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De Afghanan Restaurant

Middle Eastern, Halal, Afghani
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37405 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536-3704
(510) 745-9599
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Bergen, Norway
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We can just join in with other reviews - the grilled lamb is our favorite, with brown long grain rice. Start with the traditional yogurt/chopped cucumber drink, and finish off with a glass of hot black tea. Add to that, a very friendly and helpful service.

Thank Asbjorn O
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101 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A quaint small Afghani Restaurant with home style cooking of original flavours that hit you as soon as you enter the room causing you to salivate before the menu is placed before you. Being the first time to have eaten Afghani food we were anxious as to what we would enjoy but our server, Abdul gave helpful hints both as... More 

Thank Robert M
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93 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

De Afghanan delivered to its rating. This is certainly a meat focused Kebob restaurant, so the veggies didn't stand out. The meat was flavorful and not dried out. What stood out was the busy yet attentive servers and the quaint atmosphere.

Thank Mark W
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

very tasty and authentic food. their lamb and beef kabobs were outstanding. So were the rice and the the lamb shank. Staff is friendly. They need to improve the quality of the tap water served and filter it before serving. The place is a little under-managed - they allow to bring alcohol but do not have glasses. But if you... More 

Thank Stan M
Fremont, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

A very nice place,the Lamb kabobs are great so are mantu and Phirni. The service is courteous but the place gets real busy and expect to wait for 15-20 minutes on busy days,They also have a take out joint nearby serving the same food. The price is moderate.

Thank Monomit B
boston, ma
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124 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

The breads, the vegetable dishes (the spinach!), the rice, the poultry and meats, and even the baklava, too. Superb! Excellent service and love that open kitchen, too. Nice to watch the artist(s) at work....

Thank MaCherie57
Fremont, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

Summary: Great food, slow/busy (but not bad) service, go early in the evening 5 or 6 pm. The food here was amazing, the kitchen was moving fast, but there was only 2 waiters on the floor, and they also took care of everything else so the food to table service was lacking. I was raised in an English family, so... More 

Thank MomtoIzandEat
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I always take visitors here since Afghani food is one of the special treats that Fremont has. Service is always efficient and the food is delicious. I love the mandu appetizers which are kind of like ravioli, bolani is delicious and we love the kabobs and big lamb shanks. Last time here I came with a party of 20 people... More 

Thank Pleelu
Fremont, California
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

One of our favorite local haunts. The resturant is fairly small and to the best of my knowledge does not take reservations. Don't be surprised if there is a wait. We have never had a bad dish, the lamb is always wonderful. Parking can be challening.

1 Thank Jo Ann S
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I ahve been eating Afghani food in Fremont area for more than 15 years. But I have only started visiting this place only 3 years ago. the food is very tasty. Authentic and well presented. We tried majority of the dishes and all tasted to my expectation. My daughter especially likes their Egg-plant appetizer (Bodinjon) . It is definity worth... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Middle Eastern, Halal, Afghani
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37405 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536-3704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Fremont
  • Phone Number: (510) 745-9599

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