Afghan Famous Kabob

14702 Lee Hwy.
Gainesville, VA 20155


Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Afghan

Opening Hours:
Open Sunday through Thursday 11 to 9:30 and Friday through Saturday 11 to 10.

Wheelchair Accessible: 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: Afghan Famous Kabob

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.