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Kabul Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Lake Union
Afghani, Middle Eastern, Halal
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2301 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103-6905
+1 206-545-9000
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I really enjoyed the food and the hospitality of the owner. The staff was amazing...Totally recommend it.

Thank Abdolkarim D
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a recommendation and haven't been disappointed. The food is incredible - whether you like meat, veggies, or fish, this place impresses everyone! Been here a number of times and the quality is always there. We had our wedding reception here - informal and amazing!

Thank AWM85
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

The food represents authentic Afghan fare with its own unique blend of spices; extremely tasty and friendly staff!

Thank Anon00001
Lacey Wa
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Visited Kabul Afghan Restaurant in the Wallingford neighborhood for the 2nd time and was as delighted as the first time several years ago. Warm atmosphere, wonderful selection of dishes including vegetarian- all with exotic Afghan spices(not hot spicy but very subtle and unique)-a nice change from the ever present Indian spices. This local place has the warmth and hospitality you... More 

Thank VSL-11-11
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191 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We took a friend who had never had Afghani food. Between the 3 of us we had the eggplant, both vegetarian and with meat, and the Kabul pulau, which I can never resist. I had the cardamom tea. Everything was delicious as usual. Appreciated that the restaurant put sugar cubes on the side of the otherwise unsweetened tea so that... More 

Thank paokano
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

My husband sat in a wheelchair with a broken left leg and a broken right arm after a bicycle accident by the Burke Gilmore Trail. When I suggested getting dinner to go from a restaurant nearby, he perked up and immediately said, "Kabul." This Afghan restaurant is a consistent winner in Seattle's Wallingford neighborhood, where we stay for a period... More 

3 Thank Rumples
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Very friendly service, lovely food, nicely prepared and beautiful to look at. The eggplant was perfect. The rice not so much. Also, a little over the top price-wise. But. Firni, on the dessert menu, a creamy pudding flavored with cardamom, is NOT to be missed. The chocolate mousse is also top notch.

Thank KayRynerson
Seattle, Washington
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

The food here is amazing. Highly recommend-chicken, lamb, the special rice and side of eggplant. Also the cardamom black tea is very good. Everyone I have brought here or recommended it to has loved it as well.

Thank Kimberly M
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Had the chicken kabob with rice and it was superb! Chicken was expertly seasoned, moist and tender. Their baklava has some different spices from traditional but I personally found the change refreshing. Biggest challenge with eating here was finding parking since most nearby parking requires a special permit but the food is totally worth it.

Thank Jennifer L
Seattle, Washington
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

I have been here twice now and have recommended it to many others. The food is really good. I love the chicken, eggplant and rice. The cardamom black tea is great. The wine was also good as well as the dessert. Service was quick and attentive.

Thank Kimberly M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Afghani, Middle Eastern, Halal
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2301 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103-6905
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Lake Union
  • Neighbourhood: Lake Union
  • Phone Number: +1 206-545-9000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?