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Ariana Afghan Kabab Restaurant

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787 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-5621
+1 212-262-2323
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“kebab” (17 reviews)
“lamb” (19 reviews)
“rice” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
787 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-5621
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had the pumpkin appetizer and the spinach chicken chalow. Was so good. Also the pudding was a perfect dessert.

Thank Becky F
Reviewed 6 days ago

The pumpkin pastry was delicious and my plate was generously portioned and delicious (with meat and a lot of salad/rice). The service was good (seemed like out waiter was the owner) and we enjoyed the experience. Only afghan place in the city I've tried so...More

Thank GlobetrotterNYC212
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped off here tonight after a long tour for a chicken curry and basmati rice, which was cooked to perfection. Strongly recommended

Thank Farrahpalooza
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

Great, intimate place. My husband and I had the place to our self. The guy working there was extremely friendly and the food was very good.

Thank Tara E
Reviewed January 26, 2018

We enjoyed the food and the friendly owner at Ariana Afghan Kabab Restaurant. We highly recommend that you visit. There are many food options. As the owner himself says: "You will not be disappointed." We weren't!

Thank KatBern
Reviewed January 9, 2018

I went with my Afghan friend and I had the best food and service. The food was authentic and the owner very welcoming. I will go back for Afghan food.

Thank Patricianeid
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Rafi is an amazing person and his food is great. Small and cozy place. The kaababs are delicious and try the eggplants.

Thank Saeed M
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

It’s a small family restaurant, but the environment is comfortable, the food is excellent, very tasty and the owner is extremely polite. It was the first time I ever tried Afghan food and I’m already looking forward for the next time. The price is also...More

Thank Lucca S
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a hidden gem in Hells kitchen with very authentic recipes, excellent customer service, very clean, and the food was A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++. Chicken Shish Kebab dinner was phenomenal. Best chicken mantu EVERR. I am giving this 5 star review AUTHETIC RECIPE! Be back Again...More

Thank Furdowse
Reviewed December 12, 2017

So, Afghan food. It's different from any other food. And it's delicious, at least in country. Outside of Afghanistan, it is typically watered down, mellowed to appease tastes attuned to Diet Coke, or Diet Pepsi. Well, this is as close to the real deal as...More

8  Thank Robin K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 787 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-5621
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-262-2323
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