Welcome to Maiwand Kabob! Our name is derived from Maiwand, a historical and culturally-rich village located in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan.
Maiwand Kabob opened in the fall of 1999 on a quiet corner in the heart of Columbia, Maryland. As Columbia’s very first Afghan restaurant, it was envisioned as a quaint, family-owned eatery with one simple goal: to provide generous portions of fresh Afghan food at moderate prices. Since our modest beginnings, Maiwand Kabob has slowly and thoughtfully expanded to four locations to better serve and accommodate our customers. Celebrating our 13th year in business, Maiwand Kabob has been consistently honored for its great taste and value. We have been recognized in the Baltimore Sun and the Washington Post and have been awarded the “best cheap eat” in Howard county.
Afghan cuisine encompasses a broad variety of culinary eats but is most notable for its savory kabobs. Our menu is no different---we proudly offer a great variety of authentic Afghan dishes. From our succulent kabobs to our tandoori bread and mouth-watering rice pudding, we are sure to satisfy even the most sophisticated palate. We believe in freshness and authenticity, and as such, our wide selection of tender kabobs are marinated daily in a variety of traditional spices and seasonings. Cooked to order, our food is prepared fresh from scratch using only the finest quality ingredients. Therefore, no preservatives or MSG are used in our food, and our meat is halal. We