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Ariana Restaurant in Boston

129 Brighton Avenue, Boston, MA 02134 (Allston / Brighton)
617-208-8072
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Ranked #134 of 2,820 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Afghan
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Allston / Brighton
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Allston / Brighton
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English first
Wamboin
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6 reviews 6 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Chicago, Illinois
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75 reviews 75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I used to live down the street from Ariana, and I would go there for special occasions-- my birthday, after taking the bar exam, Valentine's Day, after graduation. They always had consistently amazing food and good service. The price is great for what a good restaurant and how amazing the food is. Go early on a weekend night or any... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Visited Ariana for dinner after reading some positive reviews online. The food was fabulous, unique and affordable ( under $20 for entrees ). The wait staff is top notch, and treat the guests better than if you were at a 5 star restaurant. Can't wait to return!

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massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

Visited Ariana with a large group of friends many of who are strict vegetarians and had a very good time. The service is friendly and quick in a very pleasant environment. The menu offers an excellent selection of both vegetarian and meat choices. Everyone was very pleased with their choices, I had the Mourgh Challow and really enjoyed the exotic... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is a great Afghan restaurant that has loads of Vegetarian options. The restaurant has a simple but classy feel to it and the service is excellent. The food itself is tastefully served, and I loved both our appetizers (aushak, banjan) as well as the main course. Don't miss out on the desserts, they are fantastic!

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