You don't often associate Beverly Hills with Afghan restaurants, which makes the opening of Afghani Kabob House, tucked away from the curb on Wilshire two blocks off La Cienega, all the more exciting. Taking over the old Persian restaurant Ruby Room, the new eatery comes by way of Afghani restaurant operators from the Bay area who intend to make their mark in LA.
On the menu is classic Afghan fare like quabili pallow, basmati rice prepared with lamb shank, and mantu, traditional ground beef-stuffed dumplings with yogurt and vegetables. Of course, there's plenty of meaty kebabs to go around, but there's no shortage of vegetarian-friendly dishes like potato dumplings and the eggplant stew, bademjan challaw (admittedly, a bit of a carry over from the old Persian spot).
Opened just two weeks ago, Afghani Kabob House should be a nice new lunchtime option for the dense office worker crowd in the area. Hours of operation are 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for lunch and 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for dinner, daily.
Afghani Kabob House
8560 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA