Afghan Bistro

4.9
909 Reviews
$30 and under
Afghan
Afghan Bistro, located in Springfield, VA provides guests an authentic Afghan cuisine with a modern flair.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 909 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
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4.8
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4.4
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4.7
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KeithM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great to be back in the dining area. The Afghan Bistro team was tremendous providing great service and food.

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Dougitis
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice selection

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AzizaA
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

the service and the food was great, the waitress was very nice. the food very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully tasting, great value dish.

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NitinJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is just awesome, must try their lamp chops, sweet potato stuff appetizer.

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my wife's fellow foodies had recommended Afghan Bistro to us and when we were looking for a place to go out Friday night we were pleasantly surprised we were able to get a reservation. From the minute we walked in and sat down we felt this was going to be great. I sat in awe a bit as we received immediate attention for drinks and starters, while enjoying the bread and dipping delights of four different flavors. As we were choosing from the extensive and reasonably priced wine list, we tried to figure how we were unaware of this little gem of a place in our area. I chose the lamb chops and beef and my wife had chicken and beef but since we are not well versed in this cultural food we tried as many flavors as possible. This may have been the best dining experience of the year and we will return soon!! Outstanding and Thank You!

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vipZamil6
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service

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vipKhanhN
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, good service.
Located near a busy industrial park.

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Juan
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal- the food and service were both outstanding, and the restaurant is setup nicely to accommodate Covid concerns. We just moved to the area, and will be visiting Afghan Bistro on a regular basis.

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vipVitale
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Without a doubt, Afghan Bistro is both a neighborhood gem and phenomenal gastronomic experience.

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JamesW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great appetizers. Great sauces, all the vegetarian dishes were phenomenal. Meat quality could be improved, but it was spiced well.

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VeeQue
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service was great. But the chicken kabab and ground beef kabab had no flavor. Chicken kababs tasted dry, burnt and tasteless.

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vipRichardC
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is remaining consistently great even during this time of social distancing.

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vipMichaelS
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was impeccable and the service was outstanding. Although COVID procedures in place, it did not distract from the experience

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Charles
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Entries were outstanding - the leek and potato appetizer was just okay.

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Swinva2002
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food and unique recipes

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vipMayaA
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent with all my previous visits, the chefs and staff at Afghan Bistro continue to provide stellar service and delicious dishes, even in these challenging times.

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PatriciaK
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Social spacing was enforced and outside dining was available. The food is always delicious at this restaurant and the service warm and friendly. Highly recommended for a quiet evening out.

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Laura
Little Rock
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great environment (intimate), and excellent service.

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Robert
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best afghan Resteraunt around! Top notch service and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing!! Especially if eating gluten free!

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NancyS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined there before. The “ambiance,?” “food,?” or “clientele?” create such an atmosphere of “sharing” that we have never experienced at any other restaurant.

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JoanM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food...extensive menu with many vegetarian options. You can also request vegan dishes. The lentil soup is a must, and don't miss the dipping sauces!
Have been there many times... and can't wait to return....

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HappyDiner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always perfect here! We are so glad that they are nearby.

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CaryH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, felt safe in the dining room durin these crazy COVID times.

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Lovegoodfood
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is outstanding. Never disappoints.

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vipAhona
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

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MichaelE
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Wide variety of food from vegan and glucose free food options to traditional Afghan meet dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

We went to have dinner on a Friday evening. It was around 1800hrs when we arrived and only two more tables (4 people) were inside dining. Those tables had their plates on the table. Food is good. Good portions, good flavors however the staff focuses on take-out orders more than they do for in-house dining customers. We had to wait over 47 minutes for them to give us our appetizer and the meat was cooke dat the wrong temperature. We had to wait for them to get through the dinner take out rush before getting our food. Upon greeting the server placed two bottles of water on the table. No cups, no silverware and no napkins. We had to ask for glasses for the water. Also this location is not following CDC guidelines for COVID-19. Customers picking up the orders flocks the restaurant and stay inside while waiting for food. These customers were shoulder to shoulder and right next to people dinning in-house.

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Vincenzo4
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Current manager is leading a team of consistent quality of food, service to each customer as if they were the only one present. Outstanding.

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vipJoja
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been here several times. Enjoy it each time. Service is great, food is fantastic!

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already76
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is terrific and the service is very attentive, even though Omar and Talia are mostly at other locations. We still love it.

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ToddC
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and excellent food

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vipJamie
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Believe the reviews. It's incredible! Definitely make a reservation.. otherwise you won't get in.

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DrScience
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was delicious. We asked for recommendations and ordered those. Lamb shank, dumplings and sambosas. Also not to be missed are the sauces with the flatbreads.

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Ken302
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great but I loved the vegetarian combo. Wonderful variety in a single dish.

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vipSchatzi
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and a fave go to! Plan ahead and make a reservation!

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skip
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fasntastic food and great service. what more can you ask. Love this restaurant.

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87Jaglover
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation for 4 at 8:15. It is a very small restaurant and we were a little early so we had to wait a bit to be seated. The hostess graciously compensated us with a free drink which was unexpected. We all shared the Mazza assortment for 4 — really delicious —not a speck left on the platter. Each couple shared the lamb chops and beef loin special as the entrees were more than generous. They also accommodated how we liked our meat cooked as I like mine rare and partner likes it medium rare. We still had leftovers to take home—a bit of the meat, the rice and spinach vegetable mixture—all was sublime. We will return and recommend to others. The friends we were with had been to the Afghan Bistro before and were happy to return.

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rdvj
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I love this place and will be returning soon. Service is excellent. Our server heard of discussing the fact that we were there celebrating the birthdays of 2 in our group and she brought a piece of birthday cake with a lit candle, without being asked. It was a verry friendly gesture.

FAQs

Afghan Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 337-4722.

Afghan Bistro is rated 4.9 stars by 909 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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