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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 111 restaurants in San Carlos
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Afghan, Middle Eastern
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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1 review
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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14 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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San Francisco
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Kabul has an interesting location in a strip mall but don't let that fool you. This is a fabulous place and would definitely recommend. The bread and kabobs are excellent!

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Still a great place for authentic Afghanistan food. We enjoyed the lamb kabobs and the vegetable plate which consisted of some wonderful pumpkin, eggplant, and cauliflower dishes. Service was excellent and the price for 2 was quite reasonable

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seattle, washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Six of us had dinner here last week- one vegan, 2 vegetarians, & 3 meat eaters. We all loved it, and 4 of us eat their often. Each entree was accompanied by a fresh green salad and most came with a large dish of white rice. I ordered lamb with spinach -- big chunks of not over cooked, tender lamb,... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Was near my hotel so I walked there. It is part of a strip mall. Very nicely decorated with presumed native items. Service was friendly and warm. Portions were good sized. I had the Sabosas with lamb and chicken kabobs ( I don't know much about Afghan food, so I wasn't particularly adventurous in my first try). Relatively varied menu... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

What did I like?? Everything - the food, the service, the price, the portions, the atmosphere What did I not like?? Not knowing it was there until my last night.

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Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Nice service and warm environment.The food was very taste and not expansive. The lamb was perfect, but I also recommend to get combinations. You will have a choice of 2. I did combinations with Lamb, Beef and Chicken. They also have Salmon and Shrimps. The yogurt is delicious.

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