Cheap Eats 2009: Kabul Kabob House
Great food, low prices, lots of fun
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Cynthia Hacinli, Ann Limpert, Kate Nerenberg, Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published June 22, 2009
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Kabul Kabob House
Address: 514 Van Dorn St., Alexandria, VA 22203
Phone: 703-751-1833
Neighborhood: Alexandria
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Afghan
Opening Hours: Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Nearby Metro Stops: Van Dorn St.
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Sultani Kabob platter, with both lamb and chicken kebabs and rice dusted with sumac; qabli palaw, lamb chunks with rice, shredded carrots, almonds, and raisins; daal chalaw, a stew of yellow lentils with herbs; sambusa, a fried pastry filled with spiced m
Price Details: Appetizers $2.99 to $4.90; entrées $5.99 to $11.95

Why go: Forget the plastic tablecloths. Where it counts, this Afghan diner delivers, with excellent breads, well-tended meats, and richly layered stews.

What to get: Fried sambusa and bolonee appetizers filled with meat or potato and served with a vinegary cilantro dipping sauce; gablie palou, tender lamb chunks with rice, shredded carrots, almonds, and raisins; dal chalaw, curried lentil stew; cardamom tea.

Best for: A quiet lunch—servers pretty much drop the food off and disappear.

Insider tip: At $7.99, the lunch buffet is a great, quick deal, but the regular menu, also inexpensive, is the thing to zero in on.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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