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South Congress Indian Restaurant Is Now Closed

New India is no longer, but its sibling restaurant Nasha is still open

The Malavani chicken at New India Cuisine
The Malavani chicken at New India Cuisine
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

New India, the South Congress Avenue Indian restaurant, is now closed. Its last day at 2304 South Congress was on Sunday, June 17, according to several tipsters.

Owner Mahesh Shinde also runs East 7th Street Indian-Tex-Mex restaurant Nasha, which remains open. The New India shutter was confirmed by a staffer at Nasha.

New India’s focus was Indian fare, with a major spotlight on cuisines from the Konkan region of India found in the western coast of the South Asian country. Its specialities were Malvani curries, from southern Maharashtra and Goa, as well as seafood, like whole red snapper and and stuffed pomfret, and very spicy dishes. Plus it served beer and wine, as well as lunchtime buffets.

Shinde opened Nasha on 1614 East 7th Street in the fall of 2014. The menu meshes Indian, Indian-Chinese, and Tex-Mex cuisines together. That interplay resulted in tikka con queso, quesadillas stuffed with paneer, chicken tandoori tacos, and saag enchiladas.


1614 East 7th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 350-2919 Visit Website

New India Cuisine [Closed]

2304 South Congress Avenue, , TX 78704 (512) 445-9727 Visit Website