About Afghan Kitchen

From Afghanistan to Salt Lake City

Delicious food

If you have never had Afghan food, you are in for a treat. Salt Lake City is home to Afghan Kitchen, a popular authentic Afghan restaurant serving selections of this ancient country’s most delicious cuisine.

The cuisine at our Middle Eastern restaurant is prepared with traditional favorites such as lamb, flatbread, and yogurt. But due to our country’s large size and Kabul’s location, Indian influences are also present.

Although we are not a wholly vegetarian restaurant, our Salt Lake City establishment is a great place for parties that include vegetarians and meat-eaters who want to dine together and leave completely satisfied.

We have many vegetarian dishes, and they are all traditional recipes, not afterthoughts to appease those who avoid meat!

Dietary Restrictions and Allergies

Going Beyond

Since gluten sensitivity and intolerance continue to grow in the U.S., our team is pleased to have a number of gluten-free selections on the menu, including beef, lamb, and chicken dishes as well as vegetarian selections including potato fritters and potato fries, dal, okra, and butternut squash.

At Afghan Kitchen, we understand that American tastes vary widely. Many Americans love spicy foods while others simply cannot tolerate it. Luckily, at our Afghan restaurant, you can enjoy our food with just the level of spice you like. That’s because we serve all our food with a selection of four sauces, ranging from mild to very spicy. Simply dress your food with the amount of heat you prefer.

True to the Afghan Culinary Culture

Our Philosophy

While most of Afghanistan practices Islam, other religions are also represented, including Hinduism and Buddhism. This is one of the motivations for our large number of plant-based dishes. Although we are not a wholly vegetarian restaurant, our Salt Lake City establishment is a great place for parties that include vegetarians and meat-eaters who want to dine together and leave completely satisfied.

On the menu at our Middle Eastern restaurant, you will see some familiar foods that you may have associated with other cultures. For instance, a certain type of mango is native to Afghanistan, and cilantro grows in the Afghan fields right next to the cumin and the coriander. So although you may have associated these foods with Latin cuisine, the truth is they are widely cultivated.

Familiar Food, Delicious Recipes

Middle Eastern Cuisine

On the menu at our Middle Eastern restaurant, you will see some familiar foods that you may have associated with other cultures. For instance, a certain type of mango is native to Afghanistan, and cilantro grows in the Afghan fields right next to the cumin and the coriander. So although you may have associated these foods with Latin cuisine, the truth is they are widely cultivated.

In The News

Salt Lake Magazine
2022 Dining Award Winner

Afghan Kitchen brings a new and necessary element to the SLC culinary landscape. It’s like discovering a new color or a new sound.

 

Utah Stories
Flavors of Afghanistan: A Visit to Afghan Kitchen

Perusing the Afghan Kitchen menu you’ll see an array of kebabs, rice dishes, vegetarian offerings, appetizers and more.

 

Slug Mag
Afghan Kitchen: Nosh-E-Jaan or Good Eating

As we arrived to  Afghan Kitchen, I knew that it could possibly be one of the best off-the-beaten-path meals I have had in Salt Lake.

 

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