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Chai Khanah

580 W. Arapaho Road, No. 406
Richardson, Texas 75080
972-234-1500
Chai Khanah +

Kathy Tran

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  • 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Evening
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
There are no humble meals at Chai Khanah. Even a modest order at this Richardson restaurant is likely to swell with unexpected sides, baskets of bread and smoky grilled vegetables. Iraqi hospitality strictly forbids the idea of any customer leaving hungry or unsatisfied. The beef shawarma is not especially flavorful, but the lemony chicken kebab is. Chicken shish tawook and its slightly blackened edges show off the smoky magic that can be achieved with real charcoal grilling. A specialty kebab called kashkash is a delight. The meat is minced so finely that each meatball, inside the crisp, grilled outer edges, is astonishingly tender. The breakfasts are just as transporting. Makhlama is the perfect comfort breakfast, a platter of scrambled eggs mixed with ground lamb, spices, tomatoes and onions.

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