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Kabul Afghanistan Restaurant

540 State St, Madison, WI 53703-1011
+1 608-256-6322
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“lamb” (21 reviews)
“soup” (26 reviews)
“rice” (15 reviews)
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Middle Eastern, Afghani, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
540 State St, Madison, WI 53703-1011
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

Everything on the menu is enticing and absolutely delicious. They have an extensive vegetarian selection, and many items that are full of flavor but still very healthy. The salad that comes with every entree has the most wonderful salad dressing - very different than anything...More

Thank Ktmac37
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Very good lamb. Soup is wonderful. Hummus appetizer was great. I would definitely go back to try other items on the menu , especially one of the curries.

Thank Susan F
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

The Kabul restaurant is right at the heart of state street where plenty of bars and restaurants are. Since I'd never been to an Afghani restaurant before I decided to have a go. The restaurant was on the second floor. There was a low Afghani...More

Thank Ardy G
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Definitely, yes! Eat here! We were visiting Madison mid-week and wanted a healthier choice for dining at a moderate cost. And, we wanted to eat on State Street. We love Middle Eastern cuisine and found Kabul on Trip Advisor. We walked up to the door...More

Thank TAO5060
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I had the appetizer platter -- baba ghanooj, hummus, tabouli, sabosas. The baba ghannooj was about the best ever, and the other stuff was very good. Staff was very relaxed. Liked the atmosphere.

Thank midwesterner5
Reviewed 16 August 2017

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

1  Thank MichiganBanjoMan
Reviewed 31 July 2017

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 28 July 2017

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

1  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

1  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
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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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