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Kabul Afghan Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
Middle Eastern, Halal, Afghani
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135 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070-2403
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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 Francisco
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

Thank SanFranciscoVoyager
Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
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.

Thank ThePlumber2015
Palo Alto, California
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223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

These guys know how work with BBQ meat. My favorite is Chicken Kabob, don;t ask for steak simply no idea of it. Afghan food has lots of Persian cooking influences but in a poor way. I prefer Persain food by far.

Thank Michael T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Delicious spot with lots of hustle and bustle- even on a weeknight!!! We were a family of four adults. Our order: bolani- manto- combo platter- chicken karaye- and kuddo challaw. Everything was delectable! The meats in the combo platter were succulent, tasty and perfect but not very large- we were surprised to see the small portions of meat. The kuddo... More 

Thank amyztravelz
San Carlos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

This place is small and neighborhood oriented. Because it is open on Mondays, it is one of our go to places. The veal chop and the lamb dishes are excellent. Very reasonably prices and the service is good.

Thank Larry v

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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, Halal, Afghani
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, 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?