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  • Jeremy Osner Aug 7, 1998 12:03 PM
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Went to Afghan Kebab House #4 last night, on 37th Ave
near 75th Street. I liked my dinner (Palau Okra) a lot,
though I don't think I would put it in the same class
as the two places in the theater district (which I
don't remember the names of) which I love dearly. But
it's a fairly new restaurant and may well get better
with age.

The decor is pretty, and the service is reasonably
attentive.

Actually, I'm just now looking in Zagat's, and I think
the place in the theater district, which I love dearly,
is _the same restaurant_, Afghan Kebab House,
presumably #1, 2 or 3.

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    Barry Strugatz

    The son of the guy in Jackson Heights opened up one on Coney Island Ave. in Bklyn. It's good, especially the lamb with spinach.. I don't know much about Afghani cuisine...What do you order? One dish I used to get at Pamir in Manhattan, they don't seem to have...sliced pumpkin in a yogurt meat sauce.

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    1. re: Barry Strugatz

      My two favs @ the 9th Ave @ 51st St. outpost of the
      Afghan Kebab House family are lamb chops and the spicy
      cod kebab.
      Another + is the fact that it's BYOB & wine.
      Great affordable, delicious chowhounding.
      Nice people too !!!
      Regards, JK

      1. re: Barry Strugatz

        Barry,
        I don't know too much about Afghan cuisine either.
        Usually my rule is to order anything with lamb in it,
        because I love lamb. Also dishes with egg plant are
        very good, and if you're vegetarian (or if you just
        like vegetables) try the side dish of cauliflower, it's
        cooked very nicely. (Based on the Afghan restaurants
        I've eaten at, which are about 5 or 6 in all.)

        1. re: Jeremy Osner

          Afgan kebabs are certainly great, but you miss out on
          one of life's great joys if you ignore their pasta
          dishes. Although the dumplings (aushak?) are good, my
          favorites are the egg noodles, cooked until tender and
          dripping in drained yoghurt, garlic butter, and mint.
          Heaven! That followed by a plate of kebabs is all a
          person needs to be happy. They also come sauces
          with meat sauce, and bean sauce, but I like the simpler
          one the best. Not all Afgan places serve this, but I
          have had good renditions at Pamir and Khyber Pass in
          Manhattan.