Delicious food! Great flavors! The service was a little slow, but they were packed. Everyone was very friendly, however.
quality and care taken in both the food and service
Our Saturday evening dining experience was top notch. The food was delicious and the owners/servers were attentive and hospitable. Would highly recommend making a reservation because the venue is small and most "drop ins" were unable to be accommodated.
Great food and great service! We've been here before and the experience has been equally amazing!
OMG the world is back on it's axis with the Bistro reopening for lunch!!! Thank you, thank you!! I have missed this spot terribly. Didn't disappoint either, lamb shank was large and oh so tasty!! The host was very conscientious making sure everything was good/right with the guests. Service was fast and no problems filling any requests made. I'll be back SOON!
We had to ask for everything from our waitress . It is a small restaurant and because it was a full night it was really hot that you could not enjoy your food. Also, the waitress was quick to bring the bill and charge us but didn’t clean the plates from our table till we had to ask for our table to be cleaned. She and other employees passed by several times empty handed seeing that our table needed cleaning. I was there to celebrate 2 peoples birthdays and they had told me they would bring out cake but didn’t tell I mentioned and it took forever for it to come out and we just wanted to leave at that point. They only ended up bringing one cake. Overall the food was great and portion size was good.
Had a wonderful time, a great meal, yummy dishes all around. As a person who must eat gluten free, I found that this restaurant knew its stuff and provided wonderful choices, not the standard gf fare a lot of restaurants offer. Brought some friends for the first time there and they loved it. The cooking is a gem.
Wish it were roomier and less noisy, but it’s still awesome!
I have eaten at this restaurant on several occasions and I’ve always been pleased with the service and the food. Both are always consistently good and I plan to return over and over.
Had a wonderful dinner. Will be definitely going back. Food was excellent
My second visit. The food is wonderful, the atmosphere is very relaxed and intimate. The live music completed the authentic mood. I can see why so many people come here.
Our dinners at Afghan Bistro never disappoint, we’ve been coming since they opened. Great food friendly service!
We have been going here for a few years. It is always good! Its only downside is its very small dining area. You have to go before 5:30 to get a table.
Fabulous meal. Small neighborhood restaurant that you’d have to seek out because it’s out of the way and looks unimpressive from the outside. What a surprise! Absolutely amazing food. Will definitely go again.
Best middle eastern food in NOVA... a must try. No other Afghan food compares, including Lapis.
As always, dinner here Friday night was great. Having no power, we decided at the last minute to make a reservation and were surprised to get in. We were seated almost immediately and the food was outstanding as it always is. Service was a bit slower than usual and the table was too small, even for just two of us, but these are small complaints when the overall experience is so satisfying.
I had the lamb chops and beef tenderloin and it was delicious. The house salad was also excellent.
We finally made it here many months after first reading rave reviews. This Bistro lives up to all the hype. We love Afghan food offers bold and sumptious seasons and expertly prepared meals. We enjoyed each of the oxtail, veal and beef shank dishes and the egg plant and spinach side dishes were fabulous. Lastly, the cardamom ice cream was creamy and luscious. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. Overall, a superb dining experience.
A family owned and family staffed fantastic restaurant serving 5 star authentic Afgan food with menu items passed down from 3 generations. All served with love as their motto states. Truly a fine gem out in the burbs of Burke / Springfield. Celebrated my wife's birthday last Tuesday and we'll definitely be back. Thanks again for the wonderful dinner Moe!
As always, the food was excellent. We also like that you can bring your own wine for $10 corkage fee.
Super host welcomed us and seated us immediately. We had a reservation. Our server helped us decide what to order as this was our
Amazing food and plenty of it!! Delicious pumpkin dumplings started us off and it just kept getting better. Unfortunately, it was so good we ate EVERY last bite and didn't save room for dessert. The restaurant is a bit cramped but we felt well attended to and didn't let that hinder our experience.
Great place with delicious Afghani food. Smaller, quiet setting but still close to Springfield/Alexandria. Been there four times and the service has never disappointed. Love this place!
good food, although i mentioned it's a birthday dinner when i reserved but the restaurant didn't do anything at the day. Maybe i was expecting too high. Overall it is good place for authentic kabob
The food at Afghan Bistro was delicious and service impeccable! Our neighbors have recommended it and we finally went and will return.
The food is phenomenal. The staff are friendly, service was quick. Great environment. Appreciate the many options for vegetarians. I love this place.
This place is amazing! It’s our favorite Afghan restaurant in the area.
The strip mall storefront with blacked out windows was unimpressive from the outside but once we entered, everything changed. The place is very small but not cramped. The atmosphere was vibrant but not noisy. And the food was amazing. I can't say if the food was "authentic" since I'm not really familiar with Afghan cuisine but it was very good.
Had to fabulous meals and an appetizer! Going again this Sat. 2/24/18!
Great place for a quite dinner with special person or casual dinner with friends.
Best restaurant in Springfield, by a long shot. Afghan cuisine to absolute perfection, with the spices and flavors of southern Asia on display.
The food is always great here!!! We LOVE the Hot Mazza!! So yummy!! Lots of veggie options and the Lamb is AMAZING!!!!
The restaurant is very small and tables are close together but the food makes it worth the wait!!! Would not recommend for large parties, but small groups/ date night is fine!!
Usually the staff is very attentive and quick without making you feel rushed, even if there is a wait. Staff is very friendly!!
We love this restaurant!!!! One of my favorites!!!
My wife and I live nearby and a while back we thought we'd try this new Afghan restaurant. We've returned many times since. Everything we've had has been great, the staff is friendly and attentive, and you can tell that the family owners take great joy in pleasing their customers. There are so many good dishes, but we especially love the salmon dishes and the lamb dishes. In addition, they are very accommodating of special needs like gluten-free. You might find it easy to drive by, but you should not. Only downside is that as word gets out, you'll often need a reservation... and there are more wonderful dishes than I will ever get the chance to try.
Excellent food and service. Creative cocktails that pleased all of us. Appetizers we’re excellent
Food was delicious and I loved the bread and dip choices.
Hire more Afghan staff! It’s a tiny place with like 3 wait staff; you can’t find 3x Afghan American college kids in Springfield to help people learn about our amazing food and culture? I say “our” as I consider myself and have been deemed an honorary afghan many times in my travels lol...
I felt very squashed in--there is limited space but the food was well worth it! I had the chicken stew with cilantro and had enough to take home to enjoy the next night.
A great meal as usual!
Afghan Bistro was a great find. It got written up in the Washington Magazine as one of the top 100 restaurants in DC, and I know why. Plenty of options. Three of us went and we all ordered different meals. Each was delicious.
Another great find in a nondescript strip mall. Delicious vegetarian options & outstanding, warm service. Very large portions-may want to split an entree & investigate some appetizers.
We’ll be back!
(Small dining room - may want a reservation.)