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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 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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84 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
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 

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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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
San Diego, California
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

The atmosphere in the Kabul Restaurant was calm and serene with photos of famous sites in Afghanistan and well placed seating areas. We began our meal with a lovely Washington Pino Grigio. We enjoyed bolani, a turnover made from potatoes and scallions with yogurt dip. The Ash soup had unique spices and interesting tastes of garbanzo and kidney beans. We... More 

Thank Beacon411
Atlanta, Georgia
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30 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

I went to Kabul while in Seattle visiting my son. We picked it because of our experience with Panjshir in Falls Church, VA. Kabul did not measure up. I order a fish dish that was truly horrid. I suppose I should have stuck with lamb but the fish was on the menu. The food was so spicy that it hurt... More 

Thank Wix S

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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
USD 30
Afghani, Middle Eastern, Halal
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?