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Posted by Anonymous on 01/28/2011
I was outraged to read the negative reviews of the food and service at this restaurant. I have been eating here for years and even though I have moved out of the city, I consider it a "go to" choice whenever I am going into town. Service has always been prompt; we often go there before the Arden or other nearby theaters or events and have always had adequate time to get to the show. The food is delicious and different, not the same old fare. I happen to be a lamb fan so possibly I am biased, but I have tasted a variety of the dishes and enjoyed them all. The portions are HUGE so I ALWAYS have lunch the next day so It is a good value as well as a timesaver! My favorites are the pumpkin appetizer and the lamb under heaps of rice with carrots, nuts, and raisins-sweet and savory at the same time. I am wheat intolerant and love that I have a variety of choices, since most accompaniments are rice. Go see for yourself, it is an excellent restaurant.
Posted by EasyE on 04/02/2009
The food is delicious with an ethnic spin on some items, heavier on some others but all very delicious and highly reccomended. Have been there at least 10 times, have taken dates, parents, and boss there. The service is great and it is white cloth. Go, enjoy!
Posted by night al on 07/26/2008
I'll start with the good: the appetizers, especially the sambosa, were excellent. Now for the bad, which was everything else: the atmosphere is stark and poorly lit and the stained drop ceilings above diners' heads make everything feel unclean. The service, while prompt, was rude. (They removed my plate without asking whether I was done.) The afghan bread was burned. The dal entree I ordered was criminally small with only a smattering of rice to tide me over. The $15 they ask for this plain entree is insulting. Not recommended.
Posted by 2 Philly girls on 04/29/2008
We went out for dinner around rush hour, and we had excellent service. They were very friendly and always there to refill or make sure we were taken care of during the meal. The food was delicious! We asked for it to be spicy, and it had a nice balance of spice with sweetness. Try the pumpkin with ground beef! The Turkish coffee is good as well. I will definitely go back! I only wish there was a location in South Philly.
Posted by PhillyFoodie on 10/15/2007
I had heard a lot of good things about this place and finally checked it out this weekend. Unfortunately, the service (poor) did not compare to the food (pretty good). We waited for 15 minutes before we were even given menus, then waited another 15 before someone finally greeted us. When food eventually came, mine was undercooked. I ordered the kofta kebab (gound beef meatballs, grilled). Even in the dim lighting, I could see that it was red, mushy, and hamburger-like inside. When I said something to the waiter, he did nothing. We had to speak up two more times before someone came around. Instead of apologizing, he grabbed the food and told me "We do not make it well done". When he brought the meat back, it was more than well done- it was charred. We had to ask four times for the check, and were turned off to even order dessert. We had to ask for the check four times. The rest of the food- stuffed grape leaves, stewed lamb- was good, but didn't make up for the service.
Posted by Wiscmaris on 03/04/2007
I have been coming to Kabul for over a decade and have never been disappointed. If you are a lamb lover this is the place for you, there are several amazing preparations to choose from. All of the kebabs, lamb or chicken, are succulent, and flavorful. Also there are wonderful vegatarian options, the Dal (lentils) is the most authentic you will find in Philly and the pumpkin with yogurt is fantastic! Every order comes with salad with the most amazing yogurt dressing! I have been trying to get the recipe for years! All of the appetizers are great, the steamed meat topped with yogurt and Aash soup are sensational. This is a great place for a date or for a family outing, and probably has the best value in the entire city! A must try!