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Afghan Kebab House #1
Posted by Anonymous on 04/19/2005
We have a family friend from Los Angeles who always makes Afgan Kebab House a part of his trips to NYC, even when he doesn't call us! The food is scrumptuous, and if you can manage it, try the pudding. It looks like rice pudding but without rice, it is made with rose water and crushed pistachio nuts and is phenomenal.
Posted by The Stomach on 11/22/2004
I went to Kebab House #1 after reading some glowing reviews about the restaurant and I was not disappointed. The restuarant was not particularly large, but the seating was adequate and the atmosphere was more reminiscent of Afghanistan than other places I've been. Some might be put off by the straw on the wall, but I felt it gave it an authentic feel and the paintings depicting Afghan cultural events were a nice touch. My guest and I started off the meal with the Sambosa appetizer. We were a little disappointed with the size of the beef patties, but they were still pretty good for the price. For the main cource we ordered the Beef Kafta Kebab and Beef Tikka Kebab. Borth of them were tasty, and luckily enough each of us enjoyed the dish we ordered more than the other. The Kafta was ground meat with spices while the Tikka was chunks of beef (I ordered the Tikka). The meats themselves had good flavor and the white sauce they served the food with had a nice horseradish type flavor. The main dishes also came with salad, rice, and Afghani bread, and all rounded out the meal nicely. My guest and I had contemplated dessert before we ate our meal but afterwards we were full and definately satisfied. I would definitely consider going back to try the Tandori chicken, which has also gotten rave reviews. My only advice is to bring your own wine or beer, as the restaurant does not have any of its own.
Posted by Food Eater on 11/08/2004
I've been eating here since 1989 and the food is always delicious. Man, what these cats do to a plate of rice, so very tasty. And the breast and lamb kebobs, oh my. And you must try the side of spinach, its too good. I always take out-of-towners here which means it must be good. Go eat there!
Posted by Anonymous on 10/18/2004
This is my favorite restaurant in all of NYC. The food is amazing and the service and atmosphere warm and wonderful. The Chicken breast kebab is SO delicious! I travel all the way from the East Village to go this branch. Unfortunately the other Afghan Kebab House restaurants are not up to par. I wish that they would open an Afghan Kebab House downtown soon!!
Posted by I Love It! on 04/12/2004
The food here is fabulous, both for carnivores and vegetarians alike. Any friend I've brought here always says "That was excellent." And my plate is always clean. Very good food!
Posted by Anonymous on 03/02/2004
the best menu in the house try a tandori chicken dinner (salad, rice and 1/2 a chicken) They marinate it over night (I used to eat at there when you had to go through the kitchen to get to to bathroom) The Chicken korma is also good. Have not eaten in the rest. in over 8 years - but its a great dinner
Posted by Anonymous on 02/20/2004
I don't understand the other reviewers... I had the most mediocre, flavorless meal here ever in New York City. We tried 3 different appetizers and the lamb stew, and each was either odd-tasting or quite flavorless. The lamb stew was entirely unremarkable, and at $12 a plate, way overpriced. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. A big disappointment. (Service was fine.)