Mirage Restaurant & Banquet Hall

22731 Aspan St.
Lake Forest, CA 92630


  • Vegetarian Friendly
Mirage is an Afghan restaurant in Lake Forest. There’s a couple of kabobs and wraps for more mainstream eaters, but stick with Mirage’s Afghan specialties. Get the Qabili palau, a gargantuan rice pilaf of lamb, carrots and raisins. Share a bolani—basically an Afghan quesadilla stuffed with chives, leaks and made with a naan-type bread. Mirage offers a second type of Afghan bread reminiscent of foccacia, but with sesame seeds on top and far denser; it’s perfect for dips. It’s beef and delicious. But don’t get fooled: here is somet of the most enthralling food on Earth. Whether you get the meat dumplings called mantu, or the leek ones (ashak), Mirage nails them: airy, chewy, hefty, wonderful.

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