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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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Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 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: Reservations

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    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
Most recent review
Very Pleasant Surprise!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Jerry P
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Simi Valley, California
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  • Reservations
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Simi Valley, California
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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Garden Grove, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

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 via mobile

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 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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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?