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Cheap Eats 2010: Afghan Famous Kabob
100 places that offer great food at low prices.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Rina Rapuano, Kate Nerenberg
Comments () | Published June 9, 2010
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Afghan Famous Kabob
Address: 14702 Lee Hwy., Gainesville, VA 20155
Phone: 703-754-1600
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Afghan
Opening Hours: Open Sunday through Thursday 11 to 9:30 and Friday through Saturday 11 to 10.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Bone-in chicken kabob; lamb chops; bulanee; sambosas; seasoned rice.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Why go: The flavors ring true, and the grill is tended with care. The bulanee—a clay-oven-baked turnover stuffed with leeks and scallion and served with a dip of yogurt—and crispy, three-cornered sambosas show a mastery of pastry, while rice (an afterthought at many kebab houses) is seasoned and delicately steamed.

What to get: Long-marinated, slow-grilled bone-in chicken kebab; spicy, juicy lamb chops; bulanee; sambosas; seasoned rice.

Best for: A distinctive carryout lunch or dinner for residents of Gainesville and Manassas; for everyone else, a restorative lunch or dinner on the way to or from Charlottesville.

Insider tip: Unless you’re ravenous, consider sharing an order of kebabs and rounding out your meal with the savory pastries and an extra order of rice.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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