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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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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
Good Indian cuisine

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Jolanda V
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Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
via mobile
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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41 helpful votes 41 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
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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75 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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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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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 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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22 reviews 22 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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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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