Seattle >Food & Dining > Kabul Afghan Cuisine
2301 N 45th St, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810347.661260 -122.331237
Mon. - Thu., Sun. 5pm - 9:30pm;Fri. - Sat. 5pm - 10pm
Neighborhoods: Wallingford, Lake Union
Not worth the money or time – I went to Kabul with five of my friends after reading the reviews on citysearch. It was thoroughly disappointing. All our entrees were really small and very bland. I ordered the Ashak (fresh pasta filled with scallions, leeks etc) and I finished it in 2 minutes and was left hungry and watching everyone else eat. The food is very pricey too. We ended up spending close to $125 for 6 people. Not worth it at all!!!
Good food but pricy – This is a good change from regular fried rice, pastas or pizza. The food is really good, although portions are small. Remeber to make a reservation, place is small ..and have seen people waiting for hours. And yeah it is very pricy :(
the eggplant is to die for... – ...and it is a MUST to try the eggplant dish that is topped with onions and ground beef. My mouth is watering just typing about it, although I should really be focused on concentrating on my Thanksgiving menu. The kebabs have great flavor, while the hummus appetizer is so very appetizing. Also, ensure that you have time to have some tea..it has a wonderful flare to it. You will not be let down by dining here.
It was a good experience – The atmopshere and music was pretty cool. I had never had afghan food before going here, so it was a nice experience. I thought that the food was ok...I guess it wasn't my thing, but I would definately recommend going to experience afghan food.
Indian and Mediterranean-influenced cuisine of Afghanistan is showcased beautifully at Seattle's only Afghan restaurant. – The Scene
Candles and white tablecloths set the mood, along with pictures of the Afghan capital adorning the walls. Be sure to engage the servers, who seem equally eager to talk about the menu as they are to discuss the pictures on the wall.
The food reflects the geography of the country, situated between India and the Middle East. Burta is a delicious, minty, eggplant-yogurt dip served with Afghan bread--more like a thin flour tortilla than Indian naan. Grilled meats are a specialty, including the tasty lamb kabob, served medium-rare and seasoned with garlic, saffron, coriander and lemon. Vegetarians have great options, like the badenjan borani--thinly sliced eggplant topped with yogurt-garlic sauce and dried mint. Smart diners save room for some ferni, a pudding flavored with cardamom, rosewater and pistachios--perfect with a pot of cardamom tea.
Highlight of Seattle dining – Of around 30 restaurants that I recently dined at in Seattle, Kabul is the one I long for most. We had the Kebab combination for two, substituting the lamb at the owner's advice (I definitely suggest you do this, as they put SO much effort into getting it perfect). As it was our first time and I was visiting the state, we were brought, at no charge, bolani to start, and they were incredible... the ash was also fantastic... everything was, in fact. We finished the meal with homemade pistachio-saffron ice cream that I've never had an equal to. The level of service and quality at Kabul was remarkable. The cardamom tea, btw, is also very good, though you have to wait a bit for it, as it is made fresh.
Little gem in Wallingford – After almost 2 years, I finally was back in town and had the pleasure to re-visit Kabul Afghan Cuisine. I had craved their appetizer 'Bolani' for a long time, and I was not disappointed. The crispy potatoe-turnover was as delicious as I remembered, followed by the famous lamb kabob, served with plenty of fragrant rice and salad. I have tried lamb at other places, but was always put off by the distinct lamb flavor. Not at 'Kabul'! Here you simply taste the perfect combination of exotic spices and very generously sized and tender cuts of meat. Even tough I was full, I couldn't resist to enjoy some mango icecream with my tea. A wonderful, one-of-a kind meal, reasonably priced, in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Hopefully, my company will continue to send me here on a regular basis
Not That Much For What You Pay – If you desire large portions ala Mediterranean Kitchen, you will be sorely disappointed (and hungry!) if you dine at Kabul. The food is good enough, kebabs are done well, ash soup is delicious and the eggplant is absolutely delicious it's just that the portions are rather small for what you pay.
As as example, a kebab dinner at Kabul means you get one skewer of whatever meat you select, not the usual two at most restaurants. The kebab dinner for two is ten dollars more than if you ordered the same two dinners separately and the only noticeable addition is the soup.
Afghan Food at its Finest – Every time I go to Kabul Afghan Cuisine, I am never disappointed. Even though I am only fourteen, I still have a great time there with my family and friends. The great tasting food is always consistent, the overall mood of the restaurant is calm and relaxing, and the service is the best I've ever seen. The waiters and waitresses are immediately seating you to a candlelighten table. The pictures of Afghanistan's beauty surround you and the lights are dimmed to create relaxing mood. The food comes quickly and the quality never lets you down. At the end of your day you are unwilling to leave. I wish I got this treatement at home.
Simply the best! – Afghan food is an amazing, and very delicious experience, and Kabul really brings it all together. I really can't think of anything negative to say. The food is really good, the service is friendly and helpful, and ambience (especially with the sitar player) is really good too. I also like all the blown-up photographs of Afghanistan too.
This is really a place worth trying.
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