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Jan 19, 2003 02:49 PM

Help! I've lost Roya Afghan/Walnut Creek

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Roya Afghan is no longer at North Main and Bonanza. When we ate there in December they told us they were losing their lease and were going to move but didn't know where. Their website and directory assistance still list the old address and old phone number. I hope they've moved and not gone out of business. Does anyone know?

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  1. According to M.K.K. Disher in today's Contra Costa Times: Roya has morphed into Plearn Thai Cuisine (same as 2 in Berkeley) and rumor is Roya is looking for a larger location.

    1. OK, it's 7/2008 and I still miss Café Roya in Walnut Creek. Specifically, the lawang and the chicken kabob's. Does anyone know if they re-opened somewhere in the bay area, possibly with a different name? I have not found another restaurant that serves lawang.
      If the owner of Café Roya reads this, please let me know where your restaurant is, if indeed you re-opened.

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      1. re: MSH

        What is lawang? Google seems to think it's a Malaysian dish.

        Have you tried the other Afghan places in the area?

        1909 Salvio St, Concord, CA 94520

        Royal Afghan Cuisine
        7178 Regional St, Dublin, CA 94568

        Kandahar Cuisine from Afghanistan
        2118 Mount Diablo St, Concord, CA 94520

        Aryana Afghan Cuisine
        9000 Crow Canyon Rd, Danville, CA

        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          Amoo, at the address above, was in business last I checked. I thought it was quite good -- comparable to the sit-down places I've been to in Fremont.

          1. re: jmarek

            Another link:

            1909 Salvio St, Concord, CA 94520

        2. re: MSH

          Do you mean lagman? Chopan in Concord served this dish when it was still an Uzbek place some years ago. Don't know what's on the menu with the current owner. You might also try the knife-shaved noodles served at Fatima or Darda, which have some Uighur dishes.

          2699 Monument Blvd Ste A, Concord, CA 94520

        3. Hi, I have not found Lawang anywhere else. Have you had any luck? I still miss this place in WC.

          Royal Afghan Cuisine
          7178 Regional St, Dublin, CA 94568

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          1. re: Shermie

            Roya Afghan Cuisine has opened a new location in downtown Livermore. 2020 1st street.

            1. re: Fredy

              Thanks, here's the website:

              And the online menu answered my question on the nature of this dish:

              LAWANG: Chicken cooked with onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, and sour cream served with white basmati rice. 14.95

            2. re: Shermie

              Thank you so much for the update

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