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Kabul Afghan Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Middle Eastern, 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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Menlo Park, California
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

This restaurant is one of my favorites - excellent Afghan food - I love the chicken kebabs and the pumpkin - they have 2 other locations but this one I found to be the best (food-wise)

Thank emes9
SF Bay Area
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

This is our go to place for visitors and last minute special occasion celebrations. Food is always good--we love the kabobs (combo lamb and beef-yum) and also like the fried eggplant appetizer. Service is excellent and value is good for the amount of food you get. You won't leave hungry, that's for sure!

Thank Seamsplitter
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

My colleagues and I dropped in recently after having heard a lot about this place. The food is really tasty and authentic. Very few vegetarian options, but heaven for non vegetarians. We tried lamb, chicken and fish - and enjoyed each one of them. The afghan bread is a must try - very fresh and tasty. For people with a... More 

Thank DeepanjanChat
San Carlos, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 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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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 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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92 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 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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107 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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83 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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127 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Afghani
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, 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?