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Ariana Restaurant in Boston

#173 of 2,873 Restaurants in Boston
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Allston / Brighton
Afghan
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129 Brighton Avenue, Boston, MA 02134
617-208-8072
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious and reasonable Afghani food in Brighton

This was our first time at Ariana, and we were very pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was lovely, with beautiful rugs on the floors and a helpful and friendly waiter. The food was delicious, especially the eggplant appetizer (banjan). The restaurant is leaving its current location in about 10... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was our first time at Ariana, and we were very pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was lovely, with beautiful rugs on the floors and a helpful and friendly waiter. The food was delicious, especially the eggplant appetizer (banjan). The restaurant is leaving its current location in about 10 days and reopening on Western Avenue, where the parking will be much... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We always walk by this place, and I just wish we had stopped in sooner. The cuisine was delicious, service was great, and we'll definitely be back again. We tried the Kaddo, which was really good, and I had the Dopiaza, and my boyfriend had Sabzi Challow. As good as my dish was, I think the Sabzi Challow is more... More 

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newton
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Loved this Afghani restaurant. Have had Afghani food before but this was much better and also more reasonable. I has the Mourgh Challow which was delicious. My friends had vegetarian options which were also terrific. They served excellent flatbreads that were hot. Also desserts, rice pudding with pistachio and cardamom and the cream dessert with fresh fruit were both very... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Five friends, celebrating three birthdays, six appetizers, five entrees, one bottle of wine, five deserts, five coffees. No complaints! Five picky eaters left Arianna eager to return.

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Wamboin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

After travelling on business for a week it was nice to go to a great little restaurant serving something different. My first try of the cuisine of Afghanistan and I was impressed . Good service, wonderful food , reasonably price wine list good ambience. Would go back when next in Boston.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Best afghani food that we've ever had! Family owned and the bread is the best! We've been here a few times and the food has always been amazing!

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Excellent dinner at this Restaurant, that serves the flavors of Afganistan. Be careful that you park legally in the neighborhood. Their are roving tow trucks, that will tow your illegally parked car before you sit down.

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Paris, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A great Afghan restaurant. This was my first experience with Afghan food and I'm happy to give it a try! The local is simple, clean and welcoming in a nice and lively spot of Boston, but the food is the real star. There is a great variety of dishes from the starters to the main dishes and it's a good... More 

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Pisa, Italy
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33 reviews 33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Entering this restaurant, you are welcome by a med easter music. The atmosphere is nice and waiters very kind. When you seat, you receive some just prepared flat bread with some butter and spicy souces, very nice. The food is nice, with a good selection of dishes even for vegetarians. The price is not cheap, but even not exagerate. This... More 

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Chestnut Hill
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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Never crowded. We have been here perhaps 10 times in the past 3 years. There is always a vegetarian option for our non-carnivore friends. The caddo (pumpkin) is a favorite of mine, my wife likes the lamb chops. The wine list is limited but the Shiraz blend we had was fine. This is only the 2nd Afghan restaurant in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 129 Brighton Avenue, Boston, MA 02134
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Allston / Brighton
  • Neighborhood: Allston / Brighton
  • Phone Number: 617-208-8072

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Afghan
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?