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The Helmand

806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5308
+1 410-752-0311
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (62 reviews)
“aushak” (22 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5308
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I love this place. There are many excellent vegetarian options. I especially like ashak and the pumpkin. I have enjoyed every dish I have ever ordered here. Their chai is also so good. You will not be disappointed if you like Afgan food.

1  Thank tkpkrdvz
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My colleague is a vegan and I am a meet and potatoes guy. We were looking for a place that we could both enjoy and came to The Helmand and boy were we BOTH very pleased. There were many choices for both. My colleague had...More

Thank sammymadison
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first foray into Afghan cuisine was sublime!!! Every bite was just way too good!! First, I must mention our fabulous server, Alice. She was friendly and educational and all good stuff anyone wants in wait staff. Loved having her at our table. First, the...More

Thank Travelon926
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner at Helmand was wonderful. I was with colleagues and everyone enjoyed main courses and appetizers. It is a wonderful and increasingly rare experience to find a restaurant that is both elegant and affordable, where the food is also delicious. Our server, too, was just...More

Thank ryan61562
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4.0 star rating 6/6/2017 1 check-in Came here on a Wednesday night for dinner with a friend. We weren't sure what to expect but were pleasantly surprised. All the items we ordered were well seasoned and came in abundance. My friend is a vegetarian and...More

Thank MrsLyons0420
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're familiar with Indian-Asian food,then this is similar but not spicy at all. We all enjoyed the dishes and flavors. The naan bread was good too.

Thank mhs2010
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been here twice in just the past 2 months. It's a relatively small restaurant that has an intimate feel. Both times we were there on a weeknight and surprised at how the place fills up - a testament to the good food. Service was...More

Thank Kirsten M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't go wrong here. The pumpkin Kaddo Borwani is sooo good! Great naan, chicken kabob, vegetarian aushak, and Afghan ice cream. Cardamom tea is also a treat! When it's chilly out, I'd recommend waiting for a table that's away from the front door (that area...More

Thank Cheryl303
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is good. Service is good. Always nice to try something new, or a tried and true favorite! The wait for a table on a busy night never takes as long as the estimate. Or maybe I've always been lucky! Either way this is a...More

Thank Myra E
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

If you're in Baltimore for a while and want something a little different, this is the place for you. My cocktail wasn't great but the food was decent. I wouldn't recommend the vegetarian platter as it was a little of every curry but did not...More

Thank Meena A
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What is the dress code for this restaurant?
22 May 2016|
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Response from 944giorgiog | Reviewed this property |
Casual, casual elegant or business, I have seen lotsa students and lotsa professors there, all going from casal to more formal..
What gluten free options do you have?
21 December 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
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
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Providing Baltimore with fine Afghan cuisine for over 23 years.
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