night be sure to reserve as otherwise you may not get a table.

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Chernivtsi, Ukraine
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105 reviews 105 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Being English we are picky about our curry (it is after all our national dish) this did not fail to impress, great menu, great fresh flavours, great service and an amazing mango lassi to boot. Loved this place, highly recommend and will be back

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Wabasha, Minnesota
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11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Arrived at 7 pm and got the last available table. Our group of 4 ordered chicken tikka masala, lamb vindaloo, chicken vindaloo, naan, and garlic naan. Everything was delicious. We have been coming for 10 years; love the food and love Lal! We spend 4 weeks in St Maarten every year and come here to eat once a week. Ask... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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133 reviews 133 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

My husband and I love Indian food and we really enjoyed Lal's while staying in Simpson Bay on the island. The panek paneer was the best we've tried and my husband especially liked the chicken tikka. We ordered four dishes and shared them all and had leftovers for lunch the next day. Would definitely go back! The tables are sort... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Airport Road, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Maarten-St Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay
  • Phone Number: (721) 587 9059

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

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