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Afghan Grill

2309 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2603
+1 202-234-5095
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good44%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“meat sauce” (8 reviews)
“lamb” (18 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2309 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2603
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

We like exploring the world through food. If you like Indian food, you should really try Afghan food. It has many similarities but is also different enough to send you on a little voyage of discovery. The Afghan grill itself is a nice little restaurant...More

Thank Michel1961
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

This was a hidden gem Small and cozy setting Can serve large parties also The bread and chutney was So good and bread was served warm The lamb kabobs were delicious The salad was fresh and flavorful Careful with your glass of wine Overpriced!

Thank doreenlynnr
Reviewed April 22, 2018

A small place, up about 6 steps, and very close to the Omni Shoreham. Having had excellent Afghani food in Chicago and Minnesota, I thought this was very average. The mantoo was a bit gummy, the kadu a bit watery, the lamb qabili a bit...More

Thank follylover
Reviewed April 15, 2018

I adore Afghan food, and it is only when I am in DC or Cambridge that I get to indulge. My DH and I dined at Afghan Grill the last night of our trip to DC; it had been about 10 years since I had...More

Thank arvillat
Reviewed April 7, 2018

I ate here with a fairly large group and the food was very good. The owner/ manager recommended a combination of dishes and they ranged from beef to lamb and so on. They were all good as was the service. The selection of beer was...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed March 22, 2018

I went here for dinner with a large group. We were all attending a conference at the nearby Marriott, and it was packed. I think they may have been overwhelmed by the numbers. Service was pretty brusque. We went with the family style option and...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

I went here for dinner while I was by myself in Washington, DC. for a course. Service was excellent and food was delicious. I had the sautéed pumpkin with a yogurt and meat sauce over rice. It was very tasty! Definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank catlkh
Reviewed January 8, 2018

good food, but restaurant has bathrooms on another floor shared with other tenants--not well maintained. ample portions. . Especially recommend soup and tea.

Thank rednissan
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant whilst staying in Washington DC. The food was superb, the staff were polite and welcoming, overall a very pleasant experience! Thank you for recommending the Firnee dessert this was delicious!

Thank Hollyaurora
Reviewed December 13, 2017

Came here for late lunch during a conference at the Marriot. The starter and mains were both delicious, but the dessert was incredible. Rosewater pistacio ice cream? Amazing, especially with the cardamom tea.

Thank R J
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August 12, 2016|
Response from Jenna S | Reviewed this property |
The meals are served at western tables with utensils. I believe some employees speak Pashto.
August 12, 2016|
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Response from Turtledreams | Reviewed this property |
I have not been to Afghanistan . I have eaten in Fremont Ca a number of times . There is a large community of Afghanis . The places to eat are well attended .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2309 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2603
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-234-5095
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