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Kabul Afghanistan Restaurant

540 State St, Madison, WI 53703-1011
+1 608-256-6322
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“couscous” (9 reviews)
“soup” (24 reviews)
“flatbread” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
540 State St, Madison, WI 53703-1011
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1 - 10 of 135 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

For many years when we passed through Madison, this was our mandatory restaurant stop. But now, with a new location and apparently new management, it isn’t what it used to be. The Mashawa soup was pretty tasty, but my Lamb Sabsi Chalow was bland. A...More

Thank MichiganBanjoMan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the great remaining State Street middle eastern restaurants (with Husnus being the other lost one). I had the Lamb Couscous and my friend had the Curry Chicken. Each was excellent and served with a nice salad and bread. Service was great considering we...More

Thank Bryant K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perhaps we hit this restaurant on the a bad day, but the service was terrible. It was so slow--we had to wait forever for menus, for water, for the server to take our order, and for our food. (We did notice one other table's service...More

Thank borbievn
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Spices should add flavor not just heat. I also specifically asked the waiter to guide me away from spicy hot choices. Yet the eggplant meal I got was inedibly hot. The waiter's response? "Yeah,that one is pretty spicy." He brought a tiny bowl of yogurt...More

Thank AlanKWi
Reviewed 2 April 2017

My wife and I have visited many times since discovering Kabul last fall. I have also visited with colleagues for lunch away from the office. The food is great and the service, though sometimes slower then you'd like on a lunch, is consistently good. If...More

Thank JesseWhite
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Kabul House is a short walk from the Madison Concourse Hotel. A group of us went for dinner whole attending a writer's conference. The food was tasty. The staff was very helpful and the food was great for sharing. Would definitely go again.

Thank 587Fran2014
Reviewed 24 February 2017

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...More

Thank SoDakKid
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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...More

Thank Zachary M
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
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...More

Thank savory-toothed-tiger
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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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