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“Delicious Afghan Dinner”

Kabul Afghan Cuisine
Ranked #5 of 377 Restaurants in Sunnyvale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Afghani
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Delicious Afghan Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

Was in Sunnyvale for a night, and sought out Kabul Afghan Cuisine for dinner thanks to its TA reviews. Afghan food is one of the world's great cuisine. The dinner was excellent, traditional soup, char-broiled lamb, with salad and delicious rice. Very good service too. The restaurant was packed on a Saturday evening, glad I called about 90 minutes in advance for a reservation. Another guest told me it was always popular and crowded. It was posted that after many years at this location, they are building a new larger restaurant and will be re-locating in 2015.

  • Visited January 2014
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2 Thank Larry L
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SF Bay Area
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Easy choice - Very nice ambiance, very good food, great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

Made the choice to meet friends here for lunch based on TripAdvisor reviews, which I found quite representative after discounting some of the overly enthusiastic ones and a couple of the real negative ones.

The ambiance is very pleasant with nice wall furnishings representative of Afghanistan. Table furnishings were nice and include white table clothes.

The service was great as it anticipated our needs and met them without intervention on our part.

We had the Bulanee Katchalu appetizer which was accompanied by a green sauce that was very good, but may be too spicy for some. Our lunches included lamb dishes, Qabili Pallaw,
and chicken/lamb kabobs, Kabab-E-Murgh and Kabab-E-Gousfand, each served with a "rice pilaf" and a nice small salad. All of the meats were good cuts, no fat or gristle, quite tender and nicely seasoned.The salad was cold and crisp with a light dressing.

All in all a very nice restaurant with very moderate prices where one can enjoy very good Afghan food in a nice setting, which we will do again. Their lease is expiring and next year will move to a new larger facility - will be interesting to see what changes this will bring.

  • Visited January 2014
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2 Thank flylikeahawk
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San Carlos ca
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3 reviews
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“Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

We keep going back to Kabul. The lamb is so tender and not greasy . The rise is fluffy and light. Eggplant and pumpkin side dish are our favorite.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Kouther M
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California
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good ethnic food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

This restaurant have been in business for a very long time and constantly keeps good quality of food and service. The menu offers quite a variety of selections and the portions are quite generous. A restaurant you can always count on getting plenty of good food, good value for the money.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank CaliforniaSusan
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Los Altos Hills, CA
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“Same as ever - GREAT”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place works - it has worked for many years. Perfect lamb and chicken kabobs. Perfect pumpkin and spinach. The only thing I would change is to provide a slightly more interesting and larger salad.

Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Thumper E
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