Chopahn is an Afghan restaurant just steps away from the Andaz Hotel, so we gave it a go. We were quite pleased with our dinner.
We opted to share one $35 three-course dinner (soup, entree, dessert), some appetizers, and one additional entree.
Sambosa -- fried pastries filled with ground beef and chickpeas ($7.95).
Aushak -- steamed dumplings filled with leeks and spring onions topped with yogurt, meat sauce, and mint ($6.95).
Mantu -- steamed dumplings filled with chopped beef, herbs, and onions topped with yogurt and sauteed mixed vegetables ($6.95).
Aush -- chicken-based vegetable soup with noodles, yogurt, meat sauce, dill.
Saffron salmon and shrimp -- charbroiled salmon and sauteed jumbo shrimp with saffron sauce, asparagus, and white basmati rice.
Quabili pallaw -- seasoned pieces of lamb under a mound of delicately seasoned browned basmati rice topped with carrot and raisins ($18.95).
Firnee -- light pudding with cardamom, slivered almonds, and pistachios.
Chopahn serves delicious food with a smile. You'll leave with one as a result.