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The Helmand

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806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5308
+1 410-752-0311
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“aushak” (24 reviews)
“lamb dishes” (19 reviews)
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Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5308
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Helmand is a long-time favorite of mine. The food is excellent as is the service. The bar is a little lacking (I wouldn't recommend this as a destination for cocktails) but it's a wonderful place for dinner as a couple , with friends or...More

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is terrific! If you've never had Afghan cooking before, it will make your jaws drop open in astonishment,... but you should keep them shut just for courtesy's sake to your fellow diners! The Kaddo Borwani (sautéed pumpkin w/yogurt sauce) and Banjan Borwani (eggplant...More

Thank Guha S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the food especially the pumpkin soup appetizer. The wait staff was attentive and the wine was perfect .

Thank marger6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met a friend for dinner. Had excellent chicken took a marsala. Good service. Suggest trying the patio.

Thank biarritzblue
Reviewed 1 week ago

Helmand is a very busy and delcious Afghan restaurant in the Mt. Vernon area of Baltimore. Although often filled with theater goers, the service is attentive and amazingly fast. Tasty appetizers and entrees with veggy dishes available as well, but don't miss the lamb entrees!

Thank 2travlrs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband isn't really the "foodie" that I am, so when I looked at the menu on line, I hesitated before booking. There are a lot of different food/spice combinations that I found exciting, but that tends to put him off sometimes. Anyway, we were...More

Thank World_Traveler_Food
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Appetizers were mediocre. Also they charge you for bread??! If you're looking for the salad/white sauce experience this is not for you. They're definitely trying to go for something fancier. Also, don't get the mantu. It's mostly onions and potatoes with a tiny amount of...More

Thank Sophia A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place. There are many excellent vegetarian options. I especially like ashak and the pumpkin. I have enjoyed every dish I have ever ordered here. Their chai is also so good. You will not be disappointed if you like Afgan food.

1  Thank tkpkrdvz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My colleague is a vegan and I am a meet and potatoes guy. We were looking for a place that we could both enjoy and came to The Helmand and boy were we BOTH very pleased. There were many choices for both. My colleague had...More

Thank sammymadison
Reviewed June 9, 2017

My first foray into Afghan cuisine was sublime!!! Every bite was just way too good!! First, I must mention our fabulous server, Alice. She was friendly and educational and all good stuff anyone wants in wait staff. Loved having her at our table. First, the...More

Thank Travelon926
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May 22, 2016|
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Response from 944giorgiog | Reviewed this property |
Casual, casual elegant or business, I have seen lotsa students and lotsa professors there, all going from casal to more formal..
December 21, 2014|
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Response from Denver7889 | Reviewed this property |
I concur with the last answer. There are many rice choices and vegan items on the menu, but it would be best to call them. They are very customer oriented.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5308
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Mount Vernon
  • Neighborhood: Mount Vernon
  • Phone Number: +1 410-752-0311
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Providing Baltimore with fine Afghan cuisine for over 23 years.
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