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Kabul Afghan Cuisine

Middle Eastern, Afghan
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135 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070-2403
650-594-2840
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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: Reservations

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  • 53
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  • 27
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The best Afghan meal served with smile

We, as a family with young children, started going to Kabul Restaurant in mid-1990s. Twenty years later, when my children come home, we still choose Kabul to dine. It has always been a nice and friendly place. I have not found a better Afghan restaurant in the Bay Area for the food and service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
JamshidV
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Palo Alto, California
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Palo Alto, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We, as a family with young children, started going to Kabul Restaurant in mid-1990s. Twenty years later, when my children come home, we still choose Kabul to dine. It has always been a nice and friendly place. I have not found a better Afghan restaurant in the Bay Area for the food and service.

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Phoenix, AZ
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We were a family group of 7, ages 8 to 72. We had a variety of meals and shared most items. EVERYTHING was delightful as was the waiter and the rest of the staff. We have eaten here before and it is always a pleasure. The food is delicious! A real winner!

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Calabasas, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This Afghani restaurant is in a strip mall in San Carlos with plenty of parking. Reservations are necessary, especially on.the weekends. The food is very tasty and the service is great. Beware, the portions are huge. Splitting is a great option. Prices are most reasonable.

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Belmont, CA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Didn't know what to expect from Afghan food. It was delicious! There are so many wonderful choices on the menu. Let the waiter expound a little if you can't decide. I have eaten here many times with many people and we all love it.

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Simi Valley, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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141 reviews 141 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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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, Afghan
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?