Kabobistan, a new restaurant in the Bradlick Shopping Center in Annandale, specializes in kabobs (chicken, beef, lamb, fish, and shrimp), but also has other Afghan dishes, such as qaubili palau (lamb with rice and raisins) and bouranee baunjaun (fried eggplant with tandoori bread).
You’ll have a chance to try some of these specialties at the Taste of Annandale, a street festival Oct. 13 on Tom Davis Drive.
The owner, Joe Abbasi, says 99 percent of first-time customers have come back several times.
Abbasi, had owned an Afghan restaurant in Crystal City that had been torn down to make way for a new development.
Kababistan is open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. on Sundays.