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Kabul Afghanistan Restaurant

540 State St, Madison, WI 53703-1011
+1 608-256-6322
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“lamb” (18 reviews)
“soup” (24 reviews)
“flatbread” (10 reviews)
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11:00 - 22:00All hours
Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
540 State St, Madison, WI 53703-1011
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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

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
Reviewed 26 March 2017 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
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...More

Thank SoDakKid
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...More

Thank Zachary M
Reviewed 14 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
Reviewed 7 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...More

Thank savory-toothed-tiger
Reviewed 6 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...More

Thank wishaas
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...More

Thank rickleed
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...More

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, 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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