Cheap Eats 2012: Afghan Famous Kabob
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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
Cheap Eats 2012

Chicken is often an afterthought at kebab houses, but this brightly lit halal spot turns out tender, charcoal-kissed poultry—on or off the bone. Here it’s a better choice than lamb, which can be on the greasy side, or kofta (spiced ground beef), which tends to be dry.

Kebabs come in sandwiches or as entrĂ©es, the latter including very well-prepared sides: crunchy lettuce smothered in yogurt; a slab of chewy naan; a comforting bowl of chickpea stew. Don’t miss the aushak—a small-plates-size portion of delicate dumplings stuffed with leeks and topped with yogurt and meat sauce.

Also good: Yogurt with cucumbers and mint; sambosa goshtee, fried pastry stuffed with meat, chickpeas, and herbs.

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