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Ariana II

) #2,139 of 17,849 Restaurants in London €€ - €€€ Persian, Afghani, Middle Eastern
241 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JN, England
+44 20 3490 6709
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“lamb shank” (27 reviews)
“rice” (32 reviews)
“aushak” (7 reviews)
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Persian, Afghani, Middle Eastern, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
241 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JN, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited this restaurant with friends on Saturday night for dinner. The food was good and tasty. I brought wine and they were very helpful with glasses and corkscrew. Service was good. The prices were very reasonable. We were able to stay for the evening.

Thank Ivor M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Despite that the staff were having electrical problems and were sorely tested and inconvenienced by this, especially in the kitchen, they managed to cater for what was an almost full restaurant, many who seemed Afghani. Consequently, some dishes were not available but we chose an...More

Thank Gakeitse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant as we walking by and saw the lunch offer ,5 pound . The portions was very good ,rice perfect .service great. Am lucky that I live near there I will definetly go often.

Thank Nefertiti L
wahid h, Owner at Ariana II, responded to this review

Hope to see you again, thank you for the kind comment. Wahid

Reviewed 15 April 2017

Afghan restaurants are few and far between in London and there are only two I know of that consistently deliver on the taste and freshness factors and this is by far the better of the two. Service is attentive and the portions are very decent...More

1  Thank OwenLondon30
wahid h, Owner at Ariana II, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words, we work daily to insure we meet customer expectations with consistency and fresh food. We hope to see you soon. Wahid

Reviewed 31 March 2017

A hidden gem in NW London, Ariana is a restaurant for any occasion. I first came across Ariana while reading Time Out and upon dining, it exceeded all expectations. The staff and atmosphere are great, especially the lovely Samira who is a real delight. The...More

Thank George A
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Incredible food and prices! Service was the best as well with the whole vibe of the restaurant being 10/10!! Now eat here monthly at least- without fail!

Thank jazzy_fizzle333
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Not many restaurants have branches in mid-town Manhattan and Kilburn High Road, but Ariana II is the most pleasant exception that breaks the rule. I’ve been here several times and it never disappoints. A varied menu with great vegetarian options, this family run restaurant is...More

1  Thank Jake B
wahid h, Owner at Ariana II, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 22 February 2017

I've eaten here a couple of times recently and enjoyed myself - once a Friday night when the place was heaving and once at lunch when the waiters outnumbered the lunchers. Starters are the high point. Spinach samosa, Baudinjan Buranee (aubergine puree with herbs and...More

Thank JM49
wahid h, Owner at Ariana II, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind word, we hope to welcome you again very soon. Some recommended dishes for you to try would be the kabuli palow (lambshank covered with rice, carrots and raisins) and Mantu which is dumplings filled with minced lamb topped with sauce,...More

Reviewed 16 February 2017

We went there for dinner and 40 minutes for our order. Mix grill even mentioned for one person was just 3 pieces of lamb and chicken. Totally dissappinted with the service as staff was not very professional. Total waste of time and money. Turkish resturants...More

Thank Hassan H
wahid h, Owner at Ariana II, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Clearly this is not the highest quality of experience we aim to provide as we try to serve our customers as soon as possible, and for this we would like to apologise to you. I can proudly...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

We visited with our two teenage Afghan foster children as a treat for them as well as my 32 year old son. We ordered the dinner for four plus a dish from their specials menu and three soups. The starters included in the set menu...More

Thank HerneBayCharley
wahid h, Owner at Ariana II, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback, and we are glad you were able to share this experience with your foster children and son. We look forward to having you all in Ariana II again very soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 241 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 3490 6709
  • E-mail
The first Ariana Afghan Restaurant was established 1986 in Manhattan, New York. With the success of the first branch the family thought of opening a second branch in London as a large group of the family resided here. We stumbled upon Kilburn High Road and hence Ariana 2 was established (2010)