Afghan Bistro

4.8
556 reviews
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$30 and under
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Afghan
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
Afghan Bistro, located in Springfield, VA provides guests an authentic Afghan cuisine with a modern flair.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Afghan, Bistro
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(703) 337-4722
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Catering
For more information about catering please give us a call.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Take Away, Wine
What 556 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
Food
4.8
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.7
Value
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food & service were VERY excellent as usual. table & surrounding area was crowded, as usual.

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MO
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Intimate restaurant. Service outstanding. Food was superb. Casual atmosphere. Highly recommend

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MN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time visit and everything was delicious. Weiss was a very generous host and I strongly recommend this wonderful restaurant.

I enjoy spicy foods but my wife does not and we were both very happy with our plates. Our food was served hot and quickly.

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KA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed this restaurant so much we were back a week later! It was wonderful!

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AR
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent as always!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great always good

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M
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was told this place was great but I feel that great truly understated how fantastic the food actually was. Everything was amazing from the service to the food. I will definitely be returning!

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food & service. Great vegetarian selections. Crazy good pistachio & ricotta desert.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, great food and great service! We love Afghan Bistro!

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s
13 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Good service, outstanding food--the most sublime Afghan cuisine I've ever had. I will definitely be back.

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BT
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service were spectacular. Our server explained the menu and offered valuable suggestions, even provided a sample of something we had never tried before.

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6 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love Afghan Bistro. The food is delicious and the service is outstanding. Such a great find!

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L
8 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

we love this place! the food is great and the staff is attentive. It is the best restaurant in Springfield.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome time at Afghan Bistro. A seriously good meal for a deal. Will be returning soon.

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JA
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The delicious authentic food and attentive staff at Afghan Bistro keep bringing us back numerous times!

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MA
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Afghan Bistro exceeded our demanding expectations, in food and service.

The food took me back to Kabul where I loved a few years ago. I’ve frequented other Afghan restaurants in the region, and now vote Afghan Bistro the gem of them all.

The service was top-notch! two servers manned the fully-seated restaurant with graceful precision. Our glasses never went empty, our food was on time, and our table never wanted for attention despite the restaurant being quite busy.

We are ecstatic to have found this neighborhood gem!

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AT
13 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday dinner for a former marine. The food is so delicious and NOT too heavy at all. And the value for your dollar is outstanding. Our servers were so nice. One of the best restaurants I’ve been to in a long time.

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m
15 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Consistently fabulous food and great service.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have visited Afghanistan (a vacation, many years ago), and I know that they have the best food anywhere! It is such a pleasure to have such authentic food so near to me. The owners are wonderful, the staff friendly and knowledgeable about the food. What more to say? This restaurant experience is just perfect!

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R
4 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food. So glad we made a reservation because it was packed! A mark of a good place

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PA
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely Great Afghan food. The lamb tenderloin entrée is exquisite.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Afghan bistro is outrageously delicious every time! It never ever disappoints. The lamb shank with the eggplant is my favorite meal, but everything I’ve tried has been outstanding. My favorite dessert is the rice pudding. Cheers!

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AL
16 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cozy restaurant in an out of the way location with dynamite cuisine. Easily some of the most succulent stews I have ever had. Must try the dumpling appetizers - any of them - you will taste the difference between freshly made like they do here and everywhere else. Any time we are in town, we will find a way to revisit this gem.

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m
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service, as always!

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g
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We got a last minute reservation at 5:00 for a 5:45 table (it was totally booked from 6:00-7:45). We ordered two specials - one a beef dumpling and one goat stew over rice. Both were tasty and moderately spicy. The beef was by far our favorite and I would order it again. I found the goat to be chewy and I was not always sure what I was eating. This was probably the first and last time that I would order goat. The service was helpful and the wait for food was minimal. The portions were very large and we both took home at least half of our meals. I would definitely go to the restaurant again after making reservations well in advance.

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CS
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic flavors! Our favorite restaurant! Thank you for the birthday surprise!

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great find in Springfield

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TA
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our family loves Afghan Bistro! We've been regulars since the day they opened, great food, generous portions, great service, friendly staff! We take our visiting families and friends here and they love it!

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s
30 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

We enjoyed our visit there and felt lucky to get in on the same day as we'd been trying for a couple of months to get a table online. I had the beef dumplings and my husband had the lamb shank. We took most of it home because the portions were enormous! Order one of everything. It's worth it.

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NT
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent flavors, amazing combinations. A delicious meal.

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M
68 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Very good food and friendly service.

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JD
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We started eating at Afghan Bistro shortly after they first opened. We have eaten here at least 6 times in the last three years. Food is always excellent. They really listen to their customers. My wife is a vegetarian and, although their food was great, they only had a few vegetarian items on the menu. We asked that they add some more. On our next visit a couple months later they didn't just add a few more items, they had an entire new vegetarian section on their new menu and the new items are wonderful. The staff and service is always friendly and great; never overly hovering, just the right amount of attention. We enjoy the Afghan Bistro so much we bring new friends with us each time we go and they are always impressed.

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p
18 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We came all the way from Arlington!!! Worth it! Excellent lamb shank!

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KJ
8 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! I had the greens (turnips, collards, kale, spinach, mustards) in the turnover and the oxtails. Spicy and tasty and the staff was very attentive.

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L
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was our third visit to Afghan Bistro and we have enjoyed every one--and will be back!
We also have introduced four family members and they all also greatly enjoyed the food, the service and the experience. Great menu, friendly and excellent service and most enjoyable dining.

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C
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very friendly atmosphere. Service was excellent. Food was terrific. Will be going back many times.

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KB
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I recommend this diamond in the rough to everyone. A nice and friendly family owned restaurant with delicious food.

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PG
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This place is all about authentic Afghan/Persian food! Absolutely delicious! I have not had an average meal at this place since it opened almost 2 years ago, it is always great!

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JA
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The minute you walk in, you are transported from a parking lot to a another country and ambiance! Great customer service and delicious home cooking!

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LT
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I make a point to always order the most interesting thing on the menu wherever I am, so it took me a bit to pick among so many wonderful choices. My date was similarly challenged—being vegetarian, she’s used to only having 1 or 2 options and has a hard time picking from so many.

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