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Gandamack Lodge - CLOSED

Sherpur Square, Afghanistan
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Feb 19, 2016
“Nice escape in a cruddy place”
May 2, 2014
“Pricy but given the location”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Sherpur Square, Afghanistan
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Reviewed February 19, 2016

Provided good security, good food, wonderful spirits, and a safe environment to have fun in a city that wasn't always possible in. Like a British museum. Heard it's been closed since. Too bad. Great place and a safe place to stay when it was open.

Thank Dan B
Reviewed May 2, 2014

Resturant service in a location you wouldn't expect to find it. Bar downstairs is a great find and almost like drinking in a museum Still, your running a great risk to eat out anywhere so it may as well be in comfort

Thank Strayanadvisor
Reviewed January 21, 2014

Really, what more need be said? It's a damned war zone; not looking for embroidered linens and mints on the pillow. OK, this: Staff is magnificent, and the place takes credit cards.

1  Thank maldonian
Reviewed October 26, 2013

Whenever I am in Kabul I usually end up going here about twice a week. It's certainly an experience to visit, once you get throuh the double airlocks and hand your passport over to the guards you could be anywhere in the world. The atmosphere...More

Thank Hansuro
Reviewed October 14, 2013

secure place in Kabul to chill out. I have been only to restaurant which I recommend. Food is a good quality, but drinks are overpriced; but we are in Kabul, so do not expect to find cheaper place in the city. Very good WiFi.

1  Thank Romio B
Reviewed September 24, 2013

Going out to dinner in Kabul is an unpleasant experience with dim, empty streets and too many over-gunned check points so arriving at any restaurant is pleasant once through the security. Gandamak is well known and after a few minutes in the garden I appreciated...More

2  Thank JFran2013
Reviewed May 1, 2013

This place has the best pizzas in Kabul. The interior section has good service (for Kabul, don't be shy about waving at the waiters!) and there is a really wide selection of dishes in western and afghan style. Very reasonably priced for what you get...More

Thank PineappleSkip
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Gandamack is an istitution in Kabul. It offers few solid selected plates in a safe and relaxing environment. Either you eat inside or outside the location is quite and nice. The advantage of not being often crowded is good if you plan a business or...More

Thank andreailcujo
Reviewed December 1, 2012

During my twenty eight months in Afghanistan, I spent evenings behind the double walls of the Gandamak enjoying food, drink, and conversation with fellow war junkies. Not only did I enjoy the restaurant, but also enjoyed the time spent in the basement Hare and Hound...More

1  Thank broome2408
Reviewed September 14, 2012

Beautiful garden in summer, and great food (had some aubergine starter, and pizza). Service a bit slow. Still, altogether, probably one of the best expat places in Kabul.

Thank TanteSam
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  • Address: Sherpur Square, Afghanistan
  • Location: Asia  >  Afghanistan  >  Kabul Province
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