- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Lamb Shank Moghuli
Bone-in lamb shank and roasted eggplant slowly cooked in a tomato based stew infused with garam masala, served with long grain saffron basmati rice.
flavored with bistro spices, steamed to perfection. Finished off with your choice of yogurt garlic sauce or minced beef, topped off with crushed dry mint and cayenne pepper.
Tenderloin marinated in our house spices, charbroiled to perfection and served with yogurt with cucumber and dill.
Our family had such a wonderful time here. The food was amazing as was the service. We will be back!
Its in an off the beaten path, nondescript shopping plaza but the food is AMAZING! Service is very attentive but not obtrusive. Afghan Bistro is must to go to.
Always a great experience! We love to bring friends and family from out of town.
As a former vacation traveller to Afghanistan, I can highly recommend this wonderful restaurant. The food here always make me remember how much we enjoyed each meal. Every meal we've had here has been perfect, for food and service!
Excellent food, excellent service, great attention to personal safety. We much appreciate everything about this fine restaurant.
Awesome service and I enjoy a meal where I am not rushed. Afgan Bistro delivers on taste and service. Great place
Extremely fresh and unique cuisine. Can’t wait to go back!
Amazing food and very nice servers. Would definitely go again!
Sat outside in front. Not the greatest setting but we preferred outdoors. Food was amazing, service attentive despite outside. It’s been too long since we’ve been there but we will be back again soon!
Great neighborhood restaurant! Amazing food and great service.
What a treat.
The staff want to be certain you have a great experience.
The food unique and tasty.
Make reservations as it fills up.
Great food and very nice staff. A very unique experience. Don’t let the location deter you. It is a gem!
Food is incredible and so are the prices. We have never been disappointed eating there. We've gotten takeout, as well, multiple times, and the food travels really well. Highly recommend.
Excellent food and service! One of my favorite places in the area. Highly recommend!
Appetizers, main courses and desserts were delicious. The staff was very attentive and accommdating.
The wait staff were rushed and short-handed, but polite and efficient.
Not good seating/chairs, needs to be replaced.
Had to leave early because it was Too warm to eat a complete meal comfortably, needs better A/C.
Would’ve liked cake for my birthday, but was given baklava to go. It was tasty, but cake is better for a birthday.
After all that, the food was TERRIFIC! I will go again! But... I’ll wait for cooler weather, maybe October.
We met family who had never been to Afghan Bistro for lunch and had wonderful food and a great time. The service is always very good and attentive. We love the food and will be looking forward to meeting other family and friends for meals here.
Have been here several times, tried a variety of dishes and always had great food. We will definitely be back. One of our favorites in the area.
Great birthday for my fiancé. This is one of her favorite restaurants now.
During the last year we were looking for a new type of restaurant to order for take out. We found this place and were impressed by the reviews so we took a chance. Take out was very good so we tried it in person last night. The food was absolutely delicious. The server took his time to answer all our questions and explain the dishes and in some cases give recommendations. All the food was hot (a treat after a year of take out), savory, flavorful and delicious. The dining room is small and cozy but we can't wait to share this gem with more family and friends.
Food, service and ambiance has slipped since they opened 2 more restaurants. Still great value but not a top notch dining experience anymore. Lots of corners cut.
Amazing food. Second best Afghan food I have ever had outside of Afghanistan.
Have been there many times and always great.
A delicious interpretation of classic Afghan dishes. My whole family enjoyed the excellent service and dining at Afghan Bistro. We were early for our reservation but were quickly accomodated. The bread and different dips were very nice, I appreciated the server explaining our appetizer, and all the dishes were excellent. My wife, who often struggles to find something to fit her tastes, found herself grinning as she tried to decide between several mouth-watering entrees. My children each found an entree that they enjoyed. As is common in the U.S., the portions are large, but the very nice boxes allowed us to bring our meals home. We'd go back in a heartbeat.
Food is outstanding for a very reasonable price, especially since this Northern Virginia
Our waitress was wonderful. The food is always great.
Great informal restaurant with excellent Afghan cuisine!!!
Dined at AB several times before pandemic and always found it excellent. So happy it made it through these tough times and is back fully open and putting out the wonderful dishes for which it’s known.
Prior to pandemic we had tried to make reservations unsuccessfully -- word was out. We were worried that the Bistro may have closed but lucky us! We had a wonderful dinner, fabulous service!
We’ve been to the Bistro a few times now and it is excellent. The food is always good. I recommend everything. The bread is delicious and sauces are fantastic. It feels like you're in their living room even though it’s just a little strip mall. Try it and you’ll like it!
I live a couple of miles away and I feel so lucky that this place is in my neighborhood! I eat here all the time and everyone that I send here also loves the food.
Delicious food from appetizers to desserts. Also love the dipping sauces from a savory avocado based dip to spicy mango, green & red dips.
This place is such a gem!! Delicious food and the most amazing service!
Excellent food. We went there a number of times before the pandemic and it was great to be able to return. Get the lamb shank with eggplant.
Dont let the location fool you. Love this restaurant -- great food, service value! The staff was very gracious when we had to push our reservation back a 1/2 hour. Highly recommend this little gem.
Fantastic service and food. Can’t wait to go back to try other items on the menu.
As is consistently the experience, superb. Eva, the manager and her staff are flawless.
First time dining in since COVID. Well worth the wait because food was fabulous and we really appreciated the extra care provided by the staff.
We ate outside for a change. Everything was perfect as usual. The staff is always super friendly.
Afghan Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 337-4722.
Afghan Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 987 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.