Afghan Kebab House II
Afghan Kebab House II

Afghan Kebab House II

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: 2125172776
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:
    Monday - Sunday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Dinner:
    Monday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Sunday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Afghan
  • Executive Chef: Izmir Rouzyi
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Delivery, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We can provide catering for parties up to 50 people. Call us for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 71st
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Afghan Kebab House II
Welcome to Afghan Kebab House!

Afghan Kebab House has consistently provided delicious and traditional Afghan food for over 20 years in the Upper East Side. Given that we are a neighborhood mainstay, our guests will always feel welcome and our staff will accommodate any of your dining needs.

Our chef, Izmar Rouzyi has been cooking mouth watering kebabs and other traditional Afghan dishes throughout the years, since the restaurant first opened. Please join us for an unforgettable meal. We will make sure you leave full, happy and satisfied!
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Afghan Kebab House II reviews from OpenTable diners
4 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
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  • Expensive Portions
    NYCCakesy
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I booked this restaurant because we were looking for some afghani food in the upper east side. We would frequent the location in Astoria, but when we moved to the city the commute was too much. We loved the food there. And thought we would expect the same for the location in the city. Here are a few issues we had with the place. 1. The prices listed on the open table menu are not the same as when you go and dine in the restaurant. You would expect it to be more expensive since you are in the city, but the these are a little ridiculous. 2. The beef is very dry and bland but the lamb is a good choice. However, for the money, the portions are extremely small.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 14 reviews are from the Afghan Kebab House II reviews archive.
  • Friendly local BYOB
    BougivalVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The Afghan owner was friendly and very welcoming. They made great home made sauces. The food was good and the ambience was pleasant.
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  • Good Food at Afghan Kebab Ho
    HelloVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We enjoyed the vegetarian dishes and the fact that the restaurant is a short distance from where we live, makes it a convenient place to enjoy a meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok but not great!
    Kamsme
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    The restaurant ambiance is nice but small. Now here is my honest opinion of the food. I tried Afghani food before and I can definitely say that this was no way closer to what the authentic Afghani food is. However, it was good to satisfy the hungry buds. My partner and I both agreed that the meat was very tough to chew and didn't seem it was freshly made. The service was ok. The waiting staff didn't even bother to check with us, not even once, if there was something we needed or to hear our opinion. Hence, a bad service! Many people have exaggerated the reviews for this restaurant or maybe we went here on a wrong time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
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  • You will never be disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    This is absolutely my favorite resturant and we have been coming here for years (since I was a child). It's an intimate resturant that I have recommended to so many people of all nationalites and they have loved it every time. You come once you will surely return. The owner is a great man, friendly, accommodating and just an all around hard worker. Our favorites on the menu are sambosa, pumpkin turnovers, and the meat dumplings. Entree favorites is the chicken breast kebab or combo kebab. Don't forget to ask for the extra secret white sauce. Portions are great, FLAVORS are packed in every bite and save room for their Firni dessert. I assure you anyone trying for the first time will love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family run restaurant for
    XOXO
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Family run restaurant for locals, but not for foodies. Rice was well prepared but the vegetarian items we chose were variable. Cannot comment on the meat dishes. We did not have any of the appetizers or dessert as the restaurant requires each diner to order an entree because it is small. The entrees were enough for us. The service was excellent and the restaurant has a pleasant atmosphere and was good for conversation though not all the tables were occupied while we were there. Price is certainly reasonable.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delicious
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Have been eating here for 25 years and always want to come back. Samosas and Bolanee potato or pumpkin are great to start. Chicken kebab is my fave, though lamb kebab, lamb shank and pumpkin entrees are good as well. Love their salad dressing. BYOB is nice as well.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food and gracious service
    JanineSVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    We had a wonderful expereince here. The food was delicious and the service (by the owner) was attentive but not too much so. We ordered three different lamb dishes and had a hard time choosing a favorite! Remember to bring your own wine. We found that a Gewurztraminer paired very well with most of the dishes.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love to order takeout from
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Love to order takeout from here or bring a bottle of wine to share with my wife. This time a friend joined us and the food was delicious as always.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Staff extremely nice, food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Staff extremely nice, food delicious, and ambience great. It did take a long time to get our food, so bring an extra bottle of wine to open while waiting. Overall, it was great!
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    neighborhood gem
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  • very good kebabs and friendly
    Red1
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    very good kebabs and friendly neighborhood atmosphere. We went on a Saturday night and needed a reservation.....popular place, reasonable prices, bring your own bottle.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet spot, great food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    Great food and great service. BYOB aspect is certainly nice. Very quiet spot. Nothing trendy and I wouldn't necessarily go for the atmosphere, but very clean, and the food really is fantastic!
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  • Great food, excellent service,
    LCMKVIP
    Dined on 1/2/2013
    Great food, excellent service, wonderful menu, quiet
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Always Perfect, and Inexpensive
    Pfd1234VIP
    Dined on 12/9/2012
    Perfect for over twenty years. Real food perfectly prepared. BYOB if you want to imbibe, otherwise no worries at this dependable Eastsider, where charcoal still rules in the grilling dept.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had paid with a prepaid
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/15/2012
    I had paid with a prepaid rebate credit card. Next day, I found out that they automatically included 20% gratuity without me knowing or signing for it. The rebate credit card company said it happens. So I ended up paying 35% gratuity, of which 20% of it they did not tell me about when I was signing the bill!!!!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet