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Kabul House

4949 Oakton, Skokie, IL 60076
(847) 763-9930
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Ranked #2 of 154 Restaurants in Skokie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $1 - $20
Sun 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have been here for lunch several times and have taken various friends there. It is always a hit. The place is quiet and staff is attentive. I love the small plates that can be ordered and shared. Their Apple salad is more than enough for two - or use it as an appetizer for sharing with even more. It... More

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New York City, New York
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95 reviews 95 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Thanks to TA, I found this clean restaurant in Skokie for lunch. They offer ton of organic ingredients at very reasonable price. I had salmon salad - it was delicious. I also had a glass of mint ice tea that everyone recommended - it was soothing. The only thing we did not like about this place was that the wait... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went on a busy Saturday evening but restaurant courteously found seating for six of us. The waiter and staff were friendly but not overbearing. The food was outstanding. We each ordered different items. I had Tomato Lentil soup, Mantoo Entrée and finished with Afghan custard called Firnee. My wife had Kabuli Palau, braised lamb on rice. I can attest that... More

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Evanston, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This place is just fantastic. We went there to celebrate an anniversary and it was amazing. The staff is so nice and friendly. The food (I've been eating in a lot of Middle Eastern/Turkish places), hands down this is the best kebab I've ever had in my life. Sorry Istanbul favorite restaurants, but Kabul House is better. Recommended (from our... More

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Prospect Park, Pennsylvania, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Fantastic food. Wonderful staff. Good portions. I would strongly recommend trying the basil iced tea and the pumpkin appetizer.

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Shrewsbury, MA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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152 reviews 152 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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