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Kabul House

4949 Oakton, Skokie, IL 60076
(847) 763-9930
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Ranked #3 of 153 restaurants in Skokie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
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94% Recommend
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Shrewsbury, MA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Whenever I travel, make it a point to seek out unusual foods or highly recommended restaurants. I was not disappointed in the Kabul House. The food was surprisingly delicious. During my first visit, I had the mantoo and the murgh chalau. It was so delicious that I returned two days later and ordered the bulanee and the murgh chalau, again!... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I've only been to one other Afghani restaurant in my life (D.C), so when I spotted this one from the reviews, I wondered if it would be as good. Crowded on a Sunday night, the hospitality that Afghani's are famous for was on display throughout the evening. The host worked hard to squeeze me in and was friendly and gracious.... More

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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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136 reviews 136 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This great Afghan restaurant is a real favorite (although we live about 20 miles away, with many very good restaurants much, much closer we continue to drive here very frequently). The menu is great, featuring authentic Afghan cusine, yes cusine, at very reasonable prices. We have a set order and almost never deviate because it is consistently wonderful: Kadu (a... More

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The restaurant has a beautiful setting with with Afghan decorations. Started with an excellent soup preparation served on the house. After that, from the starters, to the meticulously marinated Afghani meat biryani to the various succulent kebabs served with flavoured rice, all added upto an outstanding dinner. If there was one deficiency that did not make sense, it was the... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Kabul House is your last destination when it comes to Afghan food. I have lived and worked in Kabul for 2 years to I know how an authentic Afghan good tastes like and this place does not fail to impress. Do no miss the Murgh kebabs and Mantoo....my fav.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have never been disappointed by a meal at Kabul House. The food is great and the service is wonderful. Every dinner comes with soup. The kebabs are terrific,but so are the stew like dishes. You can't go wrong.

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Evanston, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I love this restaurant. If you want something different, give it a try. Similar to Middle Eastern food, but yet unique.The food is so savory and delicious, all of it. I was there with three others for dinner on a Saturday night at 5:30. The place was packed! Fortunately, we got a table quickly. We had theatre tickets so we... More

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San Jose, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

All we remember after eating at that place is the awful smell of smoke that penetrated into our clothes . We came home and everyone's clothes had to be taken off get washed and some had to be taken to a dry cleaner. I think they don't even have ventilation system.

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Chicago, Illinois
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

Have you ever had Afghan food? No! Me neither until we walked in here the other day. We decided to go here during the middle of Chiberia's freezing cold snowstorm. We luckily found a street spot and when we got out of the car, we smelled the most amazing food ever. I hoped in my heart that these amazing smells... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

My friend and I went here based on the reviews. First of all the restaurant is now on 4949 Oakton. But aside from that everything lived up to its reputation from the previous reviewers. We shared the Chicken Murgh and a the Vegetable Platter. The pumpkin was the best of the veggies. The chicken was so tender! The soups were... More

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