Narges, the restaurant’s owner, takes great pride in her origin and heritage: “There is a certain memory of Afghanistan that will always stay with me. When I was a little girl, my mother and I visited the huge Buddha statues in the Bamyan valley. We experienced a glorious sunset there, the sun was going down between the mountains and the sand and the colors were just amazing.”
Some 1,500 years ago and with an enormous effort, Buddhist monks carved both statues out of the high mile-long sandstone walls of the valley, some 230 kilometers north-east of Kabul and at a height of approximately 2,500 meters. The statues had a height of 55 and 38 meters, comparable to the Statue of Liberty in New York City.
Narges projected her own biography onto her restaurants with atmospheric light and subtle details, and she made both places her personal haven.
Hand-carved tables with crafted, shiny decors, representing a lot of different denotations. Dreamy wall ornaments and subtle light are the perfect surrounding for a harmonious Afghan dinner. “None of the elements are randomly. Every detail has a background and a personal meaning”, Narges explains. In between charming details of the restaurant’s decorations, there are visual components of culture on display. The impressive wall décor, for example, signifies the symbol of the guarding eye. Arabian history tells us that the guarding eye protects from evil. The integrated shapes of daffodils have a certain meaning as well, since this flower is being held in high esteem in Asia and signifies the human eye. The daffodil at last protects and provides comfort.
Narges brought the wisdom of the Orient to Munich. Why don’t you discover the décor, personally desgined by Narges, yourself in our restaurants in Munich’s Gärtnerplatz- and Glockenbach districts.