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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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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Waitstaff

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 37
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  • 10
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  • 5
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  • 3
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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
Best Curry in St. Maarten

Always enjoy my dinner at Lals. The outdoor terrace looking over the lagoon is charming. Always has great music playing and sports on the TV, my kinda place. However I go there for the Indian food, the curries are out of this world :-)

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Raymond P
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Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always enjoy my dinner at Lals. The outdoor terrace looking over the lagoon is charming. Always has great music playing and sports on the TV, my kinda place. However I go there for the Indian food, the curries are out of this world :-)

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Thank Raymond P
Rochester, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

No fuss, simple atmosphere, right on the Lagoon in Simpson Bay, but the food is amazing! We had heard from someone that it was great Indian food, so we decided to check it out. Garlic Naan, Samosas, Curry Chicken... you name it! Delicious.

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Thank cdudek33
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lal's provides very consistent and flavourful cuisine. We found him a few years back and visit yearly. The combination of water, boat, and plane views is very nice. Lal has introduced new servers to his restaurant and we had a great experience. The prices are very affordable. Highly recommended.

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Thank Dan P
Lake Mary, Florida
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178 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you don't where it is, you might miss Lal's Indian Cuisine tucked behind the Grand Marche near the airport, and that would be a terrible loss. Lal's occupies the end spot on the pier of the lagoon. All seating is outside and under cover. The atmosphere is really casual and the food excellent. An Indian friend took us there... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We visited on a recommendation and also after reading trip advisor reports, which made us slightly nervous about what to expect Oh how we wish we had gone elsewhere I cannot understand how so many people rave about the food here, easily pleased or we were just served crap Every week we eat Indian so we know a good and... More 

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The Valley, Anguilla
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Whenever I attempted to visit the most talked about ‘Curry in a hurry’ I never had the opportunity because they were always closed. So I could hardly contain my excitement the night I was finally able to have dinner. We settled on the Lamb Biryani & Fish (Snapper) Biryani and an order of Cheese Naan and Raita (yogurt). Service was... More 

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Thank MissBonafide
St. Maarten-St. Martin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Best Indian Food On The Island. Great Videos of Great Bands playing for your entertainment. Lal enjoys what he does and you can tell. Go there on New Years Eve there is going to be fireworks this year.

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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144 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Lal’s Curry in a Hurry never fails to delight its customers. The owner personally greets and seats you. It seems that most of the customers are regulars and treated very well. Cocktail service is quick and efficient and the staff is very friendly. The real star is the food. Clearly this place has the best Indian food on the island.

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Vancouver, Washington
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is not your typical Indian Food place, certainly not buffet style and it is not white linen either. It is casual, relaxed, pleasant and very good. Noting that we are SXM regulars Lal's is one of less than five places that we frequent multiple times per trip and have for several years. Besides the great food Lal always has... More 

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Willemstad, Curacao
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Lal's is a restaurant I have visited a couple of times and everything on the menu is very very good. They offer both spicy and non spicy options, but just order spicy because it tasted better. I mean you don't eat cheese cake with no sugar and expect it to be great. Now that being said, I do find it... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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