''Kaboul Kitchen'' is a Canal+ original {{Dramedy}} series about Jacky, a French restaurant-holder who creates a decadent restaurant in Kabul in 2005 during the Bush administration. With his friend and associate, Axel-- a specialist in politics-- they deal with evil generals and hypocritical religious fanatics and struggle to keep open their restaurant, the Kabul Kitchen, the only place in Kabul where foreigners can find alcohol, bikini-clad women and French cuisine.

Jacky's life gets even more complicated when his estranged daughter suddenly reappears, all grown up and full of idealism; she came to Kabul to work for the foundation ''Combat pour la dignité Afghane'' and her idealistic views are confronted by the harsh reality and her father's cynicism.

!!This series includes examples of these tropes:

* BriefcaseFullOfMoney : Amanullah has one. Averted when Jacky tries to buy off the Ali brothers.
* CrapsackWorld well it is post-war Afghanistan.
* CultureClash between the Westerners and the locals, but particularly for Sophie who just arrived in Afghanistan.
* DisappearedDad Jacky is this to Sophie.
* FanService
* FanDisservice
* FrenchCuisineIsHaughty one of the reason their price are so high, being the only French restaurant in Kabul. But also subverted : the food is said to be only slightly less disgusting than in the other restaurants and the cook confuses the different French recipes. The clients are not there for the food anyway.
* KissingUnderTheInfluence : while completely wasted Sophie ends up kissing both Damien and Axel.
* MaleFrontalNudity in the first five minutes, no less.
* ManChild Axel
* MoodDissonance
* MoralDissonance
* NaiveNewcomer Sophie having just arrived in Afghanistan.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney Jacky and Axel only came to Kabul to make money, not to help with the country's reconstruction.
* RetiredMonster General Amanullah wants to retire and reconvert in politics.
* SheIsAllGrownUp Sophie
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney Jacky bribes his way around Afghan legislation.
* WeNamedTheMonkeyJack Amanullah has two dogs named "George" and "Bush".