We go to this place on a regular basis because it is the best food and most friendly service in the area. No matter what you order it is always excellent.
Outstanding as always! Amazing food and excellent service. Our favorite local restaurant by far. Enjoy!
I LOVE THIS PLACE. Amazing food, wonderful staff!!!
Second time here. Amazing each time. Small quaint place with exceptional everything.
Love the food - the small space and requirement for reservations means that we don’t visit as often as we would like. In fact almost a year since our last visit. Great service from knowledgeable staff. Setting is a bit claustrophobic but once seated we always enjoy the meal.
We enjoyed meal very much. Food delicious and portions perfect.
The food is always authentic and excellent with fast and friendly service. This small cozy restaurant always delivers.
Delicious food and accommodating staff. Our group of 7 thought it was a great find, though a little tight, space wise. Reservations essential. Not a bad dish out of all of them, so yay!
Always a fantastic meal. Super tiny place, but that's probably what keeps the food quality so high.
Just a great time, great service, great food - thanks!
Great food but space is too tight.
Incredible spices and seasoning. Best Afghan food we've ever had.
Another excellent meal with warm and efficient service from Karen, Sofia and Enrique. We went with our favorites, chicken sabzi lawaan and a vegetarian trio of spicy lentil-chickpea risotto with eggplant and butternut squash. The plating is as beautiful as the flavors are delectable!
The Afghan Bistro lived up to its usual high quality of dining. I shared an array of very tasty hot appetizers. Adding two cups of the absolutely delicious beef lentil soup made a perfect lunch.
Everything we had was delicious. Every entree was well prepared and meat tender. Service was great. Small and tight.
Wonderful dining experience. Food is consistently outstanding. This is one of the best $ values to be found and not just in the DMV.
As usual, the food and service were all five stars!
Excellent place! Very small, so make a reservation. Lots of very interesting things to chose from. My wife really liked her Kadoo Tosh Peyra and I thoroughly enjoyed my Lam Tenderloin Kabob. While we really shouldn't have, we both had desert. Both the Toasted Almond cake and Pistachio Cake were great. Staff was super friendly but they were swamped. The place only has like 20 tables and they were all full, so the staff was running around. Food was excellent, service was good and prices are par for the course for the area. Well worth stopping by.
100% recommend this restaurant! I've already told 4 friends about this place. We will be returning for another date night! Thank you for delicious food (the best we've had in the area) and incredible service.
Excellent find and will definitely go back.
The quabali palau was not very good and not like Afghan quabali palau.
Tough to get a weekend reservation, but absolutely necessary at this popular out-of-the-way restaurant. As we approached the front door, there was a sign outside alerting "Friends" that no walk-ins or carry out orders could be accommodated from 5:30-8:30 because they were fully booked. Had a wonderful dinner with 3 companions who all thought the food was great. Veal, Oxtail and Lamb entrees plus a mixed sampler of appetizers. Excellent food and a quiet atmosphere--we ate at 5:30 because that was the earliest reservation we could get. Plan ahead and you will be rewarded!
We had the tenderloin and lamb chops... delicious! The rice on the side is just okay. They should consider offering a different side. Everything else was fabulous! We’ll be back again.
My favorite place to eat in the Springfield area! Every dish we've tried has been excellent. Great service too.
I have been to the Afghan Bistro serval times. Unfortunately, since opening the Washington location--which I have visited as well--the quality at the Woodbridge location has steadily gone down. That is a shame because this restaurant has been my all-time favorite Afghan entry, but I would not come to the Woodbridge location as often.
One of the most delicious meals we have had recently. Make sure to get reservations as the place is very small and the wait can be long. Their service is on the slower side, however, they were pretty busy the night we went. The serve warm bread and complimentary sauces which are really yummy. For the mains, we got chicken kadahi and potatoes with green veggies both of which were amazing.
The food was great. The bistro was a little small.
Exceptional service. Recommend the turnover appetizer for two. Must try the four dipping sauces...very good. Intimate setting. Reservations recommended.
We wanted to take our friends to a really nice dinner at a restaurant that would offer choices for both vegetarian and meat eaters. We could tell they were a bit dubious when pulled up to the unprepossessing door in the strip mall, but we delightful dining lay beyond that door! A couple of us had been to Afghanistan and the Qabuli Palou and Sabzi Chalou at the Afghan Bistro were even better than those we had in country. And we never got to select excellent wines to go with our dinner in Afghanistan! My husband loved the Chicken Lawaan, chicken cooked in a yogurt based stew, that our waiter said was his favorite. Our waiter, whom I suspect might have been the owner, provided exceptional service! He graciously helped me correct a mistake I made when I meant to order a meatless item, was attentive to all, but never hovered over us. We enjoyed a wonderful meal with our friends and were able to talk with each other in a small restaurant that didn't have any empty tables. This is my favorite restaurant!
Love this place. The food, the ambiance, the service...all top notch. It's very small so don't just pop in on a busy Saturday night.
The food, service, and atmosphere is excellent! It’s a hidden gem in the Lorton area.
My husband and I have been to this restaurant many times. The food is incredible, the staff very friendly and attentive. Bringing my grandmother and daughter next time
We were a party of seven so we tried many different things on the menu and everything was excellent. My favorite were the pumpkin dumplings and the vegetarian platter. The service was exceptional. The restaurant is in a little strip mall and looks questionable from the outside but don’t let that stop you. It is cozy and welcoming on the inside. We will definitely be returning!
Lovely atmosphere. Server was very helpful. Food was wonderful. We will definitely be back.
Great food, good service. I wish they had bigger space. Overall great value.
Good food and appetizers. The kabob was not great but decent. Everything else was wonderful. Server was professional and friendly. Would definitely go back.
Afghan Bistro is a special treat! Their meals and selection are outstandingly flavorful and plentiful. Its unfortunate that the dining room is so small but in a way this adds to its charm. The service was slow and I felt that the regulars might have gotten priority attention because two groups were served before us even though we were seated first.
We have never had Afghan food before and this restaurant is phenomenal. We love the flavors. The meats are so tender. We also appreciate our food being served piping hot. The atmosphere is quite small and quaint. An all around exceptional dining experience.
We had a perfect evening at this charming, cozy family-owned favorite!!