Kabob n Karahi
15521 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20905
Neighborhood: Silver Spring/Takoma Park
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Afghan
Open Sunday through Thursday 11 AM to midnight; Friday and Saturday 11 AM to 1 AM.
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Bone-in chicken kabob; minced-meat kabobs; skewered lamb chops; chicken karahi; naan.
Starters, $1.25 to $3.49; entrées, $6.99 to $21.99
Special Features: Kid Friendly
Scene: Food Specials
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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