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“Great Afghan Food”
Review of Helmand Palace

Helmand Palace
Ranked #417 of 5,834 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Afghani
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Russian Hill
Cross street: Union
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Ensure you order Kaddo. Although it is an appetizer you can order 2 servings and make it an entree. Lamb dishes are all good especially Lawand.

Thank John W
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

We weren't particularly looking for an Afghan restaurant, but this was close to our hotel and had good reviews. I'm so glad we came. We ordered the Kaddo appetizer because everyone who wrote a review seemed to rave about it and I'm so glad I did. It was a delicious combo of pumpkin, meat and yogurt with spices. I had the Sook Kebab which was lamb and rice with eggplant. I loved it. I highly recommend the food here even if you're new to Afghan food.

Thank bpol
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

For the adventurous person, give this place a try. Afghan based dishes with very generous portions. The pumpkin based appetizer and the lamb entrees were delicious! For coffee fanatics, trying their Turkish coffee is a must. The constant loop of sitar music was annoying.

Thank MICHAEL D
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

We were looking for a neighborhood restaurant to meet with friends and HP came highly recommended. It worked out well, small enough to not be noisy, waiter very helpful suggesting appetizers and entrees, wonderful desserts.

Thank ringlemate
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

This was our first time to try Afghani food, and we were not disappointed. The food was fantastic, including the vegetarian dishes. Every course was very good, from appetizer to dessert. The layout of the restaurant is also nice, and it was very quiet. Definitely a place to try when in SF.

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Thank mlrstl
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