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All 81 Simpson Bay Restaurants

Lal's Indian Cuisine

Airport Road, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
(721) 587 9059
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Ranked #28 of 81 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
Beacon Hill, Sint Maarten
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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7 reviews 7 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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Orlando, Florida
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107 reviews 107 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Address: Airport Road, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
Phone Number: (721) 587 9059
Location: Caribbean  >  St Maarten-St Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay
Cuisine: Indian

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