Herat Restaurant, Kabul

February 23, 2012 in Kabul Journals | Comments (1)



The Herat Restaurant is one of Kabul’s most popular. It is in the Shar-e-Naw ((New Town) section of the city, a busy commercial area.














The door opens into the ‘public’ (i.e. mens’) section:













The ‘family section’ (where women are allowed) is tucked away at the back:















The servers hurry between both sections, carrying platters of freshly made naans.

















The menu is uncomplicated and serves also as a bill:








The meal begins with shorba (soup):











and is followed by seekh kababs










and murgh (chicken) kababs.



















All of this is accompanied by naans and the Herat Restaurant’s homemade yoghurt, which is possibly the best in the world.








And afterwards there are delicious dried fruits on offer at a stall outside.













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  1. Comment by christian — July 29, 2016 at 10:15 am   Reply

    Dear Madame, Dear Sir,

    In 1976 I stayed for 6 months in


    I would like to know wether the manager, who was a friend, is still alive,
    and wether his hotel still exists.
    The owners were Faruq and his brother Daoud (who was in the army at that

    I thank you very much for your kind attention, and I thank you in advance
    for your reply.

    My very best regards to you and to Afghanistan, were I stayed from March to
    September 1976, and where I discovered that Afghans are great people.

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