Afghan Famous Kabob
14702 Lee Hwy.
Gainesville, VA 20155
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Afghan
Open Sunday through Thursday 11 to 9:30 and Friday through Saturday 11 to 10.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Bone-in chicken kabob; lamb chops; bulanee; sambosas; seasoned rice.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
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 entrées, 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.