A new restaurant in Cambridge is serving the community a taste of Afghanistan.
Kabob Grill, located at 95 Saginaw Parkway across from St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School, had their grand opening this past weekend.
Co-owner Ashraf Mulla saw an opportunity to bring a different style of cuisine to the city.
“There is no Afghani food places in Cambridge or the area so we decided to open one,” Mulla said.
“Whenever people from Cambridge want this kind of food they need to travel to get it, to Mississauga or other places.”
As far as what people can expect from Mulla’s restaurant, often times it's something they may have never experienced before. When it comes to kabobs, Kabob Grill is the place to go he says.
While the restaurant is still in its infancy, the tandoori half chicken, sultani dinner and the beef tikkas are already menu favourites for customers. Other menu options include chicken harati, chicken shawarma, shahi kofta and beef chaplee.
Traditional lamb chops, wings and a kids menu are also available.
“You won’t find an authentic kabob like these anywhere else,” Mulla said.
“Our recipes are unique from other places. It’s a healthy option and everything we use is fresh. It’s all herbs and fresh meat.”
Take out lovers may recognize Mulla’s name as he also owns The Big Slice Chicken and More on Glamis Road.
Mulla has been in Cambridge for 17 years and studied at St. Louis adult school before moving on to Conestoga College to study to be a manufacturing technician. After working for a manufacturing company for a few years, he put in his resignation letter and decided to pursue his passion in the food industry.
Business is going really well for the start-up and there’s been great support from the community, Mulla says. Now it's about spreading the word in hopes that more residents will come in to see what he and his team have been cooking up.
“We’re going after a unique experience for people,” Mulla said.
“Uniqueness is what separates our food from other places around the city. We try to provide the best customer service we can.”
Kabob Grill offers dine in seating for up to 24 customers and take out. A delivery option is on the way.
To learn more about Kabob Grill visit their Facebook page @KabobGrill