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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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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
You won't leave hungry

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
jay b
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San Francisco
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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98 reviews 98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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Belmont, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Didn't know what to expect from Afghan food. It was delicious! There are so many wonderful choices on the menu. Let the waiter expound a little if you can't decide. I have eaten here many times with many people and we all love it.

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Simi Valley, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

A friend suggested this restaurant for a last minute business lunch. The restaurant is tucked away in a small strip mall in San Carlos, near the Oracle campus. What it lacks in location, it more than makes up for in food. And that's not to say that the decor was lacking in any way. The restaurant was well-lit, with comfortable... More 

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San Carlos
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great food and friendly atmosphere! No shame in a doggy bag here! Makes for a terrific lunch the next day!

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Madison, WI
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The service here was great. The owner personally waited on our table and he was informative and attentive without being pushy or nosy. The food was also very good. The mantoo, in particular, were very good. The lamb in all of the dishes we tried was quite tender and flavorful. If you're looking for spicy food there doesn't seem to... More 

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Nome, Alaska
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145 reviews 145 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The space is comfortable and spacious. The staff is excellent and welcoming. The kebabs and vegetarian plates are generous and excellent. You will leave happy, probably with a "doggy" bag!

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