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Kabul Afghan Cuisine

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Middle Eastern, Afghan, Afghani
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135 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070-2403
650-594-2840
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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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 of 5 stars
Great Middle Eastern Food

I have been to Kabul 4-5 times since I moved to Redwood City and discovered it. It is a clean, welcoming and the service is outstanding. The food is delicious. I love the lamb kabobs and the rice dishes. There was a time when the waiter brought us a dish "just to try". I cannot say enough... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Fran G
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Redwood City, California
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Redwood City, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I have been to Kabul 4-5 times since I moved to Redwood City and discovered it. It is a clean, welcoming and the service is outstanding. The food is delicious. I love the lamb kabobs and the rice dishes. There was a time when the waiter brought us a dish "just to try". I cannot say enough about this restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful lamb dishes cooked to perfection. All dishes are wonderfully savory reflecting lovingly cooked, not just microwaved.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A positive experience. The items of that we ordered was well served and delicious. We were seated right away, and the time waiting to be served was acceptable during the midday busy period.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I tried this restaurant and was satisfied. The food served is of large quantity. The ambiance and food was great.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We have been frequenting Kabul in Redwood City for the last 15 years at least. They are so delicious, so consistent. A must-try spot. We usually order a wide variety of appetizers. The main courses are large - we tend to share them. The appetizers are so delectable sometimes we never get to the main course. Highly recommend this landmark... More 

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San Francisco
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I have eaten here a few times and most of them has been pretty good. The service is a hit and miss thing. Sometimes you get good service and sometimes it took a long time before someone will come get your order or even give you a glass of water. Today we went at around 7 pm on a Saturday... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My wife and I go here for dinner a few times a month. My favorite dish is Sabsi Challa which is lamb with spinach. The lamb melts in your mouth. The different kabobs they offer are by far the best in the area. Prices are responsible and service is always fantastic. Not to be missed

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We, as a family with young children, started going to Kabul Restaurant in mid-1990s. Twenty years later, when my children come home, we still choose Kabul to dine. It has always been a nice and friendly place. I have not found a better Afghan restaurant in the Bay Area for the food and service.

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Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We were a family group of 7, ages 8 to 72. We had a variety of meals and shared most items. EVERYTHING was delightful as was the waiter and the rest of the staff. We have eaten here before and it is always a pleasure. The food is delicious! A real winner!

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Calabasas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This Afghani restaurant is in a strip mall in San Carlos with plenty of parking. Reservations are necessary, especially on.the weekends. The food is very tasty and the service is great. Beware, the portions are huge. Splitting is a great option. Prices are most reasonable.

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Additional Information about Kabul Afghan Cuisine

Address: 135 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070-2403
Phone Number: 650-594-2840
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Carlos
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Afghan, Afghani

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 135 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070-2403
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Carlos
  • Phone Number: 650-594-2840

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Afghan, Afghani
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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