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Ariana Restaurant in Boston

129 Brighton Avenue, Boston, MA 02134 (Allston / Brighton)
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Ranked #120 of 2,851 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Afghan
Neighborhood: Allston / Brighton
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 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
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
46 helpful votes 46 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant 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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Additional Information about Ariana Restaurant in Boston

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

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