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Lal's Indian Cuisine

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Airport Road, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
(721) 587 9059
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Indian food

Love to come to Lal's when we visit St Maarten! Inexpensive and just plain delicious. Great waterfront location being Le Gourmet Marche in Simpson Bay.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Shea J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Love to come to Lal's when we visit St Maarten! Inexpensive and just plain delicious. Great waterfront location being Le Gourmet Marche in Simpson Bay.

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Buena Vista, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great little restaurant on the water in Simpson Bay. All that we ordered was fresh, tasty, and delicious! Appetizers were meat samosa and potato filled fried dumplings, both with a wonderful cilantro sauce. Dinner was a lamb curry and chicken with spinach, which was wonderfully spicy and filling! The naan bread was one of the best I have ever had!... More 

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Buena Vista, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My wife and I first ate at Lal's two years ago, and was blown away by the food. We again ate there this evening. Lal greeted us with a warm welcome and a smile. We started with the meat samosa that has a fantastic cilantro dipping sauce, and for dinner had the lamb curry and chicken with spinach. We followed... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The real deal-don't be in a hurry. Enjoy the waterfront and deliciousness1!!! We ate at a dozen places over 3 wks and this was one of our favorites.

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Ottawa Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We ordered the Butter chicken, Chicken Biriyani, and Garlic Naan. Everything was cooked to perfection. One of my regular stops on the island. Wouldn't miss stopping here for a dinner when I am visiting St Maarten. Excellent food. Highly recommended.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We enjoyed our meals at Lal's! Excellent every time! The service was excellent and staff/owner is very friendly. Will definitely return next time we are on the Island.

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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

if you are looking for an average indian restaurant this place might work for you. of course the location at the side of the lagoon is nice and the owner is friendly. unfortunately I were unimpressed by the food.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Everything is very fresh, and made exactly to order! The nan is out of this world, and we enjoyed dinner here twice during our 10 days on the island. We'd all go back every time! Give this place a try!

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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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

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  • Cuisine: Indian

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