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Lal's Indian Cuisine

Airport Road, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
(721) 587 9059
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Ranked #16 of 74 restaurants in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
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English first
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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186 reviews 186 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Tortola
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144 reviews 144 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

One of our favorite restaurants on Sint Maarten. The food is good, it is very good value, the service is efficient and the new location is convenient.

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New York, New York, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Lal's is a hidden gem that I was introduced to by friends that live in the island. Now, I never miss it when visiting St Maarten!

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Allentown PA
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63 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Our group ALWAYS spends an evening at Lal's (or two, or three) when on St. Maartin. Lal is a delightful host, the food is awesome and the drinks are great (ask Lal to make you a Stairway to Heaven!) If you love Indian food...go to Lal's. If you've never had Indian food...go to Lal's. Lal will guide you through the... More

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St Maarten-St Martin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Just go. GREAT food, fun atmosphere, attentive service. We love it and go on every SXM trip. I particularly like chicken korma atop basmati rice.

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9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The food here is very tasty. No wait just come in and get a table. The people are nice and the service it fast

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