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241 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JN, England
+44 20 3490 6709
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Afghan restaurants are few and far between in London and there are only two I know of that consistently deliver on the taste and freshness factors and this is by far the better of the two. Service is attentive and the portions are very decent and the food always tastes freshly made. Recommended for people new to Afghan food or... More 

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Thank OwenLondon30
wahid h, Owner at Ariana II, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words, we work daily to insure we meet customer expectations with consistency and fresh food. We hope to see you soon. Wahid More 

1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A hidden gem in NW London, Ariana is a restaurant for any occasion. I first came across Ariana while reading Time Out and upon dining, it exceeded all expectations. The staff and atmosphere are great, especially the lovely Samira who is a real delight. The food is authentic, tasty and left me wanting more. I seriously recommend the Kabuli Palow.

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Thank George A
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible food and prices! Service was the best as well with the whole vibe of the restaurant being 10/10!! Now eat here monthly at least- without fail!

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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Not many restaurants have branches in mid-town Manhattan and Kilburn High Road, but Ariana II is the most pleasant exception that breaks the rule. I’ve been here several times and it never disappoints. A varied menu with great vegetarian options, this family run restaurant is yet another hidden gem on Kilburn High Road. Great atmosphere and attentive service round off... More 

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Thank Jake B
wahid h, Owner at Ariana II, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

London, United Kingdom
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416 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I've eaten here a couple of times recently and enjoyed myself - once a Friday night when the place was heaving and once at lunch when the waiters outnumbered the lunchers. Starters are the high point. Spinach samosa, Baudinjan Buranee (aubergine puree with herbs and spices), Aushak (vegetable dunplings in a meat sauce) and Ariana Salad were all delicious, as... More 

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Thank JM49
wahid h, Owner at Ariana II, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind word, we hope to welcome you again very soon. Some recommended dishes for you to try would be the kabuli palow (lambshank covered with rice, carrots and raisins) and Mantu which is dumplings filled with minced lamb topped with sauce, yoghurt and dried mint. I can assure you, you won't go wrong with that. See... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We went there for dinner and 40 minutes for our order. Mix grill even mentioned for one person was just 3 pieces of lamb and chicken. Totally dissappinted with the service as staff was not very professional. Total waste of time and money. Turkish resturants are way more better than this one!!!!

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Thank Hassan H
wahid h, Owner at Ariana II, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Clearly this is not the highest quality of experience we aim to provide as we try to serve our customers as soon as possible, and for this we would like to apologise to you. I can proudly say we have been shortlisted in London's cheap Eats Award (also winning the award) for... More 

herne bay
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55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We visited with our two teenage Afghan foster children as a treat for them as well as my 32 year old son. We ordered the dinner for four plus a dish from their specials menu and three soups. The starters included in the set menu were very tasty. We were pleasantly surprised that the food was not as oily as... More 

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Thank HerneBayCharley
wahid h, Owner at Ariana II, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback, and we are glad you were able to share this experience with your foster children and son. We look forward to having you all in Ariana II again very soon. More 

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88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you are unlucky, you will have to queue for a table, but on a weekday there should be no problem to get a table. The food is incredible, huge portions that you can take home afterwards. The next day, the food tastes even better! Service is a bit slow, taking too long to bring the main course after finishing... More 

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Thank Diego C
wahid h, Owner at Ariana II, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your positive review with us, it is greatly appreciated! Thank you for also bringing up the issue with slow service and we will definitely be looking at ways to improve this. We look forward to having you all in Ariana II again very soon. More 

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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Overall we were very satisfied on the two occasions we went here with both the food and the service. I once went on a cold day to collect a takeaway and was kindly offered a complimentary tea. On both occasions myself and my husband had the mixed grill with salad, chips and brown rice which were delicious and once with... More 

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wahid h, Owner at Ariana II, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your positive review with us, we most likely had run out of mayonnaise and we promise to have some on your next visit. We hope to see you soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Went with my husband and 2 children. The service was brilliant, they were very accommodating when it came to the children. The food is delicious. Really good quality meat, perfectly cooked rice and amazing chili sauce. A very nice family restaurant. Will definitely be back.

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wahid h, Owner at Ariana II, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your positive review with us, it is greatly appreciated! We hope to see all of you back soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$17
Cuisine
Persian, Middle Eastern, Afghani, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 241 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 3490 6709
Description
The first Ariana Afghan Restaurant was established 1986 in Manhattan, New York. With the success of the first branch the family thought of opening a second branch in London as a large group of the family resided here. We stumbled upon Kilburn High Road and hence Ariana 2 was established (2010)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?