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“Wonderful food--a surprising gem”

Afghan Kabob Palace
Ranked #68 of 553 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Minneapolis, MN
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Wonderful food--a surprising gem”
Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I just went to the Afghan Kabob Palace for the first time. We ordered the complete meal for 2, and it was fantastic! They served it in five courses--samosas, eggplant, salad, mains, and dessert. Despite the multitude of courses, they were able to get us out in about an hour (we were in a hurry). The food was absolutely fantastic. It was flavorful and nuanced; I was shocked at how much I enjoyed my meal. Everything was delicious, and and tasted very fresh and homemade. The service was extremely gracious, and the atmosphere is old school fancy and not trendy (glass tops on the table, fake flowers on the table). Overall, a very pleasant, Old World style meal. At only $38 for the complete meal for two, it was a bargain. We will be definitely be back.

  • Visited July 2013
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Austin, Texas
1 review
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

My friends and I adored Afghan Kabon Palace! The service was friendly and informative, the ambience was intimate and exotic, and the food was excellent! I highly recommend the bimia (an okra dish). Also, a great value for your money.

If you haven't tried Afghan food, it's like a halfway-point between Indian and Persian cuisines, with a couple of general Middle East flavors like kebab, falafel and baklava - but it had its own unique flavors. Highly recommended for a unique and enjoyable experience!

  • Visited July 2013
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Afghan Kabob is housed in what was a rather drab Italian restaurant. It is now beautifully decorated with Afghan artifacts. The staff is gracious and helpful. We were a group of six and everyone enjoyed his meal. The food was new to me but quite delicious. I'll be back to try more of the menu.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Wallacks
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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“Vegetarian Ethnic food”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

The food is Authenic the people are wonderfull and acomodating.
The Vegetarian Auskak is addicting
The Firnee is to die for, it is a nice way to end the meal .
The lunch buffet give those new to Afghan food a nice assortment as well as do the Combo dinners

  • Visited June 2013
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Hooville, VA
1 review
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“Lunch buffet slipping”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

This was my third visit to the Afghan Kabob for their lunch buffet, on a Wednesday. Previous visits were positive, this one was a let down. Perhaps because UVA students are gone for the summer, they've cut waaaay back on selection. In fairness, the buffet included lamb dish -- rather flat to me, yet ok if you like un-trimmed lamb chunks. Buffet also included butternut squash, an eggplant dish, and a spicy, but dry chicken patty. No sauces; so dry. Even more puzzling, no kabobs (rather ironic given the name of the place). Also included a forgettable bread and salad. (with just ranch dressing) Lame for an $8.95 buffet. Best to call ahead and find out what the lunch buffet offerings are on a given day, but not sure I'll be back. Very disappointing.

  • Visited May 2013
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