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Kabul Afghan Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Halal
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135 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070-2403
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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San Carlos, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly and welcoming staff, consistently good food, offered discount if paid in cash the only drawback is very noisy in dinning area.

Thank John H
Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kabul has been around for years now and it has stood the test of time. I can honestly say I have never had a bad meal here. Family owned, it is clean, bright and decorated with colorful Afghani artifacts. I am very picky about lamb, but this is the one place I'll order it. The kebabs will be cooked to... More 

Thank Judi M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding service from the whole staff. No less than 5 different family members stopped by to make sure we were taken care of! The Afghan food was authentically delicious. They even said they're looking into gluten free baklava 😀

Thank Mark W
San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Good service, good food, nice family and adult atmosphere......always a comfortable place to have dinner.

Thank SanFranciscoVoyager
Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

I enjoyed the many new different recipes I had there. Although I do not remember the names of each, the rice was the best, with difference. In my opinion, Kabul is a very good restaurant where you enjoy, not only the different dishes, but also the atmosphere and the service.

1 Thank Josep P
Foster City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Very good well prepared fresh food, I like the service very attentive. I like to order the small dishes and get a large variey. The rice is outstanding as well as the kabobs.

Thank Timothy G
san francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

I've been to Kabul many times. This family owned restaurant is consistently good. I always get the lamb kabob, I want to try something new but I always want this dish. Superb is what I rate this restaurant. It is always busy too.

1 Thank ThePlumber2015
Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is usually a favorite of ours but today, the lamb cubes were overlooked and tough. I don't like to complain but one member in our party did and she was given a new skewer do lamb that was not overlooked and thus tender. (I should have done that. BTW, if you don't want their delicious rice, they will... More 

Thank Marcia K
Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

While working down in San Carlos I saw "Kabul" as I passed an ordinary looking strip mall. I had to go. The place was absolutely packed. Luckily I got a table as soon as I walked in. The food was outstanding. I have never had Afghani food before so I can't say how authentic it was. But regardless, it was... More 

Thank cncsurf
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

If you like home cooked food with great quality, this is the place for you. Waiters are great and price is reasonable. As i do not visit the bay area often I waited long time to return to this restaurant and will continue returning in the future

Thank Yaniv I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070-2403
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Carlos
  • Phone Number: 650-594-2840

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?