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Kabul Kitchen

Kabul Kitchen offers up freshly baked Afghan bread served piping hot and fluffy from their cylindrical tandoori ovens.

You’ll also find arrange of Afghan cuisine. This includes chicken biryani, the traditional Kabuli palow rice, dhal and a mouth-watering selection of chicken, lamb, kofte or tikka kebabs.

The once hole-in-the-wall stall has also now expanded to an adjoining restaurant. Dine in or takeaway delicious cuisine inspired by Kabul.

Kabul Kitchen is open:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 11am-9pm
  • Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays 7am-9pm 
  • Sundays 9am-9pm.
Meet the owners

​Meet Ali from Kabul Kitchen.

At 17, Ali escaped the threat of the Taliban in Kabul via Pakistan but, in order to do this, Ali had to make the difficult decision to leave his young family behind.

It was in Pakistan where Ali began practicing as a chef, learning the culinary skills he would later use at Dandenong Market.

​Not long after, Ali immigrated to Australia by boat and was eventually placed in detention centres in Darwin and Christmas Island with no release date.

​It wasn’t until 2011 that Ali was released and decided to call Dandenong home.

Ali opened Kabul Kitchen in 2017 with co-owner, Mohammad, a fellow refugee. Ali was shocked to find out that he and his colleague had immigrated to Australia on the same boat and had spent time at the same detention centres – the pair believe they were reunited by fate.

​Extending an adjoining restaurant to the original stall which specialises in its famous Afghan bread, Ali has finally achieved his culinary dream.

These days he focuses on one day being able to be reunited with his wife and son in Australia where he has been able to build a life – something he hasn’t been able to do for more than five years.

Visit Kabul Kitchen in the Meat, Fish and Deli Hall or dine in via Cleeland Street. And, on behalf of Ali and Mohammed, taschakor – تشکر

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Stall Number

M23 & Shop 1A (Meat, Fish & Deli Hall)


Mohammad Sarwari & Ali Haidari


0466 664 440

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Dandenong Market location map

    Dandenong Market

    Clow Street & Cleeland Street
    Dandenong, VIC 3175

    Opening Hours

    Sunday 9am-4pm

    Monday CLOSED

    Tuesday 7am - 4pm

    Wednesday CLOSED

    Thursday CLOSED

    Friday 7am - 4pm

    Saturday 7am - 4pm

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