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Bamian Restaurant

5634 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-2911
+1 703-820-7880
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good46%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“lamb” (15 reviews)
“rice” (22 reviews)
“kebab” (11 reviews)
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Middle Eastern, Afghani, Halal
$$ - $$$
5634 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-2911
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

The guy playing music kept staring intensely at us not smiling while we were eating in a booth off a main large floor area. Food mushy and nondescript. Went on Groupon. This is an older than 2017 review and may have changed but we don't...More

Thank 177Steve
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

The lamb entree was well-spiced but the insalata was bland and had mushy tomatoes. Afghan bread was so-so. Service was very courteous and the round tables are perfect for conversation among a large party. Small parties might enjoy the more private booth spaces.

Thank equinoxWashDc
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

The restaurant serves delicious food that is rice and meat heavy. We enjoyed both the lamb and the chicken dishes. However, the mandatory $14 service charge after a Groupon negated the Groupon savings. Still worth a visit.

Thank JackandResh
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

I spend a lot of time in this country and the food here is just amazing it's clean and nice not too expensive and well worth the trip taken. If you want authentic naan and sabza or steak kabob. Eat here. Amazing!

1  Thank SuperGirl11
Reviewed 12 April 2017

four of us had dinner here and I must say We were extremely disappointed with the food. It was bland and tasteless. The service was horrible too! Needless to say we are never going back.

Thank brddg94
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

The brunch is $11.99/ person all you can eat. There 8 or so different dishes in the buffet plus Salas's and two different dessert. A nice atmosphere with white table cloth and private booth if you like. Worth to try it you will enjoy it....More

Thank Aco2030
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I dined here for dinner. I was disappointed. I ordered the kabob murgh with the 2 vegetable skewers, and the salata. With the exception of the chicken kabob, the food wasn't seasoned. I looked for salt and pepper on the table, which I hardly ever...More

Thank Paula S
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The restaurant is popular, not just among the resident Afghans in the area, but also among different ethnicities. Having tasted Afghan cuisine the first time, I cannot claim anything on authencity but I can confidently say that their kebabs and meats are very delicious. Their...More

Thank hizonfire
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Waiters and waitresses were very attentive and friendly, but when my two appetizers came, I was totally disappointed. I had been to Bamian several times since its opening in 2006 and the food then was superb...this time it wasn't. I came during the lunch buffet...More

Thank culturedoc
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Without drinks it costs $12 plus tax and tip. In return you get tremendous amount of lamb, beef, rice pilaf, veggies and poultry. Additionally there is a limited variety of salad, soup, desert and fruit choices in a separate table. You can't beat the price....More

Thank BirTurk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5634 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-2911
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Falls Church
  • Phone Number: +1 703-820-7880
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