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Lal's Indian Cuisine

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Airport Road, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-587-9059
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Beacon Hill, Sint Maarten
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015

Already 13 years a regular customer I am still enjoying the food at Lal's (otherwise I wasn't a regular...). Recently Lal surprised me with a curry that is not on the menu and I don't know if I can mention it as maybe more people will ask for it but I do it anyway...ginger chicken, the best there is, spicy... More 

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St. Maarten-St. Martin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2015

We love it; it is very relaxed / informal but the clear focus is on consistently excellent Indian food. Chicken Tika, Butter Chicken, a few varieties of naan, Chicken Korma, basmati rice -- we could have spent the entire night. WONDERFUL stuff! Go!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

We asked around the island and everyone told us Lal's was the best Indian food - accolades were correct. Small place behind a market. Easy the find. Fresh authentic Indian food.

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Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2014

Lal's was the first Indian cuisine we tried when we first moved to St. Maarten and it was OK. But when you compare it to the other Indian restaurants on the island (such as Bombay Bites, Shiv Shakti, etc.), Lal's takes last place in my opinion. For those who don't like/want authentic Indian or maybe better said like the more... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

I've been coming to the island for the past 7 years and a few years ago we discovered this tucked away gem. One of the best tasting indian food. Great owner and we always have a great tasting meal there. The paapadam is fresh, light and the best I have ever eaten in any restaurant. A must try when you... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

When Lal's was located on the lagoon across from the WinAir office at the airport, it was some of the best Indian food we had ever experienced. The location was charming, the service was wonderful, the food fantastic, and we left happy and well sated. Now? Not so much. During our last excursion to Lal's we were completely ignored because... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

This is a family owned restaurant that has awesome food and portions are big. We a a whole tandoori chicken , cumin seed rice and garlic nan. They even made us a special sauce great prices great people awesome food The only downfall was the lack of wifi for the customers. Everywhere you go wifi is available

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Long Beach, New York, United States
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

Tucked out of the way, but wonderful food, great music, waterfront setting & Lal !!! try the curry, vindaloo, garlic naan, and daily specials!

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soul
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

Spicy hot samosa, dipping sauce.... I'm getting hungry just thinking about it. I've had better Indian mains on the island, but not better samosa.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014 via mobile

Amazingly, this restaurant which serves decent Indian food (fresh but oddly flavored) is subtitled "Curry in a Hurry". We waited 90 min for our dinner and no explanation was offered, nor was any attempt made to bring an appetizer. Lal came by and offered to bring bottled water "to help us relax while waiting". We figured it would be gratis... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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: +1 721-587-9059

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Marigot, St. Maarten-St. Martin
9 months ago
New York City, New York

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?