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Kabul Afghan Cuisine


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


Middle Eastern, Afghani
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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Onion & ground lamb filled dumplings, topped w/ yogurt, & served w/ mixed vegetables
Leek​ & spring onion-filled dumplings topped w/ yogurt & meat sauce, sprinkled w/ mint
Fried pastrie stuffed w/ ground lamb, & chickpeas.
Turn over filled w/ leek, spring onions, & herbs
Bulanee Katchalu
Turnover​ stuffed w/ ground lamb, mashed potatoes, onion & herb
Batter dipped eggplant w/ yogurt & meat sauce.
Batter dipped potatoes w/ yogurt soup & meat sauce
Lentil soup w/ meat, kidney beans, chickpeas, yogurt sauce sprinkled w/ dill
Noodle soup w/ vegetable & yogurt sauce topped w/ meat sauce, sprinkled w/ dill
Shrimp Kabab
One skewer of marinated super jumbo shrimp charbroiled on a skewer, served w/ pallaw.
Marinated pieces of salmon fish, char broiled on skewer served w/ pallaw.
Tender cubes of beef, marinated in herbs & fine spices, char broiled on skewer, served w/ pallaw
Tender cubes of chicken, marinated in herbs & fine spices, char broiled on skewer, served w/ pallaw.
Tender cubes of lamb, marinated in herbs & fine spices, char broiled on skewer, served w/ pallaw.
Kabul’Scombination Kabab
The best of both worlds: skewer of lamb kabob & skewer of chicken kabob, served w/ pallaw
Lamb​ loin chops, marinated in herbs & spices, char broiled on skewers, served w/ pallaw.
Veal loin chops, marinated in herbs & spices, char broiled on skewers, served w/ pallaw.
Quabili Pallaw
Seasoned pieces of lamb under a mound of delicately seasoned rice, topped w/ carrot strips & raisins.
Shish Leek
Tender chunks of lamb, sauteed w/ onions, tomatoes, & green pepper, served w/ challaw..
Challaw Sabsi
Stew of fresh spinach, cooked w/ onions & garlic, served w/ challaw.
Challaw Kadu
Sauteed pumpkin topped w/ yogurt, served w/ challaw.
Challaw Badenjah
Stew of eggplant cooked w/ onions, tomatoes, & herbs, topped w/ yogurt, served w/ challaw
Stew of cauliflower cooked w/ tomatoes, onions, fresh ginger & fine spices, served w/ challa
Vegitarian Platter
A combination of above three items, served w/ rice. Above entrees are served w/ salad & afghan bread.
Sauteed spinach cooked w/ garlic, onions & spices.
Sauteed pumpkin topped w/ yogurt, & meat sauce
Stew of cauliflower cooked w/ ginger, tomatoes, & onions
Burenee Badenjan
Sauteed​ eggplant, topped w/ yogurt & meat sauce.
Paper thin layers of syrup-soaked pastry w/ walnuts & pistachios.
Fried pastry in the shape of an elephants ear, dusted w/ cardamon, sugar, & pistachios.
Pudding made of milk, cardamon, rosewater, & sliced almonds, topped w/ pistachios
Ice cream w/ a touch of cardamon & rosewater
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have gone to Kabul since it opened years ago. Food is always consistent although prices went up a bit. We both had their delicious lentil soup and shared a lamb kabob. Ordered the pumpkin side dish with meat sauce and also delicious. All the...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank tnnrbc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we go to Kabul, we try different dishes. We've yet to order one that wasn't absolutely delicious. The waiters are friendly and on point. I'm getting hungry again just thinking about our last meal there.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love their chicken and shrimp kabob combo! Be sure to ask for a side of their green spicy sauce to finish out an amazing meal!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Payam650
Reviewed May 15, 2019

everything was very good especially the slow cooked meat; appetizers and deserts are also outstanding. We loved it

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank FrankNell
Reviewed May 7, 2019

Kabobs, lawang, pakawra badenjan (fried eggplant), and the KADU (pumpkin) are the best... we order takeout regularly and the kiddos love it!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Inspiration621041
Reviewed April 30, 2019

food was very good. However, one of our party ordered two side dishes rather than an entree. The tall white hair server immediately lost interest in providing not only good but any service. Never came back to the table, didnt refill waters, ask if we...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank lewwd
Reviewed April 28, 2019

Went for our annual dinner at Kabul. Had our usual Chupan and Mantook. The prices have increased and the salad is now extra. The Chupan was fine as usual. The rice was not. It seemed to be not fully cooked. The bread was over baked...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank rosstowle
Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

This place is very unique among the Middle Eastern food. They got Spice they got flavor and they got Style. But they are busy. Be sure to make a reservation.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Orlando P
Reviewed March 9, 2019

We went for lunch and ! ordered the dish that had Chicken, fish and Lamb grilled with rice and bread. The food was really good and tasty and portion size was big and could be shared. I will go there again.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Ambika S
Reviewed February 17, 2019

We have been going to this restaurant for many years. It is consistently good, with flavorful food. It is famous for it lamb dishes and its superb vegetable concoctions. Service is quite good, prices are not stratospheric. Not a place I would take a child....More

Date of visit: October 2018
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August 23, 2016|
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, They were great helping me to have my 80th birthday party there. It took special planning to have it on a Saturday lunch when they are usually closed. Michelle is very easy to work with. She is creative and added good... More
November 4, 2015|
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Response from OmarKhayyam | Reviewed this property |
What kind of restaurant does Jeff E go to that has no menu? Sounds too expensive for me, too, but if they have a menu, I read not only the choices but the prices.
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