Kabab Hut is easy to find, brightly lit at a shopping center entrance, sitting directly on Route 40/Baltimore National Pike, located in Catonsville within a mile of both Ellicott City and Baltimore.
Once inside Kabab Hut you will see the counter and colorful menu display board on the back wall, the pictures are great quality and very helpful when deciding what to order. We had a friendly greeter and he assisted us in ordering by even suggesting some items. We elected to go with: Tandoori Wings & Vegetable Pakoora appetizers, Lamb Curry and Chana Masala entrees, Rice Pudding for dessert and drank soda and a Mango Lassi with our meals. This complete dinner for two cost a total of $33.63 and we had to get a “to go” bag to carry some left overs home!
Once your order is placed, you can choose to sit at any open table, if its not already clean, they will come wipe it down for you. Kabab Hut has seating for about 30 so if you are coming with a large party its best to call ahead and make sure they have space, or to order take out. The food was prepared in a timely manner, and brought right to our table as it was ready. First the appetizers came out nicely plated each with a small side of salad and green chutney for dipping. The Tandoori wings were a very nice blend of Tandoori spices and charbroiled flavor, a nice change from Buffalo Wings – and they were tender and meaty too! Vegetable Pakoora is a long time favorite, and these lived up to my expectations, fried crispy but still holding the savory flavor of the vegetables and not oily tasting…. Great choice!
Once dinner arrived we were barely finished with our appetizers so it was not a long wait at all. We ordered the Chana Masala with the whole wheat naan and it included a side salad with a dollop of yogurt sauce and more green chutney. The Masala was mildly flavored with a nice hint of the cumin, but nothing overbearing, salted to perfection. Liking my food spicy, I added the chutney to make it just the right level for my taste. The Lamb Curry came with white rice and plain naan, a side salad with yogurt sauce and green chutney. The Curry was well seasoned, not too spicy, and yet very flavorful, and the meat was very tender and lean. When it came time for dessert, it was good we chose to share one, because we were already full. The delicate creamy flavor of the Rice Pudding was a great ending to our meal.
Kabab Hut is affordable for good sized portions; the menu selection has choices for people wanting savory delights, some American standards and several seafood options. Service at Kabab Hut is friendly and prompt, food quality is fresh and well prepared, and the venue is a simple setting for families or just to enjoy a casual great meal. TML suggests that you put Kabab Hut on your list of great spots to dine!
Address: 6502 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, MD 21228
Hours: 11:00 am to 9:30 pm 7 days a week.