New Providence› Restaurant
85 East Bay St., Nassau, New Providence
Our Rating Neighborhood Nassau Hours Mon-Fri noon–3:30pm and 4:30–10:30pm, Sat 5–10:30pm, Sun 5–9:30pm Phone 242/393-5718, 242/394-2288 Prices Main courses $8.50–$27 Cuisine type Chinese Web site Double Dragon
If you prefer your conch served in fried rice, or your steam fish slow-cooked with the Asian aromas of soy, ginger, and scallion—or are just looking for huge portions of inexpensive food—head to Nassau’s favorite Chinese restaurant, just east of downtown.
Lunch is a $9 affair: Any of 18 classic Chinese dishes accompanied by rice (white or pork fried) and soup (wonton, mushroom egg drop, hot & sour, or chicken noodle). You can get the same deal at dinner as a Combination Platter, which also comes with an egg roll for $15–$16 . You can also get any of those as take-out (with just the rice; no soup of egg roll) for $8.50.
Then there is the usual, seemingly bottomless Chinese menu of dozens and dozens of dishes mixing the chef’s native Cantonese dishes with ever-popular spicy Szechuan choices. The prices are, for Nassau, quite low. Most meat mains are $12.50–$14, seafood $14–$17, with just a few seafood-laden chef’s specials priced in the $20s.
Double Dragon is actually a small, growing chain in the Nassau area. We’re listing this original location a block east of the easternmost bridge over the Paradise Island since it is closest to the folks staying at Atlantis who, frankly, could probably use a budget break from the resort’s restaurants.
There is another location downtown on Charlotte Street North, on the block between the cruise port and Bay Street, open Mon, Tues, Fri, and Sat 11:30am–11:30pm, Wed and Thurs 11am–6pm, and Sun 11am–3pm (tel. 242/326-7268).