My wife and I had the chance to eat at Pamir Kebob House on Poway Rd. (in the same mall as North Park Produce) last Friday and are both very impressed by the excellent Afghan food and service.
As appetizer we ordered a large sampler plate with 6-7 different Afghan specialities as aushak, hummus etc.. All of them were very good and gave a nice overview of the different choices on their menu. As entrees we choose different types of kabobs: My wife had a sampler of chicken, lamb and beef kebob with three types of rice (plain basmati, spinach basmati and tomato basmati) and spinach and peas as the vegetables. I have never tasted such a tender chicken before but all three kebabs were outstanding. The vegetable were very flavorful as were the three different rice. I had the special lamb kebob made from three pieces of the rack of lamb and a large salad. Again a perfect dish which showed the skills of the chef. Dessert was afghan rice pudding (with pistachios and a nice cardamom taste) and baklava. I might sound too uncritical but again nothing to critize about the desserts.
Overall it was a very impressive dinner but it was also sad to see that they only had very few customers for a Friday evening even though they deliver high quality food. It is not very often thay you go to a new restaurant not expecting much and then got surprised by a great dinner (The last time this happened was at Punjabi Tandoor). This restaurant will be on our regular rotation (there are also many entrees on the menu beside kabob, e.g. kofta palow, qabeli chalow) and it will be interesting to see if they can deliver this kind of quality on a regular basis.
Pamir Kabob House
12378 Poway Rd. #C
Poway, CA 92064