Panda Peeks – Kabul Restaurant: A meal straight outta Kabul
Craving authentic, scrumptious Afghani cuisine? Kabul Restaurant has got your back. This restaurant has lived up to the hype it has created by serving the most delightful Afghani specialities and we decided to peek in.
If you are planning to visit the eatery or just passing by, the live making of Afghani tikkas and BarBQ is enough to tempt your cravings. When you go in, prepare yourself for a usual Afghani dining decor.
Going through all the headings on the menu, we ordered one special dish from every section. There were no particular appetisers on the menu, so we shifted directly to the main course. We ordered Afghani Tikka, Chicken Boti, Qabuli Pulao, Mantoo, Afghani Naan and on top of that thandi cold drink.
Get ready to experience some desi service in Kabul restaurant. The staff is very accommodating and jovial. The service was quick, timely and on point. Even when we got our order, the staff members kept on coming to us, asking if we need anything.
Let’s Talk about Food
Kabul restaurant, as the name suggested, is bringing some Afghani cuisines straight from Afghanistan. With all the popular Afghani dishes on its menu, Kabul restaurant has some special, scrumptious and exquisite platters for us.
Afghani Tikka is a heavenly speciality of Asian cuisine. It is rich considering the ingredients and tasted delicious with the green chutney accompanying Afghani naan.
Chicken botis are the most scrumptious chicken bites. The taste was on point, the barbeque notes were perfect and the dish was juicy and tender.
Most people here call it ‘Meetha Pulao’ but it is always fascinating to see the blend of fried carrots mixed with a golden currant and fried almonds. The Qabuli pulao here is one of the best Qabuli pulaos I have had in the capital. The ingredients were fresh and the taste was on point.
Mantoo was a special Afghani dish in the menu. They were dumplings with beef filling in it, topped with dahi, chaat masala and chanay ki daal. The small dumplings with spicy beef filling perfectly served as a starter.
This exquisite food was ended on some satisfying notes of green tea, which happened to be a perfect end to this Afghani food adventure.
Value for Money
Kabul restaurant offers this amazing food at a great value of money. We were 3 people and had all these amazing dishes in about 2500 only.
Afghani Tikka: PKR 520 per dozen.
Chicken Boti: PKR 600 per dozen.
Qabuli Pulao: PKR 390
Mantoo (Beef Dumplings): PKR 410
Afghani Naan: PKR 20 each
I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for authentic, scrumptious and economical Afghani cuisine across the city. This restaurant is a perfect place to go when you need a little break from the usual burger and steak. Apart from food, the service, the staff and ambience are all the perks that come with dining at Kabul restaurant otherwise you can always order in anytime from the comfort of your home.
Address: Plot# 17, Shop# 2, Jinnah Super Market, F-7 Islamabad
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday – 12:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Order online here.