Bamiyan Afghan Restaurant
358 Third Ave
New York, NY 10016Neighborhood:
AfghanPrice: $30 and under
Bamiyan Afghan Restaurant
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.bamiyan.com/
- Phone: 2124813232
- Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
- Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Afghan, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern
- Executive Chef: Sayed Shah
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
- Catering: We cater parties off-site for up to 500 people. Whether you’re hosting a party or business meeting, we'll gladly customize a menu for your event. We'll accommodate your guests' special dietary restrictions; just let us know in advance. http://bamiyan.com/afghan-party-catering.php To discuss your catering needs, please call Shah at 212-481-3232 from noon until 10:00 p.m. any day.
- Private Party Facilities: Our semi-private dining room accommodates parties of up to 50 people. The entire restaurant is available for buy-outs and can seat up to 125 people. Standing capacity is up to 150 people. Call Shah at 212-481-3232 any day between noon and 10:00 p.m. to discuss your private party and catering needs. http://bamiyan.com/private-dining-room.php
- Private Party Contact: Shah 2124813232
A word from Bamiyan Afghan Restaurant
Bamiyan Afghan Restaurant offers traditional afghan cuisine, in a relaxed setting. With influences spanning the historic cultures of the Silk Road, Afghan cuisine comprises aromatic basmati rice dishes, mild curries, and a variety of dumplings and pasta dishes, as well as kabobs. Cushioned seating is available at low tables. Our semi-private dining room accommodates parties of up to 50 people. Customers can enjoy natural flavored hookahs. We will cater your party off-site for up to 500 people.Continued
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Bamiyan Afghan Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
- Good Afghan foodnelbeatoDined on 2/23/2013Great afghan grilled food and reasonable prices,fairly quiet too.Get the mixed grill,you won't regret itSpecial Features:
- The BEST Afghan Food in all NYCRazorVIPDined on 1/21/2013There shirshay tea is a great dessert drink I love it and I am NOT a tea drinker.Special Features:
- Very average; everything veryOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 1/18/2013Very average; everything very (overly) sweet; is it possible the pumpkin appetizer used canned sweetened pumpkin - it sure tasted like it...ew.
- Outstanding Afghan food! LoveOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 12/31/2012Outstanding Afghan food! Love the Kaddo! This is our go-to place when my husband and I want to celebrate -- birthdays, anniversary, new year, etc.Special Features:
- Really enjoyed the low tableOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 12/25/2012Really enjoyed the low table seating, great for people-watching out the window. Food and service was excellent! Some of the best bread I've ever had.Special Features:
- Excellent vegetarian selection.OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 12/25/2012Excellent vegetarian selection. Meat-eaters were also happy.Special Features:
- Worst possible service everOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 12/22/2012The owner/staff was very cordial. However the service was terrible. It appeared as if they didn't know how to provide good service. We had a party of 19 close family members and it was our anniversary. The waitress kept bringing food one at a time and there was no order or logical sequence to it. It was half hazard ... ... The entire time. Very bad environment -- light was inadequate and only one bunch if lights at the center of a large room. I would never recommend it to anyone. After spending over $600 for food, not a single member of our group was happy about the food or service. We had Afghan food many many times before, but it was never this bad. Especially the service was the worst of all.
- Food is great, but this placeOpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 11/11/2012Food is great, but this place does not accept Open Table dining cheques even though they're supposed to accept them.
- We loved it. Food was veryOpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 11/9/2012We loved it. Food was very tasty. My favorite was the minced beef kabobs. The place was cozy and our server was very sweet.Special Features:
- Good ethnic experienceOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 10/1/2012Service and food were both good and the menu is interesting. There is an option to sit at low, traditional tables.
- I've been going to BamiyanOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 9/22/2012I've been going to Bamiyan for several years and the food is consistently unique and excellent. It is a great place to go with others who enjoy vegetarian food or meat meals. As a vegetarian I recommend the bouranee baujaun - a sauteed eggplant with a mint yogourt or tomato sauce, the aushak - steamed scallion dumplings - is wonderful. The kadu - pumpkin turnovers (more like a ravioli) can be steamed for fried and are especially tasty. Service is friendly and the ambience is perfect for talking with friends...Special Features:
- Poor food and servicecraiginnycVIPDined on 9/5/2012I chose this restaurant because my companion is a vegetarian, and the menu presented many choices for us both. I have had much better Afghan food elsewhere. My entree, Quorma Chalow with Chicken, barely had any chicken in it, it was mostly a dish full of sauce. The service was about as unimpressive as the food. We waited for a long time to get the check and couldn't see any staff to ask for it. Finally when it was presented, we were told that they were closing. We promptly paid the bill, used the rest room, and then were escorted out a side door and reminded again that they were closing. It's not like we lingered, we were neglected. Poor food, poor service. I won't be returning.
- We were excited to try AfghanNk1234Dined on 7/17/2012We were excited to try Afghan food and were not disappointed. We ordered 6 appetizers in order to sample a wide variety of traditional fare. The wine list was very reasonable. Service was attentive Snd helpful. We will definitely return to eat our way down the menu!Special Features:
- Hot Saturday night, we wereJannVIPDined on 6/30/2012Hot Saturday night, we were seated in back with other party as it was cooler. Vegetarian Aushak was excellent as well as Shireen Palau, also vegetarian. Combination kabobs requested with salad in place of rice were delicious. We have usually order takeout; this neighborhood Afghani place has been here for 25 years or more-Good food as reasonable prices.Special Features:
- One of my favorites for years.OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIPDined on 6/29/2012One of my favorites for years. Everyone I bring loves it. My favorite dishes are the Mantoo, Koodebeh, and the homemade ice cream. Also I could drinks pots of the stir chai tea.Special Features:
- Try the shireen palow (bakedOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 6/17/2012Try the shireen palow (baked rice dish with candied orange peel and saffron) and aushak (thin and wide scallion dumplings in a yogurt sauce).Special Features:
- I've been here before, liveGormay13VIPDined on 6/12/2012I've been here before, live down the street, and I must say the food went DOWNHILL. Kabob was dry and dry and dry and overcooked and dry and felt like it was cooked and cooked and cooked again. WHAT IS UP PEOPLE?????????????????????????
- Outstanding food, a wonderfulOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 6/7/2012Outstanding food, a wonderful and distinct cuisine. Service fine until the end, took quite a while to get the check, but otherwise was kind and attentive.
- Fun and deliciousOpenTable Diner Since 2012VIPDined on 4/18/2012Try the "Aushak": steamed scallion dumplings topped with yogurt-mint sauce, "Kadu": turnovers filled with pumpkin; with yogurt dip on the side, and "Shir-Chay" traditional afghan tea brewed with milk, sugar, cardamom and rose petals. They are sooooooooooo good. They have wonderful selections for vegetarians and omnivores alike. You have the option of sitting at one of the front "window tables" that let you dine on pillows on the floor, very cool.Special Features:
- Bland-iyanOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 3/17/2012Having grown up in neighboring Pakistan, I know a thing or two about good Afghani food. Unfortunately, Bamiyan failed to deliver anything close to resembling that. We got the Mantoo (beef dumplings) for app. They were decent but nothing special. One friend ordered the Paneer Sabzi veg. entree and it was nothing more than boiled spinach with salt. Bland and unappetizing. Another friend ordered the Kaboli Chicken and that was also bland. My wife got the Chicken with walnuts and pomegranate juice. At least this tasted like something but the walnuts were sorely MIA. I got the Paneer with Lamb and not only was the lamb scarce the dish was bland once again. If you like to have more than just salt and pepper on your food don't bother.
- We got there on time and theOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 2/27/2012We got there on time and the rest was close. Unacceptable!!! Hope I get my points...
- I treasure the reassuring,SohowomanDined on 2/17/2012I treasure the reassuring, old fashioned ambience at Bamiyan. The food is wonderful & the wait staff most accommodating.Special Features:
- The restaurant's dinner forOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 2/14/2012The restaurant's dinner for two option was awesome for Valentine's day and very tasty. The service was great too.Special Features:
- I felt as if welcomed intoOpenTable Diner Since 2004Dined on 2/9/2012I felt as if welcomed into a private home and seated as an honored guest despite dining solo. However the food was cold and seemed to have been reheated at least once.Special Features:
- Homely, family-run, cozy spotOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 2/3/2012Homely, family-run, cozy spot serving affordable, exotic cuisine. They have a full bar, despite not really having a drinks menu.
- Sadly disappointedOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 2/1/2012As much as I really enjoyed my night at Bamiyan - the atmosphere was great, the service was great - the food was really very very bland. Having just come back from a trip to Afghanistan, I was longing the "flavorfulness" of the local cuisine. But was sadly met with a dish I could have easily made myself at home. None of the authentic Afghan flavors were there :/ Great place/atmosphere? Yes. Real Afghan food? No.
- Good option for vegetariansOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 1/20/2012Being a vegetarian, there were handful options considering that it is an Afghan restaurant. The Afghan bread was very fresh and tasty. Portions were good for one person only. Good for private dining.Special Features:
- it was delicious! I went withOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 1/13/2012it was delicious! I went with 3 of my friends to bamiya because we wanted to sit on the floor and eat with our hands. The tables by the window are awesome, its quiet an experience. We sampled the ashuk, fejsense, and sambosas for appetizers. The fejsan (chicken with walnuts and pomegranate juice) was divine!! Sooo good. The sambosas came with yogurt dip and were soo good. Plus, they serve homemade afghan bread which is warm and so delicious. I ordered the eggplant in yogurt sauce and it was great! The eggplant tastes like it was roasted on a grill and it's absolutely perfect. My friends ordered the bamiya dish along with a lamb and chicken curry. Each dish came with a huge plate of rice. We sat for 2 hours And no one rushed us. Try dessert!Special Features:
- It was ok. The lighting wasOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 12/31/2011It was ok. The lighting was a bit too dark and the decor a little bit drab gives a somewhat dark feel to the restaurant. The grilled foods are quite good, but most of the grilled dishes come with plain rice, which ends up being too dry.