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Kabul Afghanistan Restaurant

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540 State St, Madison, WI 53703-1011
+1 608-256-6322
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Murdo, South Dakota
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being a rural South Dakota guy I don't get a lot of variety too often, but I do like to try new dishes! That is how I ended up at Kabul with some friends. The menu had many options that sounded good. Food arrived fairly quickly and was good. However I did run across a few hard pieces of couscous... More 

Thank SoDakKid
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This food is so amazing. Chef Hamed makes the most flavorful yet light and healthy food. I have been there for lunch, dinner, and even for drinks and apps at the bar area. If you are on State Street, do yourself a favor and visit Kabul.

Thank Zachary M
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266 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great lamb and eggplant dishes. Not too spicy. Many students eating here. A change to usual American fare. The black tea with cardamom is also good.its on the second floor so might miss it.

Thank laloux
Barneveld, Wisconsin
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I've never met a restaurant named "Kabul" that I didn't like. And this one is my third. I had dinner with a friend here before a performance at the Overture Center, so very convenient to that venue. The second floor location has an average amount of tables and a bar. We were only one of a few tables on a... More 

Thank savory-toothed-tiger
Madison, Wisconsin
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

My friends treated me to a wonderful birthday dinner here on a Tuesday evening. Our service was good, the appetizer came in a reasonable time, the wine was great and we all chose lamb dishes that were tasty and the lamb was tender. I hadn't been here in years, but it was as good as I remembered. A really nice... More 

Thank wishaas
Madison, Wisconsin
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192 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We ate at Kabul for lunch last Saturday. This was the first time we'd been there since it moved across the street and upstairs. We had a great experience. The atmosphere was clean, simple, light, comfortable. We were greeted as we entered the restaurant by our waiter/the bartender who told us to take a seat. We picked a table by... More 

Thank rickleed
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Group of 4 friends on a Thursday evening. Initially ordered drinks and appetizer. One drink served, and approximately 30-45 minutes the appetizer came and then we were told that they were out of the key ingredient for 2 of the other drinks. Which was a drink listed on their special for the night. New drinks from their menu and food... More 

Thank I T
Madison, Wisconsin
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Our group of 12 enjoyed our time together at Kabul on a Friday night. Be prepared to walk up 18 steps to get into the restaurant, I am not sure if they had an elevator to accommodate guests with mobility limitations. I have never had Afghan food, so it was a new experience. I ordered the Moroccan Chicken which came... More 

Thank Colleen P
Oak Park, Illinois
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

In the case of this restaurant, look up! On State Street but upstairs, Kabul is a real gem and has been consistently good for years. The bread is fantastic, every dish tasty, and the soup spicy and delicious.

Thank Lynda J
West Buxton, Maine
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Cheese curds are good. I like them. But not every night. Kabul is a cool little place on the second floor. Nice loved the lamb couscous and my sambosa appetizer. Hung out at the bar after watching Kluber make the cubs look foolish in game one.

Thank Crprinty

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 State St, Madison, WI 53703-1011
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-256-6322

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