3701 S Cooper St, Arlington. 682-321-7192. 11am-9:30pm Sun-Mon and Wed-Thu, 11am-10pm Fri-Sat. All major credit cards accepted.
When was the last time you had beef at an Indian restaurant? Likely never, since the meat of cattle is famously taboo according to Hindu customs. However, as you might glean from its name, Halal Grill observes Muslim dietary laws rather than Hindu ones. Among other things, this means that while you can’t get pork or alcohol, beef is indeed an option at this establishment in a strip mall by the Parks Mall in Arlington. The restaurant opened this past spring serving Indian and Pakistani food but recently revamped its menu, getting rid of its lunch buffet in favor of Mediterranean fare such as wraps and salads (as well as lo mein noodles, weirdly enough). Whether they decided to accommodate Western tastes in order to survive, I don’t know. I do know that the old staples are still the best things they do.