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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
Excellent as always

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
pamannrose
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Wabasha, Minnesota
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Wabasha, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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Durham, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We've been going to Lal's for years, even back at the old location by the airport. I like the newer spot on the water. Idon't know that it always lives up to the "Curry in a hurry!" promise but the food is delicious and, compared to other restaurants in SXM, prices are very reasonable. Lal is always onsite and is... More 

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West Yorkshire, UK
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93 reviews 93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

A really nice curry cooked to our taste - flavourful without being overpowering. Starters of veg and meat samosas also recommended.

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Beacon Hill, Sint Maarten
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Already 13 years a regular customer I am still enjoying the food at Lal's (otherwise I wasn't a regular...). Recently Lal surprised me with a curry that is not on the menu and I don't know if I can mention it as maybe more people will ask for it but I do it anyway...ginger chicken, the best there is, spicy... More 

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St Maarten-St Martin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We love it; it is very relaxed / informal but the clear focus is on consistently excellent Indian food. Chicken Tika, Butter Chicken, a few varieties of naan, Chicken Korma, basmati rice -- we could have spent the entire night. WONDERFUL stuff! Go!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We asked around the island and everyone told us Lal's was the best Indian food - accolades were correct. Small place behind a market. Easy the find. Fresh authentic Indian food.

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Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Lal's was the first Indian cuisine we tried when we first moved to St. Maarten and it was OK. But when you compare it to the other Indian restaurants on the island (such as Bombay Bites, Shiv Shakti, etc.), Lal's takes last place in my opinion. For those who don't like/want authentic Indian or maybe better said like the more... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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