Newa Chopsticks is in the center of our Capitol City, but it's hidden in plain view, and if you don't know where to look, you might miss out on some of the tastiest food on St. Maarten.
Specializing in Authentic Nepalese, Indian and Chinese Cuisines, Newa Chopstix is absolutely on my Top 10 Favorite St. Maarten Restaurants List.
The titular "Newa" colloquially means "From Nepal" and there are several Newari (Nepalese) items on the menu that I have seen no where else in St. Maarten.
Two of my favorite Newa Dishes are the Choila, and the Sekuwa which are traditionally made using Water Buffalo, but are made with chicken at Newa Chopstix . Both are savory, deliciously spiced and wonderfully unique.
In addition to their incredible Newari Cuisine, they also have fantastic Chinese and Indian food, as the food of Nepal is strongly influenced by the surrounding countries of China and India.
On the menu you'll find everyone's favorite Indian dishes, like Palak Paneer, Dal Tadka and the ubiquitous Butter Chicken.
You'll also find a few of your favorite Chinese dishes as well, including Hot & Sour Soup, Chicken Szechuan, and Mock Duck Noodles.
The Service at this restaurant is excellent, and in addition to greet food and excellent service, you can enjoy the big screen entertainment of the latest Hindi Music Videos in the lounge in front of the Air-conditioned dining area.
Located inside the Royal Palm Plaza on Front Street, Newa Chopstix recently renovated and expanded the restaurant, which features both a nicely decorated, Air-Conditioned dining area and a spacious covered, but open-air dining area in the center of the Plaza. Open for Lunch and Dinner, I highly recommend making Dinner reservations as the restaurant is very popular for Private Parties, particularly around the Holidays.
LOCATION: #82 Front Street, Philipsburg St. Maarten
PHONE: 1 721 543 2468 or 1 721 587 5491
Find their MENU here on their website: https://newachopstix.com/menu
Will I return: Absolutely.
EatSxM Approved Badge Score: 9 out of 10.
Date Night: Yes, Make it Spicy!
Kid Friendly: Yes
Safety: Located in a well lit shopping plaza, next to a busy street, but you can never be too aware of your surroundings.
Location: Royal Palm Plaza is on the right of Escargot.
Parking: Parking is always Limited on Front Street, but there is usually plenty of parking on Backstreet.