Recently I went out to an Afghan restaurant with a couple of friends, one of whom was from Afghanistan so you can imagine how delighted I was when she said she'd take me to her favourite kebab place. I don't really know what I was expecting but all I can say is that really pleased that I went. The food was great and the venue felt very authentic.
I was a bit startled when the meat came out on enormous skewers, which looked a bit lethal, however, my friend explained how you slid all the meat off the skewers to eat. I did have a little trouble not flicking it across the room but once I got the hang of it, it wasn't too difficult. My girlfriend also explained to me that the best time to take the meat off the skewers is when it is first served and the meat is still quite warm. Oh what a difference local knowledge makes!
The decor in the restaurant was quite nice with material draped from the ceiling and tapestries hung from the wall.
Apparently in the evening when the lights are turned on the atmosphere is a lot softer. There weren't many people there when we arrived although a family of 6 came in shortly after with 2 young children. When we got up to leave I noticed that the pepper shaker had something red in it, my friend patiently explained that this was ground pomegranate seeds that were used for seasoning the food instead of pepper. I wished I had noticed the seasoning earlier as I would have tried it out.
Booking - We didn't need to book as we went in the day. Getting there - walking distance from the Dandenong Train Station. Parking - metered street parking available. Disabled Access friendly - Yes, although I didn't check how far the nearest disabled parking was. Kid friendly - yes.