Fort Smith is a city that is on the move. It has several museums that detail its rich history, a thriving cultural scene, and an eclectic dining scene. Fort Smith’s dining scene is a miniature United Nations that features restaurants from a variety of nations including Cuba, El Salvador, Mexico, and Vietnam. Fort Smith now has two restaurants that feature Mediterranean cuisine and one that features Indian Cuisine.
When most people think of Indian restaurants they usually don’t associate it with the term fast food. However the owners of R&R Curry Express do. R&R Curry Express is a casual Indian fast food restaurant. Customers can choose from forty two different items to order and receive them in under ten minutes. While this doesn’t come close to beating any records set by McDonald’s or Burger King, it is remarkable because the chefs at R&R Curry Express are preparing dishes more elaborate than a simple hamburger. The prices at R&R Curry Express are reasonable on most items. R&R Curry Express’ Barbecue Wraps run between $4 and $7, and feature such items like brisket and shrimp. For those looking for a true taste of India the Tandoori items are a must. These dishes are some of the pricier items offered but they will give customers an authentic Indian dining experience. R&R Curry Express offers traditional Lassi beverages. Lassi is a yogurt beverage that can be made plain, salty or sweet. The best is the Mango Lassi sweetened.
R&R Curry Express is located at 1525 Rogers Ave Fort Smith AR, 479-494-5520
Those looking for a more upscale restaurant that offers a broader menu need to visit Silk Road Grill. Silk Road Grill is Fort Smith’s first Indian and Mediterranean restaurant. The menu offers everything from starters to desserts but those looking for something different need to pay close attention to the specialty dishes from the Indian and Mediterranean worlds. Order a Mantu (Steamed homemade dumplings filled with ground lamb, spices, leeks, and onions served over a bed of garlic yogurt sauce and then covered with meat sauce and sprinkled with ground mint. Served with rice) for 13.99 or the Chicken Qurma (chicken breast simmered in a tomato based sauce and served with rice) for 11.99. Budget-conscious diners do take note that while most of these items will offer an authentic dining experience they will not come cheap. Customers worried about a hefty bill may want to try Silk Road Grill during lunch.
Silk Road Grill is located at 4300 Rogers Ave Fort Smith AR, 479-494-3004
This last restaurant has only been open six weeks but its owner has years of experience in the restaurant business. Sultan’s Mediterranean Grill and Pizzeria offers Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine along with delicious homemade pizza. Sultan’s offers exotic entrees from both sides of the Mediterranean Sea. Sultan’s serves Gyros, Kafta (two skewers of ground sirloin with a blend of parsley and onions and tahini sauce), as well as various Kabobs. Sultan’s also serves Specialty Pizzas or customers can choose from seventeen different ingredients and build their own pizzas. The owner of Sultan’s also owns Bella Italia, and Momo’s Gourmet Bistro.
Sultan’s Mediterranean Grill and Pizzeria is located at 4300 Rogers Ave Fort Smith AR, 479-242-6666