Boston Globe – Best Restaurant for Date Night
The well-established Afghan restaurant located steps from CambridgeSide Galleria. A crackling fireplace. Luxurious Afghan rugs. Dishes with mellifluous names (to Western ears) like dwopiaza and sabzi. The swirling aromas of cardamom, coriander, and turmeric. It all coalesces into a mood that’s at once faraway and yet comforting. The food is a revelation, and if it’s got the words “lamb,” “pumpkin,” or “brick oven” in the description, it’s an awfully sure bet.
ONE PERFECT MEAL Kaddo (sugared pumpkin with meat sauce, $9.50), Chowpan (grilled marinated rack of lamb, $42.95), Turkish Coffee ($5)
Promising a most enchanting evening, this unique dining experience in East Cambridge entices with its magical Afghan specialties infused with out-of-this-world flavors. From the outstanding flatbread to the divine baby pumkin appetizer to the unbelievable qabelee (rice baked with lamb shanks and raisins), the dishes accurately reflect the motherland’s location halfway between the Middle East and India.
America’s Top Rated
Extraordinary! Eat at this class act in East Cambridge where a simple meal becomes a pure delight and an education. The exotic yet accessible Afghan cuisine far exceeds expectations in a setting with the warmth and comfort of a living room.
ZAGAT Boston Restaurants – Extraordinary to Perfection for Food
Who knew Afghani cuisine was so wonderful? goes the common refrain from first-timers to this exquisite East Cambridge eatery where the unusual, delicious food from another world includes plenty of vegetarian options and scrumptious bread that comes from a large oven in the center of the warm romantic main room. Everything is well priced and comes quickly.
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Where the locals eat.
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Bored? – then eat at this class act on a strip of industrial blight in East Cambridge where a simple meal becomes a pure delight and education. The exotic yet accessible Afghan cuisine far exceeds expectations in a setting with the warth and comfort of a living room.