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Afghan Horsemen Restaurant

#230 of 2,896 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Granville Island & Fairview
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1833 Anderson St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 4E5, Canada
+1 604-873-5923
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had been wanting to go to the Afghan Horseman for years, but I didn't go there until a friend who lives close to Granville Island invited me. What a neat place! pillows on the ground, fantastic historic photos and paintings, fabric draped all over the place ... very exotic. Beautiful atmosphere! The restaurant has an excellent selection of dishes,... More 

Thank Judy L
Vancouver, Canada
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We walked in on a Saturday night with no reservation at 5pm and were lucky to get a table. Next time we will make sure we make reservations. The food was very good and all four of us said we would return. We ordered a specialty platter the "horsemen's specialty platter"for three and one person ordered Lamb shoulder. The rice... More 

Thank 50Beaches
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Hard to find, but worth the search. The entrance to the parking lot looks like you're driving into an alley, we missed it twice. If you have a larger group, you can book the traditional rooms, where you remove your shoes and lounge on cushions at low tables. Otherwise it's normal table and chairs. I'd describe the food as a... More 

Thank waylaidback
Vancouver, Canada
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155 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Went here for a large family dinner on a Sunday night. I've had very little Afghani food, if any, so I can't critique how authentic it is, but I certainly enjoyed eating there! Our family shared a Horseman's Platter and the Aushak. We enjoyed everything. What really impressed me was both the lamb shoulder and the kebabs because they cooked... More 

Thank Vancouver_Roary
Victoria, Canada
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

My dear wife chose this restaurant for her "39th" birthday and we were impressed with the cuisine, service and atmosphere. We discovered that Afghan cuisine is similar to Middle Eastern fare. The Afghan Horseman chefs baked a first rate pita bread served with a delicate humus and the four of us shared a special plate for three and there were... More 

Thank Tim W
Calgary, Canada
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

My wife and I just had dinner at this restaurant with 4 others. It was the first visit for 4 of us, and the second visit for the other two. The meal was fantastic for all of us. The Kebab Platter Delight for 2 (a.k.a. the meat lover's special) was delicious, and plenty of food to satisfy 2 hungry men.... More 

Thank Rod H
Vancouver, Canada
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222 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Afghan food has a great deal of similarities to middle eastern and Greek cuisine, so it's not an exotic leap of faith for anyone wanting to try. However, it is one of few if not the only Afghan restaurant in Vancouver. Nonetheless, this is a very good restaurant with tasteful decor adorned old Afghanistan travel posters and pictures of the... More 

Thank smrgeog
Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We're just here and this restaurant and we at the pita with yoghurt and spinach as a starter. Later we ate the chicken skewer and the lamb kabuli palaw. It was soooo awesome! Also the servers are very friendly and attended and we know for sure: we will come back!!!

Thank chrissimaliyah
Vancouver, Canada
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Best value is the Kebob platter for two. about $50 only order appy if really hungry. great skewers of beef lam and chicken. mix in Greek with Mongolian and even eastern spices. Veggie platters for two also. Parking could be a problem so cab or ride a bike in summer. This is close to Granville island so the ferries from... More 

Thank gordon r
Fredericton, Canada
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107 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We inquired about a reservation for 25 and were not only made to feel welcome, but the staff went out of their way to make sure everything was in order for our night out. Before the staff went for their liquor order the day before our event, we were contacted and allowed to taste test their wines before placing our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1833 Anderson St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 4E5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Granville Island & Fairview
  • Neighbourhood: Granville Island & Fairview
  • Phone Number: +1 604-873-5923

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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