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Afghan Kabob Palace

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400 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-1742
434-245-0095
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food!

We liked everything about this place. The food was different and very good. The lamb dish we had was outstanding. I highly recommend giving this place a try. BYOB.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
keenbirder
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charlestown rhode island
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69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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charlestown rhode island
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We liked everything about this place. The food was different and very good. The lamb dish we had was outstanding. I highly recommend giving this place a try. BYOB.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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207 reviews 207 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Very busy even for a Saturday night. Our group of 3 indulged in a variety of appetizers, all great, especially the Kadu. Mains were kabobs of chicken, lamb and beef. Not too spicy. Brown rice was perfect. Steamed spinach delicious as a side. Nan was fresh and plentiful. They allow you to bring your own wine, open and give you... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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131 reviews 131 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I was in a rut. Charlottesville has a couple great Chinese restaurants, not to mention craft breweries and brewpubs, and they are my go-to places. But I needed to change it up a bit. Thanks to TripAdvisor, I found the Afghan Kabob Palace. Good call. The menu is pretty much the same as other Afghan restaurants I’ve been to, both... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We loved the menu and the staff. This restaurant is close to John Paul Jones Arena and UVa. While they do not serve alcohol, the allow you to bring your own wine and do NOT charge a corking fee.

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u.s.a.
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

my husband and i have been here a number of times with other couples. we usually order the sampler dinner for 4, because it is a great value and, most of all, so very good food, with meat dishes, vegetable dishes and dessert. they taste very middle eastern, so if that's what you like or if you want to try... More 

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Charlottesville
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My husband & I decided to try this restaurant before attending a concert at Cabell Hall. We are not familiar with Afghan food, but found menu descriptions and a very helpful waitress made our decision easy. We had Borani Badenjan (eggplant) & Bolanee Kadu (turnover filled with butternut squash +) as starters and the spicey fish kabob & salmon kabob... More 

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Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We had our annual business meeting here for our home business, so we made it a 5-course meal. They "just happened" to choose an isolated table inside an alcove which made it real personal and intimate and cozy. The order was given and they kept up with bringing out the courses as we focused on taking notes and writing down... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We order from here quite often at work, but I wouldn't call it must have delicious. I normally get the spinach, the pumpkin curry, and naan. I have had the goat curry, chicken and beef kabobs, bolanee gandana, kadu and kachalow (from where others have ordered different things). Overall, the curries always have an immense amount of oil, but they... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Afhgan Kabob palace is a superb restaurant in the C'ville area. I ordered my food online and went to pick it up. Though there were issues with the service I used to order the food (eat 24) the staff were very accommodating and called the service to make sure that my order was correct. The food is absolutely delicious! And... More 

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Paris, France
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This has become our go-to restaurant in C'ville. We've taken our extended family here, colleagues and seminar speakers, or just gone by ourselves. I strongly recommend getting one of the "dinners for 2/4/6/8." It saves trouble on ordering. The eggplant and kaddo is particularly good, but you can order basically anything. We've never been disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 400 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-1742
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-245-0095

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Afghan
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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