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.
The food at Bistro Aracosia is just exceptional ! new savors and perfect preparation, not mentioning generous portions. Although the service was a bit slow in the beginning (the Bistro is consistently full) it was very responsive to our requests, and very friendly.
Restaurant was top notch all around. We had a reservation and had to wait (which initially ticked me off) in line but it was because of two reasons....everyone had a reservation and no one wanted to leave sitting at the tables because the food and ambience was incredible. The maitre d' did an awesome job of managing the line and even gave my wife and others a glass of wine because we all had to wait. The staff was very courteous and helped us with the menu to explain everything. Can't say enough about the food and how delicious it was. From the bread and chutneys they bring in the beginning, to the entrees, to the incredible deserts at the end...you just don't want it to end. We just found a new place to bring our friends and family who love to try new places.
Although we did wait a half hour for a table even though we had a reservation, the owner was very gracious and frequently
apologized.Food was very good, but noise level was so energetic we could not here our server.
Super--across the board. Amazing food, top-notch service that is friendly and helpful (THANKS Wais, Uncle David, and other staff), and a great space. It does get somewhat noisy when they are packed. This is a great restaurant that really knows what hospitality is all about. We can't wait to go back!!!
This restaurant serves excellent food and the waiters are very nice and well prepared. Extremely advisable the lamb
The staff is so friendly and there is a very warm ambiance. The food is excellent. We lived everything but the dumplings are a must.
warm and friendly atmosphere and service with fine food and "neighborhood" feel.
Very good food. There are plenty of very tasty vegetarian food!!
Amazing food! Don't forget to try their dessert, delicious.
Absolutely amazing service and food. Was highly recommended to me, and I’ve now recommended it highly to others and have already made reservation for next week.
Food was excellent! Waiter was friendly and attentive. Loved it.
The food is excellent, and the owner and his family are very nice. Be aware, when they're alot of people in the dining room you have to raise your voice to talk. Going at an off peak time is better if you want a nice leisurely quiet lunch.
This is an easy review to write. This is the third time we've been here (which, given how many good places to eat in the D.C. area, is saying something) and it was outstanding all three times. We'll be back
We had a wonderful experience. I’ve been there on numerous occasions. The staff are so welcoming and attentive.
We had a huge party (19 of us!) they accommodated everyone and getting our checks was a breeze! No mistakes at all. The food was amazing.. many of the guests were there for the first time- they loved it!
Everything went to smoothly. They’re amazing and well organized.
Thank you guys for everything !
Unique flavors abound.
One of us is a vegetarian, one not. They brought a delicious sampler appetizer that was made for us - one side for me, the other for the birthday girl.
The lamb entree, suggested to me, was perfect. Tender as can be and delicious.
Every seat was taken yet the place was not loud.
Very happy to have found this authentic gem!
A truly incredible experience, one of the best meals that we've ever had. I wanted to go back the next night and we'll definitely go back next time we're in Washington DC
Excellent food and service. Thank you for the cake as well!
Love this place! My entire family loved it and that’s catering to a lot of different tastes.
Best restaurant I’ve been to in DC. Amazing hospitality and food in a beautifully curated space. The lamb ribs and beef kabobs were melt-in-your-mouth delicious, and the dumplings were quite tasty too. Even the bread dips were outstanding. Best of all, the owner unsolicitedly gave us free wine while we waited for our table.
Bistro Aracosia is always excellent. The lamb dishes are delicious. It's always crowded, so expect an energetic full dining room.
Wonderful food and service
Loved the food and the attentive service from the wait staff. Tables are close together, so neighboring conversations are easily heard.
Third time at this restaurant and the food is consistently excellent. The service is very friendly and perfectly efficient. Parking is easy in the neighborhood. All in all a perfect neighborhood restaurant.
Loved everything about this place. Friendly, helpful owner and staff, comfortable inviting space, manageable noise level, wonderful service, and excellent food at a reasonable price. We sampled lots of different dishes as it was our first time and felt everything we tried was top notch. Some of the tastes were familiar to us, and some were not. There are lots of options for both meat eaters and vegetarians as well those who love Really spicy food and others who prefer dishes that are a bit more tame. Can’t wait to go back!
Fabulous food and wonderful staff. Try to sit in the little table by the front door, set in the window well, it's so quiet and intimate!!
Amazing! You must go! One of my new favorite restaurants; I take all of my visiting family and friends there. Thank you!
Excellent food and very good service
Fantastic food with warm, attentive service. We are so lucky to have this gem in the neighborhood.
Took my family and a client to lunch on a Saturday afternoon after reading glowing reviews on Open Table. The reviews were warranted! The decor was very appealing, the atmosphere was wonderfully relaxed, our service was great and we all raved over our meals. Also, an excellent value for the price. My only concern will be reserving a table in non-Summer months as the work spreads :) We will happily return to try some other selections from their vast menu. Thanks for a great experience!!
Great, genuinely friendly service. Excellent food and appropriate portions. The dumpling sampler was a great recommendation by our server and we love that it comes with options for 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 people. The manager came by to make sure everything was great, which is always a good sign.
One of my top five favorites in DC. So many great dishes to choose from. Vegetarian dishes are my favs
Service was excellwnt, waitress was excellent and super fun! It was my birthday and she surprised us with bubbly rose and a dessert! Food was amazing!
Delicious food and very nice waiter and host. I would come here again and again.
Delicious food, albeit a bit salty but that may just be my taste buds, excellent service, a real neighborhood vibe, and overall pleasant experience. I recommend it but make sure you make reservations, I've been here several times (always with a reservation even for very early evening) and the place fills up even on a summer mid-day evening by 7:00 p.m.
To say that the Bistro Aracosia is a gem is an understatement. The food is superb -- something for everyone's tastes and preferences. Delicious, unique dishes and varied. And the staff is warm and welcoming. Throughout the meal, the service was attentive and gracious. By all means, I will be a repeat and regular customer to this superb eatery.
Our second visit to Bistro Aracosia and it is one of my favorite locations. Outstanding, flavorful food. Even if you are unfamiliar with the food from the region, the staff will guide you. A few of us are vegetarian and the options were delicious and filling. Excellent service.
Delicious food and outstanding service. The Sambosa is my personal favorite, but there are many delicious items to choose from. It's a great place for vegetarians too!
One of the best meals I’ve ever had.