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For a BBQ feast the region is know for, try the excellent Habibi, whose best offering is a special BBQ platter (the full version serves a party of 4 or 5, while the 1/2 is enough to feed a couple), which includes a variety of chicken, mutton, and fish dishes, as well as the Afghani rice-based speciality kabuli palaw.


Meat is an essential constituent of Peshawari dining, which comes in two main configurations: as tikka (barbecue) or karahi (a variety of spicy curry). A common way to order is to select the variety and amount of meat, and have it cooked in your presence. Other typical regional dishes include chapli kebab (and other sorts of grilled meats), fried fish, rice-based Kabuli palaw, and further Pashtun specialties. If you're sensitive to spice, make sure to indicate your desired levels of heat when placing an order.