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Great Neck now has an Indian restaurant, and it is poised to serve the town’s orthodox Jewish community: Mumbai Grill is glatt kosher and supervised by the Vaad Harabonim of Queens. Owned by partners Malik Husain and Andy Perlaza, it takes over the Middle Neck Road building that formerly housed the Chinese restaurants Lan King and Shanghai Grill.
The menu comprises a broad range of Indian specials: appetizers ($4.95 to $11.95) such as vegetable or beef samosas (fried turnovers) and eggplant pakoras (fritters); roasted tandoor oven entrees ($9.95 to $15.95) such as whole fish, bone-in chicken and minced lamb tikka; curries ($11.95 to $15.95) of chicken, lamb, beef, fish and vegetables; biryanis (rice pilafs, $10.25 to $14.95); and freshly baked breads from the tandoor oven such as naan and paratha ($2.25 to $4.95).
Mumbai Grill is open Sunday to Thursday from noon to 10 p.m. It closes on Friday at sundown and, during winter, it reopens at sundown on Saturday until midnight.
Mumbai Grill is located at 178 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck, 516-304-5055, mumbaigrillny.com