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“KABOB” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maiwand Kabob

Maiwand Kabob
6131 Columbia Crossing, Columbia, MD
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Ranked #68 of 223 Restaurants in Columbia
Description: In addition to the original Maiwand Kabob at Harper's Choice, this site combines a fine dining room experience with the takeout options & extra menu choices and specials.
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Description: In addition to the original Maiwand Kabob at Harper's Choice, this site combines a fine dining room experience with the takeout options & extra menu choices and specials.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“KABOB”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

For those of you who are new to Afghani fair, as we were, you can expect food similar to that which you'd find in an Indian restaurant. The platters had main dishes paired well with the sides. We'd consider taking away one 'star' away because they were out of lamb, however, the waitstaff did their best to please giving us a free appetizer as an 'apology.'

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Loved, loved, loved the food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Stopped by the Columbia location on our way to BWI because we had tried the Hampton Inn Maiwand Kabob and enjoyed it. The food was even better than I had remembered! Aromatic rice is to die for and everything we ordered (chicken, lamb, beef kabobs) was delicious! Best naan I've tasted, and the decor of this location is understated elegance & very comfortable. Friendly staff and good value!

Visited July 2013
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Washington DC
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Hidden treasure with excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

I travel a lot and love Afghan and other central Asian food. Was very happy to stumble on this place for lunch. The food is fresh, tasty, and grilled to perfection. I had the Kofta kabob which came with rice, a salad, naan, and yogurt cilantro sauce. I also had the samosas. Delicious and healthy. The interior of the restaurant is quite nice; for lunch they do a fast-casual service and dinner is a regular waiter-service. So the interior is pretty fancy for lunch and a nice surprise and treat. The guy at the counter was very nice and made some good recommendations.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“A "Sit Down" Dinner at Maiwand Kabob”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

My husband and I love the Maiwand Kabob over by Arundel Mills Mall because of the great food and low prices. The atmosphere there is nothing to get excited about, however, as you have to wait in line to place your order, then either find a table in their somewhat crowded store or take your food home to eat. However, the newly-opened Maiwand Kabob at Columbia Crossing has a nice atmosphere, table service, friendly staff, and the same great food and low prices as the carry-out locations. They also have a couple of dishes that are only available at this location. No alcohol is available, but they have some very tasty mango and strawberry shakes that I would highly recommend. I'm assuming they are yogurt shakes, but they don't clarify whether these are ice cream or yogurt shakes. Anyway -- They're good!! My favorites on the menu -- any of the amazing appetizers, the chicken kabob, and the chicken and pea curry. My husband is partial to the lamb dishes. And, as usual, their naan is fresg, hot, and out-of-this-world good.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Columbia, Maryland
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83 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Used to be the best......now its not”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Dont know if management has changed or what but Maiwand Kabob has fallen off. Two of my friends got food poisoning from it and I got raw salmon from there!
This place was my go to spot and now I have to stay far far away from it. The food they give to go is lacking and you pay a lot of money for it. The quality is so incredibly bad now it s a shame!
Be careful and check your food twice before leaving.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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