I finally got to Balkh (Afghan) in Astoria (Ditmars stop on the N tarin). I liked it better than Khyber pass or Ali Baba (although I've yet to hit Kabul in Flushing, and that place on 37th ave in Jackson heights.) I have to eat at both Bahar in Brooklyn and Balkh more before I compare them.
My faves were the aushak (scallion dumplings), afghan tea (green spiced tea), and the lamb (shank.) The bread was good. I'm not crazy about their mint yogurt. I've had better palaus and they don't have one with orange peel, but it was still good.
The prices are really good.