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The Helmand

806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5308
+1 410-752-0311
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5308
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I had dinner at The Helmand, after reading great reviews online about the food. The food was very tasty. The place is enjoying huge popularity. It was jammed, with a long wait for tables. We enjoyed drinks at the tiny bar, while...More

1  Thank MrAntoineJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice change for dinner. Unique blend of tastes and textures. Service is good! Don't miss the naan, it is baked in house and served warm. Tried the pumpkin and we ordered more. Delicious stews and lamb dishes. Dessert reflects a strong use of cardamom which...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favorite restaurants in Baltimore and the best Afghani food I've ever had. The food is consistently excellent, unbelievably priced, and unlike any other restaurant in Baltimore. The atmosphere is laid-back and cozy. Always a pleasure to dine here and a must-eat for...More

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service and atmosphere at this restaurant are impeccable. We love Afghan food and found the food here to be just a little bit less flavorful than what we are used to, but still very good. This is a great place for a date or...More

1  Thank SarahB0Barah
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Over 30 years ago, Cathy & I discovered this gem of a restaurant (and amazing ambassador of Afghan Cuisine...) in the Lakeview neighborhood of our hometown Chicago. We were enthralled then, and made it our go-to spot for every major celebration (birthdays, anniversaries, etc...) It...More

Thank Leonard K
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The Helmand is one of my favorite Baltimore restaurants -- the food is excellent, the service is great, and atmosphere is wonderful. My wife and I dine here all the time -- our favorite dishes are the pumpkin appetizer, the veggie platter, the zardalu challow,...More

Thank Evan D
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

This was easily my favorite find in restaurants for 2017. Food was amazing, get the lamb! Service was so thoughtful, friendly, and caring. We are somewhere else the next night, and all I could think was hat I wish we had just come here two...More

Thank artf00die
Reviewed 21 December 2017

This was my first time eating at The Helmand and I can't wait to go back. I went with a group from work, so we ordered family style and got to try a bit of everything. We all left so stuffed, but so happy because...More

Thank CherryBlossom85
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Called ahead to see if we needed reservations ... they said no. Upon arrival, barely got a table. Good eats for the most part, but son's lamb chop was horribly uncooked. Other than that, food was quite nice. Stick to the favorites and avoid the...More

Thank scot f
Reviewed 1 December 2017

We had a reservation for 6:15 pm on Friday night before our concert. The place was completely full and the fragrance of spiced food completely enveloped me. We were seated swiftly. When we mentioned that we had a concert to go, our orders were delivered...More

Thank Annie S
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19 December 2017|
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Response from SciFiGirl007 | Reviewed this property |
No Valet Parking
23 May 2016|
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Response from Giorgio G | Reviewed this property |
Casual, casual elegant or business, I have seen lotsa students and lotsa professors there, all going from casal to more formal..
22 December 2014|
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Response from Denver7889 | Reviewed this property |
I concur with the last answer. There are many rice choices and vegan items on the menu, but it would be best to call them. They are very customer oriented.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5308
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Mount Vernon
  • Neighbourhood: Mount Vernon
  • Phone Number: +1 410-752-0311
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Providing Baltimore with fine Afghan cuisine for over 23 years.
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