Kabob n Karahi

15521 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20905


Neighborhood: Silver Spring/Takoma Park

Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Afghan

Opening Hours:
Open Sunday through Thursday 11 AM to midnight; Friday and Saturday 11 AM to 1 AM.

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Needed


Best Dishes:
Bone-in chicken kabob; minced-meat kabobs; skewered lamb chops; chicken karahi; naan.

Price Details:
Starters, $1.25 to $3.49; entrées, $6.99 to $21.99

Special Features: Kid Friendly

Scene: Food Specials

Cheap Eats 2012: Kabob n Karahi

Cheap Eats 2012

Meat on a stick is elemental—indeed, it was among the first steps toward humans’ creation of a civilization. Of course, there’s a multitude of ways to mess it up. The best practitioners take the craft seriously, jealously guarding the source of their halal-only meat, the secrets of their marinade, and the length of time the skewers spend over smoldering charcoal.

This restaurant in Silver Spring’s Cloverly neighborhood is no exception. Answers would be nice, but we’ll settle for the glory of these judiciously charred, juicy kebabs—especially the bone-in chicken and lamb chop. A plate of hot rice and fresh-from-the-tandoor rounds of blistered naan make fine companions.

Also good: seekh kebab; chole, a chickpea stew; mango lassi.