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Pamir Afghan [Dublin]

tre2012 | Mar 21, 201508:48 PM

We tried Pamir Afghan because Yelpers said they had very good service, and indeed they do (we were on a schedule and couldn't linger). Very clean, small casual place. We have since been back and can vouch it's one of the better Afghan kebab places we've encountered.

The Buranee Badenjan was yummy. Traditionally I guess it's puréed as a dip, but here you received slices of sautéed eggplant, braised with saffron, chile and onions until soft, then drizzled with yoghurt. It's a bit oily, but we really liked this. The sauce has some tomatoes and a nice tartness from sumac. It's like an Afghani caponata, only better. This makes an excellent accompaniment to the drier kabob dishes.

Their lamb kabob was amazing. More like cutlets, with a terrific marinade. The mantu (dumplings) had a great red sauce with dollops of cooked yellow lentils, made for a great combination.

Just stay away from the "Sheer Chai Hot." It's tea-based, but is **pink**! Tastes just like Nestle's Strawberry Quik - that artificial berry taste, yuck. The regular tea is fine.

The really ugly escalator up to Koi Palace Dublin hides most of Pamir's signboard. Pamir is on the ground floor, just behind it & to the left.

Pamir Afghan Restaurant
4288 Dublin Blvd., Dublin, CA

Pamir Restaurant
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