I ate here 12 April 2005, and was mildly disappointed.
Pizza does not use authentic mozzeralla cheese, wait staff seem lost and dazed, the atmosphere is too smoky, both fromthe pizza oven and from cigarettes, too much noise.
This place would have not been so crowded, except that the Elbow Room, that mainstay of the international community, was taken of the 'safe restaurant' list - so people don't stop going out, they just find another place. Once Elbow Room gets back on the list, this place will drop in popularity because the food is not sooo great to keep people coming back.
On the plus side, they do have a big space, so large groups are welcome.
Favorite Dish: I am not sure what is sooo Croatian about this restaurant. The wine is from Italy, the packaged cake deserts are from Germany, the waitress was from Georgia (old USSR).
The presentation of the vegetable salad was the best.
They tend to serve everything all at once.
Multi Cuisine restaurant, serving authentic india-chinese-thai food.
Free Home Delivery
Open for lunch 11:00 to 15:00
Open for dinner 19:00 to 23:00
Favorite Dish: Daal
Biryani with Chicken
Crispy fried Spinach
Originally meant to be a simple pub, a recent change in the management changed it into the best pizza place in Kabul. Only few types (margherita, ham, mushrooms, diavola, tuna), but I don't think you can find anything better. And hey, I'm Italian, trust me!
A nice garden, courtesy, fast service, and good prices. Definitely a "must go"!
Favorite Dish: Pizza, of course. But avoid the tuna, unfortunately good fish in Kabul is still a myth...
They also have lasagna on their menu, but I never had the chance to taste it.
Very nice place. The ambience is quite comfortable, western-style, and the food is VERY good. They have a wonderful lasagna with what appears to be REAL mozzarella. Unfortunately it's extremely expensive (the lasagna is 16$, a bottle of beer is 4$). But it's worth once in a while.
The service is good unless there are too many people.
The Anaar offers a wonderful, warm dining experience. It’s located down a lantern-lit alleyway. The restaurant reception and dining-rooms are hung with beautiful Afghan carpets. In fact all the décor is local. A magnificent, carved wooden doorframe in the far restaurant room is a fantastic work of art. In this room, diners can sprawl on Afghan cushions and eat from low-level tables, but elsewhere there is seating and at the far end of the seated dining-room there is a vast fireplace. The cuisine is described as Indian, Chinese and Thai. Indeed the restaurant is co-owned by an Indian and Afghan who have brought their culinary experiences to play here very successfully. place is open for lunch 11.00–15.00 and for dinner 19.00–23.00.
Favorite Dish: The spinach and potato (fired) is a good vegetarian dish.
This is a pretty pricy place to have lunch or dinner in Kabul, but some rich Afghans and foreigners go here. They serve Italian food (pizza & pasta) as well as some Afghan dishes (which are much cheaper). They have vegetarian pizzas and one or two pasta dishes as well as a deceant salad bar.
Now almost everything is available in Kabul. At a price. Everything imported cost a fortune. At least for Afghans. Indian, Thai and Chinese food now compete with the traditional Afghan food. You choose what is more interesting and which environment is suitable for you.
This is one of the few places in Afghanistan where you can find vegetarian food.
Delhi Darbar has now also opened in Mazar-e Sharif.
Favorite Dish: Anything vegetarian.
Yea, this place was somewhat disappointing, and I did get sick the next day (though my friend who ate there didn't). So, you can order pizza or burgers (or Kebabs, of course),and I noticed another guy had ordered a beer.
It was a nice change from Kebabs
Favorite Dish: The Chicken Burger I had was not so great, and my friends double cheeseburger didn't look much better. But, the fries were soggy!!
Avoid the bottled Coke of Kabul street vendors. The picture is a soft drink stall in the busy market. The price is much more cheaper than in Pakistan, only 5 Afghanis, but you'd better not bother on buying it. The Coke in the bottles was'nt real at all (we did not know this at the time). Often we'd see it bottled elsewhere in Fanta or Sprite bottles, and the Coke was very flat even though sealed with a proper cap. We since discovered that the Coke is made locally with their own Soda. So probably using local water. The Coca Cola plant in Kabul was shut down many years ago and is an empty building. The guy in the middle was very interested at me, and wanted to take me home for less than savioury purposes. It's just one among of my numerous sexual harrassment experiences in Afghanistan.
Kabul Ice Cream??? Nobody will think about it when it comes to food of Afghanistan. But believe me, Kabul Ice Cream is among the best handmade manual ice cream i have ever eaten. The ice cream has taste of khawa and ginger, and it's superb for Kabul's hot and dry summer. It costs 15 Afghanis - 30 Afghanis, according to the size. The sellers are usually very friendly, and you can watch the expressions of Afghans enjoying Indian VCDs while eating the ice cream.
We enjoyed many times going to this place for creamy fresh ice cream. Probably extremely unhygenic but very tasty. The man in the picture would rotate the pot constantly on top of the ice to make the ice cream and keep it cold.
Favorite Dish: Ice cream, ice cream, and ONLY ice cream
Sick to death of the same old Kebab, Dirty Nan,or Afghani Pullao?
Want a change of taste, but dont want to head down to Shar-e-Now?
Dont want to spend absurd amounts of money on Chinese or Italian food?
Then if you're in the area of Jamil, Spinzar, or Zarnegar hotels, at lunch time try out the following place.
I highly reccomend it for your moral while in Kabul at least.
Find the big telecommunications building (the big one you see from any room in Zarnegar)
The building is apparently caleld "Mukhabrat" , and the cafe "Klop" .It's on the 2nd floor, and straight ahead once you've walked up the stairs. Farsi script sign.
It appears to only be open from the morning up to 4:00pm ish.
But for lunch you can get a change of taste for the following prices.
Af70 - Chicken with Chips (french fries) and onions/tomatoes/Nan bread
(the above is a meal in itself and enough for most)
Af10 - Extra plate of Chips and tomato/onion
Af10 - Chicken Soup - (Very popular. Peppery with actual chunks of chicken)
Af50 - Iced 1.5ltr bottle of Pepsi (and i mean iced....wonderful in this heat)
And of course, they serve the standard Mutton Pullao's also if you wish,cheaply.
Basically, i only found out about this place because when my Indonesian embassy was helping me out with his Pakistani visa, the consulate working there took me here for lunch (now that is what i call an embassy). It's apparently famous for being cheap but very clean compared to the street places. Again, its not signposted really. The building is largely empty. So it's just on the 2nd floor and straight ahead (you'll see the tables and chairs). Or just keep asking for "Mukhabrat Kloob". Our experience is that the earlier you go , the more chance you have of getting chicken. The Chicken soup is always available up until 2:00pm ish, but actual chicken wings go quickly. So its best to arrive about 11:30am till 12:30 to make sure you get chicken and that the chips will be hot and fresh. Happy dining if you're getting bored.