Afghan Bistro

4.8
987 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 987 people are saying
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KyraK
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family had such a wonderful time here. The food was amazing as was the service. We will be back!

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JeanneP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Kristina
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! We love to bring friends and family from out of town.

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HappyDiner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipJEJ500
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, great attention to personal safety. We much appreciate everything about this fine restaurant.

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Twetwe
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome service and I enjoy a meal where I am not rushed. Afgan Bistro delivers on taste and service. Great place

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vipLukeB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely fresh and unique cuisine. Can’t wait to go back!

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VanessaA
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and very nice servers. Would definitely go again!

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PeterP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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vipchiyobear
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant! Amazing food and great service.

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ScottH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and very nice staff. A very unique experience. Don’t let the location deter you. It is a gem!

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vipBethL
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

JB
JenniferB
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! One of my favorite places in the area. Highly recommend!

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vipsmith
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Appetizers, main courses and desserts were delicious. The staff was very attentive and accommdating.

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AmJ79
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

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.

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DavidW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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MiGi
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipCitizenNomad
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great birthday for my fiancé. This is one of her favorite restaurants now.

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AnneM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Jeff
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food. Second best Afghan food I have ever had outside of Afghanistan.

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Greatdinner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been there many times and always great.

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Steve
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AlexandriaLlama
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is outstanding for a very reasonable price, especially since this Northern Virginia

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was wonderful. The food is always great.

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RALPHL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great informal restaurant with excellent Afghan cuisine!!!

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ChazBS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Donna
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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!

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SecretDateSpot
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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KimberlyB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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EJSS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food from appetizers to desserts. Also love the dipping sauces from a savory avocado based dip to spicy mango, green & red dips.

JB
JenniferB
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is such a gem!! Delicious food and the most amazing service!

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vipStephen
Washington DC
158 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipAlexandriaRocks
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Fantastic service and food. Can’t wait to go back to try other items on the menu.

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vipPaul
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal!

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Vincenzo4
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As is consistently the experience, superb. Eva, the manager and her staff are flawless.

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PatriciaC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

JH
JaniceH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside for a change. Everything was perfect as usual. The staff is always super friendly.

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 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.

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