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Lal's Indian Cuisine

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Airport Road, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
(721) 587 9059
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always enjoy a good Indian meal and in certain parts of the Caribbean there aren't any Restaurants including St. Thomas where we go often but in this part of the world and on the Dutch side only there are at least 5!!! First to arrive around 5.30 pm and sat overlooking the boats, bit windy but the owner said he... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is cash only but what a great tasting Indian food indulgence! We could not taste their famous Chicken Chow (Biriyani in a bread..) but both the dishes we ordered were super delicious. Its waterfront location on the bay is added bonus.

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

One of my must !!!! For every trip to St Martin we stop in from the beach covered in sand or we go get cleaned up for dinner doesn't matter to Lal he always there the food is always great all the staff have been there since I've been coming prices are great. #nomusicnolife one trip and you will understand

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

We love going to Lal's. The service is relaxed and good. The food is excellent and Lal ( the owner) is always there to assist those of us who are not so familiar with Indian food. His suggestions are always very tasty.

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Ancaster, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We had one dinner here and this place is going on our " must visit list " each time we are in St Martin. Situated at the back of the Le Grande Marche near the draw bridge on the lagoon side. Its a casual restaurant with a TV playing or it could have been soft music in the background. Greeted... More 

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West College Corner, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Actually had breakfast sitting next to the owner of this restaurant at Zee Best, and he seemed very nice. Never made it to his establishment, but he and his dining partner were friendly and even offered to pay our bill when our bills were accidently switched and ours was more.

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at Lal's tonight. It was very very good. We ordered three different main dishes (lamb curry, 1/2 tandoori chicken, butter chicken), an order of rice, raita, palak paneer and 3 garlic naans. It was perfect for three people. Our waitress was super friendly and helped us with the portioning / ordering. The owner checked in on us... More 

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St.Maarten
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

The girls that serve you are ever so friendly even if it is busy, which it is quite often. The food is always good, constant quality, freshly prepared. And... it is affordable! Lal is a great music lover and the music in the background is fabulous.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

My friends and I visited Lal's multiple times while visiting SXM. Each time is was delicious and satisfying. You may have to wait a little longer for your food, but it has always been a pretty full restaurant when we go, and the food is very much worth the wait! I ordered the Shrimp Palak with rice and garlic Naan... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

For Indian food this is a place to get some nice tastes. The place is situated at a salt water bay with small boats docked near to it. Normally this is a nice view but it gets spoiled by the constant smell of petroleum/gasoline/diesel. Which I find hinders when enjoying a meal. The staff is friendly but you have to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Airport Road, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay
  • Phone Number: (721) 587 9059

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Marigot, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?