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Kabul Afghan Cuisine

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Middle Eastern, Afghani
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1101 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010-4105
650-343-2075
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Guided by the wonderful aroma of spices!

My beau and I were driving back from San Francisco and we decided to eat in Burlingame. I checked a few places that offered vegetarian plus meat dishes and we found two. Most restaurants don't take reservations for two so we took a chance on our own. We arrived and both had a 30 to 60 minutes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
CarmenLouise
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Sunnyvale, California
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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My beau and I were driving back from San Francisco and we decided to eat in Burlingame. I checked a few places that offered vegetarian plus meat dishes and we found two. Most restaurants don't take reservations for two so we took a chance on our own. We arrived and both had a 30 to 60 minutes wait. We were... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My company gets lunch takeout from this restaurant every few weeks. Generally, the food is kind of greasy but not that bad. However, one time they got my order wrong and what they gave me instead was looked like boiled chunks of pumpkin. I asked if they could remake what I had ordered, and the lady said it would take... More 

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Hanbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Really great, authentic Afghan food, properly prepared and attractively served. Service is good -- attentive without being overbearing. This restaurant is usually quite full, so the locals must like this place. Close by street parking is generally available.

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Maui
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Kabul is in a prime location but we found the food to be uninspired - basic, without sufficient seasoning or culinary style to bring us back. Two of us visited on a Friday evening. The wait was short so we dropped off the list of a nearby restaurant to give Kabul a try. We were addressed quickly and efficiently at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I love this place and having been there 3 times in the last year, the quality of food and service is outstanding - the welcome was wonderful despite walking in to s packed restaurant without booking with 3 colleagues . A must for any visitor to this area and the whole of San Francisco area. I am much travelled and... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I love eating different ethnic foods and had never been to an Afghanistan restaurant. I wasn't sure what to expect, but the food was amazing. We got a lentil soup which had a great taste and then split a pumpkin dish and another with lamb and spinach. They were both seasoned perfectly. Easily our best meal while in San Francisco

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Lively, interesting and tasty cuisine. Similar to Indian and Lebanese, but more shish kabobs, veal, lamb and other dishes and spices.

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San Mateo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

When my girlfriend invited me to go here for dinner I wasn't sure what to expect since I never had Afghan food. I ordered the chicken kebab served with brown rice and nan bread-the bread was fluffy and lighter than Indian nan bread: the rice pilaf was very good too--better than any brown rice pilaf that I had before--the chicken... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I eat a mainly plant based diet and this was a fantastic choice. The vegetarian sampler was a perfect dish for me. This was a random choice for lunch with some friends and everyone was more than happy with the food, atmosphere and decor. Give it a try!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Right from the start I was very attracted to this cuisine. Entering the place it was very light and chirpy. The greetings were wonderful and the workers are very careful and gentle. Sitting down I looked around. Beautiful decorations that make you really feel this culture and land. I am a vegetarian and they had a few wonderful vegetarian dishes.... More 

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Additional Information about Kabul Afghan Cuisine

Address: 1101 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010-4105
Phone Number: 650-343-2075
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burlingame
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Afghani

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1101 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010-4105
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burlingame
  • Phone Number: 650-343-2075

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Afghani
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:45 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?