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Afghan Kebab House #1

$$ - $$$
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Halal
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764 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-6321
+1 212-307-1612
10:30 - 23:30
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Jacksonville, Florida
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290 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends and I went here on a whim while visiting NYC and this restaurant set the pace for the whole trip. It is a small place with amazing food. We had the aushak(?) appetizer and then ordered the combo kebabs with a side of lentils. The main dish came with rice and salad. Then you can top it off... More 

Thank Jaysuhn12
Yorktown, Virginia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've had Afghani food before and it was ok. THIS! This was damned good! The yoghurt dill sauce, set out as a condiment, was...unreal!

Thank jasminmau
New York State
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Walked in off the street with a good friend with no knowledge of the food quality/service. Female wait staff was attentive. No alcohol available; BYOB. Ordered eggplant boorani, ribeye steak, and cauliflower dish. Food taste/amount served is excellent. Quiet atmosphere, muted music over speakers in ceiling.

Thank ExcitedNYS
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 October 2016

staff seen arguing--very unprofessional food mediocre--other customers were arguing with staff as well

Thank operatorsm1
Kings Park, New York
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We enjoyed out meal and the service at Afghan Kebab House. We did not have appetizers only because we weren’t that hungry. I had the Palan Sabei and it was very good, my partner had the Combo Kebab and he enjoyed it. Both came with rice that was awesome, both also came with salad on the plate which didn’t seem... More 

1 Thank LadyScags
Doha, Qatar
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I ordered Kabuli which is meat Kebab with rice. They have a nice drink call dough which is yogurt milk with mint and cucumber.

1 Thank Abdul_Alyafei
New City, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I've been going to this cafe for at least 15 years, it's in my 'hood, and it is CONSISTENTLY DELICIOUS!! Fresh, never pre-prepared, aromatic, flavorful….the best! A real plus to keep expenses down is that they do not serve alcohol, though when you arrive with your bottle(s), they're quick to bring you glasses. My ongoing fav is their Spicy Fish... More 

1 Thank frankiez286
Briarcliff Manor,N.Y.
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

A smallish place on busy 9th avenue which has been around for 20 years. Their rice is full of fragrance and their best dishes are Lamb, Beef and Shrimp on skewers which are delicately flavored and are served with rice. Afghan bread and salad. Hot sauce of two different kinds is great! A meal costs about $20 a head and... More 

1 Thank jeelaylone
Richmond, Virginia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Genuine Afghan cuisine serving all sorts of eastern delicacies spiced appropriately. Best Elephants Leg (Doner) that I have had since my youth in the Khyber Pass in Bradford Yorkshire England..

1 Thank richard p
Oak Hill, Virginia, United States
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99 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Just to update a review from last year. It appears that changes have been made (new point of sale system), updated decor, cloth tablecloths. And it appears that there are new owners??, at least a new crew out front. The food was CLOSE to our many previous visits. Our usual dish was a little dryer and less spicy (but you... More 

2 Thank Dennis C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 764 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-6321
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-307-1612

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

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