Afghan Bistro

4.8
922 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 922 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
service
4.4
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4.7
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Anonymous1
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
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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StephanieB
Washington DC
5 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
19 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
21 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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TerrieM
Washington DC
7 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
3 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
20 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

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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
15 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
Richmond
6 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
7 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
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

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 922 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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