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Afghan Bistro

8081 Alban Rd Ste D, D, Springfield, VA 22150-2245
+1 703-337-4722
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lamb chops” (13 reviews)
“rice” (16 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

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

Thank AgingBull
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank M H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank cstayedatcoolsprings
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Andrea C
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

I lived in Afghanistan and had a little difficulty finding anything that resembled Afghanistan street fare. Nan was good and 4 types of spices that resembled Indian or Thai. You really need to makes reservations after 6 pm any night of the week.

Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is located in a strip mall and very small and nondescript. Don’t let the location fool you, the word is out on how good this place is and reservations are the only way you’ll get a table. They are very friendly and food...More

1  Thank DAB49
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

My husband and teen boys love this place. Great food, no matter what you order you can not go wrong.

Thank cathy h
Reviewed June 18, 2018

I was invited by a friend of mine to meet her for dinner. She said she made reservations and I thought "reservations?" Um, YEAH. You need reservations. The food was top notch, flavor, the portions, I would eat there at least once a month if...More

1  Thank Regina K
Reviewed June 12, 2018

My wife and I were visiting a friend in Alexandria and she brought us here for dinner. I've had Afghan food before, but nothing like this. This restaurant really puts their heart and soul into their food. The creativity in the menu, the flavors, and...More

1  Thank El-Cholestero
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

Good food, generous portions. Cardamom tea is delicious. Service can be a bit spotty. Usually very quiet for weekday lunch. Does a lot of take out. Food varied from good to great depending on cook on duty. Recommended.

Thank Francesca B
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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