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Kabul Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
City Center East
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106 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3009
+1 215-922-3676
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Cape Coral, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have been eating at Kabul for years and have never had a bad meal. Always excellent food and great service. Highly recommended!!

Thank afmusic
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You know when you have a really great meal at a restaurant years ago and then remember it later and decide to go back and get all excited? Well, that was my situation with Kabul. I must have eaten there in the late 90s or early 2000s, and I remember every dish as a brilliant combination of savory and sweet... More 

Thank CarlottaW
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Restaurant was available with seats on a saturday evening. So went in in a group of 3. Waited almost an hour for the food to arrive. Just 3 main courses. Uncleared tables when we arrived and took a while to cleaned up. Food was not fantastic at all.

Thank Gielock
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is the second time we have visited Kabul and we agreed we can no longer keep it a secret! Kabul is an Afghani restaurant located on Chestnut Street among a mix of restaurants--both ethnic and trendy. At once when you enter, you are welcomed by one of the family members who own and manage the restaurant. It's a warm... More 

Thank armhumber
Newcastle, UK
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185 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Very odd starter of pungent coriander sauce over potato. My partner's samosa type starter was fine. Then a salad with too much sauce on it. Fesenjan Chicken (type) okay but too much rice. Price a bit steep for two starters, two mains (entrees) and one coke

Thank Geordiegirl_8
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Great food well prepared. Very friendly staff. Romantic setting. Can't go wrong. Great menu. Nice decor. Convenient location.

Thank Ashita S
Milan, Italy
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

First time we had Afghan food and it was really good. I am a vegetarian, so we both opted for dishes with rice and veggies. Unfortunately I don't remember the names, but one had lentils and one pumpkin and they both were delicious. The pumpkin was tender and tasty. Also the desserts were very good, a milk pudding with pistachios... More 

Thank mikymichela19
Fairfax, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We stopped at this restaurant because it was near our hotel and we enjoy Afghan food. I had the Kabuli Chalaw which I enjoyed. My husband order the Kabab-e-Gossfant which was skewered lamb with vegetables and he was extremely disappointed. The lamb was terribly overcooked and dry and when he complained the waiter said, well if you wanted it cooked... More 

Thank RIverblue22
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310 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food, lovely atmosphere, good service. We ordered a lamb dish, which Dan loved but I thought was dry. We also got the appetizer special, where we got to order 4 different appetizers of our selection from the choice of 13. It was enough to feed two, and only $15. Both of us brought home enough leftovers to enjoy for... More 

Thank Janet S
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

I came along with a few friends who raved about their coffee, and was not disappointed. They had the lamb special and I had the Bulanee Gandala (a fried pastry similar to a samosa but filled with scallions and herbs). All of the food was fantastic. The atmosphere was great, with subdued music and helpful staff. Everything was very clean,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Indian, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3009
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-922-3676

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