Afghan Bistro

4.8
931 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
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 931 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.3
ambience
4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Goodness gracious—what can I say? This is my favorite restaurant in the DMV. The food is delightful and the service is A+. We invited friends who had never had Afghan food and I’m pleased to report that they were not disappointed. The lamb chops are perfect—the best I’ve tasted anywhere. There was this dessert—eggless something...tasted heavenly...incredibly smooth, light, creamy, cool on the tongue...I’m in love. I haven’t tasted anything here that I didn’t like. I honestly think I could close my eyes and order whatever my finger landed on in the menu and I would love it.

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JaniceH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My only complaint is that very load music.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable as always. Nice little date night spot for something different.

I’ve been a couple times and they’ve never disappointed.

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StephanieB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve been going to Afghan Bistro since they opened. They’ve been consistently excellent. I ordered the chicken kabob which was delicious. Seasoned and cooked just so and complemented by the sauces provided. A perfect lunch.

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vipFashionista
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time having the Afghanistan food- it was delicious! The service was great, and the music was soothing not too loud. The restaurant is clean and comfortable to dine in. Very pleased with the experience.

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ChrisD
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We eat here all the time and have never had a bad meal. Food is fantastic as well as the service. It is a hidden gem.

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StephenJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and attentive service on my first visit to this Northern Virginia bucket list restaurant. I should have gone here years ago but I will be back regularly!

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vipPamelaD
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A favortie place. So so good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They did an excellent job with spatial distancing and the food was fantastic.

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KathyO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best-kept secrets of our area. It is always a treat to go and I am so glad they have in-person dining again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Lovely personal service and the restaurant is handling Covid safety really well. We’ll be back to eat the lamb.

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ReedB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great great great great great great great great great

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KeithM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, our experience at Afghan Bistro was outstanding. We try to go about every other month and always have great food. The staff was great and always available to help. Highly recommend!!

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Anonymous1
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was fantastic—expertly cooked and with complex flavors. The service was professional and friendly.

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deena
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Lights kept flickering poor ambiance

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vipcosmastro
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I'm vegan and they have a lot of great options! The food is always amazing!

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DeanneS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit, and it was wonderful Everything we ate - the dips, the hot mazza sampler (especially the eggplant!) - was flavorful. Our entrees, both the lamb stew and veal risotto, were warm and savory. The cardamom cake was the perfect sweet ending. The service was friendly and welcoming. I will definitely be returning.

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TimE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food quality. A bit out of the way, but absolutely delicious.

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vipStephanieB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had dinner here with my family and each of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal. I had the beef tenderloin medium rare and it was perfect. We shared the leek dumplings to start and they were delicious as well. Highly recommend anything on menu. Service was very good as well.

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Mike
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and environment, highly recommend! The only downside is the bread.

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vipRichard
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Afghan Bistro is simply outstanding. My wife and I really like the taste of the food and the friendliness with which is delivered to our table. We first ate there soon after it opened a few years ago and we've been regular customers. We are happy they have grown now to 2 more locations, as that is the way it should be for owners who have mastered this business.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great all around....can’t wait to go again!

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Lore
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Delicious food. Safe and good COVID protocols.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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TerrieM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food. I’ve been coming here many years and Afghan Bistro never disappoints.

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Vincenzo4
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been frequenting the Bistro and visited both other locations as they opened. All aspects of each restaurant have remained consistently outstanding for several years. As the Bistro opened with the hopefully trademarked motto "food cooked with love" the intent matches the product. From the right people selected to support the customer, to the cooks, to the leadership that the employees follow, absolutely outstanding. We cannot say enough positives. Even the interior decorating at all three locations is as tenaciously and articulately made manifest. This is old school Americana craft. Heartfelt service from the hearts .... outstanding stuff.

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KeithM
Washington DC
4 reviews
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
6 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
34 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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vipRichard
Washington DC
21 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
24 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

FAQs

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

Afghan Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 931 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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