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Ariana Restaurant

134 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3009
+1 215-922-1535
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“baklava” (4 reviews)
“rice” (7 reviews)
“lamb” (8 reviews)
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Middle Eastern, Afghani
$$ - $$$
134 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3009
Neighbourhood: City Center East
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This is a small restaurant in a sea of many restaurants. Approximately 10 tables and an elevated table where you sit on the floor. Not very busy on the the night we had dinner there. The staff was attentive and pleasant. The food was adequate...More

Thank YBtravel
Reviewed 20 February 2017

One of my best friends and I have frequented this place for years and have never had a bad meal. It's not a place you go if you're looking for a trendy see-and-be-seen kind of vibe. It's not a place to go if you're looking...More

Thank Katie_Traveler_2015
Reviewed 13 December 2016

This is a good afghan food restuarant. They play Iranian music and students get together and dance while you are eating. The owners are kind and respectful. if you go with a group make sure you ask the waiter for separate checks FROM THE BEGINNING!...More

Thank Phenom M
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I'm sorry, the food is not very exciting, but wait! There are still reasons to consider this place. It's a small, friendly, family run place with very inexpensive food with a good location in Old City. It's byob and the liquor store, with a cold...More

Thank whelfand
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Our group had a lamb kabob, Kabuli Palow and Badenjan Chalow. The food was delicious! The meat was great! rice with pistachio, raisins and carrot strips was amazing! The place is clean and nicely decorated. Make sure to stop by!

Thank gerb0044
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We were in town the other night and wanted to try something different. We gave Ariana's a try. We were very pleased. I had a lamb dish and my wife had a chicken dish. Delicious. The staff was friendly and helpful and were able to...More

Thank Family_In_Ardmore
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We love trying new tunic foods and we had another chance to do so when we recently visited Ariana, in Philly. First know that this is a small, intimate restaurant and if it's hot outside be prepared for it to be hot inside too. Service...More

Thank StewartH1953
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I are well travelled and have been to numerous types of restaurants all over the world but this is the first time we have tried an Afghan restaurant. We had some reservations about how much we would enjoy the food. All I...More

Thank Graeme14
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We took a few new graduates to this restaurant to celebrate their graduation. Most of them had no idea about Afghani cuisine. They were very skeptical, but at the end of their meal, they promised to return to this non- pretentious restaurant for good lamb...More

1  Thank thomas-Sommer
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended by a local and I am so happy that we went. Amazing food and the restaurant was very charming. Good options for vegetarians.

Thank Loves_October
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Middle Eastern, Afghani
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 134 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3009
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-922-1535
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