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Little Jerusalem SXM

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About
Try it once and I promise you will come a second time! Look us up on Instagram or Facebook for the full menu.
PRICE RANGE
US$6 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Fusion, Healthy, Middle Eastern
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Table Service, Dog Friendly, Family style
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to lunch at Little Jerusalem in SXM and give it 5s across the board. The owner was so friendly and helped show us what the favorites were to order. The food was amazing, huge portions, at an extremely low price, you can't beat...it! A great lunch place for anyone staying near Simpson Bay!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We gave this place a try based largely on the reviews we saw on TA. Definitely an unpretentious place - you order from a window and, if you choose to eat in, sit at picnic tables. However, don't let the small size of the place...fool you because the flavors are HUGE. My only regret was that we didn't try this place until toward the end of our trip. Otherwise we would have definitely found a reason to eat here again.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For my first visit, I can honestly say this was love at first bite. The food is absolutely amazing and I have to say these shawarma’s are the best I’ve ever had. And that comes from a lover of the cuisine. I promise you the...shawarma’s here will have a richer taste than any other you’ve had before. My personal favorite is the Buffalo, which has a bit of a kick to it. The owners are also very friendly. If you’re up for good food, pay them a visit. You won’t regret it!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live in St. Martin for half the year, and go to supper at Little Jerusalem really frequently. It's easily the best value on the entire island. The food is sooo delicious and the servings are very generous, yet the price is really affordable. Always...a smile and a friendly chat. Maybe we'll go tonite?More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking for a new restaurant to try out, and while I am not usually a shwarma fan, my wife and I decided to try this place out. Has outdoor seating, you order at the window, and the owner is the cook, the wife...is the order taker, and daughter is the waitstaff. We ordered the Special and the original sandwiches, which the owner recommended, and a side of babaganoush. All I can say is wow. The baba was fresh made, the pita is fresh made, hot as it came out, and the baba is the best I have every had at any restaurant, hands down. The shwarma then came out, and holy crap, again, we were blown away. Fresh ingredients, moist, and the flavors were amazing. My original had a hint of curry, a little zip. My spouses was more traditional, but so tasty. We could not stop eating. When we were done, we had consumed all of that and two beers each, and the total price was $30.00 US. So cheap for a delicious meal. If you come to Sint Maarten, and want some amazing food at a great price, this is the place. We will be back.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 25 April 2021

First off I wanted to say that they have a little parking lot, which we were easily able to find a spot in during the day for lunch. We noticed at dinner time on a Friday night the place was packed though! So if you're...going during a more touristy time maybe walk or cab because parking around there can be rough. I think they are cash only but not completely sure. The owner is SUPER nice and makes you feel right at home. You order at the window then they bring it to your table. Nice wine/beer and soft drink selection. The menu speaks for itself - everything was so fresh and flavorful. Really great value for the money! First time I got the falafel sandwich, the falafel was one of the best I have ever had. My husband got the special, it had a little too much sauce on it, but was out of this world. Second time we split a rice plate which was HUGE and sooo delicious. He even gave us some extra curry meat to try on the side. We could not finish - but he has to-go boxes. The spices were perfect, the hummus was so smooth and fresh. Cannot say enough great things. We will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 16 April 2021 via mobile

My husband and I went on the recommendation of friends, we had the special. Now living in Michigan we have a pretty big Arabic community with Mediterranean food everywhere. This pita that he handed me was great with lamb and chicken and traditional Shawarma ingredients....However there was cheese. And ranch. I’m saying it was not bad, honestly I was starving and it hit the spot and it was really good.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 10 April 2021

The place is in Simpson bay and i belive thats the best swarma on the island. friendy atmosphere and the price is unbeatable.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 24 March 2021

We stopped by here for an early dinner and got the BBQ chicken and the special which is chicken and lamb. They were both so good. Also got the humus side dish ($5) and you can tell it is made fresh each day. The meals...are basically gyro type sandwiches but really packed with meat, cheese and veggies. Will stop by again. Prices are really reasonable. US beer was $2. You order at the counter and then sit down and the food is brought over to you. Very casual place right on Airport road.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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J Isis, General Manager at Little Jerusalem SXM, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2021

Thank you for your review. We’re glad you loved our fresh made-to-order shawarma (and hummus made by Abe’s wife).

Reviewed 13 March 2021

BEST AUTHENTIC SHAWERMA IN THE WORLD HANDS DOWN!! Even better owner and service!! Please come visit, you will not regret it. I recommend the special it is🔥🔥

Date of visit: March 2021
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J Isis, General Manager at Little Jerusalem SXM, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2021

Thank you for your 🔥 review! We are happy you love our shawarma. Come again soon!

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Bruce S
4 November 2017|
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Response from zumba1996 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe there is kosher meat.
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Jimmy R
15 September 2017|
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Yes Abe is good but the restaurant took so heavy hitting
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Debbi Vinny J
6 August 2015|
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Yes abe is the master at alterations
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Frequently Asked Questions about Little Jerusalem SXM

Yes, Little Jerusalem SXM offers takeaway services.

Yes, Little Jerusalem SXM offers delivery services.

Yes, Little Jerusalem SXM is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Little Jerusalem SXM is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4