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“Pumpkinlucious!”
Review of Kabul Afghan Cuisine - CLOSED

Kabul Afghan Cuisine
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Afghani
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed April 23, 2013

You have to try the pumpkin!!!!!!!!!! Out of this world...great place and good enviroment. The kabobs and lamb is also another great choice. Best to get reservations before as the place gets full on a regular basis.

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Thank Andrew P
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

Casual dining, with both exotic and fairly straight forward dishes. I enjoyed the various appetizers our party shared, and the lamb was very flavorful. Their dessert specialty is baklava which is loaded with pistachios, somewhat different from the Lebanese baklava I've enjoyed in the past.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Third location for this delicious family restaurant - busy on a Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. but the wait was about 5 minutes. Try the pumpkin curry - I just had two appetizers (a type of dumpling in sauce and the lentil-barley soup), unusual spicing, piping hot - everyone at our table was satisfied. If you haven't tried Afghan food before, the names sound kind of Indian-ish but the tastes are more subtle, somehow feel more sophisticated. Also, lamb was in several of the dishes but not at all greasy. Go before the waits get too long! Also, beautiful table settings but prices were moderate - about fifteen without drinks.

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Thank travelermt22
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

As a long-time local, I frequently eat at the various restaurants in downtown Burlingame- Kabul is my go-to place I bring guests ever since it opened. For those who haven't tried Afghan food: it can be best described as a combination of northern Indian and eastern mediterranean (Turkish and central asia)- with excellent grilled meats and vegetarian dishes. Dishes are wonderfully flavorful but not as heavy and spiced as Indian. The lamb kebob is a must order- perfectly marinated, cooked, and tender. Mantoo is another classic Afghan dish, and all of the vegetables are excellent: spinach, eggplant, cauliflower, pumpkin- I find a way to order all of them if I can. Somehow, I feel as if it is both "comfort food" but interesting enough to check the box for being exotic. Whether my friends are foodies who have traveled the world or are trying Afghan for the first time, they all end up talking about this restaurant for months afterwards.

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Thank Marc C
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

If you fancy lamb this is the place to enjoy it. The lamb kebabs provide very generous and tasty portions. I found the quality of the meat to be among the best I've had. Lamb can often be riddled with gristle, but the lamb served at Kabul was perfect. The lentil soup was also particularly good. As others have pointed out, the place has a nice atmosphere. Service was attentive.

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Thank Yanni_Pannimayoo
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