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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 118 Restaurants in San Carlos
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Afghan, Middle Eastern
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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San Mateo, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
97 helpful votes 97 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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Palo Alto, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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: Afghan, Middle Eastern

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