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Kabab & Curry restaurant moving into former Hirsch's on Main Street in Clarence

Rava masala and masala dosas at kabab & curry

By Andrew Z. Galarneau

After more than a decade on Transit Road, Kabab & Curry is moving to 8445 Main St., formerly Hirsch's.

Last day of meals at the old place is May 18, this Sunday. Hopefully the new place will be serving food by May 29, said manager Ansar Khan. The new place will seat about 200 with the patio open, about 155 inside. That's bigger than the old place and will allow for more on-site banquets, Khan said.

The menu is being redone, with a turn towards the casual side that fits better with the new space, he said.

Kabab & Curry opened in April 2001, a few months before the September 11 terrorist attacks. That made it even harder than usual to convince Amherst residents to try Pakistani-Indian cuisine, making its first year in business tougher than the usual rookie year.

But the family restaurant, now led by Ansar's father Tahir Khan, earned loyal customers and thrived. It's been turning out curries, kababs, buffets and dosas for 13 years. (Above, the rava masala dosa in front, masala dosa in back, with tomato and coconut chutney and sambar soup.)

(Photo: The Buffalo News / Mark Mulville)

email: agalarneau@buffnews.com

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