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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” (74 reviews)
“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 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
Reviewed August 6, 2018 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 July 25, 2018

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 July 21, 2018

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 July 12, 2018

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
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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