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Kabul Afghan Cuisine

1101 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010-4105
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Ranked #5 of 147 restaurants in Burlingame
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Afghan, Afghani
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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98% Recommend
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English first
Providence, Rhode Island
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

At the end of Burlingame Avenue, across the street from the train station, you will find a charming Afghani restaurant, decorated with carpets and tapestries. The windows slide open to give an outdoor feel on a lovely night. Everyone begins with a simple salad of lettuce a cucumber in a simple yogurt dressing with black pepper. We started with lamb... More

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South San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I didn't know what to expect I was pleasantly surprised. We had and appitizer which was pretty good. Our main course was very good, I had the chicken and my niece had the lamb. Both came with rice mine plain basmatti rice (my order had a delicious sauce) the lamb had basmatti rice with thinly sliced carrots and raisens) very... More

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London, England
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I wondered about how an Afghan restaurant would do for customers in the USA bearing in mind recent years but the restaurant was obviously popular and doing good business. I ate there with friends and we chose a mix of dishes to see what Afghani cuisine had to offer. The service was quick and precise. The food was very tasty,... More

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Alamo, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Really enjoyed my meal with the lamb and shrimp kebabs. Very friendly service and great spicy sauce. Doesn't look like much on the outside but it's definitely worth it once you have a great meal there!

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Foster City, California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We've enjoyed Kabul in San Carlos over the years. Tasty, reasonably priced Afghan food in a comfortable atmosphere. The Burlingame site was new to us. The room did get crowded and with that noisy. We were able to converse at the table in the end. We were told that they didn't take reservations, but found out that they indeed do.... More

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Haifa, Israel
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119 reviews 119 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

I'd never had Afghani food and didn't know what to expect. This attractive restaurant, decorated with rugs, pictures and various Afghan knick knacks has a menu full of lamb dishes and lots of stuffed things and stews. The three of us shared Mantoo--onion and ground lamb filled dumplings (delicate and tasty), Kadu--sauteed pum0pkin topped with yogurt and lamb meat sauce... More

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Quebec, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I have stopped here on my last 3 trips. The recipe is not rocket science, just very good Afghan cuisine, great price and a very comfortable environment to sit with colleagues eat and discuss; tables are not to close to each other and you have room to sit comfortably.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

WOW! the food at this place is great and the service is awesome. No wonder it is always packed. Make a reservation,

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Ra'anana, Israel
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151 reviews 151 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

I think I expected grilled kebabs on skewers, which they had, but they had do much more that was wonderful. I've been in California and Nevada for two weeks and this was the best meal we had. The dishes topped with yogurt and ground lamb were the best. The only arguments at the table were about which dish was best.... More

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Calgary, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

On a recent trip to the San Francisco area we decided to try the Kabul Afghan Restaurant in Burlingame. We made reservations for four on a Sunday evening. When we arrived it was not too busy but it gradually picked up so reservations are probably advisable. Appetizers were inexpensive, but fairly small. We sampled the Mantoo (ground lamb filled dumplings)... More

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