Afghan Bistro

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Afghan
Afghan Bistro, located in Springfield, VA provides guests an authentic Afghan cuisine with a modern flair.
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AB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, wonderful service and great food. We try to go 2x/month. You definitely need reservations though on most nights.

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AH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place !!! Great food !!! Wonderful service !!!

Perfect !!!

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HA
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food!! Restaurant is small and consequently a little crowded.

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AF
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the hospitality great! The tables were a bit too squished in, but there were people having to be turned away at the door so they are trying to fit in as many folks as possible. We had a combination of recommendations by the server and picking our own- with wine, appetizers, meal and dessert - the price was quite reasonable and we left determined to come back soon to try additional dishes.

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BM
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cannot beat the bread/table sauces, Leek and Scallion Dumplings {Aushak}, Lamb Tenderloin Special, and Homemade Cardamom Ice Cream! Truly the best flavors and very unique flavors!! A real treat every visit!!

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KI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family of four made reservations for dinner. We were extremely pleased with the service, atmosphere, and food. Some of our family members like spicy foods, others of us prefer milder ones. All of us found dishes to suit our tastes and enjoyed tasting each other's dishes. We were Impressed with the selection of vegetarian options as well.

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OR
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this place is wonderful! We have been multiple times and are never disappointed.

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HD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a wonderful culinary experience in Afghanistan many years ago, I can simply say that this is the best Afghan food that I've found in this area. We are so lucky to have this restaurant so near, and we try to eat there at least twice a month. The food is incredibly authentic, there is always enough on my plate, the price is right, and the staff is wonderful! Many friends now drive several miles to enjoy a great meal!

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TC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was exceptional.

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O
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding as usual

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AB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely spectacular food! Always excellent service. Recommend reservations.

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TB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The place is small, which can be a problem when full. This is our second visit, and both times we were right by the door. Not so good when the weather is cold and people hold the door open since they have nowhere to go. But the food is GREAT!

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N
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Small and cozy but very good food and friendly service.

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OT
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Soon as you are seated, they serve their flat bread with four sauces (mangos, avocado cream, cilantro, red chilies). It takes will power to stop eating them. The service is attentive but they don't hover or pressure you. The hot mazza assortment is a must. We are eating through the entrees and have enjoyed them all.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was friendly and informative. The flavors were awesome! I’ll be returning.

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CM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food - great service - hidden treasure

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TN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Afghan food with lots of choices of dishes and appetizers. Small place that gets crowded and a bit tight but the food is definitely worth it.

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VD
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food at a terrific price. Family friendly, casual, yet should satisfy the most demanding foodie.

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p
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always GREAT food , good service with a smile and helpful recommendations. We will be back for sure

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LH
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our group enjoyed lunch at Afghan Bistro. This Afghan restaurant is literally one of the best in DC. You won’t be disappointed.

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l
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Like you don't judge a book by its cover, don't judge this restaurant by its unassuming exterior in a small, out-of-the way strip mall. It has absolutely the most delicious ethnic food we've ever had. Every bite was a delight! The toasted pecan cake and the cardamom milk cake are both must haves! We highly recommend this place!

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J
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is wonderful and I've been here several times. The food is always authentic and delicious, the wait staff is attentive and helpful in making choices off of an extensive menu. Total gem of a place - you really feel cared for while enjoying some of the best food you've ever had.

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JH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have eaten here once before with a group and the food and service were amazing. Food is top of the line and the staff are very friendly and helpful. We decided to go back for our anniversary and again it was a delightful combination of meat and spices that were delicious. If you saw this place from the outside you probably wouldn’t stop. It’s in a small strip mall, but it is all word of mouth. If I had one complaint it would be the overhead lights. We will go again as we live very close and the food is so delicious.

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HJ
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

This is my second visit to Afghan Bistro and I will return. The food is excellent and the staff could not be nicer. The outside windows are blacked-out so the first impression is not great, bit once inside the ambience is of a nice local restaurant with plenty of light. I would highly recommend this restaurant to all of my friends.

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JF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always pleased to bring friends to one of the best 'secret' spots in Northern Virginia.

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HB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Afghan Bistro is our favorite go-to restaurant. The food is incredible, and the service is always outstanding.

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LW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service were VERY excellent as usual. table & surrounding area was crowded, as usual.

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MO
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Intimate restaurant. Service outstanding. Food was superb. Casual atmosphere. Highly recommend

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MN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit and everything was delicious. Weiss was a very generous host and I strongly recommend this wonderful restaurant.

I enjoy spicy foods but my wife does not and we were both very happy with our plates. Our food was served hot and quickly.

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KA
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed this restaurant so much we were back a week later! It was wonderful!

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AR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great always good

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M
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was told this place was great but I feel that great truly understated how fantastic the food actually was. Everything was amazing from the service to the food. I will definitely be returning!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food & service. Great vegetarian selections. Crazy good pistachio & ricotta desert.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, great food and great service! We love Afghan Bistro!

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s
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good service, outstanding food--the most sublime Afghan cuisine I've ever had. I will definitely be back.

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BT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were spectacular. Our server explained the menu and offered valuable suggestions, even provided a sample of something we had never tried before.

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x
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Afghan Bistro. The food is delicious and the service is outstanding. Such a great find!

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L
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we love this place! the food is great and the staff is attentive. It is the best restaurant in Springfield.

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SM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome time at Afghan Bistro. A seriously good meal for a deal. Will be returning soon.

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