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$24 for a meal for two (up to a $49.55 total value)
- Two appetizers (up to a $9.90 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $35.90 value)
- One dessert (up to a $3.75 value)<p>
$48 for a meal for four (up to a $99.10 total value)
- Four appetizers (up to a $19.80 value)
- Four entrees (up to a $71.80 value)
- Two desserts (up to a $7.50 value)<p>
The menu features an aushak appetizer of scallion-filled dumplings topped with spicy housemade yogurt and meat sauce. Entrees include vegetarian curry served with fresh bread, and the lamb dish qaubili palau, along with salmon kebabs and dishes of sautéed pumpkin. Flaky baklava and pistachio-encrusted cornstarch pudding compose the dessert menu.<p>
The flavorful kebabs, curries, and stuffed dumplings at Afghan Restaurant enamored the tasters at Zagat, who rated the menu “very good” to “excellent.” To earn such praise, chefs spear pieces of lamb, chicken, and salmon before broiling the skewers over a mound of charcoal, which lends the meats a subtle smoky flavor. They also fill dumplings with ground beef and onions to serve with housemade yogurt, meat sauce, and a sprinkle of mint. Framed Middle Eastern paintings overlook the dining room, adding an extra layer of cultural authenticity to the experience of eating sautéed pumpkin or sambosay goshti—a fried pastry hiding ground beef, engagement rings, chickpeas, and herbs.