This past Saturday, my fiancée and I were trying to figure out a place to eat. We were at my office (near Oak Park Mall) doing our respective work stuff before leaving on business for the week. We wanted something quick.
Initially, we were going to settle on Chik-Fil-A just due to proximity and speed. Neither of us really wanted it, though. After going through a list of “takes too long” and “I’m not eating that”, we settled on a place we’d eaten for lunch a few months ago – KC Grill and Kabob.
Tucked away off 87th just east of Pflumm, the restaurant is owned by a native of Iran who worked in the food service business for 20+ years before opening his own place.
Once we got there and confirmed they had a dinner buffet, we knew it would end up being a wise decision. We love ethnic places with a buffet because we get to try all the stuff we’re not sure about without committing to a full entrée.
(They have a lunch buffet seven days a week and dinner buffet Friday – Sunday).
The hummus, homemade pita bread, and baba ghanoush was delicious. Several kinds of rice (jasmine, dill, and saffron) went great with the meats, including beef & chicken kabobs and grilled Cornish hen.
We loved just about everything we tried. We weren’t quite as keen on the soups, but we’re not big barley/lentil fans. The rice pudding with almonds and a splash of rose water along with hot Persian tea was a great cap to the meal.
The owner is gracious and more than willing to describe everything for you. He takes a lot of pride in the food he prepares. The decor (random pictures of all things Persian) is fun to take in as well.
Oh, and did I mention it was $10.99 for the dinner buffet?
Check ‘em out if you’re in the area. You won’t be sad you did.