A visit to Kabul Afghan Cuisine is every bit an authentic Afghan experience, but its food is prepared for a wide range of tastes. Each dish is uniquely prepared. For example, just among its offerings featuring lamb are ten different dishes prepared ten different ways, each using different spices, with spiciness that is not too much or too little, but just right. Its cooking is designed to bridge Middle Eastern and Mediterranean styles.
Fresh Ingredients Daily
Kabul Afghan Cuisine has no freezer in its kitchen: lamb, beef, chicken and fish are delivered several times each week. Its meat is served as fresh as possible and in larger slices than is traditional in Afghan-style cooking, to preserve its juiciness. Kabul’s signature rice servings, browned and white, are prepared twice daily, so that their stock of seasonings retain their flavor.
An Original Afghani Restaurant
When Kabul Afghan Cuisine opened in Sunnyvale 29 years ago, it was one of California’s first Afghan restaurants. Najib Naimi, its owner, learned traditional Afghan-style cooking from his mother back home in Kabul and he picked up extras from his cousins who launched one of the first Afghan-style restaurants in the US. His career in the dining business spans forty years. He started out at a five-star restaurant a few blocks from the White House. Following his move to the Bay Area, he mastered his craft at a four-star establishment in Santa Clara. Together with his brother, Adib, who has been chef at Kabul since it opened, Najib has learned what works and is necessary to ensure each of his guests has the best possible experience at Kabul.
Kabul Afghan Cuisine moved to its current location at 351 W. Washington Ave. Sunnyvale, Ca 94086, in February of last year. A new generation of diners has joined the guests that followed Najib to his new venue. Each of his guests appreciate the subtle differences his family brings to the fare of Afghanistan to make their dishes flavorful and pleasing to a wide variety of tastes. Give them a call if you have any questions or you’d like some additional information: 408-245-4350.
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