our doors for the first time in the Summer of 1988,
our family was still new to America, pursuing the
American Dream, unsure of how one of the first
Afghan restaurants in America would be received.
Now, in 2008, we mark our 20th Anniversary of
serving our friends in the Greater Hartford area and
beyond. So we, the Sarwar and Amiri Families would like
You, and hope to see you soon!
To The Health Conscious:
inhabited for, at least the last 50,000 years is believed to
be the first farming community in the world. Being a
land-locked country cooks rely on locally grown Basmati Rice
(explained below), meats, freshwater fish, vegetables, dried
peas, beans, fresh fruits, yogurt, noodles, rice, and a
distinctive palette of seasonings mildly used relative to
Rice plays a very
important part in Afghan cooking, and Afghans are very
particular about the grain of rice they choose for different
purposes. The best quality rice in Afghanistan is found in
the south, particularly the province of Laghman. That is
where one can find "Aahu Barah" rice meaning
"The Deer's Valley" rice, perhaps the finest
quality rice available and best described as a long grained
and extremely aromatic rice as all true Basmati rice's
The atmosphere and food will leave you feeling like you just had the best gourmet Afghan food in the world!
The House of Afghanistan welcomes out of town and foreign visitors who want to experience the taste of Afghanistan in West Hartford, CT. If you are a local citizen, attending your high school prom, in town for shopping, here for a convention or business meeting, or a tourist from this or another country; add that extra something that is difficult to find: transport yourself to a more gracious and elegant era with the finest food and service you have ever experienced.
Shish Kebab House is very unique and one of its kind. It brings the wonderful
taste of a 50,000 year old culture into today's lifestyle.