Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Outer Boroughs >
Jun 30, 2007 11:17 AM

Kabbish I or II

Is I as stand, and II a sit down place? Which is better, and cleaner? Thanks for the info

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. The original -- on Broadway a little further towards Woodside -- is the original and (in my opinion) makes better kebabs and grilled meats. it is, however, a carryout stand. the other, on 74th st/37 road, is sitdown and is still good for grill items -- although i'm not all that fond of their steam table offerings. in terms of cleanliness, i've never encountered any real problems. Some folks have complained about messiness, but i couldn't point to any serious sanitary conditions.

    4 Replies
    1. re: david sprague

      Just tried the one at 74th st/37th ave last weekend. Not messy at all. Surprising order (on our part) of tandoori chicken kebab turned out to be pretty good - seemed like there were maybe cloves in there which was better than I would have thought! A "combo" plate of rice with . . . some other meat kebab . . . something w/a "b" . . . blanking on the name . . . was all pretty uninteresting. I'll have to try the original and look up some old posts on what to get here b/c I know others (maybe you too David Sprague?) have said they prefer it to Kebab King or Roti Boti but that limited sampling was not nearly as good and about twice as expensive.

      1. re: The Turtle Bay Dove

        I think you're referring to the bihari kabab, which I find quite good at the original shop. By the way, it's called Kababish, if you're trying to search.

        1. re: E Eto

          Thanks - it definitely wasn't the bihari - which is usually ground spicy meat, right? This was whole pieces of meat. Anyway, I'll try the bihari at the original shop!

          1. re: The Turtle Bay Dove

            Bihari kababs are the whole pieces of chicken or they also have beef. It's similar to their version of tikka, which is different from any other tikka I've had, and also worth getting.