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“Great Flavor, Affordable Price”

Kabul Afghanistan Restaurant
Ranked #134 of 989 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $12
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Montana
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great Flavor, Affordable Price”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

I ate here for lunch with a group of three others on Easter Sunday. The server was very friendly and prompt. We each ordered something different and everything looked and smelled delicious. I ordered the qabuli murgh, which is chicken with vegetables and raisins in a tomato-based sauce over rice on the servers recommendation -- she said it was one of her favorite dishes. The chicken was well-seasoned and tender, the vegetables crisp, and the sauce perfectly seasoned. All of our dishes came out steaming hot in about 5 minutes. The pita bread appeared to be homemade and was excellent. For less than $10, I got an tasty, authentic meal that was wholesome and filling. I would definitely recommend the Kabul restaurant to others.

  • Visited March 2013
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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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220 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“As Close to Afghanistan as I'll Ever Get”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

We'd heard and read about the Kabul Restaurant in Madison before our visit, and decided to hike through an icy blowing rain to try it out. State Street, where it's located, is essentially reserved as a semi-walking mall -- meaning you can't drive on it -- so we had to park a couple of blocks away.

'Kabul' is quite a small restaurant, and was more or less half-full when we got there about 4:30 in the afternoon, and was filling up by the time we left . . . planning ahead, or reservations aren't a bad idea. Anyhow, I had a Lamb Couscous, and it was just outstanding. The lamb was very tender, and all the accompanying vegetables were well cooked and very tasty. If I remember, the price was about $14. Oh, and if you're a coffee drinker, just try the house coffee -- it's really excellent.

  • Visited March 2013
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New York
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192 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great Afghani Food”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Kabul serves excellent Afghani food in a casual atmosphere with excellent service. The standout dish is a special (which is available everyday) Stuffed Chicken with Raspberry Sauce. Grilled chicken or fish over salad and a variety of beef, lamb and vegetarian dishes provide the variety to make every diner happy. Homemade bread with several spicy condiments are provided while waiting for your food. This is a must stop when we are visiting family in Madison.

  • Visited August 2012
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Pine Knot, Kentucky
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Like a Party in Your Mouth”
Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

Homey, comfortable atmosphere. When you enter and smell the aromas - you know you are in for a treat. Pleasant music surrounds you.

The real treat is the food. Every dish has a unique exotic flavor with just the right amount of spice, heat and texture.

You must try both the soup and the salad. The chutneys are so wonderful you want to take some home.

We ordered the curry lamb and the curry chicken - can't decide which 1 we like more since both have such unique flavors.

We will definitely be coming back again for other menu items.



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Madison, Wisconsin
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“authentic Middle Eastern food”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

The food is carefully prepared with authentic Middle eastern spices such as turmeric, cumin, cardamon and cinnamon. The tables have fresh white table cloths and it is on State Street, a major attraction.

Visited June 2012
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