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Kabul House

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Middle Eastern, Afghani
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Delicious! Needs more veg/vegan selections.

Although the menu is restricted for vegetarians and vegans, the choices we do have are delicious. The vegetarian platter is a lovely array of food, and the aash soup is amazing. I am very satisfied when I eat there, both with quantity and quality of the food, and with the friendliness of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Vicki15
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Evanston, IL
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Evanston, IL
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although the menu is restricted for vegetarians and vegans, the choices we do have are delicious. The vegetarian platter is a lovely array of food, and the aash soup is amazing. I am very satisfied when I eat there, both with quantity and quality of the food, and with the friendliness of the waitstaff. If there were more choices for... More 

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Thank Vicki15
Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent menu, relaxed atmosphere, prompt and efficient service. Great dinner experience of 'Authentic Afghan Cooking' at affordable prices.

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Thank Kevin C
Chicago, Illinois
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307 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for dinner when we were in the area last week. On the positive side, the restaurant is spotlessly clean and the staff were exceedingly friendly. However, the service and kitchen were both quite slow, and the food was certainly nothing special. We started with the mantoo, which were OK, but appeared to be topped with frozen mixed... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We were interested in trying this place having passed it numerous times and had little experience with Afghan cooking. Glad we went early since it was filled by the time we left. Servers were extremely friendly and the food was delicious. We had aushak for starters--raviolis filled with scallions and leeks with a delicious tomato based sauce. Soups followed and... More 

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Thank blueviolet47
Skokie, Illinois
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84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Kabul House has been a staple on the Skokie dining scene for many years. After closing the Dempster location, they have relocated to the downtown area. The large, airy dining room has several booths and large tables to accommodate large parties. Food is freshly prepared. Delicious Afghan bread served with your meal. Kabobs are tasty with huge chunks of meat.... More 

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Thank Rhona R
Fort Collins, Colorado
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Having only been to a few Afghani places, I find the unique combination of spices from that cuisine to be very tasty. This is one of the best Afghani places I have dined at yet. They have two soup choices, both of them very good. They have a few salad choices but they are not uniquely Afghani. Afghani cuisine specializes... More 

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Thank Sunjay S
Mexico City, Mexico
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106 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Second time to this wonderful restaurant and still marveled by the mantoo (raviolis in yoghurt and tomato sauce), teas (cold and hot), desserts. Muslim clientele mixed well with the local (and Latino servers!). Gotta get back to try other dishes when in Skokie. Well worth the visit.

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Thank Glenn R G
Skokie, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This is our favorite restaurant in Skokie, IL. We love the food and the ambiance. The waiters are friendly.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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214 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

My parents live in Chicago and on our recent visit suggested we all go to one of their new favorite restaurants, Kabul House. We are always up for something new so wanted to try. The food was outstanding. The service was friendly but a bit slow, maybe because it was an incredibly busy Saturday night. We did have a reservation... More 

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Thank Vicki000
Chicago
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We went there because we red that it is the best restaurant in Skokie. It is OK, but not the best. Worth to try it.

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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 20
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Afghani

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?