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Ariana Restaurant in Boston

129 Brighton Avenue, Boston, MA 02134 (Allston / Brighton)
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Ranked #192 of 2,816 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Afghan
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Allston / Brighton
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Allston / Brighton
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97% Recommend
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English first
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Top Contributor
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
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Top Contributor
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
1 review
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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Top Contributor
251 reviews 251 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Really enjoyed my dinner last night, tasting some very good Afghan food. The food was beautifully served and the flavors were fantastic. It was a delight to taste and learn about their foods and customs.

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This is a simple restaurant that provides delicious, interesting food with good service. There are vegetarian options that are just delicious! I found the pumpkin to be a super choice. The restaurant is in a fun, young neighborhood that is very walkable. Our bill was $139.00 for four people with wine and without tip. We spent about an hour and... More

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