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Kabul Afghanistan Restaurant

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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Afghan, Afghani
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540 State St, Madison, WI 53703-1010
(608) 256-6322
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Today
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Mediterranean Food

My wife and I love Mediterranean food. This was our first time at Kabul, and we enjoyed it very much! The atmosphere/ambiance is nice, and the service was good. The food was what we expected/hoped for. A bit pricey, but Mediterranean food usually is. Overall, we had a nice meal. It wasn't the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Jim C
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Franklin, Indiana, United States
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Madison, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had dinner before a show at the Overture Center; left ourselves 1 1/2 hrs. We both ordered the lemon/lime mint vodka cocktail that reminded us of Oman in the Middle east minus the vodka! The food was really good and the atmosphere was enjoyable. I thought the service was a bit slow and it wasn't busy.It was a Sunday... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We ate lunch on Sunday. Crowded but service was excellent. Server was knowledgeable and very helpful. Lamb kabobs were coked absolutely perfect. We all had salad which had a superb dressing.We are definitely going back for dinner.

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Osceola, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The atmosphere, service and food was excellent!!! Our server was so very helpful and personable! The whole experience was comforting, intimate, and special!!! A must go to restaurant!! Delightful!!

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Franklin, Indiana, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My wife and I love Mediterranean food. This was our first time at Kabul, and we enjoyed it very much! The atmosphere/ambiance is nice, and the service was good. The food was what we expected/hoped for. A bit pricey, but Mediterranean food usually is. Overall, we had a nice meal. It wasn't the best we've had, but we would go... More 

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Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Delicious, beautiful place to eat a relaxing dinner. We had tasty appetizers and dinners for our vegetarians and meat eaters. We relaxed in the candle light and enjoyed the 70s music!

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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

First of all, before I get in depth with the full review, I would like to say, this review is from an afghan national whom has had the opportunity to try all sorts of middle eastern and Mediterranean dishes. So, at any rate, we arrived and the staff were VERY friendly and professional. Our server had limited knowledge in what... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We visit Madison annually, and my favorite is always the raspberry chicken from Kabul. We look forward to our meal all year! The hummus is always fresh and delicious, and the lamb stew has a tender and beautiful flavor on a bed of seasoned rice. Never had a bad experience here and looking forward to our next visit.

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79 reviews 79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The eggplant with yogurt and meat sauce is really good for an appetizer. I got a beef entree and subbed cous cous for rice. It was also very nice. They sure kept the naan coming too. I only wish they made pita sandwiches (like a shwarma or gyro or whatever you want to call it)... I've only had afghan food... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This restaurant had to relocate across the street due to new construction taking over their old location to build a high rise -- yes on State Street. Although the new restaurant is spacious and nicely decorated, sadly for me some of the charm is gone. The quality of food remains top notch, but there are a few kinks that need... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Kabul is better than ever!!! They offer hand-crafted decor and a choice of dining experiences from quiet booths upstairs in the back to refreshing patio seating! Hamid had done an outstanding job with the restaurant and always makes us feel like we are special! We'll be back often!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 540 State St, Madison, WI 53703-1010
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: (608) 256-6322

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Afghan, Afghani
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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 - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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