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About Kabul House

Kabul House offers a taste of appetizing Afghan dishes that have existed in the history of Afghanistan for thousands of years. Our restaurant emphasizes high quality Afghan food, as if prepared from the fingers of any Afghan mother. Our extensive full course menu includes lamb, seafood, beef & chicken dishes as well as vegetarian specialties that include pumpkin, eggplant, spinach & other fresh vegetable options. Our menu hosts a large variety of selections fit for anyone, from vegetarians to meat lovers alike. In most of our recipes, a limited amount of fresh spices & seasonings are used to season the dish in order to create a sensational taste that is not too overwhelming. This makes our Afghan cuisine very enjoyable for anyone & everyone. The atmosphere we provide for our patrons is one of which would be produced in our homes, relaxing, invitingly warm & unforgettable. We could go on & on claiming how exquisite our foods are, but we invite you to come & taste for yourself.

2424 Dempster St
Evanston, IL 60202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Afghan, Vegetarian, Indian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 674-3830

Website:
http://www.kabulhouse.com/

Additional:
Takeout

Kabul House Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was good but I think it's a bit over price

Tags: Casual, Vegan, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We love ethnic dining, a highlight of the restaurant scene in the Chicago area. Kabel House was a stunning example. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

They seated us right near the serving counter, thus it was hot and the servers would keep coming behind us to take xtra plates etc which was pretty disturbing.
There was also a leak from the ceiling behind us. Ideally they should have closed off that section but they made us sit there which I was not happy about.
I love the restaurant and the food otherwise!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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food4
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

This restaurant was amazing when it was in a strip mall on Dempster. After a move to downtown Skokie they expanded back to Evanston into the former "Chicken and Waffles" restaurant. It has amazing food- the rice so well spiced, the varied meats tender, the salads and hummos and Afgan bread amazing. My favorite is the dumplings- order 2!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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food5
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Terrible service we were there for at least an hour and a half and our food was not served. It took 40 minutes for the waiter to take out main order and that was after we complained. As we were leaving an hour and a half after we arrived our main enter was not ready and were told that it will be another 10 minutes for it to be ready. At this point we had no patience for this place. Not coming back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Overall I'd give Kabul House 5 out of 5 stars. Why? Because of the tasty food, friendly service, and reasonable prices.

Firs, the food is amazingly flavorful. Familiar (like Greek or Middle Eastern food), but distinct and unique.

Second, the service is friendly and professional. From the host at the door to our waiter Dusan who took such great care of us that I'm sure to come back!

Third, it's a reasonable price for the huge portions and classy atmosphere.

All in all, a great time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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food5
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service5
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Amazing food at Kabul House with reasonable prices. The staff was very friendly and helped with recommendations.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Authentic, Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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food5
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We had a great dinner experience at Kabul House. The new restaurant is beautiful! Food is delicious and authentic. Our server was great as well. I would totally recommend it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We had a large party or adults, kids, meat eaters and veggies. Something for everyone, served graciously.

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food5
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service4

 
·Dined on July 24, 2017

We wanted to try something different. We read the reviews and decided to give it a try. It was a wonderful way to end our stay in Chicago! Our server was very friendly, and informative, about the food and gave great suggestions. Portions were big...we wished we could have brought our leftovers back with us during our traveling! Definitely recommend this place on Dempster!

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Healthy, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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food5
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service4
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

It is very nice place. They have friendly stuff and very good food. We ordered vegetables , chicken, lamb and all was very testy!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Excellent food and great service. Some menus have changed since they relocated. But overall great. Reservation recommended.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Great food and friendly service. I love this place.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Beautiful presentation, delicious flavors and lovely atmosphere. The new restaurant location creates an atmosphere that makes you feel like you are eating outside on a pretty patio when, in reality, you are indoors. Our server was very informative, helpful and even comedic! Highly recommend this place for a more unique dining experience. We will definitely be coming back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 23, 2017

This was my first visit to Kabel House. The menu was completely unfamiliar. The waiter was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. We were a party o 7 and ordered 5 different entres. Everything was delicious.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2017

Great food, quick service, great value

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2016

We love Kabul House which serves traditional Afghan cuisine. It's a real go-to restaurant. The food is delicious and so different from the multitudinous Middle Eastern options. Our grandchildren insist on going there whenever they visit from out of town. Be sure to try the aushak, mantoo and the pumpkin dishes. BYO - can't beat it.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Outstanding Value
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 20, 2016

Great place for Afghan food. Everything is good and interesting.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 12, 2015

I absolutely loved this place. Absolutely everything was the best thing I've ever tasted. The vegetarian platter was to die for and the chicken kabob really is the best chicken you will ever eat. To top it all off, the hospitality is second to none and well above what I would expect out of a restaurant. I felt like I was in a friend's house eating their mother's cooking. Truly outstanding. I wish I lived in the area, I would eat here every week!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 16, 2015

I know I speak for all six of us who dined here when I say Kabul House would rate as one of our Top Ten restaurants. Service was prompt and friendly. All of our questions about ingredients were answered plus we learned about new, interesting spices. Servings were generous. Food was delicious! For six of us, we ordered three each of appetizers, entrees, and desserts and shared family-style. Perfect! No alcohol, but it wasn't missed with all the wonderful flavors exciting our palettes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 7, 2015

Every bite at Kabul House was a delightful surprise. Such distinct flavors. The wait staff took the time to describe each dish which was helpful as we had never had Afghani food before. Kabul House will be our must-go-to spot whenever we're in the area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 6, 2015

Very welcoming, modern space. Food is very tasty, interesting combinations of flavors. Lamb was very tender.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 30, 2015

Kabul House provided me with one of the best dinners I have had in the Skokie area. Amazing options for vegetarians and meat lovers. I can not emphasize enough the outstanding quality of the food. Reasonably priced, and it is BYOB., with a cork fee of only $2/person. I will definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 15, 2015

My husband and I live in the city but this restaurant is worth the drive to Skokie. The food is some of the best I've ever had. Love it and looking forward to coming back soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 4, 2014

If you are a fan of Indian food and Middle Eastern cuisine, Afghani food should be on your list, and Kabul House does it very well. The ingredients and spices meld these together as seamlessly as the geography does. Food is tasty and freshly prepared, and the service is friendly and helpful. Vegetarian choices are available and quite delicious, especially the soups. Give them a try.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 19, 2014

The service was top notch, everyone was friendly and helpful. The food was good as well. The only negative, and I realize this is completely subjective, is that I found the food to be on the salty side.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2013

A sparse decor, that looks like an old fast food set up. That aside the food was very tasty, served hot. It was somewhat of a wait between ordering and getting the entrée. The portions are a good size and the prices are very reasonable. Overall Very Good!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2013

The service us very slow, so be careful if you are in a rush or sth. Food us decent, recently increased price, but overall reasonable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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