Amongst the hustle and bustle of Merrylands Road is a smorgasbord of eateries representing all corners of the globe. Lebanese, Persian, Ethiopian, Thai, Italian and Turkish cuisine can all be found here. On this occasion, we visited Kabul House for a hearty Afghan feed.


Kabul House Merrylands restaurant

Flicking through the menu, everything sounded so enticing, so it took a bit of time and self-control before I decided just to order two dishes to share with my other half.

One of the dishes I ordered was Mix Chalaw, a plate of 3 kebabs – kafta, beef and chicken – on a bed of white rice. The kebabs were all incredibly flavoursome. My favourite of the three was the chicken. It was so succulent and had been cooked in a delicious marinade which gave it a golden yellow colour. The rice was also impressive. It was lightly seasoned and had little dried berries sprinkled through it making it look fit for royalty.

Kabul House Merrylands Kabul House Merrylands

The other dish I ordered was Mantu. This was a plate of 10 steamed dumplings stuffed with lamb mince and onion, topped with a tangy yogurt sauce and sprinkled with chickpeas. These were an absolute flavour and texture sensation. So much deliciousness in one bite!

Kabul House Merrylands Kabul House Merrylands

Both plates were served with crispy bread, fresh salads and sauces, making this a complete feast for two!

Kabul House Merrylands Kabul House Merrylands Kabul House Merrylands

I also had an Afghan Green Tea to drink with my meal. It is simply just cardamom and hot water, served with lots of sugar on the side to control your own sweetness. The amount of sugar rocks on the saucer led me to think that this is a tea normally drank quite sweet, so I put two in mine which was more than enough!

Kabul House Merrylands Kabul House Merrylands

Kabul is a place I’d revisit again in a heartbeat. For just $37 we got a soft drink and a tea, plus an abundance of delicious food – we couldn’t finish it all and we didn’t need dinner that night! The value and amazing flavours are an absolute winning. Dining experiences like this fill me with so much glee! I don’t need fine dining to make me happy, just give me a lunch feast at Kabul House!

Kabul House Merrylands

Kabul House
Address: 186A Merrylands Road, Merrylands 2160
Open: Daily 12pm to 10pm
Phone: 9682 4144