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Bamian Restaurant

5634 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-2911
+1 703-820-7880
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“lamb” (15 reviews)
“rice” (20 reviews)
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Middle Eastern, Afghani, Halal
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5634 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-2911
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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 2 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 4 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
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I went here for their lunch buffet and I would rate it as ok. I did go there last year one time for dinner and it was better. This is an Afghan restaurant and their dishes are tasty. It is also reasonably priced and their...More

Thank virtualchatter1
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The good: the lamb kabob and roasted pumpkin with herb yogurt were excellent. Well seasoned, flavorful. The bad: serious service issues. Dirty tablecloth, no utensils, pokey servers. Also: the HUGE piece of good Afghan bread should not be served without some dip or spread...hummus, yogurt,...More

1  Thank Bill K
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We go to Bamian all the time. Their food / kabob , rice , all the dishes are great . Very clean , good service and best Afghan restaurant so far in Virginia . Easy to locate and allot of parking .

1  Thank Ozra H
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I went with a couple of friends to Bamian restaurant. The eggplant appetizer was excellent, very tasty and was well seasoned for us. The lamb dishes we ordered were ok. The rice was not hot and the lamb was a bit dry. The waiter was...More

Thank gone2ge
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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