Oakland is becoming known as a food mecca, and sometimes called the Brooklyn of New York. When I first moved to Oakland over 20 years ago, we always had to cross the Bay Bridge in search for an amazing restaurant. Fast forward to today, new restaurants are opening all over the East Bay and one of the drivers of our real estate market.
Do you crave Basmati Rice, scented with lamb juice and mixed with caramelized carrots, plump raisins, and crunchy almond sliver? How about Kabobs made with fresh halal meat? Have you ever tried Mantu, which were made fresh in-house, came stuffed with flavorful, spiced ground beef and topped with yogurt, lentils, and dried mint? Craving for falafel, gyros, shawarma, burgers, fried chicken wings, and Philly cheesesteaks? This new restaurant pretty much have it all - from gyros to burgers to Philly cheesesteaks, offering mainly Afghan and Mediterranean cuisine.
Yummy Grill Afghan Kabob House is the only Afghan restaurant in this neighborhood, where there are taco trucks on nearly every corner.
So to anyone who has never tasted Afghan cuisine before, consider giving it a try. The information below may change, but as of now, here you go Bon Apetit!
4300 International Blvd., Oakland
Hours: Mon.-Sun. 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Cash, all major credit cards
Quabili pallow ... $14.99
Chapli kabob ... $12.99
Mantu ... $7.99
Bolani ... $6.99
Eggplant ... $8.99
The bay area continues to be a popular place to call home.