400 Emmet Street N. Charlottesville, VA 22903 Monday-Saturday 11AM - 10PM , Closed Sunday 434 245 0095 or text 434 989 3578





    I was born and raised in Kabul, 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. 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 then came to Charlottesville and opened an Afghan restaurant with a partner.  Two years later, I decided to open Afghan Kabob 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, Afghan Kabob offers just the right atmosphere and meals to suit just about anyone’s taste.  Our specialty is kabobs and vegetarian dishes. We also serve Halal and Kosher food!

    • Everything was delicious. With the atmosphere if a 5 star fancy New York restaurant, with a 2 star budget, great experience, food, and price.
    • The ethnic ambiance and decor make you feel like you are in a different country, and the soft background music and attentive service provide a great dining experience.
    • We went with a group of friends and ordered the dinner for four. What came out was a four course meal with appetizer, light salad, and then five different main dishes with three different sides. The atmosphere was perfect and the service was great!