On Thursday, January 20th, the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce celebrated the ribbon cutting/opening of Afghan Kitchen 44. Joined by Town Supervisor, Ed Smyth, Town Councilmen Dr. David Bernardo and Sal Ferro and Legislature Stephanie Bontempi, the Chamber Board of Directors welcomed this new and exciting business to our town.
Located at 44 Gerard Street in Huntington Village, Afghan Kitchen 44 brings a new cuisine to the Huntington area. Naweed Mawjzada and her husband, Inayat, bought the restaurant last year after experiencing the Huntington Holiday Spectacular. For them, they sensed the strong community in the area and wanted to be a part of it. After taking over the space in the summer, Naweed decided to take the formerly take out based space and make it a cozy dine in experience. Walking into Afghan Kitchen, you immediately feel at home. With the warm colors, beautiful interiors and personal touches (like the location of all their previous restaurants), you are immersed into the hospitality and compassion the Mawjzada family offers.
With a deep history in restaurants, dating back to the 80s in Queens, the Mawjzada family works hard to bring authentic, afghan cuisine to their spaces. On the menu are: kabobs, stews, vegetarian stews, like okra, spinach, eggplant, pumpkin, rice dishes, beef, chicken and fish skewers. Main dishes include: spiced lamb tikka, turmeric lemon chicken and tandoori cod fish. You can see more of their menu here
We wish the Mawjzada family the best of luck in their new location and look forward to celebrating with them for many years to come!