New Providence› Restaurant
48 Parliament Street, Nassau, New Providence
Our Rating Neighborhood Nassau Hours Daily noon–3pm and 6:30–11pm Phone 242/356-3004 Prices Main courses $18–$52 Cuisine Type Indian/Northern Indian Web site Taj Mahal
OK, so you didn’t come to the Bahamas for Indian food… but there’s only so much conch you can eat. When you are ready for a break, the huge portions of classic South Asian dishes here fit the bill.
The menu features many northern Indian specialties and other regional preparations not often seen in generic Indian restaurants, like Bengali bhuna and jalfrezi (both kinds of curries made with fried spices), Hyderabadi Dho Pyaza (in spicy soured onion gravy), and Keema Mattar (minced meat—lamb or beef—with peas).
Yes, the prices seem a bit high, but three mains will easily feed four people, and only the lobster dishes actually cost more than $37. Or just order a few sides and split a $55 tandoori platter of chicken tikka, lamb tikka, beef tikka, shish kebab, and a prawn and chicken kebab.
They also do great-value weekday lunch takeout meals of various curries with rice and mixed veg Jalfrezi for $10–$12. There is also an English pub on the premises for darts, drafts, and weekend dancing.