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Kabul Afghanistan Restaurant

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540 State St, Madison, WI 53703-1011
+1 608-256-6322
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Barneveld, Wisconsin
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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174 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 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 

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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5 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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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 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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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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644 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

As a frequent visitor to Madison, I have been to Kabul Afghanistan Restaurant many times. This is the first time I visited since they moved to the new location. The place is nice on the second floor with lots of windows to look at State Street activities. The new place now has full bar with plenty of seats at the... More 

Thank Prawet J
Monroe, Wisconsin
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Anniversary date and we wanted something unique on State Street in Madison. Kabul is an excellent choice; a Madison institution. I brought dates to Kabul when I was a student here 25 years ago when the venue was on street level across the way. Now the 2nd floor restaurant features a full bar, and very good drinks (perfect mojito), and... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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195 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

I had this place on my list for quite some time, and after finally making it i walked away very impressed. The food is very good, with a variety of meats, vegetables and spices. The soup was superb. Although you will not get the interior confused with a fine dining restaurant, the small seating sections provide plenty of charm, and... More 

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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
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?