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Afghan Kebab House

4.4
4.4
112 Reviews
$30 and under
Afghan
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!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Afghan

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (212) 517-2776

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Izmir Rouzyi

  • Catering

    We can provide catering for parties up to 50 people. Call us for details.

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    71st

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

What 112 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. PM

    PeterM

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great local spot! In biz for 40 years and owner still serves fresh cuts from local butchers. The sauces including the hot sauce are home made and amazing. We had two apps and two entrees and it was $68. It's BYOB with no corking fee. Great food at reasonable prices. Will come again for sure.
  2. ZG

    ZorG

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic and delicious!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and amazing experience
  4. SC

    StephenC

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best tasting lamb i have had
  5. KL

    KimberlyL

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, and the service was excellent.
  6. IJ

    IanJ

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Authentic Afghani food; flavorful, good portions at reasonable prices.
  7. KN

    KameshN

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Had dinner with my son. Kebabs were outstanding.
  8. PC

    PatriciaC

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our host could not have been more attentive and delightful. Great food! In era of Covid, we felt safe, with open doors and mild weather. Vaccine mandate is appreciated.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Restaurant was closed
  10. GJ

    GaryJ

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Early dinner outdoors. Very good food and attentive service.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    74 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    This was my first time dining in an Afghanistan restaurant. I had some dumplings with mint yogurt, topped with tasty ground meat ($8.00) as my appetizer, it was very enjoyable. For my main course I had the lightly salted lamb chops ($22). They were served well done (the waiter never asked how I wanted them cooked), and they were served lukewarm, while the vegetable on the same plate was the appropriate temperature. Those two facts made me wonder if the lamb chops were pre-cooked and reheated when I ordered them. If not, how does lamb chops come out well done and not hot, while the vegetable was?
  12. s

    susank

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is delicious! Service is great! BYOB ! Owner is lovely man! Will definitely go back!
  13. s

    susank

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is different and very tasty. Excellent value. Owner is attentive and very nice. BYOB which is very nice in Nyc.
  14. XA

    XimenaA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me encanta la comida del lugar, siempre que visito NY voy a comer ahí, lo recomiendo.
  15. N

    Nycgal

    New York Area

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Kebabs were moist and flavorful, the pumpkin samosas were delicious, and there is plentiful outdoor seating as well as very large doors that ventilate the indoor space. In these times when international travel isn’t happening, great to converse with the owner about Afghan life. We look forward to coming back.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place and excellent food. Kind and attentive safe. It was a great dinner.
  17. L

    Lois

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic neighborhood gem. The food is excellent and reasonably priced. Also, the owner is such a lovely man. I m never disappointed and love the fact that you byob (bring) your own wine)
  18. TK

    TK719

    New York Area

    461 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    461 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had been wanting to try Afghan Kebab House, and am glad that I finally did. The food is just amazing. I started with the mashed pumpkin samosas, were which fantastic. I then had the tandoori fish with rice and Afghan bread, which was also delicious. I finished with the chocolate cake, which was wonderful. The service was solid and the prices were cheap by NYC standards. The perfect place if you want to try something different and affordable.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We and those who know best love everything about Afghan Kebab. A somewhat hidden treasure. Food is always outstanding, as is atmosphere (indoor and out), along with exceptional value. Isman and all staff are fantastic. A forever favorite.
  20. UE

    UESDoc

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the absolute gems in this neighborhood. We have gone now 4 times and each time has been fantastic. The fried pumpkin turnovers/dumplings, scallion/beef dumplings with yogurt, fried beef dumplings, chicken tandoori, lamb kefta and naringe palau are all wonderful. Service is always polite and prompt. Plus byob with no corkage fee seals the deal.
  21. DM

    DrMills

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First dinner out in 5 months and it was perfection.
  22. g

    galvie

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was great, restaurant is very nice, with great parking options. Service was bad even though we were four people with reservations. The owner/main Manager was very nonchalant about timing and our general seating options, menu choices and ordering. I may come back because the good was pretty good, but will try another place first.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant, local and worth the trip if farther away. Food always delicious, prices so reasonable, atmosphere lovely, and the owner and service are fantastic. And don’t miss the surprising and amazing chocolate cake.
  24. K

    Kevin

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great value for delicious, authentic food. Excellent staff, atmosphere, and all around a wonderful experience every time.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and good people. What more can one ask!
  26. KL

    KimberlyL

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, service, atmosphere, and decor!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love eating here. Great food and a lot of character!
  28. C

    Christine

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    The chicken and lamb that we ordered was delicious, however we also opted for one of the vegetable plates which was underwhelming. Interestingly enough, the rice was a real stand out. Delicious. The menus are held together with duct tape, which was a little disconcerting, but the food was high-quality even though the vegetables were nothing much. The interior was quite charming but could use a little bit of love, just like the menus.
  29. EB

    EdwardB

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place with good food. They allow you to bring your own wine which results in it being a terrific value.
  30. DG

    DipG

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible. Food extremely sour. The service was poor. Will not return
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    The food was authentic and delicious, and it’s a BYO, which is an added bonus
  32. MS

    MSkol

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, great authentic Afghan food in a colorful environment. The owner/waiter/wise man is a delight. “Aushak” a must, either as appetizer or main course (or both!). Caution: BYOB (several places to buy within a block or two).
  33. H

    Hunter

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great place, and an amazing price. You can bring your own wine and have it uncorked here.
  34. B

    Bart

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The quality of the food was distinctly lower than on several previous visits. The chcken still had the skin on and the lamb was tough and chewy. he waiter did not ask if we wished to have any liquor, wine or beer. The interior is dated. The cup of Turkish Coffee was 1/2 full with coffee sediment. The Decaf coffee was very good. The baklava was fresh and well made and very tasty.
  35. v

    vera

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2019

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Restaurant was empty asked for a specific table he said it was reserved nobody sat there the entire time we were there. The person taking the order acted as if he was doing us a favor. It was quite an unpleasant experience will never go there again
  36. C

    Customer

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was good but the portions were very small, disappointing that I didnt even get full after ordering so much
  37. CE

    CarolE

    Key West

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful fresh tasty food with balanced spice. My vegetarian friend was satisfied. My carnivore husband enjoyed his plate. We brought our own win which was also a winner.
  38. CV

    CarolV

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    One of my standing old time favorites :) love that it’s byob
  39. B

    Babs

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Afghan house. Authentic food and delicious. Very affordable. It’s a one man show. It’s a BYOB. highly recommended.
  40. MA

    MrArman

    London

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2018

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Food was amazing. Had the grilled fish combo plus an eggplant in yoghurt side dish. Also started with their appetizers which were a pumpkin pastry and a chive dumpling. The dumpling was rather underwhelming and soggy. However the fish was the star of the meal and was succulent yet roasted with little charred bits that were full of flavor. But the service by the middle aged man who seems to be the owner was awful. He had an attitude, wouldn’t let me choose my seat/ table and was rather snarky. He later on started complaining about how bad American Express is and how one customer cheated him. Anyway, he has no idea about customer service and showing customers some respect. Definitely won’t be coming back here because of him in particular... unfortunately

FAQs

Afghan Kebab House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 517-2776.

Afghan Kebab House is rated 4.4 stars by 112 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Afghan Kebab House

1345 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10021

Additional information

  • Cross street

    71st

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • 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

  • Cuisines

    Afghan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Izmir Rouzyi

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (212) 517-2776

  • Catering

    We can provide catering for parties up to 50 people. Call us for details.

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