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Sansom Kabob House

City Center West
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1300 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1823
(215) 751-9110
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

First time there I thought the food was OK/decent. it's a nice enough place though they could use some music as it's very quiet. @nd time there was 3 wks ago with friends from out of town & was too late to get a reservation where we really wanted to go so we played it safe & again same conclusion:... More 

Thank Curatedguy
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

What a wonderful change! No longer down a flight of metal steps to a long narrow area beneath another store, the tasteful furnishings and large windows finally compliment the wonderfully prepared Afghan food. Being consistent is hard in the restaurant business - being consistently good in the restaurant business is even harder. To do so while maintaining reasonable prices is... More 

Thank opteron
New Jersey
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1,394 reviews
537 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,000 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

If you do not like kabob do not come here. But if you do they make it tasty. Previously located on Sansom and now on South Street this is a well established family business. The decor is beautiful and lets you learn a lot about Afghanistan. The food is tasty and the presentation is nice. The service is good and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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196 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

The new South Street location is well lit and pleasant. The menu is the same. The food is excellently prepared, the vegetables are fresh. Good service and great service. Everyone left the table satisfied.

Thank Nan D
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner there this evening with my three kids and parents. Wait staff friendly but service is horribly slow. Food was good, but not great, have had much better Afghani cuisine.Appetizers we're good- hummus, eggplant, salad, bolani, and sambosa. For entree ordered the chicken kebab (good, cooked wonderfully but somewhat bland), vegetable kebab (don't order, just roasted/blackened tomatoes and onions... More 

Thank Vin P
Doha, Al Jahra, Kuwait
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great Afghan restauant with delicious Hors d'oeuvres and great entrees. The food is delicious and the atmosphere lovely.

Thank Sam L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

I wondered in here while walking around Philadelphia. The kebab platter was good in general, but the lamb kebabs were amazing! Skip the combination and just go for the lamb! Also, nice decor, and friendly service.

Thank traveller3321
Saint Davids, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I have been eating at this establishment for a few years now and they never disappoint! I love the stewed eggplant dish and my husband adores the lamb kabob. Each is served with well-prepared rice and a nice little salad. The Afghani couple who own and run the restaurant are lovely people and great cooks! I am excited that they... More 

Thank LOuladdaoud
Hagerstown, Maryland
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is a quaint little restaurant with wonderful service. There are many vegetarian choices on the menu, and they are clearly identified as such. We enjoyed our meal very much.

Thank travelinggnome48
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

We had a great experience in this resturant. The atmosphere is really authentic and the staff were so much friendly. I had the sambosa for the appetizer and the delicious yoghurt drink. For the main dish i got the Qablee Palaw and it was fantastic. My company got the lamb kabob and he also enjoyed it. Will definitely go there... More 

Thank mfarid2009

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Afghani
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1300 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1823
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: (215) 751-9110

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?