An Array of Afghan
Kebabs, and a Tilt Toward India
Afghan cuisine is a collection of authentic traditional recipes, a blend of tastes which are exotic.
GIVEN that Afghanistan lies at the crossroads of India,
China and the Middle East, we might well expect the food to
reflect all of those influences. But, aside from the kebabs,
what a meal at Shish Kebab House most brings to mind is a
quieter version of Indian cuisine. The restaurant’s West
Hartford location, which opened in August 2006, replaced the
original Shish Kebab House on Franklin Street in Hartford.
For those who knew the old place, the menu here is the same.
Award winning Shish
Kebab House of Afghanistan opens new location in West
West Hartford, CT –On
Wednesday, October 25, 2006 the Shish Kebab House of
Afghanistan held a gathering to celebrate the opening of
their new restaurant in West Hartford Center. West
Hartford’s Mayor, Scott Slifka and the Chamber of Commerce
celebrated the opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on
that evening. Read More.
The Long Road
By Nathan Conz, Staff Writer
"A lot of people remember that place because of the radio
commercials: 'Don't cook tonight. Call Chicken Delight,'"
says Aaron Sarwar, the 18-year-old son of Halima Sarwar,
whose family got out of the fried chicken business and
opened up the Shish Kebab House of Afghanistan on Franklin
Avenue in 1988. Read More.
Shish Kebab House
of Afghanistan enchants diners well before they take a seat
at one of its cozy tables.
By DANIELA ALTIMARI, Staff Writer
The air is redolent with spices; the walls are painted soft,
mustard yellow; and beautiful rugs are everywhere - even
under glass on the tops of tables.
Afghan food - with
its grilled meats, yogurt sauces, and spicy dumplings - is
hard to find, but worth seeking.
By STEVE & LISA ALCAZARI, Staff Writer
After covering the Hartford-area restaurant scene for a few
years now, Lisa and I feel like we've gotten to taste a good
cross-section of the dining-out offerings. But there are a
few restaurants -- long-established, old standbys and
regional favorites -- that we've stayed away from because
our predecessors had reviewed them in years past. As
everyone knows, the restaurant business is a fickle and
tricky one; a huge percentage of new restaurants don't
survive beyond their first year. In many cases, it's the
best restaurants -- the most beloved, with the finest food
and service -- that have staying power and longevity. But,
the logic behind making a return visit, years later, to an
old standard is to see that the reputation is warranted,
that standards remain high, that the staff hasn't gotten
overconfident in their game. With that in mind, we paid a
visit to Hartford's Shish Kebab House of Afghanistan on
Franklin Avenue. Read More.