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Kabul Afghan Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Middle Eastern, Afghani
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135 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070-2403
+1 650-594-2840
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the second time I've been here with friends. The food is soooo good. I had lamb kabobs with a seasoned rice that was so tender and delicious. The bread is warm, soft, and fabulous. The appetizers are top notch. The service is wonderful. I can't say enough good things and wish I could give it more than 5... More 

Thank Cata G
Cupertino, California
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86 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Kabul's restaurant offers a pleasant atmosphere, attentive service, reasonable prices and above all an excellent menu of Afghan specialties served in generous quantities. This is a good place to go if the palate yearns for Afghan taste.

Thank JBuckel
Bonsall, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was brought to this restaurant by a friend and found the food to be delicious, service excellent and atmosphere good. Portions are generous and could be shared. Definitely a good value as well.

Thank DianaRose617
San Mateo, California
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kabul is one of those restaurants that everything is fabulous. The service is superb. The food is fabulously prepared. The atmosphere is just lovely. And the authenticity of the cuisine just can't be beat. What is Afghan food? The most delicious meat dishes, kabobs, rice and vegetables with a combination of sauces that will please the senses and dazzle the... More 

Thank 415Mark650
San Francisco, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Scrumptious Afghan food- chicken, beef, lamb kabobs and even more exotic dishes. Kadu- pumpkin- a must try. Have it with the yogurt and meat sauce. Chicken Lawang - a flavorful chicken dish with a creamy sauce. Fried eggplant appetizer with yogurt and meat sauce. Warm welcome and service.

Thank LoveMahaulepu
San Carlos
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

family run delicious food always - decor a bit outdated but food does not fail to deliver. The skewers, challah and rice combo is always perfectly seasoned and cooked. My favorite is the pumpkin side dish with yogurt and meat sauce - sweet and savory

Thank Robin F
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127 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Love the food. Have been here many times but like to come with a group so you can share the dishes. The salmon, lamb, rice all delicious. Waiters are fun and great at describing all the selections.

Thank RosalieBelmont
Belmont, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We have been dining in this restaurant for many years and we are always pleased with the food and the service. We celebrated my birthday there a couple of weeks ago and everybody in our party were pleasantly surprised how tasting the food was and the huge quantity on their plates. Since we had appetizers, salad and their delicious bread... More 

Thank Artemis-rb
Menlo Park, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This restaurant is one of my favorites - excellent Afghan food - I love the chicken kebabs and the pumpkin - they have 2 other locations but this one I found to be the best (food-wise)

Thank emes9
SF Bay Area
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This is our go to place for visitors and last minute special occasion celebrations. Food is always good--we love the kabobs (combo lamb and beef-yum) and also like the fried eggplant appetizer. Service is excellent and value is good for the amount of food you get. You won't leave hungry, that's for sure!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Afghani
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070-2403
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +1 650-594-2840

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?