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Kabul Afghan Cuisine

135 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070-2403
650-594-2840
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Ranked #1 of 116 Restaurants in San Carlos
Cuisines: Afghan, Middle Eastern
Dining options: Reservations
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- Sep 2, 2014
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English first
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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Palo Alto, California
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19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We started going to Kabul Restaurant in mid-nineties. Our kids loved Afghan food so much we used to take home an order of Aushak for the next day. Afghan cuisine has its own character, a different set of spices not used in Persian or Indian dishes in neighboring countries. Kabul serves -- the best -- Afghan cuisine in the Bay... More

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San Carlos, California
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18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We have been going to Kabul for at least fifteen years.We have celebrated birthdays, retirements, and other events for years.It never disappoints.The kabobs are tender, perfectly grilled, and succulent.The veggie sides are lovely, try the pumpkin, spinach, and cauliflower.Their salads are a weak point.Wine list is also sparse, get the Columbia Creat Chardonnay, a good value.The service is old school... More

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Galway
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This is a must visit if looking to eat the best lamb kebab available. Very nice atmosphere as well. You feel transported as soon as you arrive.

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San Francisco
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Have been coming to this restaurant for over 8 years now, and have not been let down. Their wine selection has improved over the years, and the food quality has consistently been good. My favorites on their menu are the Eggplant Bulanee, Lawang and the ground beef kabobs. Good value for your money.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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57 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The rice was different and good, and the lamb was above average. Service excellent. Location is in a strip mall, but don't let that diminish your impression. This is better than the restaurants on Laurel Street in San Carlos, and it was packed on a Friday night we arrived shortly after arriving at SFO and driving to our destination.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Really liked the place and food. Was on 101 and selected this placed based on reviews. Nothing fancy or upscale, but really happy

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Palo Alto, California
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19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My family and I have eaten at Kabul for about twenty years. When my children return to the Bay Area, Kabul in San Carlos, is their first choice for dinner. Aushak has been the choice, often we get an extra to-go for the next day. Bashir, the owner, and his staff are friendly and courteous. Food is delicious. Afghan spices... More

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San Carlos, CA
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31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Lunch or dinner, Kabul Afghan Cuisine has excellent food and service. Over the years I've tried various choices from their menu and have found all to be well-prepared, well-seasoned, and well-served. Whether just the two of us, or a group of 8-10, the service is very efficient. We love the place--hidden as it is in a strip mall at the... More

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San Carlos, Ca.
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19 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

White tablecloths, low lighting and great prices for really tasty cuisine. I love the Mantoo and my husband loves the beef something. My son loves the lamb with eggplant stew. The best is the eggplant appetizer, unreal. My younger son hates eggplant but he fights for this. I love that you can go out and get a great meal without... More

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