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De Afghanan Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Halal
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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
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

The best kabobs ever! Whenever we are in the East Bay area we stop by to pick up an order to go. The food is that amazing. We have a picky teenager, but he knows this place and likes their cooking a lot. The beef kabobs are the best in my opinion. The jasmine rice gives the perfect flavor to... More 

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Fremont, California
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

This restaurant has very good food and has many good dishes. What I recommend and order always is 1. Qabuli Pulao which is rice mixed with meat, raisins and covered with julienned carrots. 2. Chaplee Kabob: these are grilled beef patties mixed with green onion, eggs, and some great seasonings. The rest of the food is also very good but... More 

Thank Shakirak2013
Bergen, Norway
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

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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105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 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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118 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 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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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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130 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 TheTravelCutie
Fremont, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?