Comfort Inn West
300 Markham Center Dr
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: (501) 227-0120
Fax: (501) 978-7258
Star of India gives new meaning to the word "hospitality," warmly welcoming each guest to this intimate restaurant by name. The accompanying feast combines fresh ingredients, authentic recipes and gorgeous presentation. The onion Kulcha bread is scrumptious, but when combined with the Saag Paneer, tender chunks of homemade cheese in lightly-seasoned creamed spinach, it is sheer heaven. If you like spicy, try the lamb vindaloo. Or, just sample a bit of everything on the daily lunch buffet. Portions are large, so expect leftovers, and then save room for dessert. Finish with a glass of Indian marsala tea.
Sekisui is the area's hippest Japanese restaurant, drawing a crowd that is usually a well-to-do younger group. There is good reason why so many locals eat here. Although the food is a bit costly compared to other area Japanese restaurants, the food is delicious. A novel conversation starter is the revolving sushi bar. Tempt your palate with Hibachi grilled vegetables, Teppanyaki steaks, shrimp and chicken.
Located on the west side of town, you can smell Chips' mouth-watering aroma from blocks away. Chow down on baby-back ribs or a generous pork sandwich with sides of coleslaw and beans. Be sure to save room for a slice of one of the homemade pies. Chips is a down-to-earth place in the heart of a booming chain restaurant area. Choose a booth or table, and then walk up to the window to place your order. Come with a good appetite and bring cash, Chips does not accept checks or credit cards.
If, upon glancing at the menu, you think you might have mistakenly wandered into a zoo, never fear. Kelley's is decorated with brass pots, hanging vines and an unusual assortment of oddities on the shelves. With dishes such as Jameson Pecan Trout, Kangaroo Fillet and Ostrich Lion Fillet, the meals may sound like a menagerie, but they will surprise you with inventiveness. The service is pleasant and prompt, and the place fills up on weekends.
Putting a spin on a traditional dish, Layla's Gyros and Pizzeria serves a great gyro calzone. They have a selection of salads, sandwiches, and platters, all featuring flavorful meats and vegetables. They serve pizza as well, all with friendly service. Try the falafel platter, which includes these delicious fried snacks along with hummus, tzatziki sauce, and pita bread. Leave room for dessert and enjoy the baklava!
Pick your steak and cook it yourself, or just let the helpful wait staff take care of you. The succulent meats and bountiful portions are anything but average, providing real value for your money. Unless you just are not in the mood for red meat, order the obvious as; if you aren't, however, there is a selection of chicken, pork, lamb, seafood and pasta. The large, fresh salads, the side dishes and the huge desserts will leave you asking for a doggy box. The Butcher Shop also features a signature slow roasted Prime Rib.
Take in the atmosphere of the Australian Outback while enjoying mouth-watering entrees and high-quality service. Serving dinner only, Outback Steakhouse offers an extensive menu featuring appetizers, chicken, ribs, steak, seafood, pasta, salads and desserts for moderate prices. Family-friendly, the casual restaurant has something for everyone at its numerous locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Outback Steakhouse also offers call-ahead seating and curbside take-away. Check website for locations and menu selections.
Expect friendliness and formality the second you walk in, as all the employees stop to give you a traditional Japanese greeting. The food is as good as the service, with the largest sushi selection in town and large T-rolls. Check out the Happy Hour Sushi Special, offered every Tuesday through Sunday from 5:30p-7p, which includes a variety plate of sushi for a great price. The menu also features tempura, soft shell crab, and a variety of soups. Each is fairly priced.
This family-owned restaurant serves all your favorite dishes, as well as great lunch specials for less than $5. The restaurant also has a full bar, with happy hour from 4p-7p each night. The Chimichanga is golden brown and stuffed with your choice of meat, beans and rice. Also, the Shrimp Fajitas are spicy and juicy. The white queso is a great addition to the chips and salsa that come with every meal. A mariachi band plays on occasion, adding extra fun to an already enjoyable experience.
Italian dining is all about good food and good company. Bring your friends and family to Vesuvio Bistro, which serves authentic Italian dishes in a welcoming atmosphere. The menu is full of savory pasta and meat dishes, which are great to follow with ricotta cheesecake. Besides a great wine selection, Vesuvio offers amazing martinis to complete your dining experience.
If you are looking for something a bit different for dinner, you cannot beat Korean cuisine. With tantalizing choices such as Kim Chi (spicy pickled cabbage), Chop Chae Noodle and Ojing A-Spicy Squid, you might be a bit unsure of what to order. The best deal by far is the buffet, which allows you to sample almost all of the dishes. The restaurant is decorated with Korean and Chinese icons, and the staff wears traditional Korean costumes. You, however, can just dress casually.
This popular restaurant serves generous portions of authentic Mexican family recipes, all at reasonable prices. Every choice on the well-rounded menu is deliciously flavorful. Locals rave about the white cheese dip and fresh cilantro that is generously incorporated into most dishes. The combination meals provide a number of delectable options and are an extra-good value. Choose one with a Poblano pepper stuffed with gooey cheese for something a little different. Here's an added hint: check the local phone book for coupons. A child's menu and food-to-go options provide added conveniences for families.