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The Helmand

806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201 (Mount Vernon)
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Ranked #10 of 1,794 Restaurants in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Afghan
Neighborhood: Mount Vernon
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Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Monument
Description: Providing Baltimore with fine Afghan cuisine for over 23 years.
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Stamford, Connecticut
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Very good Afghan food served in a nice setting by a very courteous (Afghani tradition) staff. Afghani restaurants and cuisine are hard to find in the U.S. A more subtle but even more complexly flavorful cuisine than Indian. The Helmand does a very good job. I give it four stars rather than five only because its decor, although quite nice,... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
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152 reviews 152 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

It is a real treat to find such an upscale restaurant serving Afghan inspired cuisine. Plan in advance, because this is a very popular venue. If you are not familiar with this cuisine, ask your server for guidance...they are very helpful! I particularly like the lamb dishes. There are also many wonderful vegetarian options. A very good value as well!

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Flagstaff, Arizona
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I have to say this is perhaps my favorite restaurant in the world. Great food with good service and a laid back vibe. Every time I return to Baltimore this is my one "must eat" restaurant. The kaddo borawani is plate-licking good. I recommend the vegetarian aushak even though I'm not a vegetarian. My favorite dish is the chopendez. If... More

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Odenton, Maryland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Don't waste your time coming to Baltimore for Afghan food. Claiming to have authentic food it is a complete joke. The food is over cooked and over seasoned. Completely surprising because the owners are from Afghanistan. True three different meals (Koufta Challow, Mantwo and Mourgh Challow). All three were over cooked. Sorry but it is worth passing on this one

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Walked in on a spur of the moment, not expecting to find such a wonderful place, restaurant is full of life with it's many groups of well dressed individuals conversing over dinner. The waiter, Sadiq, walked us through the menu and was very friendly. Food was fantastic, great mix of vegetarian dishes and lamb meals, I would recommend this to... More

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Middlebury, Vermont
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92 reviews 92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The Helmand came highly recommended and exceeded expectations. The service is almost too fast and furious, but the Afghan food is superb in quality and presentation. The descriptions that appear in the extensive menu are very helpful, although a glossary of unfamiliar terms (for the uninitiated) would be helpful. The setting is comfortable and relaxed. We would definitely return on... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Walking along the well preserved 19th century streets of the Mount Vernon neighborhood, you wouldn't expect to find a well-heeled Afghani restaurant - especially if you didn't know that the Helmand is name of Afghanistan's largest province and it's longest river. I missed the establishment the first time I walked by. Thank goodness I found it. The food was well... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I've had the pleasure of dining at The Helmand many times over the years, and it never fails to disappoint. A truly integral part of the Mt. Vernon neighborhood in Baltimore, this is one of the finest Afghan restaurants I've sampled. From the menu to the service, The Helmand never fails to disappoint for a truly authentic experience. If you've... More

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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I'm no expert on Afghan food but this was really very good. Had the stewed eggplant and pumpkin for starters and then everyone had a lamb dish of some sort. Everything was excellent. Server was very attentive though entrees were somewhat slow to come out but they were almost full the Saturday night we went. Had Afghan pudding and fruit... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We were looking to try something new so we gave the Helmand a try. The restaurant was well decorated and the staff were attentive. For appetizers we ordered the Naan, Kaddo Borawni and Mantwo. The Naan was much thicker than what I am used to and did not strike me as anything special. We thoroughly enjoyed the Kaddo Borawni which... More

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Additional Information about The Helmand

Address: 806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone Number: 410-752-0311
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Mount Vernon
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Afghan

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