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“Yum!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lal's Indian Cuisine

Lal's Indian Cuisine
Airport Road, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
(721) 587 9059
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Ranked #28 of 78 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
new york city
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Yum!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Super friendly attentive service .... heavenly samosas ... And the lamb vindaloo just about as good as home, that being NYC. Nice size portions too. No question I'll come back here again.

Visited March 2014
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“This was a great experience all the way!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

First time trying Indian food and this was the place to do it. I just asked the owner for his recommendations starting with a nice Belgian beer and appetizers and we proceeded from there. Following his lead we got the coconut sea bass (special), chicken vindaloo, and lamb curry. All were absolutely amazing with full flavor and the most tender meat. The fish was obviously fresh as well. Other than the chairs - one word of advice here: cushions - the entire dinner was perfect. We are going to another place nearby that the owner also recommended for pizza. I honestly don't think you'll disappointed by coming here. We arrived soon after sunset and it was maybe 1/3 of capacity but within 30 minutes it was full. No credit cards - plan ahead.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tortola
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85 restaurant reviews
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
“Great Indian cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

One of our favorite restaurants on Sint Maarten. The food is good, it is very good value, the service is efficient and the new location is convenient.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York, New York, United States
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“A must when visiting St Maarten”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Lal's is a hidden gem that I was introduced to by friends that live in the island. Now, I never miss it when visiting St Maarten!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Allentown PA
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“Lals-Part of the St. Maartin Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Our group ALWAYS spends an evening at Lal's (or two, or three) when on St. Maartin. Lal is a delightful host, the food is awesome and the drinks are great (ask Lal to make you a Stairway to Heaven!) If you love Indian food...go to Lal's. If you've never had Indian food...go to Lal's. Lal will guide you through the menu and you'll be delighted with the selections. In short, on St. Maartin? Go to Lals'!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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