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Afghan Bistro

8081 Alban Rd Ste D, D, Springfield, VA 22150-2245
+1 703-337-4722
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lamb shank” (11 reviews)
“dumplings” (12 reviews)
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Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8081 Alban Rd Ste D, D, Springfield, VA 22150-2245
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us arrived at the Afghan Bistro for lunch about 1 pm today without reservations. We were seated within a few minutes and ordered 3 different dishes from the lunch menu. All were delicious! We are enjoying the leftovers which were packed with extra...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank afton_traveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If only this was close to home, we'd be here all the time. We really enjoyed all the different spice combinations. I you dont know what appetizer to get, I'd recommend the hot mazza combo. The wait staff are friendly and helpful in answering any...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ELV_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard that this was the best restaurant in the DC area and at first when we drive up to the small strip mall location I was very skeptical. But then we tasted the food! Out of this world! The seasoning was unique! Warm...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank creativecrew
Reviewed September 13, 2018

On a whim, i saw this restaurant in a local search and decided to check it out, and i'm very happy i did! From the very beginning i was greeted with a welcoming atmosphere and friendly service. This was actually my first occasion eating Afghan...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MTBinCO
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Its was my first occasion eating Afghan food. Have returned 2 more times since. Stews are very flavorful with full scents of spices. Bread, sauces, and saffron tea were all very fresh. The facility was clean. Wait staff have been knowledgeable and attentive. Prices are...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 726pedrot
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Lovely restaurant with excellent food. Waitstaff was attentive and helpful with suggestions, as the menu is large and varied. The food was flavored perfectly and portions were large for the price. Would definitely add this place to my list of regular restaurants if I lived...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank MDChief
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Both locations feature a homey atmosphere and personal service. A welcoming greeting and helpfulness make you feel comfortable immediately. The dishes are often not what you would find typically in our area. Recommend the goat meat dishes and the sampler -- the sampler would definitely...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank AgingBull
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I wanted our visiting 17 year-old nephew to experience an authentic ethnic meal that he didn’t have available where he lived, so Afghan Bistro was our first choice. We arrived on time after having made reservations on Open Table, and we were...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank mhI157ME
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

I made reservations through Open Table. The hostess was welcoming and our table for 3 was ready even though we were a few minutes late. It is a small cozy restaurant, perhaps 15 tables. The music is soft and the colors/ decor is warm yet...More

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank cstayedatcoolsprings
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

A friend and I went here and we absolutely loved it! The bread with a variety of sauces to choose from was delicious. I ordered the sambosa and the lamb chop duo which were both amazing and I'm already thinking of going back ASAP. Service...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank AndiPandi555
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March 19, 2018|
Response from cstayedatcoolsprings | Reviewed this property |
You should contact the restaurant for their policies on reserving the restaurant and any space limitations. Sounds like a great party. Congrats to the graduate.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8081 Alban Rd Ste D, D, Springfield, VA 22150-2245
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 703-337-4722
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