Aracosia accommodates any diet and is proud of taking cooking back to it's origins. Chef Sofia Masroor diligently ensures top grade quality cuts of meat and the freshest produce in the market. All foods prepared at Aracosia are prepared with love. No artificial ingredients MSG's or preservatives are used, nor do we cook anything with nuclear such as microwaves and pre-made stations. Full Bar , extensive Wine and Beer menu Come and experience authentic and classical Afghan Gourmet and hospitality at its finest.
Roasted Eggplant Puree [Barta]
A cold meze made with garlic and yogurt puree.
Chunks of salmon marinated overnight in our special bistro spices and herbs, charbroiled to perfection served with saffron infused long grain basmati rice and a side of sabzi.
Tenderloin marinated in our house spices, charbroiled to perfection, served with cucumber & dill yogurt.
Best Experience - it is always great! So happy they are open again and the service, food, ambiance and whole experience was FABULOUS!
Interesting and delicious food. Attentive staff. Nice ambiance. Great neighborhood restaurant.
Each of our dinners were delicious, we both had the most popular Afgan dishes but can't remember the names of the dishes at the moment. The service was excellent and our server was extremely knowledgeable on Afghan cuisine even know not from there. The ambience was great too. This is my third time dining there and each and every time have had a delicious meal and excellent service. Highly recommend this restaurant. It is extremely popular and once you have been there you will understand why. Also very reasonable.
Found this gem while visiting our family. It was fabulous. Service attentive even though the restaurant was booked. Food was amazing!
We've been to B.A. twice, one lunch and one dinner. Both times were excellent. The service is a little slower than you may like. However, it is likely because the restaurant is busy. This is especially true for a weekend dinner. Awesome food though! The four chutneys they offer are all outstanding! We would highly recommend them.
The food was delicious
Absolutely a wonderful experience. All the flavors satisfied my palate completely. They even remembered my fiancé birthday.
Excellent food as always. So flavorful and fresh.
Love this restaurant. Friendly people, wonderful and interesting food, amazingly well priced AND you can actually hear your companions and don't have to scream.
One of our favorite restaurants now! We have been here a number of times since they opened and we are never disappointed. The food is excellent and well presented. The staff is very helpful and attentive. Love the different spices!
Fantastic food, wonderful decorations, great staff
the bread comes with 4 different types of chutney, and the veal and mushroom sabzi lawaan is amazing!
What a fab place for food lovers! A special vegan menu. Dumplings made to order, so delicate that a non-vegan would never miss egg, cheese or meat.
Fresh vegan lentil soup with yummy mung beans and chick peas-generous firm bread to substitute for a spoon. The spices draw you into the dish. The service is friendly and out to please. They are so busy that many nights we pick up -take home Sabzi Moghuli with saffron infused Basmati rice.
And yet, the bar can be a casual place to enjoy the kitchen.
The vegan menu was varied and interesting. The pumpkin dumplings were especially delicious and presented beautifully. We will be back soon!
We were seated EXACTLY at the time of our reservation. The service was excellent, and the food was very good.
Had a really nice meal -- very extensive menu, all of which was very yummy.
The service was a little slow on a busy Saturday night, but the food was excellent.
Was excited to try it after all of the good press, but was underwhelmed. The food was decent but the service was not great and the restaurant was cramped and hot.
Delicious food and delightful service! From their vegetarian to meat choices, every meal is a special treat!
Lentil soup was very tasteful and filling. The four cups of sauces used with the warm bread also helped on the entrees. Grilled portabello mushrooms with onions , rice and tomato---excellent. As was the potato korma, mushrooms slow cooked greens and rice. All workers were very welcoming to us. A perfect place for two at a small table or a round table of six. We could easily hear each other. Our first dinner there and we will be back many times. Extensive number of entree options. Their team excels!
They accidentally cancelled our reservation. But were gracious and accommodating.
Our waitresss was stunning.
Food is well prepared and presented.
Very highly recommended.
The food and service were both wonderful, definitely recommend.
We had an excellent experience at Bistro Aracosia, food was great, service was perfect, ambience wonderful. The only issue was that I ordered a plate that had rice, which wasn't mentioned on the menu. They gladly replaced it without the rice.
Delicious and healthy food at very reasonable prices, fun ambiance, and excellent service. We hope to go back on a regular basis!
Excellent food and service. Staff and manager went out of their way to make our birthday dinner special.
I would 100% recommend this restaurant to anyone I know. The food was amazing. The aroma when you walked in.. incredible. Couldn't wait to try the food! The food, drinks and service were amazing. The only negative was how close the tables were to each other. It was hard to squeeze in between tables, no matter your size. You can also hear your neighbors entire conversation without actually trying. OTHER THAN THAT, this restaurant is outstanding and I can't wait to return!
Wonderful food, service and ambience. And dining room perfect for conversation without shouting to companions. Perfect for any dinner but especially birthday celebrations.
Delicious food and a great ambience! Will be back
They never disappoint. Great food and service
Great place to eat with outstanding food and service.
This was our third time at Bistro Aracosia. Fantastic yet again!
SO many choices ! Was almost overwhelmed by the options. Ask the server for suggestions ! Great spices...
This is a superb restaurant with a broad menu, caring and efficient staff, and a no rush environment. It's a huge favorite with the locals, but I'm happy to drive a long distance to eat there. If you've never enjoyed Afghan food be prepared to be very pleasantly surprised!
We had the dumpling sampler, and last time tried the vegetarian tasting dish. This time we repeated the very tasty dumplings and enjoyed their stews. Everything was delicious, our server took good care of us and gave us good advice, and the room was pretty quiet considering how busy it was.
The best! The flavors were out of the world!
Great meal, great service!
Great authentic food, excellent service, very nice ambience.
First time getting Afghan food! It was great food and excellent value. Drinks were decent, but a little overpriced. Excellent service, quick to be seated, order and be served. An excellent choice for a special dinner that doesn't bust the bank.
Because it was a special day, Valentine's Day, the service was a little less attentive than usual. The food was wonderful, as it always is.
Bistro Aracosia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 363-0400.
Bistro Aracosia is rated 4.8 stars by 1388 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.