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Afghan Kabob Palace

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

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
    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 of 5 stars
Loved it!

Went here near closing time one night and that didn't seem to dampen the experience at all. Decor looked like an older Italian or seafood restaurant that had been converted, but it wasn't really a problem. Food was well seasoned and the meat was perfectly cooked. Presentation could have been... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Michael M
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Went here near closing time one night and that didn't seem to dampen the experience at all. Decor looked like an older Italian or seafood restaurant that had been converted, but it wasn't really a problem. Food was well seasoned and the meat was perfectly cooked. Presentation could have been better, but that doesn't really matter. Overall, I loved the... More 

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Long Island, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Cute, small place with delicious food! The wait staff was very nice and helpful. Also, a great option for vegetarians :)

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Earlysville, Virginia
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

One of the few BYOB places in Charlottesville. The lunch buffet is a good value with plenty of options for vegetarians and meat eaters as well. Really liked the curried potatoes and the lamb tikka. Both were very flavorful. Very attentive service will keep you coming back as well.

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Berlin, Germany
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I have to say that last year I felt that the quality of food was amongst the best of any Afghan-/Indian-style restaurant I have ever been to. Everything was super-delicious and really cooked to perfection, coupled with really nice service by one of the owner's daughters. During my current visit to Charlottesville I brought a business contact of mine along... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I had the Qabuli Palow...Brown Rice over Lamb topped with Raisins and Carrots. It was yummy. Also had the Kadu (sauteed Butternut Squash) with a great sauce. the service was good and the prices were reasonable....

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I've been here on numerous occasions. This is a fine restaurant for Vegan or vegetarian cuisine. The meat dishes are quite good as well. The staff is quite efficient, and the overall experience is good

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Somers Point, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Enjoyed the lamb and chicken kabobs Ice tea was nice My wife is a vegetarian and she was happy with her meal Samosa appetizer was tasty Enjoyed the salad dressing

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Enjoyed the lunch buffet, it was my first visit here and to an Afghan restaurant. The buffet looks small but its a good selection of fresh items. The pumpkin curry was my favorite. Many vegetarian options such as eggplant, veg curry, veg samosa, pumpkin curry and cold salads. Also a chicken dish, lamb curry, rice and naan.

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Newton, NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I don't understand what happened for our dinner, but this restaurant didn't come anywhere near the Trip Advisor reviews we read. The Lamb Tika Kabob was tough and needed lots of chewing to break it down into something that could be swallowed. The bread (was it supposed to be naan?) that comes with the meals was dry and didn't look... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Our World Culture Club ordered lunch from here and we all dug in! The kofta was tough which was a shame since I very much enjoy that, but the rest was delicious! The chickpeas (chana) were just the perfect level of spicy and the chicken melted off the bone, perfectly seasoned, and so tender! It was a great meal!

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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: Middle Eastern, Afghani
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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