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Kabul Afghan Cuisine

Afghan, Middle Eastern
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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: Reservations
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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
I was surprised how good it was

I went with a bunch of people from work for a birthday. I had never had Afghan food before. Well after tasting just about everyone else's food, we shared a little, I am all in for another go around. What a great meal. Hey you guys, we are going back! Wow, great food. No belly dancing though. If... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
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Garden Grove, California
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76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Garden Grove, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

I went with a bunch of people from work for a birthday. I had never had Afghan food before. Well after tasting just about everyone else's food, we shared a little, I am all in for another go around. What a great meal. Hey you guys, we are going back! Wow, great food. No belly dancing though. If they had... More 

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San Francisco, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Whether you're the adventurous type or not, you'll find something perfect for you at Kabul's. Their soups are an incredible mix of spices & other ingredients. You can order skewers of your choice of meats or fish over rice or have one of the beautifully spiced combinations. We always have the side dish of Kadu. You'll find any of the... More 

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San Mateo, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We have been going to Kabul regularly for years now since they only had their restaurant in the unlikely San Carlos strip mall location. The Burkingame store is much more convenient for us and a prettier venue. The Kadu (Pumpkin with meat sauce and sour cream) is the best. The Ashok (stuffed dumplings, kabobs and shashlik are also delicious. Not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My father in law loves this restaurant, it is in a strip mall so parking is never a problem, food is great, you get the feeling that you are in an authentic Afghan eatery when you step inside here. We brought our own wine, fair corkage fee and attentive service. We are family style and everything from the shrimp kebab... More 

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Redwood City, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

There is a reason that this restaurant has been around for 25 years. It consistently offers wonderful food. Tucked away in the corner of a strip mall you wouldn't think that it would have such a nice ambiance, but it does. I am super-finicky about lamb and this is one of the few places I will order it. It never... More 

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San Carlos, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

One of my favorite restaurants. Only gave it a 5 because it is in a strip mall and you have to keep your knife when the apps are cleared. Once you get by that, 5 stars all the way. The wait staff is friendly (and remembers regulars). The salad dressing is my favorite of all time...not quite ranch, not quite... More 

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Aruba
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I was very excited about this place at first. I thought that the food here would be super after reading many reviews. I had previously eaten at Afghan restaurant in Europe, which was wonderful. This restaurant however didn't quite live up to my expectations; the food was just ok.

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London, UK
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112 reviews 112 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I've eaten here twice now and both times the food and service have been excellent. The ambiance is fine and it's good value. I wish this restaurant was in my neighbourhood.

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San Carlos, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Each and every time I have eaten here, the food has been excellent. Service has also been quite good. The only thing that might cause me to give it 5 stars is if the ambience, albeit very good, were even better and perhaps more intimate. I realize because it gets crowded, space is at a premium but would be nice... More 

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San Carlos, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Tasty and flavorful, especially the pumpkin dishes and the lamb. This restaurant has been around for quite some time and it's almost always busy.

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