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Afghan Bistro

4.9
4.9
1081 Reviews
$30 and under
Afghan
Afghan Bistro, located in Springfield, VA provides guests an authentic Afghan cuisine with a modern flair.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Afghan, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 337-4722

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Sofia Masroor

  • Catering

    For more information about catering please give us a call.

  • Private party contact

    Wais Shirzoi: (703) 337-4722

  • Neighborhood

    Springfield

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,081 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Overall

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  1. TD

    TimD

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Made a reservation, and glad we did. The rest us seats about 35 people, and the tables were full the entire time we were there. Very quick greet with water and bread. The food was delicious, and great service to boot. Abundant gluten-free and vegan options. All the meat is halal. We will be back

    Afghan BistroResponded 1 day agoThank you for taking the time to write this review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to your next visit!

  2. S

    Suzie

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent food. We've been several times and have never been disappointed! Will be back,

    Afghan BistroResponded 1 day agoThank you, we're so glad to have you as our loyal guest! We look forward to your next visit!

  3. MV

    MaryV

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing, I had leek and onion dumplings, another had the combo platter and my vegan daughter had greens and rice dish. We all loved our meals, the flatbread and sauces were also delicious. Small place, Service was excellent , portions generous and prices reasonable.

    Afghan BistroResponded on June 27, 2022Thank you! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and the experience at our restaurant!

  4. S

    Schatzi

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent food and service. Love the leek and scallion dumplings and chicken lawaan. Portions are huge, so you will leave with leftovers.

    Afghan BistroResponded on June 27, 2022Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to write us! We are happy to hear that your experience was excellent!

  5. N

    Notatapasfan

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is delicious and always offer very good service. The restaurant is very unassuming, but the food is excellent!

    Afghan BistroResponded on June 20, 2022Thank you for being our loyal guest, we are honored to be one of your favorites!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This restaurant is outstanding. I no longer live in the DC area, but when I visit several times a year I always come here. All the appetizers are excellent, and the accompanying sauces are outstanding. I always order something with lamb in it. I had the lamb shank stew last time and it was superb. The lamb chops are also super good. Reasonable by the glass wine selection and I’ve always been pleased with the quality. This place is in my top three restaurants.

    Afghan BistroResponded on June 21, 2022Thank you so much for being our loyal guest! We are happy to hear that you are still able to visit us during your travels.

  7. H

    Heath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This has become a favorite of mine. The food is fantastic, service was great and the price can't be beat. I would recommend Afghan Bistro to anyone.

    Afghan BistroResponded on June 8, 2022Thank you for your kind words and support! We are honored to be one of your favorite restaurants!

  8. KW

    KimberlyW

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time. Service was wonderful and food was fantastic. They brought out a special dessert for us because it was my husband’s birthday. Would definitely recommend.

    Afghan BistroResponded on June 3, 2022Thank you for celebrating with us! We're glad that you enjoyed your special day!

  9. c

    chiyobear

    Richmond

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood restaurant. Wonderful food and friendly staff. Never disappoints. Highly recommend.

    Afghan BistroResponded on May 30, 2022Thank you so much!

  10. CT

    ChrisT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants of all time. Every time we have friends from out of town we bring them here and the all live it.

    Afghan BistroResponded on May 23, 2022We're so happy to be one of your favorites! Thank you for your support!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was great. My friends and I we had a fantastic time here. Definitely 5 STARS

    Afghan BistroResponded on May 23, 2022We're happy to hear that you and your friends had a great time dining with us! Thank you for your kind words and support!

  12. b

    beedbs

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Afghan Bistro never disappoints. My husband and I went for date night. As we normally do on date night, we enjoyed an appetizer, two entrees, and dessert. We had all vegetarian dishes this time and they were fantastic. My favorite is the vegetarian sampler. For dessert, we had almond cake and the rose water custard. Heavenly. The leftovers the next day were also great!!

    Afghan BistroResponded on May 23, 2022Thank you for your kind words. We're glad that you enjoyed your date night with us!

  13. S

    Schatzi

    Washington DC

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent! Go-to restaurant that I bring guests to enjoy.

    Afghan BistroResponded on May 23, 2022Thank you for being our loyal guest, we're glad to hear that you enjoy sharing our food with others!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Went for birthday—was really fantastic food!!

    Afghan BistroResponded on May 16, 2022Thank you for celebrating with us! We're glad that you enjoyed it!

  15. AE

    AntonE

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food is always great. Service was good but not as great as last time.

    Afghan BistroResponded on May 9, 2022Thank you for your feedback, Anton!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb! The lamb was cooked to perfection.

    Afghan BistroResponded on May 9, 2022Thank you, we're glad you enjoyed our lamb!

  17. TZ

    TonyZ

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and so as the service . Well worth the visit . I was in the area for business and this is the spot you shouldn’t pass .

    Afghan BistroResponded on May 6, 2022Thank you, Tony! We're so glad that you joined us and enjoyed your experience!

  18. BM

    BM15

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Aushak and lamb tenderloin cannot be beat! Great spices!

    Afghan BistroResponded on May 2, 2022Thank you! We're glad you enjoyed the lamb and dumplings!

  19. F

    Fernando

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing little place (the original location, out of two other fancy ones in DC). At first we were expecting a high end restaurant but this is more of a very nice, family owned business, its a small, cozy restaurant but the service and food are amazing. It will not disappoint you, even if the location is a shopping center, it is definitely a place to go and enjoy good quality food for vegetarians and meat eaters.

    Afghan BistroResponded on April 25, 2022Thank you for your kind words and support! We're glad you enjoyed the feel of our smaller, original restaurant as well as our other locations in DC. We hope to see you again soon!

  20. AN

    ANBT

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All appetizers and main courses were absolutely delicious!!!. The menu has a great variety. The desserts were just as delish. My favorite is the cardamom cake. The staff is very friendly and Gracious.

    Afghan BistroResponded on April 14, 2022Thank you! We're glad that you enjoyed all of your courses while dining with us. We appreciate your support!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service - love this place!

    Afghan BistroResponded on April 11, 2022Thank you! We're happy to hear you enjoy our restaurant!

  22. BB

    BarbaraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This restaurant was really good. Although the space is small, the food and service was excellent. I'd recommend this restaurant to others.

    Afghan BistroResponded on April 11, 2022Thank you for your kind review! We appreciate your support!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food!

    Afghan BistroResponded on April 4, 2022Thank you!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our anniversary. They brought us each a glass of champagne to toast with. The food was great as always.

    Afghan BistroResponded on April 4, 2022Thank you for celebrating with us! We're glad that you enjoyed it!

  25. NF

    N2FabFood

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was wonderful however - restaurant was very cold and was seated in the corner of the restaurant and it was really uncomfortable plus my food got cold really quickly. Also service was not great - waiter was minimally attentive and had to wait and look for him for everything - I wanted another glass of wine but never got the chance to order

    Afghan BistroResponded on March 30, 2022We apologize that your experience didn't exceed your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and you taking the time to write us.

  26. TB

    TBsMom

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always, afghan bistro was wonderful. The food is consistently great. Small dining room so it’s loud and you are close to your neighbors, but the food and service make up for it.

    Afghan BistroResponded on March 29, 2022Thank you for your feedback and kind words. We appreciate your support!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    They haven’t missed a beat during covid. Food was as amazing as we remembered!!!!

    Afghan BistroResponded on April 4, 2022Thank you for your kind words!

  28. j

    jayk

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had the beef and chicken kabob with brown and white rice which was excellent, and my wife’s meal was seekh kabob (ground beef) which was a bit hard to chew, but tasty. Potato and leak turnovers (4 pieces for Mazza) were also good, but a bit over priced. The 3 of the 4 side sauces were very good if you like “spicy”, but we chose the less spicy yogurt with mint sauce as our favorite. Service was very good, but the restaurant is relatively small so the patron may get a sense of over-crowding. The ambiance was fine, but on the evening of our visit, there was an excessively noisy toddler in the dinning area. Nevertheless, overall, we would give this restaurant 4.5 out of 5 stars.

    Afghan BistroResponded on March 21, 2022Thank you for your feedback and kind words! We appreciate your support!

  29. PO

    PatrickO

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've eaten here four times, each meal has been excellent and delicious. I usually ask the server for help in decided what to eat, and each time it has been great. Take out is just as good as eating at the restaurant.

    Afghan BistroResponded on March 14, 2022Thank you, Patrick! We're glad that you've enjoyed your experiences with us. We appreciate your support!

  30. ND

    NeilD

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This little restaurant has a HUGE menu!!! The selections are so different from other Mediterranean restaurants. The food was scrumptious and portions were plenty other than the mixed grill appetizer which was delicious but very little meat. The lamb shank was one of the best I have ever had!!!! The wine list was very nice. We went there because of great reviews online( absolutely correct) when we were driving from Florida and made a stop in Lorton VA. I think I would just stop there on the way from anywhere local.. Hope to return soon!!!!

    Afghan BistroResponded on March 21, 2022Neil, thank you for writing us and making the trip to dine with us! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again soon as well!

  31. SJ

    ShelleyJ

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit in 2 weeks. The lamb with the roasted greens was delicious and the veal with mushrooms dish was too. We also enjoyed the dumpling appetizers and the hot saffron tea. We’ll be back!

    Afghan BistroResponded on March 14, 2022Thank you for your feedback and kind words! We look forward to your return!

  32. DB

    DavidB

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great, as always! We frequently bring our local NoVa friends and out-of-town guests to Afghan Bistro for a remarkable dining experience. We have come to rely upon their consistently delicious food and gracious service!

    Afghan BistroResponded on March 8, 2022Thank you for being our loyal guests! We appreciate your kind words and support!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love bringing friends to this place. The food is exceptional and the service is wonderful.

    Afghan BistroResponded on March 7, 2022Thank you for the feedback! We appreciate your support and kind words!

  34. JB

    JeanB

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent kabobs, stews, bread, and veggies. The Springfield location doesn't look so great from the parking lot, but inside, it is very comfortable. The restaurant is small so be sure to get a reservation even for lunch.

    Afghan BistroResponded on March 7, 2022Thank you for the feedback and kind words! We're glad that you joined us and enjoyed your meal.

  35. RO

    ROBERTP

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a fantastic meal. I highly recommend the Chicken Aracosian. It is a gastronomic adventure. Though it is not on the menu, ask for the Pumpkin Kadoo appetizer, it's simply delightful! The service was excellent, and the food sublime. It is a well run family business. I will be back!

    Afghan BistroResponded on February 28, 2022Thank you for your kind words and recommendations! We look forward to your next visit!

  36. N

    Natalie

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible! Wonderful portions. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Def going to go back!

    Afghan BistroResponded on February 28, 2022Thank you, Natalie! We look forward to welcoming you back!

  37. SJ

    ShelleyJ

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is absolutely wonderful. The service is excellent. I wish the tables weren’t so close together given that we are in COVID times, but it’s a tiny restaurant. Next time we will go earlier in the evening when it is likely to be less crowded. We will definitely return to dine here.

    Afghan BistroResponded on February 28, 2022Thank you for your feedback and kind words. We're happy to hear that you will be returning!

  38. LS

    LynneS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & service, as always!

    Afghan BistroResponded on February 28, 2022Thank you, Lynne!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was amazing. The food is honestly some of the best we’ve ever had. You can tell they make quality, time-tested recipes with love. They serve complementary bread and chutneys first, which were all amazing. We ordered the mixed appetizer sampler and it honestly had some of the best eggplant and squash I’ve ever eaten. For our entrees, I had the Lamb Shank Moghuli and my husband had the lamb and beef tenderloin kabob- both were divine. Large portions and reasonable prices. Friendly service. You cannot go wrong at this place! We will definitely be back soon.

    Afghan BistroResponded on February 21, 2022Thank you for taking the time to write us! We're glad that you enjoyed the food and the experience! We appreciate your kind words and support!

  40. T

    Taocat

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oh my gosh, my favorite restaurant yet!! Amazing food and terrific service!!

    Afghan BistroResponded on March 7, 2022Thank you, we are honored to be your favorite! We appreciate your support!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

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 1081 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Afghan Bistro

8081 D Alban Rd Springfield, VA 22150

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Springfield

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Afghan, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sofia Masroor

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 337-4722

  • Catering

    For more information about catering please give us a call.

  • Private party contact

    Wais Shirzoi: (703) 337-4722

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