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New Afghan/American Restaurant Opening On Steinway


Dec. 9, 2015 By Michael Florio

Afghanistan is coming to Astoria at a new Steinway Street restaurant.

Flames Authentic Afghan Kabab, a restaurant serving both Afghan and American food, will open on Monday at 25-58 Steinway St. according to owner Ahmid Mehirdel.

The menu will include a variety of kabab dishes such as chicken, beef and lamb tikka, lamb chops, chicken kofta and beef kofta. Each kabab entrée is served with rice, salad and Afghan bread.

The menu will also include sandwiches, such as kabab sandwiches, Philly cheesesteak, lamb gyro, chicken gyro and a whiting fish sandwich. It will have a variety of burgers and chicken wings and will also serve pizza.

Mehirdel said he decided to open this restaurant after noticing a lack of Afghan options in Astoria, which surprised him due to the neighborhood’s diversity of residents and cuisines.

“There is a real need for it here,” he said. “The people in the area will like it.”

Mehirdel added that he believes including both American and Afghan food on his menu will appeal to the diverse population in Astoria.

The restaurant will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., seven days a week. It will be able to seat up to 40 people and has three TVs for customers to watch while they dine. However, it does not have a bar.

Mehirdel, 29, grew up in Queens and often visits Astoria with his friends and family. His family is from Afghanistan and therefore he will be able to offer authentic Afghan cuisine, he said.

This is his second restaurant, as he also owns a fried chicken joint on Kissena Boulevard.

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