This small Afghan restaurant in Astoria pulls you in from the street with the smell of spices and grilled meat. Traditional Afghan decor drapes the walls and always makes us feel cozy and welcomed like we’re eating in our family’s dining room. More so, the portions are big (perfect for sharing) and the customer service is absolutely stellar. We suggest breaking the fast with some tea and freshly baked house bread and following that with their mantu dumplings, which are little steamed dumpling pockets of ground beef and scallions smothered in a rich garlic yogurt sauce, or their sambosa - fried dumplings filled with ground beef, spices, onion, and garlic. After that, try their mixed Afghan kabab, which features juicy beef kofta, chicken breast kabab, and lamb kabab over a bed of seasoned rice. And don’t forget to pour some white sauce and green sauce all over the kebabs, too. The menu also features some seafood and vegetarian dishes - which are all delicious - and their firnee, shir birinj, or baklava make for a satisfyingly sweet treat to the end of a long fasting day.
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