Pamir Restaurant
Pamir Restaurant

Pamir Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pamirrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9736051095
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Menu Served 4:30-10:00pm
    Lunch: Buffet and Menu Served 11:30-2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Afghan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Delivery, Entertainment, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Special Events: JOIN US FOR MORRISTOWN'S RESTAURANT WEEK!

    SPECIAL EXCLUSIVE ALL YOU CAN EAT LUNCH BUFFET FOR ONLY $9.95!!! MON-FRI 11:30am-2:30pm

    DINNER SPECIAL PREFIX: 4 COURSE FOR $27!!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Diagonal from the Morristown Green---Dehart Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Pamir Restaurant

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!

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Pamir Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (18)great for outdoor dining (14)fit for foodies (13)romantic (12)good for groups (11)special occasion (8)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (3)late-night find (3)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Different and Delightful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Wonderful eggplant stew, and delicious pumpkin "Kadu". A real treat from the middle east. Kabobs were tasty but the best were the pumpkin filled turnovers. Spend for the upgrade and get the saffron and cnadied orange rice dish for an exotic change of starch.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Morristown Gem
    SlyFox
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Had a great meal there this past weekend. The food was very good and the service was excellent. The staff is very nice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unique Afghani rest. in the burbs.
    George
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This lovely restaurant has gourmet Afghani delights, everything prepared with the utmost care and blend of seasonings and spices which work well together, a gourmet treat in suburban New Jersey. Prices are reasonable for the quality and the restaurant has some outdoor seating just of the Morristown square. George Washington lived nearby during the war, but sadly missed this opportunity. There is enough variety and quality in the menu to stimulate repeat visits. Décor is elegant and good for conversations.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice ambience, Interesting Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We are frequent customers at Pamir. The restaurant has a nice ambiance and décor. Everything that we have tried on the menu has been delicious, particularly the appetizers. My only disappointment has been when ordering some of the stew like dishes with chicken. My husband couldn't find a single piece of chicken in his and I found very little in mine. For the price of the entrée I thought it was a little disappointing to get mostly rice and vegetables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellant Food & Service & Ambiance
    VERYPICKY
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Superb Chicken Kabob - after trying numerous Middle Eastern restaurants in New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia this was the first one with a chief that understands how to properly marinate, season and hot charcoal the chicken to ensure a super tasty yet juicy kabob. The eggplant and chicken dish was equally delicious. If you go don’t leave without trying the rosewater ice cream – wonderful!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food, even better service
    German
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was my first visit to Pamir Restaurant. I am a big fan on middle eastern cusine, kind of grew up on it as well. This place has outstanding customer service. It seemed everyone was just there to "serve" me and the place was packed. Amazing food as well. Their menu has a wide variety of foods to choose from, you can def find something you like. If I am back in the area, I will make it a point to stop and have dinner again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very tasty!
    debk
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food was delicious. Service was good. Overall, a really tasty dinner! Will go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    tristeandlawrenceVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Always enjoy coming here - weather was beautiful and space was open to the outside - food is YUMMY
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful, with Authentic Food
    ArmyVet
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I've spent time in Afghanistan with the US military and think this is some of the most authentic food I've had since being back. I really loved the decor and the food was just perfect. Would certainly return again. Also, it's BYOB.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My husband and I went for dinner. We didn't have our kids but I noticed a few tables did have kids. Date night or family dining would be fine either way. BYOB which is fine with us! Food was great, appetizers could have been a little warmer, but all tasted good and entrees were terrific! We sat inside but right in the opening of to the outside and it was great people watching for Morristown. They did have a few outside tables on the sidewalk. All in all food was wonderful and great service! We love "something different" and this delivered. We will go back for sure!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eatingUSAVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The buffet was a wonderful deal and the service and atmosphere were warm and friendly. Would love to return!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Must try at least once
    ether1
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Really good food and much different from some other Middle -Eastern kitchens - I would highly recommend giving it a try, and enjoy the very good service, nice decor and good food at very good prices.... I know I will go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    TrishTheDish
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We made reservations for a Friday night, but I don't think it was necessary we got there around 8pm and there were a lot of tables left. You could sit right by the doors which feels like you are outside or sit more inside. You are greeted with pita and a feta/mint cheese. Which was excellent. We ordered two appetizers and for our main meals both had kebobs - one chicken one lamb - which was done to perfection. We did not have dessert, but I would highly recommend this place we will be going back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It is not Middle Eastern Food
    Nodieter
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    The lunch buffet is a good idea to sample several dishes on the menu. The meat balls were seasoned to perfection. Addition of sugar to the pumpkin soup emphasized the sweetness of pumpkin but made it a dessert soup rather than an appetizer. The samosas were worth a second trip.The service was efficient and the ambiance very friendly thanks to the owner who took the time to explain some aspects of the Afghan cuisine. She offered -on the house- dumplings to illustrate her comments.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    kcr777
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    The food here is outstanding! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun place
    Tazman
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We have eaten here several times, the service is always great, the food this time was not as good as it was the last time but was still better than many restaurants. This BYOB brings you into the middle east when you walk through the door. The salads, the cheese and breads are so good it would be worth going for them alone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something Other Than Italian
    Bigfoodie
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Looking for something different than Italian cruise…Ordered an appetizer – fried string beans (look like a patty). A welcome surprise – yummy! Feel like you’re on vacation with the Moroccan décor and the ambiance was serene with a view of the outside – our table in front of the open french doors.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I'm not an adventurous eater and even I thoroughly enjoyed eating at Pamir. Parking is a little tough on busy days, but so worth it. Everything was fresh, very nicely decorated insice and the food itself was well portioned. These aren't supersized portions, they are perfect and priced lower than I expected. Which is nice because I didn't regret getting multiple appetizers. In the end we had a great dinner out, and payed a reasonable price for what we thought was very good quality meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • interesting and tasty
    hatetocook
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    thoroughly enjoyed this treat of a place. great service, enthusiastic explanations of menu, and delicious afghani food. appetizers and entrees were all delightfully different. will go again soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 54 reviews are from the Pamir Restaurant reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    We have eaten at Pamir several times and not been disappointed in any aspect.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much improved ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    First visit since they moved location some time ago. The environment is far improved and the food is good. There is room for improvement but it is solid.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We loved Pamir, great service and excellent food, 100% going back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Geat
    Bill83
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Focus in on Afgan, Persion, middle eastern food. Service is relaxed whether they are busy or not so you never have the feeling you are being pushed to move along. BYO for alcohol which is common in NJ. Best beet salad I have had anywhere.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service & food so flavorful!
    SK21
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We enjoyed everything. The appetizer of gorma and grape leaves were both exceptional! The entrees were equally tasty (mantu and lamb dish with orange zest, rose water and cardamom, whose name I can't recall...)and had such a range of flavors. I would dare say this is my new favorite food of ALL my options. Literally the best. So yummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointed in Pamir
    StephenSS
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    We had eaten in Pamir a few times in the past and always enjoyed it. We only stopped because we were not often in that area. Recently we were there and decided to return. We were dissapointed. The food was novel.... we had a great appetizer but the entrees were all not up to par. They seemed bland and the chicken in our dishes was dry. Sorry but I doubt we will be returning to Pamir.
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  • Tasty Alternative Cuisine, BYO
    Jazzy
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    BYO Pamir was surprisingly quiet given the post-St. Pat's parade raucous. The ambiance is dark, paper-laden over tablecloths, some candlelight, wooden plank flooring. The Afghani food is a nice switch, somewhat between Indian and Turkish cuisine, but neither. Our Saffron lamb was good, however, the lamb could have been browned then simmered longer to be more flavorful and not so dry. We loved the hot appetizers. The salads were a bit sweet and nothing special to note. Dessert was the pistachio/confectioners' sugar laden crisp, nice and light. The Turkish coffee demitasse was disappointing given our Turkish cuisine experience has been a demitasse cup with additional coffee in a Turkish coffee pot. Staff was very nice and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a neighborhood fave
    bluescoot
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    we love this place. terrific value. kabobs are the best and the orange rice a staple of mine. salad with yogurt based dressing is very healthy. byob as most morristown restaurants makes it an even better bargain.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good food!
    JojodallVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Food always fresh, tasty, and well presented. We feel it's a pretty healthy dining experience, and have been to Pamir 6-7 times in past three years. If you're attending a concert at MPAC they are helpful in getting you served and out in time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A JEM FOR HE SECOND TIME IN A ROW
    NICK
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    GREAT SERVICE, FOOD TO RELISH FOR!! FOR THE SECOND TIME, WE HAD A GREAT EXPERIENCE IN PAMIR. THE FOOD WAS FRESH AND TASTY, THE DISHES REALLY BRINGING OUT THE THEME OF AFGHAN FOOD QUITE WELL. THE PUMPKIN FILLED TURNOVERS (KADU) APPETIZER WAS PHENOMENAL. THE CHICKEN KABOB-E-MURGH WAS SOFTTLE GRILLED AND THE RICE WAS INFURED WITH CARDAMON! THE KORMA STEW WITH LAMB WAS DELICATE AND SPICED WITH THE CUSTOMARY AFGHAN SPICES. WOW! GREAT FOOD!! WILL BE GOING AGAIN SOON!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pamir--a consistent dining delight
    Hondo
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    My wife and I took another couple to Pamir before a theater date. It was their first dining experience at Pamir, and they were absolutely delighted with Pamir..... as were my wife and I , although we've been enjoying this amazing restaurant for several years. The food is consistenly delectable, and the service staff members all go out of their way to be patient and helpful explaing some of the Afghani dishes even though the menu, in my opinion, is very clear and "user friendly". 'best price/value in Morristown!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful restaurant!
    CettsVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This is one of the best restaurants in Morristown! The Afghan food is consistent excellent, the owners are very friendly and personable and the service is excellent. Prices are very reasonable for the quality and quantity of food provided.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply delicious!
    foodierVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The sample of appetizers the waitress recommended was amazing. Everything was fresh and flavorful, especially the main dish--sweet and spicy tilapia. A nice change from always doing Italian. Look forward to coming back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is my fourth visit. Very
    Kebab
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    This is my fourth visit. Very welcoming staff. Attentive. We had the eggplant appetizer which was excelllent. Kebabs and special rice is always very good. Only drawbacks were that thr resturant was cold.....and main course took a long time to be served. Really like Pamir. See you soon!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The ambiance was very nice
    Inda
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The ambiance was very nice and the food was good, though not amazing. The service was very attentive and nice folks. They did get us to our sow on time, even bringing the check and reminding us of the time. Though BYOB, tey ahve a service where wine can be ordered and delivered to the restaurant.
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  • Pamir
    steve
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    the food was excellent, the service very customer focused.....only great things to say about the restaurant.....
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Pamir is all around fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    I love Pamir, always have. The food is consistently outstanding, even on a crazy busy Saturday night. The service is usually excellent but we had a waiter who forgot several things several times. He was unfailingly courteous and I suspect new. The oversights in no way diminished our experience, and once he has a bit more -- experience that is -- I'm sure he'll be as great as the rest of the staff. Hopefully, the generous tip will encourage him to keep at it. The food is fresh, bright flavors and such a great alternative to steaks, burgers, and the other offerings Morristown has so many of. Plus you don't need someone else's expense account to dine there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Business Dinner
    tristeandlawrenceVIP
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    6 of us went for a work meeting and dinner - food was great, relaxing environment - perfect atmosphere to mix business with pleasure
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New year's eve dinner. Belly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    New year's eve dinner. Belly dancer was very entertaining and fun. Food was flavorful but somewhat dry with the rice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pamir Restaurant
    ASid
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Great restaurant! Really impressed with the nice indoor environment. The food was delicious and the servers were nice and helpful. Will definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum food as always
    Queenoffood
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    The food was tasty as always. We had starters which were really tasty, but not too big, which was perfect before eating our main courses. Food arrived quickly and was so good as usual. Meat heaven! Very tasty, well season and full of flavour. The restaurant is well lit and cosy. BYO is great, waiting staff are happy to open bottles, are really friendly and attentive. Love it here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.