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Panjshir

924 W. Broad St., Falls Church, VA 22046
703-536-4566
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Ranked #61 of 304 restaurants in Falls Church
Price range: $22 - $22
Cuisines: Afghan
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
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English first
Annandale, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

On a cool Saturday evening one expects a warm and inviting dining room - Panjshir's was chilly to the point that my wife wore her coat through dinner. The dishes we shared were simple, with simple ingredients, but were priced noticeably higher than other Afghan restaurants in the area (as was the entire menu). Finally, we usually fight over the... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I eat here often and my only complaint is that their Awshak is so good that I don't get to try the other items as often as I might. The service is friendly and efficient and the owner makes certain that things run well. In almost thirty years of eating here, we've never been served a bad dish. All their... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Been making occasional visits here as a special treat with friends. The food continues to taste wonderful, but the portion size is quickly shrinking and the service has gone from welcoming to annoyed. Our favorites include the kadu chalow (sweet) and the zamarod palow (savory). Skip the muntoo appetizer, though, unless you enjoy marginally reheated ravioli. The pricing has always... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We dined here recently with 2 friends and all of us liked our dinners and were happy with the restaurant. Service was very pleasant and fast. Portions are small but that's okay, prices were pretty good too. Very attractive dining room for a place in a strip mall. We shared some crispy fried appetizers, I had aushak, my friends had... More

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Washington, DC
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270 reviews 270 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We liked this place. Give where it is in a strip mall, it's relatively elegant. An apple and lamb main course was tasty. Kadu (pumpkin) is one of our favorite Afghan foods, and we liked theirs. We've had better, but this was fine. The standout was the spinach side dish. It was light, tasty, and slightly spice. On the downside,... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

It is always a pleasure to dine at Panjshir Restaurant. The owner is very friendly and remembers his clientele. I enjoy taking people there who are not familiar with Afghan cuisine. They unanimously enjoy the food! My favorite dish is the Muntoo...

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Barrow, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I just revisited Panjshir one day short of a year after my last visit. The little shopping center where the restaurant is situated has gotten a much needed facelift, and new businesses have opened as Panjshir's neighbors. Overall, the food is still very good at Panjshir, although the kadu (sauteed pumpkin) side dish was too sweet. Service quality at Panjshir... More

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Great Falls, Virginia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

My last visit to Panjshir was maybe 12-15 years ago. This is one of the oIdest ethnic Afghan restaurants in greater Washington area. Recently, I was passing by the neighborhood and decided to pick up something for lunch. I chose the Quorma Pillao……a rice with thick tomato heavy based lamb curry and a piece of naan. This place may have... More

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Northern Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I have been to Panjshir for a few decades, though not too often. They still have the original owners. Great kebabs, interesting sides like pumpkin and spinach, and deserts like firnee (custard) and baklava.

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Virginia, Usa
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7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

My family and I have been coming to the Panjshir Restaurant in Falls Church for years. The food has been consistently fresh and delicious. The restaurant, itself, is a quiet haven and decorated attractively in an Afghan motif. I highly recommend it.

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