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Posted by open palate on 07/20/2006
I tried this restaurant with friends based on the mostly enthusiatic reviews on this site. The experience was very disappointing. We skipped starters and ordered a variety of main courses. The food arrived within minutes - all of it had been pre-cooked and reheated - none of the chicken or lamb was hot - just lukewarm and on the dry side. The plates contained loads of rice (tasty) and lots of salad - very little meat. In fact, an elderly couple at the next table asked the waiter, "Where's the beef?" I've had much better Afghan food in the city at a much better value. I doubt my friends or I will return.
Posted by by far, the best afghan on 07/10/2006
My boyfriend and i stopped in here one friday night and i'm so glad we did. The service was excellent, our server was hilarious but wouldn't tell us the secret to their specialty tea. I wasn't particularly hungry but as we waited for our food, the aroma of the spices and the meat got my stomach going. Ordered the lamb kebab and wow. The lamb was delicious and succulent. My boyfriend gobbled down his kebab e-berk, and then proceeded to order the salmon kebab b/c he was still hungry. And oddly enough, after eating all this, we were full but not grossly stuffed which is how you should feel. The food here is delicious and surprisingly light. Am waiting to go back.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/05/2006
After reading all the great reviews here, I made it over for lunch. The food wasn't bad, but for $10 it wasn't a great deal- there wasn't even enough to make a meal of it. I spent the whole meal wondering where I should go to eat afterword. It would have been acceptable with double the portions or at half the price, but I would not recommend lunch the way it is.
Posted by Karen on 06/03/2006
This restaurant was listed in the guide put out by NPR (Nat'l Public Radio). We 'd also checked online and found this website. I and my 2 friends had different meals: a vegetable combo plate of pumpkin curry, eggplant curry and spinach; lamb kabob, and a codfish kabob. Also, desserts of firnee and baklava. We truly enjoyed our meals; the fish and lamb kabobs were succulent, the vegetable curries tasty, we also liked the sides of rice w/ almonds and raisins. We thought the food was fairly priced and found the portions of good size. The atmosphere is cozy (only a dozen or so tables). Service was congenially provided All in all, a delightful dining experience!
Posted by em & kip on 05/26/2006
The staff was the nicest! They made dinner more enjoyable and personal. and the food is delicious! especially the appetizers and the lamb. the leek dumplings weren't as good as everything else.
Posted by Leah on 05/17/2006
This place really lives up to the great reviews. The food was delicious- so flavorful without being overpoweringly spicy. The resturant is small but beautifully decorated and very clean. Service was also fantastic- very friendly. This place is really a treat.
Posted by Sharon & son Josh on 04/25/2006
The food was delicious. It looked simple but the complexity of spices and sauces made it quite unique. The gentle-man that waited on us after the initial welcome by other waiters was warm, proud and very hospitable. We definitely will go back. The tea was served in a silver like pot on a mini magic carpet and spiced perfectly it was so cool. My son loved the pistachio almond pudding he licked the bowl clean. Yummy desserts! When done he was looking around for any leftovers it was that delicious. Also, the chicken broth soup is way more than its title.