Kabul

★★★★☆

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We've been coming here for years and the food and atmosphere are awesome. I dream about the chicken. We also usually get the soup.Very sad to hear the owner has been dealing with health challenges.

Great restaurant to try.

5
★★★★★

We've been coming here for years and the food and atmosphere are awesome. I dream about the chicken. We also usually get the soup.Very sad to hear the owner has been dealing with health challenges.

Great restaurant to try.

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Kabul Afghan Cuisine has a fairly standard location in a strip mall, and a generic restaraunt-ish interior. And that is where all that is bland, boring and generic ends. Kabul offers great afhgani food at reasonable prices. There's a wide variety of dishes - all of which are tasty. Particular favorites of ours are the mantu and kadu. Yum! The servers are courteous and check in with us frequently - but not intrusively.

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★★★★★

Kabul Afghan Cuisine has a fairly standard location in a strip mall, and a generic restaraunt-ish interior. And that is where all that is bland, boring and generic ends. Kabul offers great afhgani food at reasonable prices. There's a wide variety of dishes - all of which are tasty. Particular favorites of ours are the mantu and kadu. Yum! The servers are courteous and check in with us frequently - but not intrusively.

Pros: Great food, great service

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Our family has had great experience at Kabul Afghan Restaurant in Sunnyvale California.
The food is healthy and tasty. The service is superb, professional, and friendly.
The restaurant is located very close to Sunnyvale Library on El Camino Real. Having lived in Afghanistan for quite some time, we know the authentic Afghan food when we see it, (or taste it.) We have tried many dishes. The Kabob Gousefand and the meal with lots of Sabzi Chellow, or any of the other delicacies are prepared to perfection. They always give a fresh green salad with their special salad dressing. With complete meals, you get a slice of Barbary Bread that is very tasty and fresh baked.
As a drink, you can have all the usual ones in addition to the Dough, which yogurt, water and tiny pieces of graded cucumbers. This is a real Persian/Afghani specialty. In this restaurant it is superbly done. They also put some dried tasty vegetable powder on the top that gives this a very unique taste.
We usually ask for the Kadoo (Baked Pumpkin) as an appetizer, it is out of this world.
They also have a well stocked wine bar.
Ask for Baklava and/or freshly brewed hot tea for desert. Another desert item, the "Elephant Ear" is quite big and tasty as well.
We strongly recommend this restaurant!
WE usually did not make reservation and seating was usually without wait.

2
★★★★★

Our family has had great experience at Kabul Afghan Restaurant in Sunnyvale California.
The food is healthy and tasty. The service is superb, professional, and friendly.
The restaurant is located very close to Sunnyvale Library on El Camino Real. Having lived in Afghanistan for quite some time, we know the authentic Afghan food when we see it, (or taste it.) We have tried many dishes. The Kabob Gousefand and the meal with lots of Sabzi Chellow, or any of the other delicacies are prepared to perfection. They always give a fresh green salad with their special salad dressing. With complete meals, you get a slice of Barbary Bread that is very tasty and fresh baked.
As a drink, you can have all the usual ones in addition to the Dough, which yogurt, water and tiny pieces of graded cucumbers. This is a real Persian/Afghani specialty. In this restaurant it is superbly done. They also put some dried tasty vegetable powder on the top that gives this a very unique taste.
We usually ask for the Kadoo (Baked Pumpkin) as an appetizer, it is out of this world.
They also have a well stocked wine bar.
Ask for Baklava and/or freshly brewed hot tea for desert. Another desert item, the "Elephant Ear" is quite big and tasty as well.
We strongly recommend this restaurant!
WE usually did not make reservation and seating was usually without wait.

Pros: Food, Service, Authenticity, Taste, Freshness

Cons: It is in a small shopping center right off El Camino, but you can not miss it!

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It was my first visit and I didn't know the menu, a friend met me and ordered ahead of time, we had about 6 different things!! The food was to die for!! the chicken kabob was absolutely amazing I couldn't get enough! the spicy green sauce and yogurt best flavor ever!!!!! and the eggplant with beef and yogurt amazing too!! I just had it today for lunch and I can't wait to get back!!! it is a must try!!!

2
★★★★★

It was my first visit and I didn't know the menu, a friend met me and ordered ahead of time, we had about 6 different things!! The food was to die for!! the chicken kabob was absolutely amazing I couldn't get enough! the spicy green sauce and yogurt best flavor ever!!!!! and the eggplant with beef and yogurt amazing too!! I just had it today for lunch and I can't wait to get back!!! it is a must try!!!

Pros: staff great, food amazing, very clean,

Cons: none

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We have eaten here several times and taken out too. Love their chicken kabab (on skewers). The dish comes with rice,bread, grilled veggies(tomato,onions,green pepper). We also like their vegetable dishes..pumpkin, spinach.

4
★★★★☆

We have eaten here several times and taken out too. Love their chicken kabab (on skewers). The dish comes with rice,bread, grilled veggies(tomato,onions,green pepper). We also like their vegetable dishes..pumpkin, spinach.

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It was one of my worst experiences with Afghani food. The place is very well decorated, but to tell you the truth i do not go to a restaurant for decoration. Usually around SF and surrounding cities, i have always had the opportunity to experience the great Afghan host hospitality in the Afghani restaurants. I have to say that i am very disappoited at the service and the quality of food that they served.
There was an older lady that was very rude and did not even say any greeting and not even a person stopped by to check and refill the drink and ask if i needed anything, i would expect this if they are busy, but they were not.
I will not go back and would not refer anyone to this location.

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★☆☆☆☆

It was one of my worst experiences with Afghani food. The place is very well decorated, but to tell you the truth i do not go to a restaurant for decoration. Usually around SF and surrounding cities, i have always had the opportunity to experience the great Afghan host hospitality in the Afghani restaurants. I have to say that i am very disappoited at the service and the quality of food that they served.
There was an older lady that was very rude and did not even say any greeting and not even a person stopped by to check and refill the drink and ask if i needed anything, i would expect this if they are busy, but they were not.
I will not go back and would not refer anyone to this location.

Pros: Place is well decorated and clean

Cons: Service is bad, food quality is not good

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Very good Afghani food especially the kabbabs and the Korma .I usually order gulpi challaw ($8.95), a delicious, thick stew of beef and cauliflower, ginger and herbs on rice. The beef chucks dissolved easily on the palate, and the blend of flavors in the sauce is too good The kabab skewer each of lamb and chicken are too good and they absolutely melt-in-your-mouth tender.

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★★★★☆

Very good Afghani food especially the kabbabs and the Korma .I usually order gulpi challaw ($8.95), a delicious, thick stew of beef and cauliflower, ginger and herbs on rice. The beef chucks dissolved easily on the palate, and the blend of flavors in the sauce is too good The kabab skewer each of lamb and chicken are too good and they absolutely melt-in-your-mouth tender.

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This is a great place to experience fabulous Afghan cuisine!! It has a great atmosphere for a small or large group. If you don't make reservations, expect a bit of a wait but it is worth it!! We have never been disappointed. I am not a big fan of lamb but they managed to make an appetizer with lamb that I really enjoyed! Every chicken dish is worth trying and the amount of food you get for the price is amazing!!

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★★★★★

This is a great place to experience fabulous Afghan cuisine!! It has a great atmosphere for a small or large group. If you don't make reservations, expect a bit of a wait but it is worth it!! We have never been disappointed. I am not a big fan of lamb but they managed to make an appetizer with lamb that I really enjoyed! Every chicken dish is worth trying and the amount of food you get for the price is amazing!!

Pros: parking, service

Cons: hidden location can be hard to find

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I've been going to this restaurant for several years, and the quality is alwasy consistently very good. The staff are friendly and make you feel welcome. Their food -- everything I've tried, which is most of their menu by now -- is great. Atmosphere is special. Prices are a little higher than many restaurants, but not at all outrageous. I take international business visitors to this place.

It is a SIN to go there and not try their wonderful pumpkin.

2
★★★★★

I've been going to this restaurant for several years, and the quality is alwasy consistently very good. The staff are friendly and make you feel welcome. Their food -- everything I've tried, which is most of their menu by now -- is great. Atmosphere is special. Prices are a little higher than many restaurants, but not at all outrageous. I take international business visitors to this place.

It is a SIN to go there and not try their wonderful pumpkin.

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This place is the best for food, service, atmosphere, friendliness, etc.

My favorite is the chicken kabob and also the pumpkin as a side. I order both for lunch and eat half of each and take home the rest for the next night's dinner.

5
★★★★★

This place is the best for food, service, atmosphere, friendliness, etc.

My favorite is the chicken kabob and also the pumpkin as a side. I order both for lunch and eat half of each and take home the rest for the next night's dinner.

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This is my mom's favorite restaurant - a must-do when she is visiting from out of town. Highlights include the lamb with peas, juicy and tender kabobs, aushak (leek ravioli), and pumpkin (really butternut squash - sweet and savory). White tablecloths, but fine to bring well-behaved kids - they even eat the salad! Also good for take-out. Big portions - order several dishes and share.

4
★★★★☆

This is my mom's favorite restaurant - a must-do when she is visiting from out of town. Highlights include the lamb with peas, juicy and tender kabobs, aushak (leek ravioli), and pumpkin (really butternut squash - sweet and savory). White tablecloths, but fine to bring well-behaved kids - they even eat the salad! Also good for take-out. Big portions - order several dishes and share.

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This place is best known for their kabobs which are always excellent and are served with delicately flavored rice and wonderful bread. My current favorite is aushak, which can be ordered as an appetizer or as an entree. The meat sauce has great flavor without being spicy.

4
★★★★☆

This place is best known for their kabobs which are always excellent and are served with delicately flavored rice and wonderful bread. My current favorite is aushak, which can be ordered as an appetizer or as an entree. The meat sauce has great flavor without being spicy.

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I am not a very frequent afgan cusine visitor . But have vistied a few and this is definatley on of it's kind.
Keep up the good work and I am sure u will ace. The prices are also decent.

4
★★★★☆

I am not a very frequent afgan cusine visitor . But have vistied a few and this is definatley on of it's kind.
Keep up the good work and I am sure u will ace. The prices are also decent.

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The kabili pollow is wonderful. The seasoning is very subtle... with saffron and butter being the main flavors that I remember. Toped with delicate lamb and sliced carrots -- you just can't go wrong.

Makes me wish I still lived in sunnyvale.

4
★★★★☆

The kabili pollow is wonderful. The seasoning is very subtle... with saffron and butter being the main flavors that I remember. Toped with delicate lamb and sliced carrots -- you just can't go wrong.

Makes me wish I still lived in sunnyvale.

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In the Valley you get kind of used to Asian, South Asian, and Southeast Asian cuisine.

But this is something pretty special: Afghan cuisine. It's kind of a cross between Persian/Middle Eastern and South Asian food. And Kabul does it well. Be sure to check it out.

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★★★★☆

In the Valley you get kind of used to Asian, South Asian, and Southeast Asian cuisine.

But this is something pretty special: Afghan cuisine. It's kind of a cross between Persian/Middle Eastern and South Asian food. And Kabul does it well. Be sure to check it out.

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When I used to eat meat, I loved this place. Their lamb is the best, and I especially enjoyed the Qabilli Pallaw which is lamb, rice, carrots and raisins. I imagine they hav a few vegetarian items as well.

They have a sister restaurant in Old Town Pasadena called Azeen's.

PROS: Unique cuisine
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★★★★☆

When I used to eat meat, I loved this place. Their lamb is the best, and I especially enjoyed the Qabilli Pallaw which is lamb, rice, carrots and raisins. I imagine they hav a few vegetarian items as well.

They have a sister restaurant in Old Town Pasadena called Azeen's.

PROS: Unique cuisine
CONS:

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I went to Kabul last week and enjoyed a wonderful meal. We started off with the mantu dumplings which were filled with ground lamb and topped off with a heavy curry, yogurt, and mint sauce. I found this dish to be decent; however, the curry was too thick to enjoy the taste of the meat. Then, I tried a dish which contained chicken cooked in a tomato sauce served with pallaw. I found the dish to be too bland. It went well with chutney. I also tried the chicken and lamb kabobs. They were exquisite. They are served with delicious Afghan bread and pallaw. I highly reccomend selecting the combination kabob of lamb and chicken. Kabul is also good for get-togethers in that it has a peaceful ambience, great service, and enough table space. I would reccomend making reservations.

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★★★★★

I went to Kabul last week and enjoyed a wonderful meal. We started off with the mantu dumplings which were filled with ground lamb and topped off with a heavy curry, yogurt, and mint sauce. I found this dish to be decent; however, the curry was too thick to enjoy the taste of the meat. Then, I tried a dish which contained chicken cooked in a tomato sauce served with pallaw. I found the dish to be too bland. It went well with chutney. I also tried the chicken and lamb kabobs. They were exquisite. They are served with delicious Afghan bread and pallaw. I highly reccomend selecting the combination kabob of lamb and chicken. Kabul is also good for get-togethers in that it has a peaceful ambience, great service, and enough table space. I would reccomend making reservations.

Pros: kabobs, Bread, Pallaw, Inexpensive, Service

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This is probably the best middle-eastern restaurant in the Bay Area. The atmosphere is amazing, and the food! Ahhh! Try Mater Challow or Bandenjan Challow - or, if you're more conservative, Combination Kabob. You've never had anything like that before! In the last two years, it hasn't been a week when I haven't been to this place - it is absolutely the best.
Great for corporate events!
P.S. Make reservations for even a 2 person lunch - wait time can be as high as 40 minutes. It's popular :-)

2
★★★★★

This is probably the best middle-eastern restaurant in the Bay Area. The atmosphere is amazing, and the food! Ahhh! Try Mater Challow or Bandenjan Challow - or, if you're more conservative, Combination Kabob. You've never had anything like that before! In the last two years, it hasn't been a week when I haven't been to this place - it is absolutely the best.
Great for corporate events!
P.S. Make reservations for even a 2 person lunch - wait time can be as high as 40 minutes. It's popular :-)

Pros: Inexpensive, Atmoshpere

 

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