Closed as of Oct 5 11

6604 Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061
410-766-9585

Vegetarian-Friendly

4.4 / 2 votes

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Authentic Afghan cuisine

This restaurant offers dine in and carry-out options. They offer a nice selection of both vegetarian and vegan options, including an entire section of vegetarian specials. They are very accommodating to your needs and the menu makes it easy to find dishes that will fit your lifestyle. The dishes are halal. You can call ahead for faster service or fax your order to 410-766-9586.

Added by TerraSky on Dec 24 09 (last updated Dec 9 12)

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We really enjoyed our visit. The food is interesting and tasty. The staff is friendly and helpful.

If you're looking for this restaurant, it is directly across Ritchie Hwy from the DMV or MVA. It's not in one of the strip malls, but separate, right next door to the Day's Inn.

One of us got the Dolma Murch which comes with a tasty side of spinach, a whole Tandoori bread, a small container of a flavorful green chutney (chicknee kabob sauce), and rice.

The other got the Vegetarian Dolma, wich is a baby eggplant stuffed with spinach and simmered in a sauce of sun-dried tomatoes. It comes with Tandoori bread, the chicknee kabob sauce, and rice, too, but no side.

They have a Tandoori oven and make the bread fresh. It's got a nice crust and tastes great.

The rice was fairly plain white rice, although the menu said it would be dolled up a bit. White rice isn't my idea of good rice, but most of the world sees that differently. Ayubi's could improve their menu by offering a brown rice.

The chutney, which they call chicknee kabob sauce, contains cilantro, garlic, salt, pepper, raisins, vinegar, and walnuts. We didn't know what to put it on, but it was good on the rice.

If you're talking carnivores with you, they should be happy, too. The meat-eaters we talked to loved their meals.

The setting is more like a fast food restaurant than a sit down restaurant, but it's pleasant enough. It'd be great if they could create a quieter table area. The kitchen seems to be very large and not as simple as the usual fast food place.

I've given this a five. It's not a Michelin Five-Star restaurant, obviously, but within its class it is quite good, especially in regard to the food's quality and flavors, which is what I care about most.

We'll be back! It's amazing how Glen Burnie has changed!


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My husband and I had never eaten Afghan cuisine before, so we just thought that we would get some vegetable kabobs. We were in for the best surprise in the world! We had kaddo borawni as an appetizer. This dish is a delicious pan fried and baked baby pumpkin seasoned with sugar and served on yogurt garlic sauce (you can request no garlic sauce, which is what we had). This appetizer is big enough to share and only costs $3.50. I had the dolma murch, which is two bell peppers stuffed with seasoned vegetable and beans simmered in sun-dried tomato and rhubard sauce, served with chalklow (slow cooked long grain white rice seasoned with cumin) and sabzy (spinach). The cost of this dish is only $7.99 and you get a lot of food! My husband had the vegetarian dolma, which is a baby eggplant filled with spinach, simmered in sun-dried tomato and herb sauce, served with challow (rice) and tandoori bread. The cost of this dish is $7.99. They bring your order to your table, which gives you the feel of a more expensive dine in restaurant. The atmosphere is nice and cozy. Another nice touch is that you can see them fixing your order. This restaurant just opened in November so they are making adjustments as needed. The owner is the nicest person and that kindness is reflected in the food. They actually have a chef who has spent several years in an upscale Afghan restaurant, so you are treated to upscale food at fast food prices. Everything is made fresh daily and only quality ingredients are used. My husband and I cannot wait to go back! Once again, I must emphases how good the food was. I am now interested in learning how to cook Afghan cuisine. Ayubi’s is now our new favorite food spot.

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Neighborhood

Glen Burnie

Directions

Directly across the street form the MVA.

Allows Smoking

Prices

$ - inexpensive

Payment

  • MasterCard Visa

Cuisines

  • American
  • Afghani

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