One of my personal favorite restaurants in Hot Springs is The Silk Road Experience, which serves Pakistani-style food for weekday lunch and Friday/Saturday supper.
Everything we’ve tried has been delicious, from the tandoori chicken to paratha rolls to garlic naan: it’s all fresh and filled with wonderful spices and flavors.
You should definitely order the extra naan, and thank me later. (Try dipping it in their yogurt and cilantro chutney – “Pakistani-style ranch dressing”!)
Their menu is small – one to three entrees – but it changes frequently and I love discovering new items.
Outdoor seating is available, or you can take it back to your suite at The Evanston to enjoy. (We’re just a six-minute walk away!)
I appreciate that they have a very consistent schedule: always open Tuesday-Friday from 11-2 and then for dinner from 5-8 on Friday and Saturday. They told me that they’ll be there as scheduled no matter how cold or snowy it gets! (Indeed, if it’s cold outside, order some hot chai to drink while you wait: it is delicious and full of fresh spices.)
A few things to note:
- They only accept cash or check.
- You can call to order ahead: 541-666-0131
- They update their Facebook page with menus
The Silk Road Experience is located at 239 N. River Street, between the theater and ice cream shop.