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Afghan Central – A delicious feast for lunch or dinner


Located at the fresh food entrance at Casey Central Shopping centre is Afghan Central. An authentic Afghan restaurant serving traditional meals full of flavour with a hint of spice.  The meats are marinated in authentic afghan spices such as cardamom, cumin and turmeric which sends the nose into a tailspin and the tastebuds whizzing in a good way. The smell from the kitchen was amazing and I couldn’t wait to dig in.  We tried the lamb cutlets, chicken tikka and the more traditional Kabuli Polo and the Mantu which was definitely the favourite of the day.

I could eat these all day, everyday. Mantu is a dumpling filled with mince and onion and served with a tomato sauce and yoghurt for freshness.  They were amazing and we will be back for sure to order these on our visits to Casey Central. They’re delicious!

Afghan Central’s Kabuli Polo is a rice and meat dish and one of the most popular dishes in Afghanistan.  It consists of aromatic rice, melt off the bone lamb shank topped with carrots and sultanas.  The dish is full of flavour and also a great accompaniment to the other dishes we had.

The lamb cutlets were cooked perfectly with plenty of juice and smokiness from the grill and the chicken tikka is a must try.

The tikka is chicken fillet marinated in yoghurt, lemon and mild spices which keeps the chicken tender and juicy.

Afghan Central is another quality restaurant at Casey Central Shopping Centre in Narre Warren.  It offers a nice clean area to sit and dine, with friendly and accommodating staff and a relaxed environment. The restaurant is very modern and well spaced out so great for any sized booking. If you’re a meat lover this restaurant is one to add to your list. It’s one I know we will be returning to regularly.

Afghan Central is available as a dine in option, for takeaway and now on uber eats.

Afghan Central

Ph 8786 5778

Open daily for lunch and dinner

Hours: 11.00am -10:00pm

Reviewed by Amy @inbetweendesserts