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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
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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51 reviews
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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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77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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!

Thank Seamsplitter
Bengaluru, India
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

My colleagues and I dropped in recently after having heard a lot about this place. The food is really tasty and authentic. Very few vegetarian options, but heaven for non vegetarians. We tried lamb, chicken and fish - and enjoyed each one of them. The afghan bread is a must try - very fresh and tasty. For people with a... More 

Thank DeepanjanChat
San Carlos, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Friendly and welcoming staff, consistently good food, offered discount if paid in cash the only drawback is very noisy in dinning area.

Thank John H
Redwood City, California
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Kabul has been around for years now and it has stood the test of time. I can honestly say I have never had a bad meal here. Family owned, it is clean, bright and decorated with colorful Afghani artifacts. I am very picky about lamb, but this is the one place I'll order it. The kebabs will be cooked to... More 

Thank Judi M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Outstanding service from the whole staff. No less than 5 different family members stopped by to make sure we were taken care of! The Afghan food was authentically delicious. They even said they're looking into gluten free baklava 😀

Thank Mark W
San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Good service, good food, nice family and adult atmosphere......always a comfortable place to have dinner.

Thank SanFranciscoVoyager
Barcelona, Spain
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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I enjoyed the many new different recipes I had there. Although I do not remember the names of each, the rice was the best, with difference. In my opinion, Kabul is a very good restaurant where you enjoy, not only the different dishes, but also the atmosphere and the service.

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, 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?