Kei Kabob is Montclair, NJ's first Persian eatery. Established in 2012 by owner and head chef Ashkan Khalaj, Kei Kabob offers delicious traditional Persian cuisine and tasty kabobs grilled to perfection and warm, friendly service.
In addition to creating delicious food, we at Kei Kabobare inspired to make every dish a work of art. Like our interest in art, our atmosphere is inspired by the art and architecture of the ancient Persian Achaemenid (550-330 BC) dynasty. The word kei means "king" or "royalty", and here you will enjoy cuisine fit for a true king.
Persian food, while not spicy, boasts a delicate balance of flavors and uses ingredients that reflect its geography such as saffron, sumac, walnuts, barberries, fresh herbs, and pomegranates. Iranian cuisine is best known for its wide variety of kabobs, but also includes stews like fesenjan and ghormeh sabzi, and of course, fragrant and rich saffron rice. Persian kabobs are traditionally served with grilled tomatoes and sumac. From the kingly Kabob Soltani to the Shish Kabob, we offer a kabob that will satisfy your tastes!
About your chef & host...
Ashkan Khalaj is from Karaj, in the Alborz province of Iran. His love of delicious food, respect for the skills of professional cooking, and appreciation for the quality of ingredients were learned in his childhood under the instruction of his grandmother. As a young boy, he watched her bake bread in her "tanooristan". She was well respected in the town and known for her mastery of Persian cooking. His mother carried this passion for Persian cooking, and taught it to him from a young age. In Iran, he cooked and sold kabobs for eight years with his own unique recipes outside his orchard. Today he brings his rich family knowledge, culinary heritage, and hospitality to Montclair, NJ and welcomes you!
Ask about our Catering Services! We cater to large parties, weddings, ceremonies, Nowruz, Mehregan, and Yalda events, student events, and offices!
Phone: (973) 746-4500
Fax: (973) 746-4501
Fax: (973) 746-4501