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Panlaan Thai on the Bay

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Asian, Thai, Vegan
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16 Welfare Road # 6 | Laguna View Complex - In Rear of Building on the Water, Simpson Bay 00000, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-559-2811
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic
Description: The only waterfront Thai restaurant in St. Maarten. Authentic Thai cuisine...
The only waterfront Thai restaurant in St. Maarten. Authentic Thai cuisine in a tranquil waterfront surrounding with both, indoor and outdoor seating...Open everyday. Lunch 12pm-3pm Monday-Friday Dinner 6pm-10pm Sunday-Thursday Dinner 6pm-11pm Friday-Saturday
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  • 189
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of the Best Restaurants on the Dutch Side

I am currently addicted to the red curry, but plan to try other dishes soon. My dining companions always rave about their meals. Good wine selection, professional service and a great waterfront view. Appropriate for family groups, friends and a very romantic choice for couples. This dining... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2015
atrione
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Sint Maarten, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A place we have really enjoyed in previous years, but discovered it to be closed for good this January (2016) although it was apparently still open in December.

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Thank Mhorton41
PanLaanThai, Manager at Panlaan Thai on the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your real post. We closed on August 5th 2015 for vacation and did not re-open. As the economy on the island improves we may look to reopen at a new and better location. You may be wondering why we have less then favorable reviews claiming to have been here after August 5th. I believe the answer is... More 

Roatan, Honduras
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Our latest visit was disastrous. As returning customers, we expected the great experience we had shared previously - not so. Our waiter was rude and aggressive and un-knowledgable about the menu. He messed up one of our orders and attempted to blame it on us (??). They were unable to process our credit card (which he tried for 20 minutes... More 

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1 Thank Schloby
Detroit, Michigan
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72 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Disappointed this year in our dining experience at Panlaan Thai, just was not as good as previous years. The server was more interested in helping others than us, never came back or to see if we needed anything which we did. Intestinal distress also was a major problem after eating here but I have a very sensitive digestive system.

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Thank dinahusa
Sint Maarten, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I am currently addicted to the red curry, but plan to try other dishes soon. My dining companions always rave about their meals. Good wine selection, professional service and a great waterfront view. Appropriate for family groups, friends and a very romantic choice for couples. This dining experience is well worth the money!

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Thank atrione
Red Deer, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We loved this place so much, we ate there 3 times on our 3 week trip. The red curry was the best I've ever had not in South East Asia. Highly recommend.

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Thank JessicaMatt
Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

great thai food, service is excellent the food is amazing and you could have it spicy or not spicy, love the outdoor patio but be careful with the bugs if you love thai food this is a must try

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Thank 1990Wendell
Roatan, Honduras
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Panlaan Thai is my favorite restaurant on SXM. I look forward to visiting the island jsut so I can enjoy their awesome, authentic Thai food.

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Thank Schloby
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Very much enjoyed the meal. Beautiful setting along the water in Simpson Bay. This food is spicy so do not set by U.S. Standards. At home I usually ask for hot but thankfully followed another review on trip advisor and asked for medium heat. Medium was the perfect choice for an enjoyable spicy level. We will make this a stop... More 

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Thank Maureen G
Meriden, Connecticut
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

On our annual trip to St. Maarten we make a trip to Panlaan . We enjoyed the appetizers of fried shrimp, pork, chicken sate and wonton with cheese. For the entry we had Pad Thai and Red Shrimp Curry. Desert we had the fried banana with vanilla ice cream. Everything was very tasty, service was good. It was a lovely... More 

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1 Thank indo8
Marigot, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Took my wife for her birthday and it didn't disappoint. Service was great, food was awesome and you dictate the heat you desire from mild to hot. The view of the lagoon and the fresh air was very romantic. Prices were very affordable. It's amust do on Saint Martin.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 Welfare Road # 6 | Laguna View Complex - In Rear of Building on the Water, Simpson Bay 00000, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 721-559-2811

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

The only waterfront Thai restaurant in St. Maarten. Authentic Thai cuisine in a tranquil waterfront surrounding with both, indoor and outdoor seating...Open everyday. Lunch 12pm-3pm Monday-Friday Dinner 6pm-10pm Sunday-Thursday Dinner 6pm-11pm Friday-Saturday
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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