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Ariana Afghan Kabab Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Afghan, Middle Eastern
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Ariana Afghan Kabab Restaurant
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787 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-5621
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787 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-5621
(212) 262-2323
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Fabulous Food at an even more Fabulous Price
5 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2014
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Ottawa, Canada

A group of 6 of us visited this restaurant on the advice of Corey from Food on Foot Tours. We went here before going to see a broadway play. Not know much about the place, we made a... read more

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Dining on a budget
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A group of 6 of us visited this restaurant on the advice of Corey from Food on Foot Tours. We went here before going to see a broadway play. Not know much about the place, we made a reservation for 6. We made it for 5pm to allow for lots of time to get to our 7pm show. We arrived... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This was recommended to us in the food of foot tour. Very cozy and intimate restaurant. Owner was friendly and personable - and the food was excellent. The Lamb Kebab I had was very nicely presented and complemented - and the taste was wonderful. Capped with his suggested beer and a Turkish coffee it was a wonderful meal.

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Manlius, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Had the sultan kabob. Highly recommend it. The yogurt drink is great too. Nan was mediocre. Service was quick.

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Delicious! If you're a pumpkin fan (and who isn't?) you must try the kadoo bolanee, you will not regret it! I ordered my go-to Afghani dish, lamb kabuli pulao, tender lamb and perfect rice. Owner Rafi was friendly and service was prompt. Highly recommended.

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West Chester, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Great food, reasonable prices, friendly service. This is a tiny restaurant on 9th Ave. They offer various lamb and chicken kabobs as well as a half dozen vegetarian / vegetable dishes. Service was friendly.

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Middletown
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My grandson ordered lamb kabobs, I had salmon kabobs and my wife had a pumpkin dish. We topped these with the traditional Firni dessert slathered with finely chopped pistachios. Those were a huge "Wow". My grandson is usually only so-so about food - this restaurant lunch rated his magic "awesome". We like to visit this midtown restaurant when we visit... More

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It was my first time trying Afghan food. I can't comment on how authentic it is but everything I ordered tasted good. Except for the tandoori chicken. It was slightly dry and overcooked. I had Kaboli Polow and was amazing. It came with a side of salad. I also ordered Dough as a drink which is a yogurt based drink... More

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Wappingers Falls, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Recently tried Ariana for lunch with relatives visiting from overseas. Hadn’t tried Afghan cuisine before so it seemed like an adventure. The restaurant is small but pleasantly decorated and clean. The host was attentive, chatty and evidently took great pride in his Afghan culture and cuisine. I found prices reasonable and lunch specials offer a good value. The food isn’t... More

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Long Island
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

My brother in law was in NYC on business so my wife and I met up with him. None of us had afghan food in a while, so we looked up what restaurants were nearby. We found Ariana and it looked pleasing. Our server was very friendly and conversational. The food was outstanding. Really good dishes. I especially liked the... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Loved the food and the service. Try the lamb kofta, and the beef tikka kebab. The best food I have tried in New York. A must do when in NYC!

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Additional Information about Ariana Afghan Kabab Restaurant

Address: 787 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-5621
Phone Number: (212) 262-2323
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: Afghan, Middle Eastern

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