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Kabul Afghanistan Restaurant

540 State St, Madison, WI 53703-1010
(608) 256-6322
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Ranked #109 of 826 Restaurants in Madison
Price range: $0 - $12
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Afghan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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 via mobile

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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Madison
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Not to be deterred by the new second floor location, finally reopened after the iconic street level restaurant was forced to close due to new student housing construction, I happily entered a world of culinary bliss, If there can be a more exquisite meal had anywhere up and down State Street, please let me know; otherwise, treat yourself right and... More

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156 reviews 156 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Our love affair with Kabul continues. Their new location is between It's Sugar and Wendy's across from the old location. There is an al fresco dining option. Proceed to the second floor. You enter into the long bar area. There are tables and two booths in the rear. Walls are white with wood grain tables. Our visit was for lunch.... More

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New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

We often go to Kabul when in Madison and were very upset when the restaurant temporarily closed when the building they were located in was bought to put up a high rise apartment building. I am happy to say that they have reopened in a new location and their menu is better than ever. Many outstanding dishes with their stuffed... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I tried out Kabul for the first time last night. They just reopened in their new location- we sat upstairs but the outside seating looked great as well. We had Ashak for an appetizer then split a citrus salmon dish and a lamb dish. Everything was cooked perfectly as the fish and meat both melted in your... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I usually research for restaurants(on tripadvisor) In our trip to Madison i wanted to surprise my wife with something new, she loves Pakistani, Indian and all Mediterranean and middle eastern food. I found this place in downtown Madison and decided to try Afghan food, well we asked the server for a good traditional dish and it happened to come with... More

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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103 reviews 103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We went here expecting something special. The bread was stale and the olive oil was rancid. Our food was bland and we didn't finish it. All in all a disappointment.

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Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Kabul merits your visit. Savory flavors, well prepared. Our choices on this visit included Lamb Kabobs with peppers, onions, tomatoes accompanied by saffron rice and preceded with a delightful salad. Our other option was tilapia (fresh and tasty) with lemon butter, artichokes and mushrooms. Great value. Great ethnic cuisine.w

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Menasha, Wisconsin
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96 reviews 96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We sat outside, people watching on State St., which was great. It was incredibly hot inside the restaurant. However, the table was quick rickety and unstable. We ordered hummus as an appetizer, which isn't on the menu. The waiter was glad to provide it as an appetizer. It was the best part of the meal. The flatbread was just ok,... More

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