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The Helmand

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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APPETIZERS
$7.95
Aushak
Afghan ravioli filled with leeks and scallions, served on yogurt-mint topped with ground beef sauce. Vegetarian Aushak also available
Mantwo
Homemade pastry shells filled with onions and beef. served on yogurt and topped with carrots, yellow split peas and beef sauce
Bowlawni
Brick oven baked twin pastry shells, one filled with leeks and scallions the other filled with spiced potatoes. garnished with yogurt and mint
Banjan
Pan-fried eggplant seasoned with spices, then baked with fresh tomatoes, served on yogurt garlic mint sauce
Kaddo
Pan-fried then baked baby pumpkin seasoned with sugar and served on yogurt garlic sauce, topped with ground beef sauce
SOUPS
$7.50
Aush
Homemade noodle soup served with beef sauce and mint yogurt
Mushawa
Lamb, mung beans, chick peas, black-eyed peas and yogurt soup
Shorwa
Lamb and fresh vegetable soup
SALADS
$6.95
Shor Nakhod
Potatoes and chick peas on a bed of mixed greens served with cilantro vinaigrette dressing
Salata
Mixed green salad served with balsamic vinaigrette or pomegranate dressing
SIDE DISHES
$7.0
Laghatac
Eggplant sauteed with onion, tomatoes, pepper, garlic and turmeric
$7.95
Banjan
Pan-fried eggplant seasoned with spices, then baked with fresh tomatoes, served on yogurt garlic mint sauce
$7.5
Sabzi
Spinach sauteed with onions, garlic, salt and black pepper
$7.95
Kaddo
Pan fried baked baby pumpkin seasoned w/sugar & served on yogurt and garlic sauce, Topped with ground beef sauce
$7.5
Bendi
Okra sauteed with onion fresh tomatoes, black pepper and garlic
VEGETARIAN APPETIZERS
$7.5
Aushak
Afghan ravioli filled with leeks and scallions, served on yogurt, garlic and mint sauce topped with yellow split peas and carrot sauce
$7.95
Bowlawni
Brick oven baked twin pastry shells, one filled with leeks and scallions the other filled with spiced potatoes. garnished with yogurt and mint
$7.95
Banjan
Pan-fried eggplant seasoned with spices, then baked with fresh tomatoes, served on yogurt garlic mint sauce
$7.5
Kaddo
Pan-fried then baked baby pumpkin seasoned with sugar and served on yogurt garlic sauce
PRICE RANGE
$21 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Halal
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Middle Eastern, Afghani
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the first time I tried Afghani food and it was Marvelous here. And you are hearing it from a Vegetarian. I loved the combo of rice, black-eyed peas and Eggplant. The best Eggplant dish i ever ate. Loved it here.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank prattb02
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food and service, as always. Appetizer options are diverse and especially tasty. Very good selection of entrees for vegetarians

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Charles v
Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

Superb food offering fine ingredients in unexpected combinations. It took awhile for us to decide on our orders as everything on the menu is enticing! We finally agreed to order two appetizers and two main dishes between four of us so that we could satisfy...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Arabella786
Reviewed December 14, 2018

This is a wonderful place. Great vegetarian food that is not the same old stuff. They have a wood fired oven that they cook an amazing flatbread in. The lamb is awesome. I have been going here for over 20 years and they still put...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 653gregoryw
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

After a long trip in the US we were so in need for fresh, juicy and healthy food. Here we found all, thanks!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Voyager34
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Started with a sampler of the kaddo, eggplant, and okra - excellent! Moved on to a variety of entrees with chicken or lamb - also delicious, accompanied by various types of rice (challow and pallow) and sauces. Had a nice Chianti (Vignamaggio) for the table...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank fred200099
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

This place is just plain, darn good. The mix of flavors is balanced and delicate. The vegetarian selections are extensive. I enjoyed every bite! There is something for everyone on this menu. Be adventurous. It is well worth it here.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KBcommuter
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Was in the area and decided to have a late dinner at The Helmand. It was less than an hour before the restaurant was closing, but it was full of people. I was seated and quickly served with water and hot bread. Per suggestion of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank edge46
Reviewed October 5, 2018

We did not have a reservation and we were VERY casually dressed (hey, we're from Omaha. We only dress up for weddings (if it's ours) and funerals (if we're the guest of honor).) But we were greeted with typical Middle Eastern hospitality (seriously, when they...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank huskerderailed
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Thai is the fourth time I am visiting this restaurant. Whenever I come to Boston I make it a point to enjoy dinner with my family and friends. Every time I bring in new friends, they just love this restaurant and swear to come back...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Yuan G
June 24, 2016|
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Response from majida1 | Reviewed this property |
Meat kebabs, rice pullao..
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joel t
February 14, 2016|
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Response from Jessica T | Reviewed this property |
I walked from my hotel and it was easily-walkable. The street parking seems pretty plentiful.
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