Peshwari Kebabs [Waltham, MA]

Peshawri Kebabs
This place opened I think near the end of 2020, this is the first time we have had it. Delivered through Grubhub, which jacked the price significantly. I think next time we’ll pick it up. Got a big 6-skewer “Family Kebab” plate, which I think was chicken tikka, chicken kofta, and beef kofta, served on a bed of rice. Everything was heavily spiced (in a good way), and the rice had some seriously hot small green chilis. It came with green and white sauces of the type you might be familiar with from Chicken N Rice or Halal Guys. Garlic Naan, a salad, and a couple of desserts to round it out. I enjoyed it all, though the Ras Malai (which I ordered without knowing what it was) dessert tasted pretty goaty (sheepy? idk) tasting and the rest of the family didn’t care for it much. Happy to have a place like this around and looking forward to checking it out in person post-vaccine.


Thanks for the post. I was meaning to post when it opened. I haven’t been yet (and its only a few blocks from my house) - so definitely putting it on the list! Will post back when I try it!

I’m woefully unfamiliar with Pakistani cuisine, so wasn’t sure what to expect when I heard it was opening. From their site though it doesn’t seem all that unfamiliar (tikka, kofta, naan). Looking forward to it.

I don’t know much about Pakistani food either, but as far as this place goes, it seems like a mashup of what can typically be found in Middle Eastern and Northern Indian restaurants (as you might expect from a place named after a city near the Afghanistan border ). The kebab plate that we got reminded me of similar dishes from Watertown Persian restaurants, but with a definite Subcontinental vibe in the meat preparations. The only other Pakistani restaurant I can recall going to was Darbar in Allston/Brighton, but that was long enough ago that I can’t compare.


Well we got take out last night. We enjoyed it very much. We ordered a 9-kebab family platter. It was a ton of food, which we knew it would be but wanted the variety to try several things.

It came with 2 of each chicken tikka/kofta, beef tikka,kofta, and one lamb over the spicy rice and a salad. We enjoyed it all and will order from them again. I don’t have enough local examples of these dishes to give a great review or comparison (sorry about that). But very much enjoyed it.

The photo isn’t great but that foil pan is about 13x21. So it was a lot.


I visited them the other day for lunch. Food comes out quickly. I really liked the #6 Beef Kofta Kebab and the Biriyani rice with a heat hit.


I have had 5 or so of their kabobs and meats. They do a good job but for me the test is chicken chapli. Here it is not as spicy or well done as other places I have been to such as Zam Zam in Medford or Manosalwas in Somerville. In fact they subbed in mostly bell peppers in places of chili peppers. The Manosalwas version is extremely spicy. On the plus side, Peshwari’s version was very large and moist. But I kind of prefer the smaller “more rubbery” version at Manosalwas. It really transforms the ground chicken into something quite unexpected. For Waltham, this place is a nice addition for sure.