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“PanLaan outdoor eating” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Panlaan Thai on the Bay

Panlaan Thai on the Bay
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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Ranked #18 of 78 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Thai
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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
Flint, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“PanLaan outdoor eating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Waterfront dining and Thai food was an incredible combination. The service was very good. The restaurant was a little hard to find as the sign is not very big and the restaurant itself is on the ground floor of what looks like an apartment building right on Simpson Bay.

Visited September 2013
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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Fantastic Thai Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Visited this Restaurant after reading the reviews. If you like Thai food it would be a crime not to visit while you are on the Island. Even though we went in the quiet season, it was still always busy,
The staff are attentive, but not overbearing and very helpful with explaining about anything you want to know about the dishes. We did not have starters, as the main courses are filling and plentiful. In the three weeks we were on the Island, we visited the Restaurant four times it was that good, on one visit we celebrated our wedding anniversary and was met by the waiter and escorted to our table, then we were presented with a glass of champagne, at the end of the evening the owner even drove us back to our Hotel and this was done again on the next two visits, I know this is not a regular thing and not to be expected when visiting the Restaurant, but it made our visits more special. We tried different dishes each time we went, and I can honestly say we could not pick out a favourite meal as they were all excellent. Just wished we were staying longer, so we could have tried all the menu. Two of the waiters Leon and Bernard were great, and have a great rapport between themselves and guests.Wish we there now, we are beginning to get withdrawal symptoms. The setting is delightful and overlooks the Lagoon with twinkling lights on the shimmering water, there is also inside eating

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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“Great Thai Restaurant and friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We found a review of this place on Trip Advisor and thought we would give it a try .,It took us a while to find as it is not the easiest place to find as it is located down a passage way at the rear of the First Caribbean Bank off Welfare Drive Simpson Bay but once there the setting ,ambience & views are stunning overlooking Simpson Bay Lagoon.

The food is first class and and authentic , the service superb and it is not over expensive (no dearer than a Thai full meal in most UK restaurants I have been to) The Management are on site and come to see all is OK with the meal and service We walked to this place which was about a mile from our accommodation and when the manager heard of this he insisted on running us back in his own car,which he did (Thank you)

How good would I say it was , well guess for yourselves, we went back 4 times whilst on holiday and I could not pick which of the meals we had was the best , and the sweets delicious , they all were excellent

Looking forward to our next to Panlaan there and St Maarten

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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St Maarten-St Martin
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“Great dining by the bay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

A really true Thai restaurant on the island with amazing flavor, ambience and service. For a number of years SXM was missing a great Thai restaurant and now we have one again

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Tasty Thai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

An diamond on the bay, a beautiful restaurant on the Bay, pretty and relaxing. The service was excellent attentive but not annoying. The food was amazing, flavourful, plenty of choice and exactly what we were looking for!
Depending on where you sit you may need to apply bug spray, it is on the water and at night so not surprising.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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