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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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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 sauce to cool it down. It didn't. My dinner companions thought their meals just didn't... More 

Thank AlanKWi
Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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572 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 you're looking for something different in Madison, this is one of those places. Delicious.

Thank JesseWhite
Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Murdo, South Dakota
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 quickly and was good. However I did run across a few hard pieces of couscous... More 

Thank SoDakKid
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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 Kabul.

Thank Zachary M
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269 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
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
Barneveld, Wisconsin
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 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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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

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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196 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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 

Thank rickleed
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, 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?