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“Dependable and eclectic”
Review of Pamir - CLOSED

Pamir
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Mediterranean, American, Middle Eastern, Afghani
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Diagonal from the Morristown Green---Dehart Street
Description: Pamir is the name of a mountainous area in Central Asia mainly in Afghanistan once along the route of Marco Polo’s Silk Road and also inhabited by descendants of Alexander the Great’s troops. The region’s cuisine was fortunate to inherit many exotic spices and flavors of Central Asia and its surrounding countries with influence from the Far East, Middle East, Mediterranean and Russia. Pamir Restaurant was originally opened in NYC in 1979 and has maintained the same family ownership and great recipes. Enjoy a taste of our history!
Bernardsville, NJ
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Dependable and eclectic”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

very attentive and accommodating service, great food, nice atmosphere, many vegetarian and gluten-free options. A real go to spot for us.

Visited August 2013
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English first
NY
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253 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Delightful!”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

Never having had Afghani food, I was unsure what to expect at this restaurant on the main street. With window doors open onto the street, outside seating and a dim, ethnically decorated interior, you are introduced to a delightful experience. Waitstaff is welcoming and warm. They will gladly tell you their favorites on the menu and describe the delicious sauces that accompany the meal. The pumpkin turnovers are amazing--think Asian scallion pancakes with a twist--and don't skimp on the lovely yogurt sauce for an added plus. The beet salad with cherry vinaigrette is beautiful with just the right combination of sweet to make it memorable. Lamb in the entrees is very tender--the eggplant stew is tender and lovely as well. Too full for dessert but will try another time as this is a place that demands a return. BYOB. Metered parking lot on side street, just around the corner.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank foodie50Ny
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New Jersey
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Not the same since they changed ownership”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

We used to go to Pamir all the time. But about a year ago, they were bought by new owners and it's lost its mojo. Food's not as good, service not as good. Not going back unless I hear a great recommendation.

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Thank laurencat
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Livingston, New Jersey
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic.”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

Had heard good things about Pamir, and was looking for an inexpensive place for dinner out with friends that might stand up to a good bottle of wine (place is BYO). If you go, bring a good bottle, the food is special and nicely presented. The restaurant is furnished and lit elegantly like a more expensive place, and the service, while not perfect (the food came a tad fast), is friendly and very helpful. The food is basically like Greek with a bit of spice thrown into the cooking. The pumpkin turnovers are fantastic, as is the beet salad. Looking forward to going back. They apparently have a belly dancer on Fridays, so that's an obvious time to try.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Cappio
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Millburn, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Pamir, potential as a good restaurant”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

Visited shortly after the restaurant opened at 4pm on a Sunday afternoon. Place was empty. We shared one hot appetizer ($8): Afghan turnovers (two pumpkin (Kadu) and two potato (Kachaloo)...small order, but tasty). To our surprise we then got two small, unannounced salads (not bad). She ordered the Eggplant Kabuli Palawv($17) with seasoned brown rice, topped with julienne sliced carrot strips, raisins, sprinkled with slivers of almonds & pistachios (too much rice, not enough eggplant...tasted ok). I got the waiter's favorite dish, Creamy Chicken-Lawangi Murgh ($18), also with season brown rice ($3.50 addit. upcharge...chicken overcooked, very dry). For dessert, we shared the Baghlawa ($9)...just ok. Overall, just ok...too much rice...not enough main dish components. BYOB.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Eddie M
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