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Kabul Afghan Cuisine

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Middle Eastern, Afghani
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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
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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: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of the Best Restaurants in the Bay Area

Have been going to this restaurant for close to 30 years. It is family owned with customers met at the door by Michelle, the owner's daughter. This shows in the quality of the food, the service, and the ambience. Having eaten in many Afghan restaurants throughout the US, I feel that this one is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
preeta
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san francisco, CA
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san francisco, CA
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been going to this restaurant for close to 30 years. It is family owned with customers met at the door by Michelle, the owner's daughter. This shows in the quality of the food, the service, and the ambience. Having eaten in many Afghan restaurants throughout the US, I feel that this one is the best. It has a large... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a business dinner at the restaurant. Really good kabobs. Had chicken and lamb and both were quite flavorful. Service was good and atmosphere was modest.

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Irvine, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend this restaurant. My favorite dishes are the lamb kebab or order a combo of lamb and shrimp kebabs. They also have a really good sautéed pumpkin with yogurt and meat which you can order as a side dish. Enjoy!

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Thank Alex W
Lisbon
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Been there with a co worker. I did arrive first and from the outside I wasn't impressed. The food was good and it turned out to be a good place to have a conversation.

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Oswego NY, United States
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This was our first experience with Afghan cuisine--we found it to be very accessible and all items were absolutely delicious.

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Thank Renato M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We are not big eaters. Ordered two skewers, one salmon, one chicken, and that was way too much. Loved the sides: eggplant, cauliflower. Spinach is also good but not as good as the other two

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Thank ElBuscadorGrande
San Francisco, California
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Lovely flavors; looking forward to going back and trying new things! Other reviewers are right in mentioning about the inviting atmosphere and wonderful service. It always seems busy, even on a Monday or Tuesday evening. The noodle soup (with yogurt, I believe) is exceptional!

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Thank Provo8
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Don't let the lack of "ambiance" fool you, this is a nice find. The staff is very accommodating and the food was surprisingly good. The lamb kebabs were juicy and I highly recommend the pumpkin, lamb and yogurt appetizer - it's delicious! They have several vegetarian dishes too. We didn't have dessert here because we were all stuffed. Enjoy!

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Thank Dneuburger
New York
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here on a recommendation from a nearby hotel. We wanted good food within walking distance. Amazing appetizer of garlic, leeks, topped with yogurt and lamb sauce. I got the lamb and spinach which was so tender and flavorful. My husband got shrimp kebabs and they were huge but tender with great flavor. The pumpkin side... More 

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Thank Bridget B
San Carlos, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Although located in a strip mall, Kabul is a gem. I live within walking distance of it and the first time I visited a neighbor took me. I was immediately impressed and surprised by how serene and inviting it was. The service is almost courtly. Waiters are helpful and knowledgeable. Entrees are served with a simple salad to start and... 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: Middle Eastern, Afghani

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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