Feeling for some Afghan/Indian food? I’ve got the place for you! Situated in a small shopping plaza in Richmond Hill (a 30 to 40-minute drive north of Toronto), Kohinoor Kabob House is a family owned and operated restaurant that provides quality and authentic Afghan and Indian dishes for you to discover and enjoy.
The first time I tried their food was when one of my coworkers (at the time) brought in food from his family’s restaurant, and I got to try their Chicken Biryani. Man oh man, that Biryani was delicious. The spice and heat were just enough to make you sweat a little (if your spice intolerance has dropped like mine) but yet you get the full flavor without the heat interfering. Just from having a few bites of this dish I was hooked and determined to make the drive up. So since I do not drive, I managed to bring my chef-in-training boyfriend, Nico, with me to enjoy and try a couple of dishes!
Every time I see lamb shank on any menu, we always go for it. Usually, you do not see such a dish at a casual mom and pop style restaurant, so you can imagine how delighted I was when I saw it. This lamb shank was super tender and fall off the bone! We were very very impressed since the process to get the lamb shank that tender can take forever and a half but they managed to cook the lamb to perfection.
Naan is such a staple you really cannot go wrong! Naan is usually something I would order alone but now that I have learned more of the world of chutney these two are just perfect for each other. Naan is such a staple that every meal on their menu has it included (don’t believe me? Please double check the menu picture at the top!).
Nico is a chicken person, so, of course, he grabbed their Tandoori Chicken Drumstick. The chicken was moist, flavorful and fell off the bone. Delicious!
Of course, I had to grab a mango lassi while they had it in stock. We are mango freaks, and this was fantastic and refreshing. Plus, it makes a great dessert!
Of course, I just couldn’t resist and just had to get their Chicken Biryani to go since I was so stuffed. This dish was just as good as I remember from the luncheon at work and I wish I bought more. If I lived in the area, I would probably live off of this alone.
If you want to try some Afghan-Indian foods and are up for a nice cruise, definitely check out Kohinoor Kabob House! They also offer catering and sell in party size containers so you can spread the love of Kohinoor Kabob House with the world.