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“Don't overlook great restaurants in Sint Maarten”
Review of Little Jerusalem

Little Jerusalem
Ranked #2 of 115 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$15
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery
Description: Try it one time & I promise you come a second time. Look us up on Facebook for the full menu & don't forget to hit the like button LittleJerusalemsxmLittle Jerusalem
South Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Don't overlook great restaurants in Sint Maarten”
Reviewed 20 November 2013

Little Jerusalem is one of the best, yet unassuming, restaurants in Sint Maarten. Abraham and Kathy are generous, caring, owners who serve up the best Falafel, shwarmas , and platters for incredibly low prices. This is a go-to location in Simpson bay, lunch or dinner. Kathy has a great knowledge of the plants in Sint Maarten, and prepares delicious juices and drinks, many with medicinal properties. We are a family of 4 and seldom pay more than $30 for dinner. great spot.

  • Visited October 2013
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Jimmy R, Guest Relations Manager at Little Jerusalem, responded to this review, 30 December 2016
The falafel is a Cathy signature dish she makes them one by one from starch when I told her about your Response to her Falafel & ask her whats her secret she said she makes them with love the main ingredient and smiled They make all there dishes from the heart

P.S sorry for the long delay
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Cupe Coy, null, Netherlands Antilles
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“Abe is a great guy. His food is a MUST try.”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

I would've never come here as a tourist because of the way it looks, but boy would've I had missed out. Convinced to come here by friends, this is hands down some of the best food I've ever had. I'm now a weekly visitor when I moved here two years ago. If you're coming to St. Maarten, this is a MUST-SEE attraction. Excellent prices, amazing food. Go for the mixed plate or the lamb burger. His schwarmas are amazing as well, BBQ Mix is always a favorite.

  • Visited November 2013
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Jimmy R, Guest Relations Manager at Little Jerusalem, responded to this review, 30 December 2016
Thank you for choosing Little Jerusalem in Simpson Bay.
TripAdvisor. It’s the world’s largest travel site, helping millions of visitors every month plan the perfect trip.
Our guests often tell us how helpful it is to read other people’s reviews before their visit. And we're always eager to hear what you liked and how we can improve.
Thanks again, and we hope to see you again soon.
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Worksop, United Kingdom
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“Not to be missed!”
Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

It's so easy to overlook this place because of the very understated location but you'll be missing a real treat if you do. The food is fresh, filling and just fabulous. Run by a delightful family, it's a must visit location whenever we're in St Maarten.
Our recommendation: try the spicy mixed shwama

Visited November 2013
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Thank CamTrez56
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Jimmy R, Guest Relations Manager at Little Jerusalem, responded to this review, 30 December 2016
Thank you for choosing Little Jerusalem in Simpson Bay.
TripAdvisor. It’s the world’s largest travel site, helping millions of visitors every month plan the perfect trip.
Our guests often tell us how helpful it is to read other people’s reviews before their visit. And we're always eager to hear what you liked and how we can improve.
Thanks again, and we hope to see you again soon.
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Northern Virginia, Virginia
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“Wow!!! Understated location with awesome food”
Reviewed 15 November 2013

Went here on a suggestion from a friend. Blown away by some simply wonderful Mediterranean food. I had the Shawarma combo and my wife had a Falafel. Both were great. The Shawarma combo came with a little side salad and potato salad, both which were surprisingly good while the Shawarma was an absolute sea of flavors. The owner was friendly and very interested in our enjoyment of his food. This was my first introduction to Shawarma and I cannot believe that it could get any better. Very highly recommended!!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank WoodsBrown85
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Jimmy R, Guest Relations Manager at Little Jerusalem, responded to this review, 30 December 2016
Thank you for choosing Little Jerusalem in Simpson Bay.
TripAdvisor. It’s the world’s largest travel site, helping millions of visitors every month plan the perfect trip.
Our guests often tell us how helpful it is to read other people’s reviews before their visit. And we're always eager to hear what you liked and how we can improve.
Thanks again, and we hope to see you again soon.
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Quebec City, Canada
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“Simply the best I had all week!!”
Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

What else can I say, if you like middle eastern food, you will absolutely love this place. I should have come sooner, I waited until our last hours on the island to try Little Jerusalem. A sad, sad mistake. The owner is so friendly and he makes the best BBQ lamb on the planet. The other plates are as delicious, no doubt. Dont do like me, go there multiple times!!!

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Jimmy R, Guest Relations Manager at Little Jerusalem, responded to this review, 30 December 2016
Abe said great food should not cost, it should only taste good.
his Philosophy is If good food taste good & cost plenty how will every one find Great food
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