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Panlaan Thai on the Bay

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Steakhouse, 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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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 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: Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 173
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Great food! Fans needed..

Fabulous food tonight. Everybody had had a tasty meal from noodles to curry to the great appetizer platter. The only thing we wished for was a few fans to help with the extremely humid night. Without a slight breeze, the stuffy atmosphere made it uncomfortable and difficult to finish our meals... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Laura H
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Stouffville, Ontario, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Stouffville, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Fabulous food tonight. Everybody had had a tasty meal from noodles to curry to the great appetizer platter. The only thing we wished for was a few fans to help with the extremely humid night. Without a slight breeze, the stuffy atmosphere made it uncomfortable and difficult to finish our meals with the amount of food we ate.

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green bay
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

2nd time having dinner here. 1st time 18 months ago. Dinner with my husband on April 9/15. I had the pad thai which was okay, but was overpowered by an herb/spice.My husbands food was okay. We both agreed that it was overpriced, and for

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Santa Rosa, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Happy hour is actually a half hour, from 6 to 6:30 p.m., barely enough time for one drink. Although the deck can be windy, the view is lovely. Chicken satay with peanut sauce was a tasty appetizer. Pad Thai was good and plentiful.

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Caribbean
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The setting is very nice, overlooking the lagoon. The waiter was not too familiar with the menu. Food was nice. Somewhat pricey.

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Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Really overpriced average Thai food - $12 USD for noodles with some vegetables; if you want chicken, it is an extra $14 USD !! Big city prices on a small sland for quite average Thai food. In addition, we were surprised to see that the restaurant had an automatic 15% gratuity added to the bill. Not a repeat for sure.

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

Thank you for your review. Unfortunately the prices you've mentioned are not correct. Our menu with pricing can be viewed on our website. Pan Laan is considered one of the more moderately priced quality restaurants in St Maarten. Possibly you have not limited the perspective of your review to this specific market place? More 

Cole Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Great food and music with bonuses. We arrived 5pm to an empty dingy dock right in front. There are dragons at the end of the deck! We walk to within 2 meters of meter long Iguanas; are they waiting for a hand out? Got drinks and sat on the end of the dock to just relax. The area is very... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The food wasn't authentic Thai, which is what I was expecting. The yum nua was a lettuce salad, not a meat dish, which was disappointing. Chicken and basil was delicious. Great view of boats on the marina.

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Brooklyn, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Not having many Thai restaurants on the island makes this place an easy choice for THE BEST Thai food on St Maarten/St Martin. That may not sound like a compliment but it certainly is! You can only eat so much conch, burgers, etc. which is the reason it led me to this very delicious and unique establishment. My wife and... More 

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Without a doubt the best Thai food I've ever had (my husband and son also agree). Situated on the lagoon - great ambiance and great service. We would highly recommend it.

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Grayslake, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Excellent Thai food in a scenic lagoon restaurant. Service and food excellent Cashew Chicken Stir Fry and Ginger Beef Stir Fry - yum.

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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: Steakhouse, 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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