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Modern Afghan eatery opens today with drool-worthy traditional eats

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Hanna McLean Oct 13, 2017 12:37 pm 2,791

Surrey’s cuisine offerings will receive a big uptick today with this newest addition to the local restaurant scene.

Afghan Kitchen is celebrating their soft opening in South Surrey today from 4 to 11 pm.

The new eatery, located at 16120 24 Avenue in Surrey, is a new family restaurant specializing in traditional Afghan cuisine, served in a contemporary-themed dining room..

Afghan Kitchen South Surrey bar (Photo courtesy Afghan Kitchen)

Patrons here can expect recipes from the owner’s own mother, made with some serious skill and love.

Diners can expect key menu items such as the Northern Afghan dish of Kabuli Palaw (rice, raisins, carrots, pistachio), the AK Soup (chicken and corn), and Aushak (stuffed with leeks and spices, and topped with yogourt, cilantro, and chickpeas). AKA Afghan Dumplings will also be on the menu.

Many dishes are or can be made vegan/vegetarian as well.

For drinks, this eatery provides a selection of both BC and international wines and bubbles, along with local craft beers including Faculty Brewing Co., Strange Fellows, Steel & Oak, Hoyne, and Four Winds.

A selection of smoothies, juices, Oddity Kombucha on tap, and artisan cocktails – inspired by the Afghan culture and cuisine – will also be up for order.

“Shagufta” Cocktail (Afghan Kitchen)

Afghan Kitchen even has a separate “Afghan Room” which offers traditional Afghan floor seating, where guests will be seated comfortably without shoes on.

Family-owned and family-operated, Afghan Kitchen sounds a fantastic place to head with friends and loved ones when you’re in need of some grub.

Afghan Kitchen South Surrey

Address: Unit 115, 16120 24 Avenue, Surrey
Hours: Sunday to Thursday from 11:30 am to 10 pm and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 am to 11 pm
Instagram: @aksurrey


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Hanna McLean
Hanna is a Staff Food Writer at Daily Hive. She's lived on both coasts and has concluded that pizza tastes great no matter where you're eating it. She loves rap music, craft beer, and she probably has crumbs on her keyboard right now.

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