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Lal's Indian Cuisine

Airport Road, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
(721) 587 9059
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Ranked #20 of 71 restaurants in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I've been coming to the island for the past 7 years and a few years ago we discovered this tucked away gem. One of the best tasting indian food. Great owner and we always have a great tasting meal there. The paapadam is fresh, light and the best I have ever eaten in any restaurant. A must try when you... More

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Midlothian, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

When Lal's was located on the lagoon across from the WinAir office at the airport, it was some of the best Indian food we had ever experienced. The location was charming, the service was wonderful, the food fantastic, and we left happy and well sated. Now? Not so much. During our last excursion to Lal's we were completely ignored because... More

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Orlando, Florida
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107 reviews 107 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is a family owned restaurant that has awesome food and portions are big. We a a whole tandoori chicken , cumin seed rice and garlic nan. They even made us a special sauce great prices great people awesome food The only downfall was the lack of wifi for the customers. Everywhere you go wifi is available

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Long Beach, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Tucked out of the way, but wonderful food, great music, waterfront setting & Lal !!! try the curry, vindaloo, garlic naan, and daily specials!

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soul
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Spicy hot samosa, dipping sauce.... I'm getting hungry just thinking about it. I've had better Indian mains on the island, but not better samosa.

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Senior Contributor
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23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Amazingly, this restaurant which serves decent Indian food (fresh but oddly flavored) is subtitled "Curry in a Hurry". We waited 90 min for our dinner and no explanation was offered, nor was any attempt made to bring an appetizer. Lal came by and offered to bring bottled water "to help us relax while waiting". We figured it would be gratis... More

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Billerica, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Lal's has been around the Island for years and the food and service has always been the same "Great" Lal always likes to engage with his customers and pours a great drink. Well worth the trip.

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Abilene, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

There's so much excellent Indian food on this island it's hard to stand out. It really depends on your tastes. Our good Indian friend drove us here from Philipsburg and we had an excellent meal with drinks for $111 (three people). I didn't care for the roti (bread) but the garlic naan was good. Everything else tasted excellent, service was... More

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new york city
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Super friendly attentive service .... heavenly samosas ... And the lamb vindaloo just about as good as home, that being NYC. Nice size portions too. No question I'll come back here again.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

First time trying Indian food and this was the place to do it. I just asked the owner for his recommendations starting with a nice Belgian beer and appetizers and we proceeded from there. Following his lead we got the coconut sea bass (special), chicken vindaloo, and lamb curry. All were absolutely amazing with full flavor and the most tender... More

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