Al Hamra, web site, 4230 Annandale Road, Annandale, VA, 703-256-1906 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [zabihah | Ylp]
Wow, did I love this place. A mix of Middle Eastern and Pakistani, the owner is from Pakistan. I’ve only gone once, and tried three dishes, still I feel it is worthy of an immediate report. The best chicken Haleem around, by far. Superb Biryani rice, maybe also the best in the area. And the hummus was a knockout, made from actual fresh beans soaked overnight. The proprietor is also very friendly and knowledgeable. They offer yet more Pakistani dishes through their catering service, let’s hope they make it to the main menu as well, I wonder if you can access them by calling ahead? Go, go, go!