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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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Midlothian, Virginia
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25 reviews
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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 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 29 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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Thank t t
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29 restaurant reviews
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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Billerica, Massachusetts, United States
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

Lal's has been around the Island for years and the food and service has always been the same "Great" Lal always likes to engage with his customers and pours a great drink. Well worth the trip.

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Abilene, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

There's so much excellent Indian food on this island it's hard to stand out. It really depends on your tastes. Our good Indian friend drove us here from Philipsburg and we had an excellent meal with drinks for $111 (three people). I didn't care for the roti (bread) but the garlic naan was good. Everything else tasted excellent, service was... More 

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new york city
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 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.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 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... More 

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Tortola
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 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.

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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
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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
5 months ago
New York City, New York

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