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Zarak by Afghan Kitchen, Vancouver, BC

Zarak by Afghan Kitchen

4.8
4.8
456 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Afghan
Zarak by Afghan Kitchen is an elevated Afghan dining destination with an innovative bar program.

A narrative of hope and humility, passion for the tradition and history of Afghanistan, refined dishes, not straying away from the integrity of mum's recipes.

For groups of 7 or larger, please call us directly at 604-318-3456.

Thank you, and we can't wait to meet you soon.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Afghan, Middle Eastern, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 318-3456

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Mount Pleasant

  • Cross street

    Main & 5th

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Gender Neutral Restroom, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

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What 456 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SE

    SaeedE

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and friendly staff. Highly recommended.
  2. SM

    SandraM

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food here is amazing. Flavours are better than anywhere else. Just go.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Overall the food was good
  4. LB

    LauraB

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    With restaurant dining becoming so expensive these days, it's a treat to feel that the food, ambience, service, and setting all provide the value you expect and more. Zarak's reviews have been off the charts, and it still over performed!
  5. CW

    ChrisW

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a friend's birthday with a small group of friends. Everyone enjoyed the ambience. We didn't sit on the patio but I was impressed by the lovely display of flowers. The service was friendly yet unobtrusive. We all enjoyed our brunch, found the flight of mimosas fun and delicious. I had waffles which were perhaps the best ever! My only complaint was I had a drip coffee at $5 a cup, and then was charged another $1 for cream. Never saw that before and although the coffee was delicious, paying a dollar for a little bit of cream left a bitter taste.
  6. C

    Chenoa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my second time visiting. Both times have involved a ton of temperamental family members, and both times ALL were dazzled. And ALL cannot wait to return. This has never happened before. The food is amazing, service super great, yes it’s a little loud, but that’s okay, so can we be. Love it here. Super recommend.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had friends from overseas that came over to visit so we took them to Zarak. They enjoyed the food as much as we did! Good choice!
  8. AG

    AGee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome cocktails (including zero proof). Great food. And the shir yakh for desert is awesome too.
  9. KH

    KevinH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Zarak has some excellent food, flavors are excellent and the meals are well prepared. Astonishingly enough you won't even wait long for the food. Everything is clean fresh and exquisite if you like a variety of spices, flavors and texture to your food. Servers are attentive and water is refilled so quickly you don't even notice the empty carafe. If there was any slight quibble is that the portions are medium and I'm more of a heavy eater on average. I'd say they're reasonable and my eating habits are less so but the taste is so good you wish there were more.
  10. o

    ohmz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place and great food. The lamb just melts of the bone. Staff is also great with very good service.
  11. S

    Simren

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious, best brunch I have had in Vancouver, and the service was amazing.
  12. J

    J123

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was perfect! Zarak is my absolute favourite.
  13. E

    Ecbs

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most amazing experience at Zarak for our first time. We had a patio reservation but left a last minute online note about moving inside due to poor weather, and they happily accommodated despite the fact that it was a busy Friday evening. The service was amazing, food was incredible and overall was an exceptional experience. We will be back!
  14. F

    Flo26

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time there and the food was amazing. Our server was very fun and enthusiastic. The ambience was great. Definitely must try this restaurant for everyone who hasn't been yet!
  15. HE

    HealthyEater

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique dining experience! To start: there are lots of cocktails and mocktails to choose from, they mix fruit, flowers and herbs in their non-alcoholic drinks. I had Soori which has free spirits gin, rose, salted lavender honey, lemon & aquafaba - it was refreshing and not too sweet. As for the food, we had roasted brussels sprout - not your ordinary brussels sprout - it was crispy, it had hummus at the bottom and topped with beet vinaigrette. It was appealing to the eyes as well as to our taste buds. Dumplings were incredible - the skin on the dumplings was not thick like a duvet cover and the sauce on top brought out the flavour. And the lamb shank was cooked to perfection, tender and delicious. And complete with attentive and excellent service. Look forward to go back to try other dishes with our friends.
  16. YS

    YausS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favourite dining experiences. Went here for my birthday and was not disappointed! Our waiter made great recommendations and was very friendly and helpful. Food and drinks are amazing and a Vancouver must-try!
  17. RB

    RehmatB

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience3
    The food was excellent and very flavourful. The drinks menu was extensive and creative. The overall experience was very enjoyable.
  18. MM

    MaryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit and will definitely go back. Food fab. Service excellent. Able to ask lots of questions
  19. J

    Jessie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience! From the service to the food, everything was impeccable and very catered to the customer’s experience. 100/10!!!
  20. L

    Lppp

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Patio can be quite loud, service was attentive and good!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always.
  22. W

    Waygook00

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and drink and excellent value for the money. I would have been happy to do without the North American influence of snacks and cereals. But overall a great experience
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went for dinner to catch up few old friends, enjoyed delightful conversations over delicious food and drinks!
  24. c

    ckarina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, sweet servers, good service, sweet bday treats! Went outside to avoid some of the noise, still very loud.
  25. FB

    FrannyB

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful experience but I dislike the 1 hr45 time limit. While we could have moved tables to have tea etc. it changes the vibe of a romantic evening out.
  26. DR

    DylanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed every minute! The food was fresh and the room was full and lively. What stood out most was the staff. That we’re attentive and super friendly, telling us all about the restaurants history, the food and gave us a dessert gift for our anniversary which was above and beyond. We will definitely recommend and return.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    Atmosphere , food and service was great until the moment we were told that we can’t order a dessert because there is another reservation coming up. We asked if we could get a dessert at the moment we were brought a main course and were told we can do that after. Well after never happened. Very disappointing
  28. M

    Moumy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance, great menu, & very lovely service.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and delicious food!
  30. KH

    KHeater

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Zarak is delicious and authentic. You can taste the culture in the food. Highly recommend!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was amazing and the food was great. I’d definitely go back.
  32. AL

    AL0824

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    terrific experience, at least my 5th time here, and always delivers a great experience and delicious food!
  33. M

    Mark

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was everyone in our party's first time at Zarak last night, and we each had a truly outstanding time. The food and ambience were both wonderful in their own right, but by far, the star that shone most brightly during the visit, was our server, Bilal. Bilal's natural instinct for fantastic service was second to none. He was warm, knowledgeable, and we felt like he built a great relationship with us during the short time we had in his care. After leaving, we all agreed that we will be back to Zarak soon, and look forward to being one of Bilal's guests once more. Thank you!
  34. KY

    KenYVR

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding. Excellent on every count. Take the server recommendations.
  35. BN

    BerryNice1

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, top notch service from start to finish. Food was delicious. Loved the brussel sprouts and lamb shanks. So many delicious options here. Impressed! Well done.
  36. c

    chung006

    Vancouver

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing service. ..probably one of the best experiences. .. food was good, some dishes were amazing, and some were good . Nothing bad
  37. L

    Louisa

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, fabulous cocktails, excellent service. Love this place!
  38. DM

    DiegoM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food, ambiance, and service. Bilal paced his service in a way that didn’t make us feel rushed. The staff and crowd is diverse. Truly a neighbourhood gem :)
  39. d

    dinerdiva

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was great. Dishes were tasty. Some of the vegetarian dishes were a bit bland but overall a great place to dine.
  40. JF

    JudyF

    Milwaukee

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service at Zarak. Food is delicious and service is very gracious and friendly. Don’t miss this lovely spot!

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You can order delivery directly from Zarak by Afghan Kitchen using the Order Online button. Zarak by Afghan Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 318-3456.

Zarak by Afghan Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 456 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 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Zarak by Afghan Kitchen

2102 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3C5

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Main & 5th

  • Neighborhood

    Mount Pleasant

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Afghan, Middle Eastern, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Gender Neutral Restroom, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

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