Chep Eats 2010: Kabob n Karahi
100 places that offer great food at low prices.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Kate Nerenberg, Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published June 9, 2010
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Kabob n Karahi
Address: 15521 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20905
Phone: 301-879-0044
Neighborhood: Silver Spring/Takoma Park
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Afghan
Opening Hours: Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Bone-in chicken kabob; minced-meat kabobs; skewered lamb chops; chicken karahi; naan.

Why go: This kebab house in Silver Spring’s Cloverly neighborhood is as much a place of pilgrimage as the nearby mosques for the Muslims who flock here daily. This is the genuine article, one of the best sources of skewered meats and fiery curries in a region where kebabs are becoming as common as burgers.

What to get: Bone-in chicken kebab; minced-meat kebab; skewered, seasoned lamb chops, crusty outside, tender inside; chicken karahi, a heady concoction with garlic, ginger, tomatoes, chilies, and cilantro; naan.

Best for: Hearty appetites; chili-heads.

Insider tip: Karahis are at their best when they’re spiciest; if you’re game, tell the cashier you want yours to taste the way his does.

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