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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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“lamb” (72 reviews)
“aushak” (26 reviews)
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5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5308
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Reviewed 3 days 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed March 25, 2018

This was my first time eating Afghani Food so I didn't know what to expect. The restaurant occupies a nice space but I absolutely recommend a reservation (on Opentable) as it's not very big. Service was good and they have a decent amount of local...More

Thank Sal_Paradise767
Reviewed March 19, 2018

I first visited The Helmand 21 years ago. Whenever we are in Baltimore we always return and have never been disappointed. We started with baked pumpkin and eggplant benjan along with a couple of other things. They were great appetizers. For main dishes we enjoyed...More

Thank waterandmore
Reviewed March 5, 2018

We had dinner after a movie (Lady Bird - very good) and choose Helmand as it had the largest vegetarian menu for a restaurant we could find. The appetizer was a little small but the entree were full sized. I (not a vegetarian) had the...More

Thank John S
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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
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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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