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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Missed this restaurant in several trips to the Island and heard how good it was from our relatives who just visited. Off the main road and only found it as we were staying close by in Simpson Bay. Very casual dining so don't dress up. Open air by the water and the menu is simple as is the atmosphere. 1... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lal has always taken care of us! Food is good and the beer is great! We have been eating there for years! Everything on the menu is good, especially the tandoori chicken! Casual enough to wear your stretch pants. Enjoy!

Thank Sanjay A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Lal's- the Indian cuisine is authentic, flavourful and the portions are a decent size. We ordered a variety of dishes and shared with a couple of apps and the garlic naan. We enjoyed the variety of spices, flavors and heat levels, ordering milder dishes for the kids. Our server, 'Peaches' was attentive and sweet... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

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 bubbles 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

Thank rstclair21
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Norma W
Ancaster, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
4 months ago
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?