Address: 8145 Baltimore Ave., College Park, MD 20740
Middle Eastern, Afghan
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Friday 11 AM to 10 PM; Saturday and Sunday noon to 10 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Greenbelt
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Bone-in chicken kebabs; lamb chops; naan.
Price Details: Kebabs, $8.99.
Call it false advertising. Because there’s nothing assembly-line about this dependable Middle Eastern buffet and kebab house, which is apt to direct customers to the steam table because the made-to-order kebabs ($8.99) require a wait. Ignore the directive.
The lamb chops, minced spiced beef, and cubed chicken (both bone-in and boneless) are marinated for most of a day and cooked over charcoal until the edges are charred and crusty—a hearty testament to the rewards of slow food. The naan is made fresh, too.