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Afghan at the Wharf?

chaddict May 30, 2007 06:59 PM

OK, so I keep running into ads for an Afghan restaurant with "an award winning chef" located at the wharf. I *think* the name is Kabul. But various searches across many web sites is coming up blank (ok, I only tried for 20 minutes...). I think it's on Beach Street. Does ANYONE know what I am talking about? Is it any good? This is driving me nuts...

  1. rworange May 30, 2007 09:53 PM

    Kabul City Restaurant
    380 Beach St
    San Francisco, Ca 94113
    415-359-1400

    http://www.marga.org/food/blog/archives/003746.html

    Didn't want you to go nuts.

    Chronicle mention
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2007/05/09/FDGO6PMJ4C1.DTL&type=printable
    http://personalshopper2.sfgate.com/RO...

    So Helmund has competition, eh?

    1. Melanie Wong May 30, 2007 10:17 PM

      Haven't tried it yet?!? I haven't either. (g)

      When you asked me about it a couple weeks ago, I looked it up on the restaurant inspection site, and found out it's new.

      5 Replies
      1. re: Melanie Wong
        chaddict May 31, 2007 08:54 AM

        Alright, time for a chowdown...I'll figure out how many they can take and then post to the SF list.

        1. re: chaddict
          rworange May 31, 2007 09:07 AM

          I'd try it first. It seems from the ad that the five stars came from a defunct tv show review when the restaurant was in Upland, CA. This was a 2003 review. Yet that is the only reference to this joint on the entire web. The www is littered with the bones of long-closed restaurants ... yet this place ... nada. I have some warning bells ringing ... that .. and its located in Fisherman's Wharf ... not that there's anything wrong with the food in that area. I'm thinking the main reason they got the Chronicle mention is that they are running an ad in the Chronicle too ... not that the Chron is that type of paper ... but still. Why the heck did they uproot themselves after 15 years in Upland and move to the big city?

          Not that I don't plan on checking them out when I'm in the area, but an exploratory dinner pre-chowhound is just a suggestion. There seems to be too much self backpatting by this place.

          1. re: rworange
            chaddict May 31, 2007 12:02 PM

            Oh, I think it's more fun to explore a restaurant with a group. Who knows? It could be horrible, it could be good. And I never trust "award winning" anything.

        2. re: Melanie Wong
          r
          rdabke May 31, 2007 10:04 AM

          Mel
          What is the restaurant inspection site? Can you share it with us?

          1. re: rdabke
            Robert Lauriston May 31, 2007 10:13 AM

            No data there yet, probably too new:

            http://www.dph.sf.ca.us/eh/Violations...

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