Journalist Sarah Efron explores strip malls and hole-in-the-wall restaurants in search of the city's best ethnic food

Monday, August 30, 2010

Bamiyan Kabob

This was a recommendation from a Pakistani cab driver--an Afghan restaurant called Bamiyan Kabob. There are several locations--this one is at 62 Overlea Blvd.

The place looks like a standard fast-food restaurant in a strip mall, but it's adorned with posters of classic images of Afghanistan. It's a busy place at dinner time, with people lining up. 

The grilled lamb was wonderful--super tasty with a strong marinade flavour. The kofta kebab was pretty good--spiced ground beef. 

Right next to Crescent Dental Health Clinic.
National Geographic Forever.
Lamb kabob is amazing, served with salad and yummy rice with some spice and cinnamon.
Kofta kebab, similar to an Iranian koobideh kebab
Naan bread--not as fluffy as the Pakistani/Indian variety, but it has those nice black seeds you get in Arabic twist cheese.
Spice City Doggie Bag Index: Four stars
★ Don't bother taking any leftovers home
★ ★ Take leftovers home and stuff in the back of the fridge indefinitely
★ ★ ★ Tomorrow's lunch
★ ★ ★ ★ Proudly present the leftover as a present to significant other or roommate and then wait impatiently for them to eat it so you can steal some
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Midnight snack. Is it midnight yet?

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks Sarah. Visited this place today, thanks to this posting. U can smell the kababs from the road....Yummy Yummy