The Best Afghan Restaurants in Toronto
The best Afghan restaurants in Toronto offer a range of traditional dishes featuring a wealth of bold flavours. From elaborate kabuli pulao to delicate aushak dumplings and a slew of kebabs, there's so much to sample at these spots that finding a favourite may take some time.
Here are the best Afghan Restaurants in Toronto.
At this casual spot with four GTA locations, diners pile in for traditional Afghan dishes served in bright surroundings. A range of kabobs — from kofta and chicken breast to tikka — are delicious as whole dinners (with rice, salad, and naan), plates, or wraps. A number of sides, salads, and sweets round things out.
There's no shortage of flavour in each morsel of grilled meat served at this welcoming spot in Thorncliffe Park and Scarborough. KK zesty cream and spicy sauce give lamb chops, milk fish, tender veal et al a sassy boost. Also on offer? Wraps, shawarma, and veggie-forward dishes humming with flavour.
There's no mistaking what's on offer at this spot in Thorncliffe Park, where the menu jumps from one exemplar of Afghan cuisine to the next. From bolani and aushak dumplings to made-to-order karahi, kebabs, tandoori, and tender lamb shanks, there are plenty of stellar options to sample.
Daily specials only add to the charm of this halal restaurant in Scarborough, where flame-grilled meats are the stars. Family specials — for 5-20 people — make light work of ordering for a crowd with qabeli palaw, shammalli kabob, chicken and beef shammi, tandoori, naan, and more.
Head to Etobicoke for this simple restaurant's menu of traditional Afghan dishes accompanied by house-baked breads. Daily specials and combos make every order affordable, whether you're craving fragrant kabuli pulao or chicken chapli kabobs.
When a restaurant's mission is to grill the perfect kabob, you know what to order without even perusing the menu. At this mini-chain's two locations (in Queen West and Scarborough) kabobs are marinated with herbs and spices, grilled, then served as wraps or with basmati rice, green salad, naan, and sauces.
With a bakery in the front and restaurant in the back, this East York spot has plenty to offer. Flatbreads are baked throughout the day in a traditional sangak oven, while the takeout counter offers complexity in dishes like fall-apart lamb rosh and chicken karahi.
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