Afghan Kitchen South Surrey

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272 reviews
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Afghan
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  • Authentic
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Neighbourhood Gem
*Please call us for large group reservations*

Afghan Kitchen is the manifestation of a young boy’s dream. He roamed the streets of Kabul in his sandals and saw how hard his family worked to sustain themselves. In the times of war, they moved to different neighbouring countries until they finally came to Canada.

Afghan Kitchen presents you the vision of the young boy’s very own restaurant since he was six years old. Every corner of Afghan Kitchen is thoughtfully curated. Every dish uses mum’s recipe.

This is a family-owned and -run business that reflects the best of Afghan roots, traditions, and values. Afghan Kitchen is the taste of home.
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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is hands-down one of our most favourite restaurants! The service is excellent and the food is so good! We will continue to be regulars here! Thanks to Tisha for their awesome hospitality and wonderful food.

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JP
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service right from the start. Food was tasty and beautifully displayed! And the ‘bowl’ refreshment was unbelievable! We will be back again with even more friends to experience the Afghan Kitchen!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food! Friendly knowledgeable servers. I’d go back in a heartbeat!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, exceptional service. We always have a fantastic experience at Afghan Kitchen.

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AS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant! Love the food and service 😀

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JM
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food.. large portions.. enough for lunch the next day. Lovely touch to have a yummy dessert to celebrate my nieces birthday! Very attentive service, and I love the option to eat on cushions on the floor.

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z
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was excellent, my only negative was the plates were cold therefore food was cold. Easy to correct. A busy and noisy atmosphere, so not for a quiet romantic evening

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RH
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Being our second time in less than three weeks is remarkable unto itself. Previous to attending Afghan kitchen we had never experienced Afghan food. We’re hooked! Service was what service should be, completely attentive to our personal needs and wants. That’s not to say we were the only people there, it’s just to say we were made to feel that way. The Bolani is an ABSOLUTE must, I’d go there just for two orders of that. My wife is addicted to the Lamb shank, and she generally is not a fan of ethnic cuisine. I prefer the cumin rice, but certainly can appreciate the Afghan rice as well. We look forward to trying almost everything on the menu, if the 10 things we’ve tried amongst us is any indication we really can’t go wrong.
Thank You Thank You to all the staff at Afghan Kitchen for awakening our taste buds

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N
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was unbelievable and the service was excellent. I cannot wait to go back.

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OT
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service, food and all staff encountered extremely accommodating and professional. Noise level quite loud making table conversation at times difficult .... will certainly go back as the food is wonderful !

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great dinner

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food was really tasty and flavoursome. The service was excellent, with the waiter providing us background info about both the food and the restaurant. He was attentive but not in a hassling way, and we felt relaxed and able to enjoy our food and drink without being rushed in any way.

If you go, make sure to leave room as the servings are plentiful. We probably came home with half of each course - which was great for Sunday lunch ;)

Another telltale sign for a well run restaurant is the washroom. These were clean and well looked after :)

They now have an outside patio which would be nice in the summer, although due to location it means that you would be only a few feet from cars in the car park.

Overall, it was a great meal and experience, and I would recommend for both regular dining and a special meal.

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SB
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love the fact that the servers actually treat you as their own guests and not just customers. Our server made sure that we had everything we needed. As always my visit was wonderful and my friend from India love the hospitality. Thank you

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SB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Nice place, but a bit too bright inside especially during the summer months. Would be nice if they had some curtains, especially in the floor seating area. Would create a more authentic experience.

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N
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My first time here and won't be the last. Had a great lunch! Nice ambience, good service, delicious food and great value! I recommend this restaurant!

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M
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Afghan Kitchen always has great food and great service. The waitstaff is friendly and excellent, always available to answer questions or make recommendations on the menu.

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DM
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been in 5 times and every time we are in we are more impressed. They really know how to take care of you. Recommend this to anyone that loves fantastic food and ambience.

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SM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Split the veggie platter for 2 with a non-veggie and we almost finished it! Amazing food, beautiful decor, great service. Went on father's day so was quite busy and louder than usual, but service was still quick. Very authentic experience. Server gave me tea recommendations "as an Afghan myself".

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S
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Beautiful ambience, food is tasty and the service is fast.

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JC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. All dishes were authentic and very tasty. Really generous food portions...almost all of us had to take something home. We did not leave hungry! We were there on a Saturday night and it was full and lively. They even had a belly-dance to entertain us."

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JB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Food was fabulous as always. They keep your left overs in the kitchen until you pay and this time they didn't bring them out so we ended up leaving without them. Was a waste as I had only eaten about a third of my meal... They also had a belly dancer which I had never seen before. Music was turned up quite loud so was difficult to have any conversation.

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o
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was delicious!!

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SB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistantly fantastic food and wonderful service. We've been to Afghan Kitchen at least four times and each time we think that it can't possibly be as good as it was the last time and yet it's even better. The 'From the Field" platter is so delicious and incredible value especially if you go during happy hour. Even though I'm always stuffed, I always have room for Mom's cake for dessert. It's so yummy that I can't possibly leave without eating it. The family that runs this business are so charming. They make sure everything is perfect. This is one of my favourite restaurants. For service, it's hands down my favourite.

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AM
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, AK is always a pleasure. Whether you’re going for a quick bite or a special occasion, AK is always 110% ready to make your time with them memorable. The food speaks for itself - the beautiful presentation, flavours, portion sizes - but it’s also the staff and the ambience that adds to it all. AK is by far the best value for genuinely good quality food around. Thank you AK for your dedication!

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CP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place was amazing!! Delicious food and fabulous ambience! Service was A+!! Highly recommended! Can’t wait to come back here :)

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RM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love that this restaurant has vegan options that are delicious and wholesome.

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S
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, very friendly staff and nice restaurant layout

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l
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We shared the chicken korma and vegetable dumplings, along with delicious Afghan rice. Portions are generous with the perfect balance of delicate spicing. The rosewater ice cream was the perfect ending to a wonderful meal. Atmosphere and service was also excellent.

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M
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Hadn’t been there since they changed the layout. Works much better. We don’t usually eat something from the whole menu when we dine out, but there were 5 of us(out of town guests) and we shared. Everything was so delicious and authentic. Fresh made to order. Staff were pleasant and informative.
I would like to keep this gem to myself, but if you haven’t been there you should. Very yummy, favourable but not spicy.

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T
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Third visit and as good as ever. Food wonderful, sharing platters fun. Platters are huge. Service personable, prompt and friendly. One of my favourite places now.

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L
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was good to excellent. The dumplings filled with leeks were unique. The eggplant was excellent.
But what made this restaurant was the service. The young woman who served us was the most attentive server I have ever had I think. We were standing outside waiting for our friends before opening time and she came and invited us in. She was joined by other young women who were also delightful.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing!!
Great food & great service!

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e
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My mother, grandmother and myself went to the Afghan Kitchen for mother’s day and we had a lovely time. Very attentive and friendly service, really great selection of vegetarian food as my mother is vegetarian, and the sharing platter portions are quite generous. We loved everything we tried, the food was delicious. Thank you for a special lunch.

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SO
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We celebrated Mother's Day lunch there with babes to Grandma! Very relaxed atmosphere, excellent food and service. We will be back to try more dishes. Loved it!!

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JB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food fabulous as always and the servers are extremely friendly and polite. Would recommend to everyone!

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NM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food! Great service! Large portion sizes! Good vegetarian and vegan options.

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LS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Second time - food still fabulous but service lacking. We were a party of six on Sunday evening. The restaurant was quite busy (a good thing, because we'd like to see Afghan Kitchen do well and stick around). Server took our orders but omitted my husband. We had to flag someone down to get his order placed.
When we decided against ordering dessert, we should have been asked if we wanted the bill. Instead, we waited a long time to get anyone's attention and finally got our bill. Then we're waited a long time to pay the bill - apparently there was only one machine working.
We really love the food here which will prompt us to return. Just hope the service is better next time.

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DG
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

New experience in food. We will probably visit again.

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ML
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Server was super friendly and made good suggestions. Food is always delicious and presented beautifully.

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OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time dining here and had an amazing experience. The service and ambience was excellent and the food was wonderful. Pack ton of flavour and the lamb shank was tender and soft. A must try is the ice cream dessert with an Afghan twist. I would most definitely visit again. Great value for food portions, taste and overall ambience and service. 5/5.

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