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Balkh Shish Kabab House Inc

$$ - $$$
Middle Eastern, Afghani
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2310 31st St, Ste C, Astoria, NY 11105-2772
+1 718-721-5020
12:00 - 23:00
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

Food was awesome, halal, delicious, priced right, and the people are unmatched. Definitely one of NY's finest Afghani food.

Thank Wais O
Astoria, New York
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

The food is really good. Plain but good. I am not schooled in the intricacies of Afghani food, but it seems authentic. It is a pretty bare bones restaurant, but you won't be sorry with the meal.

Thank Steven B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

The lamb kebabs are to die for. First time I ever eaten Afghan food and liked it. Portions are generous and tasty. I will like to return to this place on my next trip to NY.

Thank Wolfgangamadeusmarco
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

I went my family , we ordered family plate, it was very good and delicious and the portion was big. I am in love with this place .

Thank Maryam E
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

Had the lamb tikki kebab, which was served with rice and a small salad. It was very delicious! It came quickly. The service was great! Overall I do recommend.

1 Thank tardis3134
New York, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a great restaurant! The food is delicious, the portions are huge (seriously, they give a lot of delicious rice with the entrees, bread, and enough meat for two unless you're really, really, hungry). I've tried a number of vegetarian and meat dishes and have liked everything, although my favorite is the fish kebab. The service is different than... More 

1 Thank Louis D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

So, my in laws took me here for the first time the day after I got married. 5 years later, we come here for all special occasions. I have even converted my own parents into ordering takeout from here. Have tried many other Afghani Kabob shops all over Queens, Manhattan and New Jersey, and none are as good as this... More 

1 Thank Yamina I
San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2012

I visited this place for a snack: ordered the aushak, which I've had at probably 4 or 5 other Afghan places on the west and east coasts. This was by far the best: tender thin-dough dumplings, plump with scallions, with delicious yogurt and tomato sauces. Large portion well worth $6. I also ordered a $2 yogurt drink with cucumber -excellent,... More 

1 Thank xiomaraNY
Concord, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

Ate there for lunch. The place was empty and they acted like they would rather not have me there either. Food was good, but nothing special. When you factor in the price (about $11) of a normal lunch entree, I am a little disappointed. All in all, if you are close by, stop in. If not, don't make the drive.

New York City, New York
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2009

Lamb is slow baked for hours and falls off the bone. Raita is spot on. I found it out of curiosity to see what was at the end of the N/W train. Just before the last stop was Balkh Shish Kabab. I tried it and have taken most out of town visitors since. It is esp right when you are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Middle Eastern, Afghani
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2310 31st St, Ste C, Astoria, NY 11105-2772
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Astoria
  • Phone Number: +1 718-721-5020

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?