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Whazzat? Afghani food at Fisherman's Wharf?

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Whazzat? Afghani food at Fisherman's Wharf?

Gary Soup | Jun 6, 2007 07:51 PM

Looping back home via Fisherman's Wharf today (and stopping for a plate of just so-so Imperial Rolls at the Saigon Grill), I did a double-take when I happened to look back from the corner of Taylor and Beach: there, where a gringoized Mexican place used to be, the awning read "Kabul City" and the window signs promised "Authentic Afghan Food" under the legacy neon caricature of a man in a serape having a siesta by a cactus.

I stopped in for a look. There were no customers at 4:00 in the afternoon but the tables were all set with white tablecloths, folded cloth napkins and the lot and the place looking pricier than it is (a mistake?) The owner or manager (the only person visible) told me that they had been open for about a month. A news clipping in the window indicated that the owners had previoiusly run restaurants in Chino and Upland and briefly in Fremont, which was too competitive.

Natch, a couple of Yelpers (who rush in where Chowhounds fear to tread, even to places like Fisherman's Wharf)) had been there and both posted very positive reviews. The paper menu I took away lists the following:

Chopan Kabob
Tekka Kabob
Shami Kabob
Chicken Kabob
Qabely Pallow
Sabzi Challow
Bamia Challow
Mantu
Bolani
Ahsh
Badinjon Burani
Kadu Burani

The menu also briefly described each dish, though I'll be damned if I'm going to type it all out. Plates run from $7.99 to $16.99

 
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