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The Helmand

806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5308
+1 410-752-0311
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“aushak” (27 reviews)
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Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5308
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We tried multiple items from the menu. Chicken, lamb, salmon and vegetarian. Everything was delicious. We will definitely be returning. The only thing that I would not get again was the jala ice cream. I had difficulty eating ice cream with noodles on it, but...More

Thank JennaF362
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the Pumpkin Appetizer which was excellent. Had lamb with carrots & raisins. Lamb melted in mouth

Thank DeLynda H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is fantastic from start to finish. They have several vegan options starting with steamed pumpkin which of you've never had it, you need it. The portions are great and even the Turkish coffee was tasty. Make a reservation and enjoy yourself.

Thank VeganChefJustin
Reviewed 1 week ago

New to Baltimore, and so when I asked around for recommendations, multiple people recommended this place. Went with some friends, and it was YUMMY. Good amount of vegetarian options, and tasty meat options too. There were 6 of us, and we were all very happy...More

Thank cavegirl81
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first experience of Afghan food, and I hope not my last. The menu was varied, with plenty for the vegetarian to choose from, and the service was excellent. I would visit again without hesitation, of onlyto have the chance to try more...More

Thank SarahR4212
Reviewed September 15, 2018

Each year I have a conference in Baltimore and each year I get excited about having the chance to dine here while in town. The food is DELICIOUS. The service has also been excellent each time I've been there. I highly recommend the mantwo. Yummy!

Thank vaugkimb
Reviewed September 12, 2018

very noisy and slow service, but enjoyable none the less. recommend earlier in the week for it to be less crowded

Thank Safari139365
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Whether you are a vegetarian or a meat eater, the Helmand’s menu offers many tasty choices! Don’t forget to leave room for the delicious Ice Cream Special! Coupled with nice atmosphere and excellent service, the Helmand offers a good yet affordable dining experience.

Thank Dawn H
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Though I have been dozens of times I rarely venture away from the pumkin appetizer and the vegitarian Aushuk which is an amazing leek dish. They are just too good. When I have, the eggplant dishes are delightfully spicy and equally delicious. Companions have only...More

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a wide range of dishes with distinctly different flavors and spices. Servers were attentive and pleasant. The meals were liked by all, from the lamb lovers to the vegetarians to the person who didn’t want it too spicy.. Awesome food, a meal to...More

Thank jozandtenn
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December 18, 2017|
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Response from SciFiGirl007 | Reviewed this property |
No Valet Parking
May 22, 2016|
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Response from Giorgio G | Reviewed this property |
Casual, casual elegant or business, I have seen lotsa students and lotsa professors there, all going from casal to more formal..
December 21, 2014|
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Response from Denver7889 | Reviewed this property |
I concur with the last answer. There are many rice choices and vegan items on the menu, but it would be best to call them. They are very customer oriented.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5308
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Mount Vernon
  • Neighbourhood: Mount Vernon
  • Phone Number: +1 410-752-0311
  • E-mail
Providing Baltimore with fine Afghan cuisine for over 23 years.
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