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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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5:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5308
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Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is one of the best restaurants in Bmore. It gets very little press but it is always packed and the lamb is to die for. Some of the apps are the most unusual and best I have ever had.

Thank sjmacdee
Reviewed October 19, 2014

Very good Afghan food served in a nice setting by a very courteous (Afghani tradition) staff. Afghani restaurants and cuisine are hard to find in the U.S. A more subtle but even more complexly flavorful cuisine than Indian. The Helmand does a very good job....More

1  Thank VinCrosbie
Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

It is a real treat to find such an upscale restaurant serving Afghan inspired cuisine. Plan in advance, because this is a very popular venue. If you are not familiar with this cuisine, ask your server for guidance...they are very helpful! I particularly like the...More

Thank Dollyamas
Reviewed October 10, 2014

I have to say this is perhaps my favorite restaurant in the world. Great food with good service and a laid back vibe. Every time I return to Baltimore this is my one "must eat" restaurant. The kaddo borawani is plate-licking good. I recommend the...More

Thank sholm1
Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

Don't waste your time coming to Baltimore for Afghan food. Claiming to have authentic food it is a complete joke. The food is over cooked and over seasoned. Completely surprising because the owners are from Afghanistan. True three different meals (Koufta Challow, Mantwo and Mourgh...More

Thank Ddb2422
Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

Walked in on a spur of the moment, not expecting to find such a wonderful place, restaurant is full of life with it's many groups of well dressed individuals conversing over dinner. The waiter, Sadiq, walked us through the menu and was very friendly. Food...More

Thank Miguel G
Reviewed September 23, 2014

The Helmand came highly recommended and exceeded expectations. The service is almost too fast and furious, but the Afghan food is superb in quality and presentation. The descriptions that appear in the extensive menu are very helpful, although a glossary of unfamiliar terms (for the...More

Thank Dickson77
Reviewed September 16, 2014

Walking along the well preserved 19th century streets of the Mount Vernon neighborhood, you wouldn't expect to find a well-heeled Afghani restaurant - especially if you didn't know that the Helmand is name of Afghanistan's largest province and it's longest river. I missed the establishment...More

Thank John K
Reviewed September 7, 2014

I've had the pleasure of dining at The Helmand many times over the years, and it never fails to disappoint. A truly integral part of the Mt. Vernon neighborhood in Baltimore, this is one of the finest Afghan restaurants I've sampled. From the menu to...More

1  Thank Christopher M
Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

I'm no expert on Afghan food but this was really very good. Had the stewed eggplant and pumpkin for starters and then everyone had a lamb dish of some sort. Everything was excellent. Server was very attentive though entrees were somewhat slow to come out...More

Thank Wrx8
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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
Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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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