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Bamiyan Afghan Restaurant

1121 White Rock Rd, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5584
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Cuisines: Afghan
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Latrobe Road
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91% Recommend
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English first
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My brother's fiancée and I ate lunch on the patio. The fresh air and sunshine plus delicious food created high spirits. I'd love to go back!

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Little Rock, AR
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112 reviews 112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This was my first experience tasting Afghan food and I loved it. The restaurant is lovely and our server was exceptional. They had a nice wine list and the prices were very reasonable. I can not remember the exact dish I had, but was fabulous. There were 5 of us for dinner and we all shared a bite of each... More

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El Dorado Hills
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

The food, service, and atmosphere has always been outstanding. A nice quiet restaurant with light yet lively background music. A wonderful restaurant to enjoy conversation with one another.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

It has been a couple months since we ate there, but we will be there again very soon. Thee food is vey good, and the service is very good. Afghan food is not spicy or overly exotic. It is plain and very good. I would call it comfort food. The pumpkin dish and the bean dish are my two favorites.

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El Dorado Hills, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I've had a LOT of Afghan food, most of it home cooked. Bamiyan is very authentic and wonderfully tasty! One thing I've noticed with Afghan food is that the frequently the same dish is prepared and presented differently depending on the region of influence. I guess that's pretty common with most ethnic foods, like Mexican, etc. So, some ot their... More

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El Dorado Hills, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I been meaning to try this place for months now and sorry it took me so long.what a wounderful meal! Fresh fresh fresh!! Never had Afghan food before and it was wounderful to try the differnt meals. Went there with three other friends for lunch and we each tried the others meal. Will go again very soon.

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Fair Oaks, CA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

My friend and I had lunch at the Citrus Heights restaurant today. Our server was friendly and made several helpful suggestions. I ordered Kofta, Afghani meatballs in a seasoned sauce served with brown rice and sauteed spinach. My friend had the Chicken Shammi Kebab, ground white meat mixed with onions and seasoning. This was served with traditional rice and eggplant.... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We've eaten at Bamiyan in Citrus Heights (same family as El Dorado Hills) many times over the past 8 or 9 years. The food is superb, interesting, aromatic and delicately spiced without being too spicy for my very sensitive taste. There are excellent selections for vegetarians and fish eaters as well as for those who eat meat. We love the... More

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Sacramento, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

If I were the owner of this place, I would throw the TV out as it spoils the atmosphere. You can see that someone has put effort into creating here an ethnic atmosphere (afghan rugs, light fixtures, art pieces) and then just ruined everything by hanging a television above the bar. I observe it in many places and can't figure... More

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El Dorado Hills, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

It's is so nice to have an excellent El Dorado Hills resturant that serves ethnic food. We've eaten here several times and love the food! It is fresh, flavorable and unique. If you are vegetarian you will love it as well. The eggplant is delicious. The owner and servers are very friendly and gracious. It's a bit pricey but the... More

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