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Kabul Afghan Cuisine

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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CUISINES
Middle Eastern, Afghani
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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APPETIZERS
Aushak
spring onion-filled dumplings topped with yogurt and meat sauce, sprinkled with mint.
Mantu
dumplings filled with ground lamb and chickpeas.
Sambosa-e-goushti
fried pastries filled with ground lamb and chickpeas.
Bulanee
turnover filled with spring onion and spices.
Bulanee Katchalu
turnover stuffed with ground lamb, mashed potatoes, and spices.
Pakawra-e-badenjan
batter dipped slices of eggplant topped with yogurt and meat sauce.
Pakawra-e-katchalu
batter dipped slices of potatoes topped with yogurt and meat sauce.
SOUP
Aush
noodles, vegetables, and yogurt soup topped with meat sauce, sprinkled with dill.
ENTREES
all entrees are served with salad and afghan bread; challaw: white rice, pallaw: seasoned rice.
Kabab-e-teka
cubes of beef marinated, charbroiled on skewer, served with pallaw.
Kabab-e-gousfand
cubes of lamb marinated, charbroiled on skewer, served with pallaw.
Kabab-e-murgh
chunks of breast of chicken marinated, charbroiled on skewer, served with pallaw.
Kabab-e-mahe
marinated salmon, charbroiled on skewer, served with pallaw.
Kabab-e-shrimp
marinated jumbo prawns, charbroiled on skewer, served with pallaw.
Sea-food Combo
skewer of marinated salmon, and skewer of marinated prawns, charbroiled, served with pallaw.
Kabab-e-kofta
marinated ground beef, charbroiled on skewer, served with pallaw.
Kabuls Combination Kabab
best of both worlds; skewer of lamb or beef kabab, and skewer of chicken kabab served with pallaw.
Kabab-e-chopandaz
marinated veal loin chop, charbroiled on skewer, served with pallaw.
Kabab-e-chupan
marinated lamb loin chops, charbroiled on skewer, served with pallaw.
VEGETARIAN ENTREES
Challaw Kadu
sauteed pumpkin topped with yogurt, served with challaw.
Challaw Gulpi
stew of cauliflower cooked with tomatoes, onion, garlic and spices, served with challaw.
Challaw Sabsi
spinach sauteed with onion, garlic and spices, served with challaw.
Challaw Badenjan
eggplant stewed with onion, tomatoes and spices, topped with yogurt, served with challaw.
Vegeterian Platter
combination of sabsi, kadu, and gulpi, served with challaw.
SIDE DISHES
Sabsi
sauteed spinach cooked with garlic, onion and spices.
Kadu
sauteed pumpkin topped with yogurt and meat sauce.
Gulpi
stew of cauliflower cooked with garlic, tomatoes and onion.
Buranee Badenjan
sauteed eggplant topped with yogurt and meat sauce.
Charbroiled Veggies
bell pepper, onion, and cherry tomatoes, charbroiled on a skewer.
Naantar
yogurt with chopped cucumbers, cilantro, and dried mint.
BEVERAGES
Afghan Tea
black tea spiced with cardamom.
Coffee/iced Tea
Sodas
coke, sprite, diet coke, lemonade, orange soda.
Juices / Mineral Waters
apple, orange, cranberry, calistoga, pellegrino.
Dough
refreshing yogurt drink with chopped cucumbers, a touch of salt, and dried mint.
DESSERTS
Baklava
paper-thin layers of syrup-soaked pastry filled with walnuts.
Firnee
cardamom, rosewater flavored milk pudding topped with pishachios.
Afghani Ice Cream
cardamom, rosewater flavored ice cream topped with pistachios.
Goush E Feel
fried pastry in the shape of elephant's ear, dusted with cardamom, sugar and pistachios.
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
Wine
Beers
heineken, becks dark, sierra nevada, amstel light, stella, o’doul’s (non-alcoholic)
House Wine
glass, half carafe, full carafe.
Dessert Wine
dobonnet rouge, dry sack, cream cherry, port.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the pae is so easy to find and most of the time has lots of tables open especially an early lunch or early dinner. The service is a little slow, thus the 4 stars. Groups dominate the scene in this restaurants. Almost always there is...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 7, 2019 via mobile

Best lamb kabobs or lamb chops you’ll ever have. Cooked perfectly. Lots of other kabob and meat options. Great portions - reasonable prices for what you get. Lots of great appetizers too: aushuk, Matu, kadu. All are great but kadu (pumpkin) is incredibly good (technically...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 25, 2019 via mobile

I had the joy and comfort of enjoying high quality lamb and rice. I truly loved the quality service of the waiters would definitely come again.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 5, 2019

We’ve been frequenting Kabul Afghan over the past 8 years (it hasn’t grown old). I’d say skip the complementary salad and try their boulanee which comes with a spicy green chutney and delicious thick yoghurt. The entrees are equally amazing. Kadu is made with pumpkin...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 13, 2019

Our party ordered a variety of chicken/lamb/beef kebabs with seasoned rice and all were delicious with large enough servings to take home another meal. The dishes came with a refreshing side salad and seasoned flat bread. We also ordered the pumpkin side dish as an...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 10, 2019 via mobile

Kabul Afghan Cuisine .. Restaurant at downtown Sunnyvale .. representing Afghan an neighbouring country to India serves similar cuisine .. Vegetarian options available .. tried Challaw ( White Rice )and Spinach Sabsi ( Veggie ) of Indian tradition .. pumpkin cucumber n yogurt made preparation...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019

I love their pumpkin with yogurt sauce - Challow Kadu. I have been going to Kabul for years (before they moved to their new location) and they haven't missed a beat. The salmon skewers are my favorite. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 21, 2019

Too much rice for me to eat. The food was good and hot and the pumpkin dish was excellent. It isn’t my usual place to eat but on occasion it is a different taste of food from a different part of the world. Service was...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 12, 2019

I began with the Aush, a soup consisting of noodles, vegetables, yogurt and topped with ground meat and a sprinkle of dill ($7) I enjoyed the soup very much however I felt like the potatoes/veggies in the soup were from a can. Chef's platter is...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

Visited the place on July 7, 2019 for dinner after making a prior reservation. The ambiance and decor is fabulous. The service pretty quick, the staff very courteous. The food quality excellent. Dishes recommended are Kabab e Chopandaz, Qabargah, sabzi lamb. Dough was marvellous. Prices...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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I would say about $50 without drinks.
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