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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 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful restaurant with great atmosphere and delicious unusual food. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly and managed our needs really well as a large group. Hope to go again soon.

Thank trish646
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On my third visit to The Helmand, the food remains as good as ever. The flatbread and rice dishes are so delicious. Our group shared and thoroughly enjoyed the appetizers and main dishes. We didn't have room anymore but shared some desserts anyway, which were...More

Thank Fernando M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I haven't been here in 15 years and it was just a good as I remember. The restaurant is very pretty and warm. Servers were very friendly. So many favorites. Don't miss the pumpkin appetizer and Aushak (ravioli). We had a couple of picky eaters...More

1  Thank Lisa_9024
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered the Seekh Kabob; the lamb was way overcooked, it was tough and dry. It came with some type of sauce on the side that tasted like cilantro, which I hate, so I didn't use it. The sauce was not listed on the menu,...More

Thank Frank G
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

This place never disappoints. We shared a number of dishes and all were great combinations of flavor. The pumpkin appetizer is off the chart good. I would definitely recommend trying something new every time here.

Thank travelingcoinman
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

The Helmand is located in the heart of Mount Vernon, and is a great neighborhood spot with Afghani food. But I can see it also being an amazing destination for people that do not live in this part of town. The food is unique, but...More

Thank Brent W
Reviewed June 12, 2018

There were 6 of us in the group 3 were vegans and 3 were not. The restaurant suggested we ate family style and that they would bring ½ vegan and ½ not. This was a great solution as it would have taken an eternity for...More

Thank John S
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Delightful food imbued with wonderful flavors. The setting is cozy. The service, while efficient and not unfriendly, came across as robotic. We ordered the prix fixe, and the pace at which the courses were served was unsettling.

Thank IndianBirder
Reviewed May 27, 2018

In Baltimore we went to dinner with another couple and their son at the Helmand, a restaurant serving Afghan cuisine. The place is tastefully decorated with tapestries and wall hangings. Our server did an excellent job. They were attentive without being pushy. We started by...More

Thank Bryce S
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

Omg a real great culinary experience. Amazing food and service. I had 3 plates and they were all delicious!

Thank Moreno_chicago
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Questions & Answers
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
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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