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Bamiyan Restaurant

Middle Eastern, Persian, Afghani
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358 3rd Avenue, New York City, NY 10016
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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A great find

Hidden gem under new management. Very good service. The Persian rice is a standout. A very nice respite from the NY cacphony.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2014
Albany, New York
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  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

I can't believe I have never tried afghan food!! The most amazing flavors and combinations ever! Went with a large group of friends after work for a drink and ended up staying for an amazing dinner! Our first time and certainly not our last! Owner actually came by to introduce himself and offer us dessert on the house! Great experience... More 

Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Hidden gem under new management. Very good service. The Persian rice is a standout. A very nice respite from the NY cacphony.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Recently I wanted to try different cuisine - something unknown to me and not very common. We went to Bamiyan - Persian delight. We were very nicely surprised - greeted by really pleasant hostess we were seated on the cushion seats by the window. Our server (really nice woman) was attentive throughout the evening, explained the menu and did a... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This place is great. The food is good, sheesha is great and all affordable. The amtosphere is casual and great chill place to go and hang out with friends. This is my new regular place.

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Fort Myers
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We stopped for lunch and were amazed by the food, the decor and the service. We sat on the cushion seats at the window. I must warn you, it is difficult to get in and out of these and then when you sit, your legs must be kept straight it becomes a challenge not to get tangled with the person... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

For those of us who do not know very much about Persian or Afghan cuisine, this place was a pleasant and welcoming find. The attentive staff kindly helped us navigate the varied menu. We had the five course meat dinner for two and experienced a wide variety of interesting and delicious dishes. Featuring soup, salad, appetizer, choice of entree and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The food is delicious omg a little of a wait time but well worth the wait ground chicken is great with the brown rice highly recommend

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Flavorful and delicious food. Pumpkin turnovers were awesome. Noodle with red kidney bean sauce was great as well.

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

I love the decor theme of the restaurant but found it to be dark, shabby and less than clean. If my daughter hadn't eaten here many times before I would not have stayed. We sat along the windows on carpet covered cushions where the people watching is great, though not recommend seating for older, less fit people. The mixed drink... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

This was my second favourite restaurant in New York City after the counter but if you fancy a proper meal this is the place to go. The food is Afghani and tastes very similar to Iranian food. The service was quick and I loved the taste combinations. I would eat here again and for me made a nice change from... More 


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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 358 3rd Avenue, New York City, NY 10016
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighborhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: 212-481-3232

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Persian, Afghani

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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