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Kabul House

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4949 Oakton, Skokie, IL 60076
(847) 763-9930
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 39
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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  • 0
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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
Most recent review
For the Afghan food loves

This is probably the best Afghan restaurant I've ever been. The place is quiet, not big, and unassuming; the staff is very friendly and the orders are taken quickly and the food is prepared in reasonable time. The food is simply a dream. My wife and I dined here a few times, and each time was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Enrico543
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is probably the best Afghan restaurant I've ever been. The place is quiet, not big, and unassuming; the staff is very friendly and the orders are taken quickly and the food is prepared in reasonable time. The food is simply a dream. My wife and I dined here a few times, and each time was better than the previous... More 

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Morris, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The service was very good, and the staff was great about accommodating all of our questions about the cuisine. Don't be afraid to experiment here - you'll get the help you need and everything we tried was delicious. I have to recommend the Aush-Rishta soup - the menu says it's "the soup", and they're right. The mantoo was excellent as... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We were looking for something a little different and not only did we find it, we were greeted with excellent staff and the food was phenomenal. There are so many great options on the menu that we absolutely want to go back! We've been talking about it ever since. Go, you will not be disappointed!

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I've been going here for years, and Kabul House never fails to deliver. Great menu, great food, great service. I've taken several friends here who don't like Middle Eastern cuisine and even they loved the food and the atmosphere. If you're in NW Chicagoland, give Kabul House a try. PS--I'd recommend the dumplings appetizer.

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Chicago, Illinois
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46 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I ate here last night. I was hesitant to eat here because Middle Eastern food is not my favorite cuisine but I was happily surprised. The restaurant itself is decorated tastefully with a several child sized colorful Afghan dresses on the wall. The wait staff was friendly and well informed. It is a BYOB restaurant so we bought our own... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I've been to the Kabul House over the years and dined there with various people for both lunch and dinner. I usually like to try something new, from appetizers to desserts. They never disappoint. I'd recommend the Kabuli Palau rice dish, Afghan national dish and any of the kebabs.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Worth the drive. On vacation wkend in the city and decided to take a risk and Uber up to Skokie from dwntown. After 29 years of waiting for authentic Afghan food, the meal was amazing. Family of four with two and a friend under 8 years old loved the food. The mantoo, chicken kabobs (Murgh) and Kabuli palau were hits... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Have been here 3 times. twice for lunch and once for dinner. my favorite appetizer is the eggplant, but my friends favorite is a ravioli type meat. The salmon entrée is just Fab! but my favorite is the Kabul salad with giant grilled shrimp. there are 2 dressings. I do not like the really sweet mango, I prefer the spicey... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Warm service, light-filled space, comfortable and private seating arrangements, excellent food with refined, subtle, well-balanced flavors. We went for early dinner about 4:30 on a weekday. We were welcomed and seated right away. Gerber was our waiter and he was a sweetheart. We told him it was our first time, so he took some time to explain about the restaurant's... More 

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Skokie, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Our family includes a range of picky eaters, including a vegetarian, and this is a great place to satisfy all of those appetites. The food is excellent and the option to bring your own wine also lets us match our specific tastes as well. As for specific dishes, every lamb dish we've tried is excellent, and the Aushak options are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4949 Oakton, Skokie, IL 60076
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Skokie
  • Phone Number: (847) 763-9930

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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