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Bamian Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Halal
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5634 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-2911
+1 703-820-7880
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 23:00
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The brunch is $11.99/ person all you can eat. There 8 or so different dishes in the buffet plus Salas's and two different dessert. A nice atmosphere with white table cloth and private booth if you like. Worth to try it you will enjoy it. Free parking and clean bathrooms

Thank Aco2030
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I dined here for dinner. I was disappointed. I ordered the kabob murgh with the 2 vegetable skewers, and the salata. With the exception of the chicken kabob, the food wasn't seasoned. I looked for salt and pepper on the table, which I hardly ever use, but there wasn't any.

Thank Paula S
Luzon, Philippines
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383 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The restaurant is popular, not just among the resident Afghans in the area, but also among different ethnicities. Having tasted Afghan cuisine the first time, I cannot claim anything on authencity but I can confidently say that their kebabs and meats are very delicious. Their servings, especially their humongous Afghan bread, are very generous. Service is really warm and welcoming.... More 

Thank hizonfire
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Waiters and waitresses were very attentive and friendly, but when my two appetizers came, I was totally disappointed. I had been to Bamian several times since its opening in 2006 and the food then was superb...this time it wasn't. I came during the lunch buffet and it was as if the chef just took appetizers off the buffet table and... More 

Thank culturedoc
Tysons Corner, Virginia
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232 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Without drinks it costs $12 plus tax and tip. In return you get tremendous amount of lamb, beef, rice pilaf, veggies and poultry. Additionally there is a limited variety of salad, soup, desert and fruit choices in a separate table. You can't beat the price. Clean dishes, white table clothes. The dishes are a bit salty and fatty. Lamb is... More 

Thank BirTurk
ellicott city, md
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I went here for their lunch buffet and I would rate it as ok. I did go there last year one time for dinner and it was better. This is an Afghan restaurant and their dishes are tasty. It is also reasonably priced and their breads are excellent. I wish they had more choices in their buffet menu.

Thank virtualchatter1
Lincoln, Nebraska
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The good: the lamb kabob and roasted pumpkin with herb yogurt were excellent. Well seasoned, flavorful. The bad: serious service issues. Dirty tablecloth, no utensils, pokey servers. Also: the HUGE piece of good Afghan bread should not be served without some dip or spread...hummus, yogurt, etc.

1 Thank Bill K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We go to Bamian all the time. Their food / kabob , rice , all the dishes are great . Very clean , good service and best Afghan restaurant so far in Virginia . Easy to locate and allot of parking .

1 Thank Ozra H
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I went with a couple of friends to Bamian restaurant. The eggplant appetizer was excellent, very tasty and was well seasoned for us. The lamb dishes we ordered were ok. The rice was not hot and the lamb was a bit dry. The waiter was friendly and courteous, but when it came time to pay, we had to look for... More 

Thank gone2ge
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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76 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I travel alone for business a lot and like to try different foods. With that being said, I look at the menu often before I go. I love lamb, so anywhere that serves it I'll try. I was amazed how much I liked this soup called MASHAWA. I just asked what it was and I was in heaven. A mix... More 

1 Thank Barbitini

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5634 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-2911
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Falls Church
  • Phone Number: +1 703-820-7880

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