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“Excellent Afghan food”
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Ranked #2,192 of 17,885 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Bastille / Oberkampf
Reviewed March 15, 2013

I eat quite often since I just totally adore this place, and its food. The restaurant itself looks charming and staff is very friendly. During weekends, if you come with 2+ people, it might be handy to make a reservation. There is a variety of starters, I tried several ones and all were very good. The mixed platter is a good idea to try out some things. Otherwise, the starter with aubergine is very nice. I also have nothing but praise for the main dishes. If you come on a Fri- or Saturday, make sure to order their specialty of lamb and afghan mixed rice. Absolutely delicious. There is plenty for vegetarians too. What is nice, is that all dishes don't feel too heavy, including the desserts. Desserts come with afghan rose water, cardamom or with another particular flavour, but I liked all. The best part is that it is not expensive at all: a 3 course meal is around 30€ - 35€ pp including a drink or two. Their mint tea is fresh and very good too. Definitely worth a visit!

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Thank InekeParis
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

We went on a saturday to have the special dish called Qabely, and it was worth. But the starters also were excellent. There is a good wine list, the people are nice and friendly and it is not expensive at all.

Thank Marina M
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Reviewed June 8, 2012

Service was rude to the extreme. We ordered wine that never came. We ordered two appetizers and two entrees, but one of us was given 2 appetizers, and the other an entree. When we pointed out the error, rather than apologizing, the waitress/hostess continued to insist that we had made an error in ordering. There may have been some confusion because I ordered most of the food for the table -- but it's her job to clarify the order if there is any confusion, and she certainly shouldn't have continued to insist that it was our mistake.

As to the food, the appetizers (eggplant and zucchini) were good. The rice was ok, though salty for our taste. There were no meat choices other than lamb or veal. When asked if they could prepare one of the meat dishes minus the meat, the answer was an inflexible no. My husband ordered lamb kebabs which were dry and uexceptional. For the only vegeterian dish on the menu, the Ashak, the dumplings themselves were ok but the surrounding vegetables were made with what tasted like frozen peas and carrots and the dish was too salty. It was also oily and extremely spicy, so that I started to get a headache shortly into the meal.

Compared to the wonderful Afghan meal with impeccable service we had had just a few days before in Rouen, this was a very disappointing experience.

The waitress/hostess didn't say good-bye or thank you as we left. Of course, neither did we.

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1  Thank SCarpenter_12
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Reviewed August 8, 2011

It was the best meal I had in Paris so far !

Everything is excellent except that you have to wait for 30 minutes to get your meal ... but it is definitely worth the wait !

It's a hidden gem !

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2  Thank Shob87
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Reviewed April 9, 2010

Excellent food, service and atmosphere.

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1  Thank G_The_Traveller
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