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Afghan Kabob Palace

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400 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-1742
+1 434-245-0095
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Suffolk, Virginia
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108 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

I didn't know what to expect from Afghan food but Afghan Kabob did not disappoint. The beef vegetable Aush soup was delicious. The chicken and beef kabobs were seasoned perfectly and served on a tender long-grain rice. The vegetable side dishes of spinach and pumpkin were also superb. Other reviewers have remarked that the bread was served "right out of... More 

Thank DocChesapeake
Williamsburg, Virginia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

We always come in groups of 3 or 4 and order the "complete dinner for four". This is a family style meal of bolanee kadu, four samosa, large aushak, lamb tikka kabob, chicken kofta kabob, chicken breast kabob, qabuli palow, served with salad, naan and fimee, baklava and choice of tea or coffee. The more in your group the more... More 

Thank ms22489
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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164 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

We were there for the lunch buffet. The food was tasty and there were many dishes to sample. The buffet was similar to an Indian buffet but more mellow. I would definitely return if visiting the area.

Thank David B
Warrenton, Virginia
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90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I was a bit leary of this restaurant from the outside. I didn't read reviews so we just went in so it could have been a bad call but it wasn't!! It was not crowded but that was probably because it was 4pm. Service was friendly and efficient. The food was great for the money. Nice salad, tasty chicken kabobs... More 

Thank LorraineAG
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

We were invited for lunch to the restautant by a friend. We opted for the small buffet tgat they had. There were 4 or 5 items on the buffet plus the salad part. The buffet is reasonably priced. The food was tasty and service adequate.

Thank Khalid M
Charlottesville, Virginia
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433 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

The service here is outstanding. Friendly, offering good suggestions. You can bring your own wine and they will open it. They have the complete meal- salad, bread (nan), lamb/beef/chicken dishes. Not expensive. Don't think they are open on Sunday. Could bring a group and have a nice dinner, too. Right on route 29 near UVa. Lots of free parking. They... More 

Thank samtrip12345
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

Who knew that Afgan food was so sumptuous? This restaurant is a gem of ethnic food, reasonably priced and served in copious amounts. The staff from the hostess to the servers even busers were genuinely welcoming and most helpful in guiding us through the menu. Well worth a visit for wonderful food and expanded culinary experience

Thank Larry Z
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

good ambience, great food, friendly staff. we were a large group, tried the dinner for 6, ate plenty of fresh tasty food. desserts and yogurt drinks are also good. the location is easy to find, parking is free. decor is nice,

Thank Heartforu
Charlottesville, Virginia
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

My friend and I enjoyed our first taste of Afghan food. The selection was varied with both meat and vegetable dishes. We tried everything and everything was delicious. A slight but interesting difference in the spices used from Indian cuisine. The food didn't seem to be as spicy either, which was good for me (no Beano needed). From salad to... More 

Thank italywithamare
Birmingham, Alabama
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114 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

We arrived late evening to a near empty restaurant. The service was good, just very chill and laid back. Our appetizer of vegetable samosas were good, especially the 'lubin' that was served with them. My lamb kabob was tender and delicious, just not enough lamb and too much rice. The vegetable side of okra in the tomato gravy (behmi) was... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-1742
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-245-0095

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