Afghan Kabob Palace

400 Emmet St. N
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone: (434) 245-0095
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Price: $
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  • Hours
    Monday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Thursday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Friday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Saturday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Sunday: Closed
    Closed Sunday
  • Parking Availability Parking on Site
  • Meal Times Served Lunch, Dinner
  • Attire Casual
  • Banquet Facilities 20 - 50 People
  • Special Needs Booster/High Chairs, Wheelchair Access, Child Menu
  • Atmosphere Romantic, Family / Children
  • Reservation Information Not Required
  • Payment Methods Amex Discover Mastercard Visa


I am Mirahmad Mirzai, owner chef at Afghan Kabob Palace of Charlottesville. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I was born and raised in Kabulm, Afghanistan. We came to the United States in December of 1983 father decided it was best for the safety of our family. I started my first job as a dishwasher in a restaurant and worked my way up while I was a full time high school student. After graduating from high school, I went to college and majored in Business Management. One year later, I found a spot to start a small business. With very little money and help from family in June, 1987, I opened my first restaurant, Ariana Afghan Kabob, in New York City at 787 9th Avenue New York, NY. With the assistance of my parents, the restaurant flourished. After the horrific tragedy of September 11, 2001, many businesses, including our restaurant, suffered. On March 2002, I sold Ariana to my uncle, who still owns it. I came to Charlottesville and opened an Afghan restaurant with a partner. Two years later, I decided to open the Afghan Kabob Palace to better serve the City of Charlottesville authentic Afghan food in an elegant and comfortable setting. Whether on a romantic date or a family fun night, the Afghan Kabob Palace offers just the right atmosphere and meals to suit just about anyone's taste. Our specialty is kabobs & vegetarian dishes. My personal favorite dish is the pumpkin curry. I'd love to know your favorite. Email me and let me know what I can do to improve your Afghan Kabob Palace experience. I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you in our restaurant very soon.

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Afghan Kabob Palace is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 471.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent, authentic Middle Eastern food served beautifully.
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well prepared food in a relaxing atmosphere.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible food, very friendly service, very efficient - plan to visit again
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Friendly and courteous staff. Nice size portion and very fresh and authentic tasting. Wonderful experience!
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great service and delicious food. We shared the dinner for two which exposed us to a variety of foods without breaking the bank.
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from no alcohol but byo wine is ok
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sent the certificate to my daughter - they loved it -was a repeat visit
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from At the Afghan Palace the food is always tasty and fresh, I especially love the butternut squash Kadu, and the lamb kabobs. The lunch buffet is also excellent. The prices are very reasonable.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Customer service was fast and friendly: the waiter filled our water several times and another waitress came to see if we were doing alright. The atmosphere also felt very luxurious yett welcoming at the same time. In addition, yhe price of the meal was a very good deal and I enjoyed the superior quality of my food. I ordered the Chicken Kabob while my party ordered the Lamb Kabob. Each dish was generously served with rice and bread.The whole dining experience was a very enjoyable one and I hope that it will become a favorite for many.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent service + food.
Date published: 2017-05-04
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Special Term(s): Minimum purchase of $20 at restaurant. Not valid for lunch specials or buffets.
Special Term(s): Minimum purchase of $50 at restaurant. Not valid for lunch specials or buffets.
Special Term(s): Minimum purchase of $30 at restaurant. Not valid for lunch specials or buffets.

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