Cheap Eats 2009: Kabul Kabob House

Great food, low prices, lots of fun

Why go: Forget the plastic tablecloths. Where it counts, this Afghan diner delivers, with excellent breads, well-tended meats, and richly layered stews.

What to get: Fried sambusa and bolonee appetizers filled with meat or potato and served with a vinegary cilantro dipping sauce; gablie palou, tender lamb chunks with rice, shredded carrots, almonds, and raisins; dal chalaw, curried lentil stew; cardamom tea.

Best for: A quiet lunch—servers pretty much drop the food off and disappear.

Insider tip: At $7.99, the lunch buffet is a great, quick deal, but the regular menu, also inexpensive, is the thing to zero in on.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.