It’s all about the food, and the Afghan Horsemen has consistently delighted me with their excellent cuisine. I have been there with my boyfriend and with friends about 4 times now, and we order the Horsemen platter every time. It’s a got a little bit of everything from the menu, and you won’t be disappointed. The lamb is so tender it melts in your mouth. The chicken and beef kabobs are trimmed with pakora, rice, eggplant etc, and everything is infused with wonderful herbs, spices and mouth-watering flavours. We occasionally order the Ruffino Chianti which works wonderfully with the meal.
The portions are large; in fact, we took quite a bit home and had it for the rest of the week. [No complaints here.] The prices are reasonable. The service is genuine, welcoming and attentive. They even squat down to talk to you or take your order if you’re sitting on the cushions.
Perhaps the most note-worthy aspect of eating at the Horsemen aside from the fabulous food is the atmosphere. You have the choice to sit at a table, or on cushions on the floor underneath what looks like tented ceilings. Sitting on the cushions is a fun, intimate and romantic experience enhanced by the dim lighting and the Afghan music playing in the background. They sometimes have a belly dancer during special occasions, which we found very entertaining.
The Horsemen is definitely one of our favourite restaurants. Can’t wait to go back.