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“Great Afghan food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bamian Restaurant

Bamian Restaurant
5634 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-2911
703-820-7880
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Ranked #37 of 301 Restaurants in Falls Church
Cuisines: Afghan
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Northern Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Afghan food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Had a very nice meal here with out of town visitors. Very flavorful food, but not as hot-peppery as other Afghan restaurants in the area. I had the QAUBILI PALAU, which had generous chunks of lamb, nive carrot/rain medley on top, and served with a rich meat sauce on the side. The other people in my party where very pleased with their food. Service was good.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“I won't go back”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Our Server was very rude from the begining which made us feel uncomfortable not to mention there was hair in my food

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Corona, CA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Quite Delicious!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This was my first time eating Afghan food and I must say that it was "quite delicious". We really enjoyed everything that we ordred. We will be returning to this restaurant on our next visit to Washington DC. It is worth your time to visit and eat at this place. Food and prices are excellent,
and you will have plenty to eat.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Punta Gorda, Florida, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“excellent choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We recently took our daughter there. She lives in a small town up north where their idea of an ethnic restaurant is Taco Bell. She wanted to eat a different ethnic cuisine each night. Bamian was a delight. We had eaten the night before in Greek restaurant in Alexandria- Bamian was far better. We ordered a variety of starters and the kabob sampler- all were excellent. The best surprise was their version of baklava for dessert. It was served warm. But what really made it good, in my ever so humble opinion, is that is was not the sicky-sweet kind you usually get.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Haymarket, Virginia, USA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Good Afghan Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

My office went here for lunch and I wasn't expecting much. I was pleasantly surprised--the food was really very tasty, portions were very big, and the price was definitely right. The appetizers were also very good and service was pretty good. This place is a great lunch option for meat eaters as well as vegetarians and picky eaters (we had all three at lunch and everyone, even the picky eaters who only like "American" food seemed happy).

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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