Yalda Grill in Horsham
I was invited to this restaurant and searched here before going. There were a lot of casual mentions and comments but I think it deserves a thread of its own.
The owners are Afghani and the menu is dominated by their native cuisine although there is standard american - italian food for a non-adventurous guest. We were a party of eight and having some obvious trouble deciding what to order so they offered us a prixe fix option and it was great. They just started bringing platters for the table...for starters they brought baba ganoush, then mantu, Baunjaun Bouranee, one of the sambosay's. then some salads
Entrees were mixed kabab (grilled items, they take the skewers off before serving, Qaubili Palau, and a couple more... I'm trying to reconstruct the list but some items that were on the menu there , aren't on the menu that's currently on their web site.
There was a dessert sampler that was amazing too. Rice pudding, a custard, cheesecake, brownies.
Everything was wonderful and it was a delight to try an unfamiliar cuisine.
Service was very friendly.
It's BYO - bring a robust red.
One previous comment called it unassuming, its in a little strip mall just off Route 611. Someone else called it a hole in the wall but it's not.
I would recommend this place to anyone looking to try something new.
There is a great thread here on Yalda: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/603901.
Just so people are clear on why there is pizza/steaks etc. Yalda's location used to be Tonnellis, which moved up the street to a vacated Donato's location. And so they kept the ovens etc. But even their pizza menu has a couple of interesting offerings, such as their eggplant pizza with eggplant and yogurt sauce, or their Chaplee Kabob burger.
This is a wonderful family run, BYO restaurant that deserves the neighborhood's support.