Amoo's House of Kabob

Middle Eastern
$$$$ ($14 and under)

Editorial Review

Tom Sietsema wrote about Amoo's in December 2008 as part of a longer story about cheap eats.

"The Best Food Around" brags the banner outside Amoo's House of Kabob. I'm not going to challenge that claim because the Persian restaurant's ground beef cubes, buried under a fluffy pyramid of glistening rice, taste right on target: They're moist, deftly seasoned and, at $8.99 a plate, priced to please. The entree amounts to a filling feast, made more so when pita bread and a fiery herb dip are factored in.

Don't count on a lot of interaction with the staff here; the suit that takes my request utters just two words to me all night. ("It's coming," he responds when I walk over to the counter, which is stacked with carryout orders, to check on a dining companion's straggling main dish.) Yet the storefront dining room, packed with families on a recent Saturday evening, squeezes in some personality. Red drapes, gold frames and silver candelabra lend flair to the bargain.

(Dec. 7, 2008)