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$5 - $19
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Middle Eastern, Afghani
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews lamb shank dumplings rice kebab cake strip mall deserves stars high quality of food delicious food thursday night portions are generous wait staff menu items mazza leek alban tender
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on a long trip up I-95 and stopped at the request of our daughter who had eaten here on a previous trip. While it wasn't the ideal time of day for a road meal, it was well worth the stop. The inside has...great ambiance but we ate outside during the remnants of Hurricane Ida due to having a dog. The friendly staff set up two umbrellas to help keep us dry. The menu had great variety. We ordered a couple of appetizers, a meat dish, and a vegetarian dish to share. The flavors of all the food was absolutely amazing. I doubt it's possible to have a bad meal here. A must stop at restaurant for sure.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for dinner with my best friend. He ordered the lamb shank. I ordered the chicken breast with eggplant in spicy tomato sauce. It was served over saffron rice. The portion was generous, not so much as to take any home, but just the...right amount. We also shared the sambosa appetizer, stuffed with meat & topped with a sprinkling of powdered sugar. The servers were intelligent & well-trained, which is not a given at every restaurant :)More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 7, 2021 via mobile

We ordered carry out and it was amazing! We ordered a special feast directly from the restaurant website and enjoyed everything. The baklava and firni were a favorite of everyone - all ages. The chutneys were great - the feast was varied and diverse and...enjoyed by everyone.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 12, 2021

They have great food! We like getting the variety dishes (mixed kabobs, vegetarian assortments). Highly recommend!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 1, 2021

This place is great. I found it by accident while waiting for my car to be fixed across the street. The sambosa appetizer was wonderful - I have never had it with the powdered sugar before. The beef tenderloin was one of the best meals...I have had. I bought a second to-go and added a lamb shoulder chops for my wife for dinner. It was a big hit. I wish it were closer.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 24, 2021 via mobile

Wonderful service and delicious food. Potato and leek turnovers, pumpkin dumplings, lamb shank, chicken lawaan. Super yummy.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 26, 2021

We had heard and read about Afghan Bistro for years and always wanted to try it for ourselves. So, our party of four made a 7:00 reservation for a Thursday night in February. The restaurant is very "covid conscious," so we felt very comfortable. We...sampled two appetizers, including pumpkin dumplings and a combination of different appetizers, Hot Mazza Assortment. Both were excellent. We than ordered one chicken entree (chicken Lawaan) and one lamb entree (lamb shank)which was enough to feed our entire party with some left overs to take home! The service was exquisite. There were other menu items that we still want to try so we will return again soon. This is a neighborhood restaurant, small and intimate, that invites support from the patrons. We left an exceptionally generous tip because we want them to stay right where they are, especially during these very difficult times. Afghan Bistro did everything just right for us!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 23, 2021

I wish I had taken pictures but suffice it to say, this place deserves 10 stars! It's super clean, the hostess, wait staff, and cooks are excellent, the food was delicious and my friend and I had a great time. He ordered chicken and I...had lamb and everything is made to order, hot and fresh. The portions are generous and the prices are excellent, they were even kind enough to give a free dessert! I have tried many different kabob places and this one is by far the best, I only wish it was closer to Fairfax city, but I will definitely be back here. Wonderful food and people, great lunch and dinner place, check them out!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed September 10, 2020 via mobile

Afghan Bistro is one of wonderful hotels which have perfect food and delicious food but prices are very high

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 5, 2020

This little restaurnt is a hidden gem in a strip mall on Alban Rd., in Springfield, VA. My husband and I stopped in on Aug. 4th, 2020 for an early dinner. We were greeted as if we were family friends. This was our first experience...with Afgan food and our waitress was very helpful in explaining everything. She brought us a complimentary plate of warm flat bread with 4 different dipping sauces...all were wonderful! We ordered an appitizer of dumplings filled with leek and onion and topped with spicey meat...fabulous! My husband had the Chicken Stew in tomatoe sauce over rice. He gobbled up every bit of it. I had the Beef Tenderloin Kabob over basmanti rice with a side of wonderfully seasoned potatoes. Absolutely delicious. Although we were full we decided to try their cake...the lightest most enjoyable dessert we could imagine. I had the pistachio and my husband had chocolate. Beyond the wonderful aromas of the food, the delightful spices and the homey atmosphere, the entire experience was a 5 star event. We are pleased to have found this place and plan to frequent it often in the future. I want to mention that this restaurant goes above and beyond for cleanliness., there is even small, individual hand sanitizer bottles on each table. Please check this place out, you will not be disappointed! Trip Advisor your rating portion would not work. It would not let me select ecellent in all 3 catagories and defaulted to poor which is totally incorrect and should be addressed immediately!!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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You should contact the restaurant for their policies on reserving the restaurant and any space limitations. Sounds like a great party. Congrats to the graduate.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Afghan Bistro

Yes, Afghan Bistro offers takeout services.

Afghan Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5