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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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5:00 pm - 9:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    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
Excellent!!

I've been to this restaurant several times, this time with a group of 6 friends. The service is excellent and the lamb kabobs are perfectly cooked. You get enough for dinner and lunch the next day! I also love their pumpkin with the sweet yogurt sauce on top and ground meat. I used to order a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
Marcia K
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Palo Alto, California
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Palo Alto, California
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213 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I've been to this restaurant several times, this time with a group of 6 friends. The service is excellent and the lamb kabobs are perfectly cooked. You get enough for dinner and lunch the next day! I also love their pumpkin with the sweet yogurt sauce on top and ground meat. I used to order a special side of this... More 

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Nome, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a very attractive restaurant, with nice space between the tables. The kebabs are the best anywhere and the servers are excellent. Pricing is very fair and portions are ample. A real find!!

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Foster City, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We ordered 4different things and shared them. Everything was very good. The service was good and the price was $20.00 each without drinks. There was enough food left that we each took some home for another meal. We would go back again.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

As usual, Kabul's did not fail to deliver perfect meals. Anything I've ordered has been delicious. You can order a kebab over to rice or a dish with more of their "exotic" spices. Qabili Pallaw is one of my favorites with tender lamb, carrots & raisins along with a side order of Kadu. Their desserts are great. I love their... More 

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I have been to Kabul 4-5 times since I moved to Redwood City and discovered it. It is a clean, welcoming and the service is outstanding. The food is delicious. I love the lamb kabobs and the rice dishes. There was a time when the waiter brought us a dish "just to try". I cannot say enough about this restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Wonderful lamb dishes cooked to perfection. All dishes are wonderfully savory reflecting lovingly cooked, not just microwaved.

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california
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A positive experience. The items of that we ordered was well served and delicious. We were seated right away, and the time waiting to be served was acceptable during the midday busy period.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I tried this restaurant and was satisfied. The food served is of large quantity. The ambiance and food was great.

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We have been frequenting Kabul in Redwood City for the last 15 years at least. They are so delicious, so consistent. A must-try spot. We usually order a wide variety of appetizers. The main courses are large - we tend to share them. The appetizers are so delectable sometimes we never get to the main course. Highly recommend this landmark... More 

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San Francisco
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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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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
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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