The Kabab Shoppe in Pickering
Pickering is a town located just outside of Toronto’s East. Many travel from as far as Mississauga and Oakville just to visit famous Affy’s Premium Grill but now there’s another restaurant that’s worth a try if you’re ever headed out yonder.
The Kabab Shoppe in Pickering is a brand new Afghan restaurant located on busy Kingston Rd., very close to Pickering Town Centre Mall.
When you walk in, you’re greeted by warm staff and a comfortable interior with cozy finishes like wood paneling and coffee coloured tables. Off to the left hand side, just after you enter, is a private room that can accommodate around 8-10 people. Great for private get-togethers.
Although it’s set up as a quick service restaurant where you have to place your order at the cash register, the modern and clean interior make it a great dine-in option for a night out with the family. And when you’re trying to please everyone — Afghan cuisine is a great option; everyone from children to grandparents can find a dish they will enjoy.
When we arrived we knew we didn’t want to have the same old, so we asked the usual — “what’s good” question that I’m sure drives everyone who works in a restaurant insane 🙂
Being a new restaurant they didn’t have too much insights into what was doing particularly well but they did suggest to try something outside the ordinary — salmon. Yup — fish. I happen to love salmon and didn’t think twice. I was happy to give it a go.
For my two children, we ordered The Kabab Shoppe’s Sultani platter with rice (note they do not serve fries). You can’t go wrong with Sultani if you’re a beef lover. It’s a plate with two options; a skewer of spice-infused minced meat and a skewer of tender and highly flavourful fillet mignon cut up into bite sized cubes. I always ask for it to be cooked to medium as I find it too tough when cooked well done. If you don’t specify, most places will cook to well done.
After a standard 15 minute wait, all meals came out together with salads and sauces.
The salmon I ordered was oven roasted in Afghan spices. The flavour was intense and went really well with the fish. Instead of rice I requested salad which made for a very health conscious, but satisfying meal.
Overall, The Kabab Shoppe is a great addition to growing population in Durham region.
Meat Source: All Chicken is direct from Sargent Farms (hand slaughtered halal and HMA Certified Supplier) and beef is sourced fromLittle Britain Meat Packers ** NOTE: meat was checked (verbal assurance) at time of review and can change at anytime – please check meat sources before eating and let us know if there are any discrepancies **
The Kabab Shoppe
1450 Kingston Rd Pickering