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.
What a great experience from the food which was absolutely delicious to the waitress whose name I believe was Nima. My wife and I particularly loved the pumpkin and butternut squash that was combined into a stew. We liked the restaurant so much we plan on coming back in a few weeks for our 25th anniversary.
Bistro Aracosia is consistently excellent!! I love this restaurant.
Our server, Titi, was phenomenal, suoer friendly and very accomodating. Knowledgeable on the menu. We were a large party and she chose the entire memu for us, as we were unfamiliar with Afghan cuisine. Everything was delicious. Highly recommendable.
A delightful experience. We were well taken care of from start to finish. We only scratched the surface of this surprisingly large menu and found wonderful textures and flavors. Can’t wait to go back.
Wonderful!! Fabulous service and food. A must try! Get the Lamb Shank
The service is excellent and the food even better. These are exotic dishes that taste homey.
Always a special occasion. The staff is uniformly delightful and the food is consistently excellent. The little nuances in the stews delight my palate. Location is great for a pre-performance meal prior to the Kennedy Center.
Great food and service.
The food was excellent lots of flavors . Our waitress was very helpful and the ambiance welcoming .
Attentive service, excellent recommendations from waiter, delicious food.
We brought friends to lunch for a birthday celebration. They/we all LOVED the food and the ambiance. We had a small issue to contend with and the staff were extraordinarily thoughtful and generous in providing excellent customer service. We are all happily anticipating our next meal there.
We had another wonderful evening at Bistro Aracosia. We are never disappointed. Service was excellent! Thank you Hassan (I hope I spelled your name right because you were wonderful and so helpful)! This time we brought our vegetarian friends and they were wowed by all the options they had to choose from. We highly recommend the vegetarian lentil soup. Thank you!
Definitely Bistro Aracosia became one of my favorite restaurants in DC. I went there with some friends for my birthday, and they were super attentive. We shared a few plates and they were all delicious. In particular the turnovers, mazzas, a lamb entree that I don't remember the name, and the chicken lawaan. I'll definitely come back!
What an incredible dining experience. The service impeccable. They made sure that non of the meals had the foods that I am allergic to. The meat was so tender that it didn’t need cutting. All the dishes were delicious and the wine list extensive.
Great, authentic, delicious Afghan food. We were seated immediately, the owner came by to ask how we were doing and the staff was very helpful. The only "issue" that we ran into was the waitress didn't ask us for our drinks when she was taking our order. really, not a problem, just a little miscommunication.
Outstanding service and food. Family run business done with great attention to customers’ needs. Many selections to please everyone’s palate.
We were warmly welcomed and treated like royalty. The waiter was gracious, enthusiastic, and well informed about the menu. The dishes we ordered - lamb, chicken, and an assortment of vegetarian stews - were amazing. We come here often and always have a delicious meal and a great experience.
We arrived at the opening for dinner, and from the time we sat down until the time we left, we were graciously served by Titi. We will return!
One of our favorite restaurants. From the warm welcoming by the owner to the excellent servicee by the wait staff, who often explain the subtle differences among the dishes, we always have a very pleasurable dining experience. Of course, the food is the main attraction and it literally never fails to please us.
Wonderful food, suitable for sharing. A very cozy atmosphere enhanced by a wonderfully friendly staff.
Gracious host and excellent menu.
Wonderful, spicy food! Great service. It is a neighborhood restaurant for me but the first time I had eaten there. It was terrific.
Wonderful food, wonderful ambiance, fantastic service. We went for a small birthday celebration, and everyone was incredibly gracious. Highly recommend.
Terrific and unusual food served by people who are very helpful in negotiating a complex menu. A culinary adventure unlike anywhere else you'll eat in Washington.
Reliably fabulous food with delightful service and great prices.
I don['t know why we haven't discovered Bistro Aracosia before; we live just across the river in Arlington, and drive through The Palisades frequently (and have eaten at Black Salt a couple of times). Now that we HAVE discovered it, we will definitely be going back. Everyone in our party of 5 agreed that this is some of the tastiest, most flavorful food we have had in a DMV restaurant. Every dish had an interesting combination of spices that we had never encountered. The service was sparkling on all levels. A DC jewel!
Come here for your special occasions (and anytime.. the food is outstanding!)! They made my son’s (10yr) birthday special by stopping by the table, offering a dessert and nice note.
We celebrated our anniversary and had an excellent meal with good wine and good service. The final bill was reasonable for the quality. We were pleasantly surprised by a free dessert as we indicated the reason when making the reservation on the Opentable app.
A+ all around. Food was excellent as well as service.
The food is absolutely delicious! Service was spot on and although it was quite cozy we didn't feel like we were too close to the nearby tables. It's a great place to take out-of-town guests.
Just love this place. Dishes flavorful and unique. Ambiance warm and inviting. Wait staff and service exceptional.
A superb dining experience, start to finish -- exotic atmosphere, warm hospitality, delectable and authentic Afghan cuisine. The quiet sitar music is a wonderful touch.
This restaurant doesn't disappoint! Food, service, great. One false note - didn't have cream for coffee and the half and half provided had turned. Oops!
Always a lovely spot with great food and friendly staff.
I love Bistro Aracosia and am happy they are in the neighborhood. They are consistent and very friendly. I’ve never had food from Afghanistan before trying this fine establishment, but recommend it to friends
Aracosia am absolutely amazing dining experience.
Food excellent in all respects, especially wide selection of vegetables
We really enjoyed our dinner with my elderly father in-law. The food was outstanding, as was the service. Note, menu prices are higher than listed online.
It's always a pleasure to dine at Bistro Aracosia. My two boys and I invited our good friends this past weekend, they too, had a pleasurable experience.
Staff is warm and informative. The food an is rich with spices and grill flavors. Plenty if options for non meat eaters, we have brought three vegetarians , on separate occasions to dine with us, as the menu has amazing vegetable options. The butternut squash is my favorite!
I usually get the salmon, but have switched to the lamb shank lately... As it felt like fall. The pumpkin dumplings are a must, they can be topped with meat or yoghurt. My younger son loves a dish called quorti, spiced meat and lentils over warm flat bread, topped with yoghurt, he orders it every time! It's an appetizer, but he is twelve, so he eats it as a meal after the pumpkin dumplings.
Highly recommended. Often crowded, a reservation is a must.
They fabulous food seasoned to perfection truly delighted us. The super friendly staff made certain our meal was perfect.