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Kabab Hut off Route 40 in Catonsville

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Kabab Hut off Route 40 in Catonsville

bmorecupcake | Jun 3, 2009 08:34 PM

This place just opened and, especially considering the area, is churning out some pretty darn good food. Word is starting to get around and we've seen quite a mix of customers. Sort of a kabob joint meets Indian restaurant, with a Bengali twist (it's run by Bangladeshis.)

Although the kabab platters are the most popular item, we've only sampled non-kababs items. So far, everything has been real fresh and above average. The chicken biryani in particular was interesting, with more sweet notes than we are used to in biryani. Fairly certain they use coconut in there. A tad bit greasy but we would order it again. Aloo (potato) Naan and Keema Naan (the keema is ground chicken, not ground beef) are good, too. Be sure to ask for raita and chutney -- or white sauce and green sauce, respectively, depending on who's working. Masala chai is solid. Mango lassi was actually lassi-ish (yogurt-based, sweet and salty, with a nice foamy top) and not the milkshake-ish type that is becoming the trend these days.

Two complaints, however. First, they are always running out of ingredients (chicken lollipops, lamb, etc) , but they just opened and hopefully can work out the kinks soon. Second, they don't do a good job of cleaning tables and floors during and after the lunch rush. We always start cleaning our own table and when they realize, they come over and finish the job. :-)

Their website is not yet up and running, but you can read basic information about them here, as well as view their menu: http://catonsville.exploremd.us/resta...

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Kabab Hut
6502 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, MD 21228

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