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Review of Maiwande Kabob

Maiwande Kabob
Ranked #21 of 269 Restaurants in Columbia
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

The flavors of the food and seasonings are great- when they serve it properly cooked. I can't tell you how many times my chicken was raw! Why do I keep going back you ask? Well... When they serve it right it's so good! Hate the salad they serve with the entree so I skip that but the brown rice ( once again when served right) is good as well.

The service there is so unprofessional and rude. The food is just what people go back for.

It used to be the best value but now they have raised their prices so it's expensive. But worth a try.

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Thank RKMax
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

We first ate here many years ago shortly after it opened. Our impression then was too little food at too high a price. We did not go back until last night. Things have changed!

Prices are now reasonable for the portions given. There are many entree items at under $10. My wife had the beef and chicken combo at $13.99. I had the chicken malai at $9.99. We added an order of six samosas to share. Each of our entrees came with a generous portions of meat, salad and flavored rice plus a large piece of tandoori bread.

The total bill for two entrees, one appetizer and two fountain drinks was $30, including tax and a 10% coupon.

The beef had a nice flavor, albeit a little bit on the chewy side. Only one small piece of gristle that she cut out. The chicken from the combo dish was very tender chunks of white breast meat, with a rich tandoori chicken flavor. The chicken malai was the same type of meat, but with a different flavor. It was also good.

The samosas were good, but not the typical samosas we get at Indian restaurants. They had a mild potato and pea filling with a wrapper that was a cross between wonton wrappers and phylo dough.

As to atmosphere -- this is not a fancy place. Food is served at the counter on plastic plates. There are tables with seating for about 30 people, including 4 seats outside. We were there at 6 pm on a Thursday -- not usually a peak night for restaurants, but they were very busy. It took only about 15 minutes for our food to be ready. During that time we could observe other orders being served, and so got an appreciation for the appearance of various dishes -- all looked like ample portions and pleasing to the eye. We saw many takeout orders going out, many carrying several bags.

I'll close with a special mention of their tandoori bread -- it was excellent. Crisp bottom but with a tender and flavorful top.

We will be back!

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Thank R Dale S
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Reviewed January 7, 2012

This is our go-to place for kabobs - it's always busy as everything is made to order. We love the lamb, chicken tikka and salmon kabobs. All the meat is grilled to perfection and then put on freshly made bread - they have an authentic "tandoor" type oven which ensures that the bread comes out perfect each time. The seating area is limited and we tend to do call in and pick up our food to go.

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Reviewed December 23, 2011

Although the carryout service can be a bit slow and disorganized, this is our go to kabob place. A little pricey (11 dollars for a kabob plate)-- but you get a lot of food. The chicken tikka kabobs are my favorite--moist tender chunks of chicken with rice, salad, chutney and bread. Also cant miss the chick peas curry, the bowlani and the spinach curry.

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Thank Marylandmama
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Reviewed October 18, 2011

Chicken Tikka Kabob is amazing - everytime we had it is was just perfect.It omes with salad ,rice and tandoori naan.
We personally are not a fan of lamb or beef but they are reasonable too.
Malai Kabab is good but quantity is very less(6 pieces or so).
Tried their Chicken curry( not a fan of that).
Samosas are not the typical Indian samosas but alittle bland .My kids can eat them.

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Thank adhoc t
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