Hunger, unlike ambulance sirens, meningitis, and restraining orders, is not something you can safely ignore. Answer the mighty call of a bellowing belly with today's Groupon. For $15, you get $30 worth of satisfying Middle Eastern fare and non-alcoholic drinks at Unaabi Grill, located in Cary. Within a vibrant and sophisticated environment, Unaabi Grill whips up traditional Afghan cuisine and wood-broiled kebobs made from fresh, high-quality ingredients. Gorge your gapers on the menu of sharable starters, tenderly grilled entrees, and a cornucopia of vegetarian dishes before letting your eyeballs mosey to the restaurant's red brick walls, which are dotted with folk attire, tapestries, rustic cooking vessels, and subliminal tips about grooming your neighbor's sideburns effectively.
- I'm partial to the lamb chops, but (with the exception of kofta kebabs, which were dry when I tried them) every skewered morsel I sampled was tasty. – Greg Cox, News and Observer
- The meats were not greasy, and incredibly flavorful. Both dishes came with delicious brown basmati rice seasoned with herbs and rosemary oil. The rice was the best "mediterranean/indian/persian" style rice I have ever had. Oh, and definitely get the afghan spicy green tea, very delish. – Charles Z., Yelp
At Unaabi Grill, chefs orchestrate a menu of authentic Afghan kebabs, rice dishes, and vegetarian platters. Wood charcoal infuses lamb, beef, chicken, and seafood kebabs with a smoky aroma and empathy for humidors, both of which mingle with the meat's freshly grated spices. Vegetarian palates savor eggplant, okra, or pumpkin simmered with onions, tomatoes, herbs, and spices. Before delving into desserts such as rosewater-and-pistachio pudding or homemade baklava, guests can admire the collection of intricate tapestries and burnished cooking vessels that pepper the dining room.