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Helmand Palace

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner
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APPETIZERS
Get Ready Before You Start Eating.
$7.99
Aushak
Ravioli filled with leeks and scallions, served with mint yogurt and beef sauce.
$7.99
Mantwo
Homemade pastry shell filled with onions and beef, served with mint yogurt and topped with carrots, yellow split-peas, and beef sauce.
$6.99
Bowlawni
Pan-fried twin pastry shells, One filled with leeks and scallions, the other with spiced potatoes.
$6.99
Banjan
Pan-fried eggplant seasoned with spices, then baked with fresh tomatoes, served with mint yogurt.
$6.99
Kadoo
Baked baby pumpkin seasoned with sugar and topped with ground beef sauce.
$6.99
Gulpea
Fresh cauliflower sautéed with tomatoes, hot peppers, fried onion and turmeric.
VEGETARIAN APPETIZERS
$7.99
Vegetarian Aushak
Ravioli filled with leeks and scallions topped with carrots yellow split-peas, served with mint yogurt.
$7.99
Vegetarian Mantwo
Homemade pastry shell filled with onions topped with carrots yellow split-peas, served with mint yogurt.
$6.99
Bowlawni
Pan-fried twin pastry shells, One filled with leeks and scallions, the other with spiced potatoes.
$6.99
Banjan
Pan-fried eggplant seasoned with spices, then baked with fresh tomatoes, served with mint yogurt.
$6.99
Vegetarian Kadoo
Baked baby pumpkin seasoned with sugar topping with yogurt.
$6.99
Gulpea
Fresh cauliflower sautéed with tomatoes, hot peppers, fried onion and turmeric.
SALAD
Stay Healthy With Our Salads.
$4.99
Shornakhod
Potatoes and chickpeas on a bed of mixed greens served with a cilantro vinaigrette dressing.
$4.99
Salata
Mixed green salad served with balsamic vinaigrette or pomegranate dressing.
$4.99
Afghani Salata
Diced tomatoes and onions, cilantro, mint, and cucumbers.
$4.99
Yogurt Salad
Cilantro, cucumber, mint, and green onions with yogurt sauce.
$4.99
Bertha
Oven baked eggplant with a mint yogurt sauce and chili pepper.
ENTREES
Our Entrees Will Make You Come Back.
$16.99
Qabelee
Pallow rice baked with lamb shanks, raisins, and glazed julienne carrots.
$17.99
Dwopiaza
Grilled leg-of-lamb sautéed with yellow split-peas and onions. Served with okra and pallow rice.
$25.99
Chowpan
Half rack of grilled lamb served on a bed of afghan bread with sautéed eggplant and pallow rice.
$17.99
Seek Kabab
Charbroiled leg-of-lamb marinated in a puree of garlic, onions and sumac. Served with sautéed eggplant and pallow rice.
$13.99
Mantwo
Homemade pastry shell filled with onions and beef, served with mint yogurt and topped with carrots, yellow split-peas, and beef sauce.
$7.99
Aushak
Ravioli filled with leeks and scallions, served with mint yogurt and beef sauce.
$16.99
Deygee Kabab
Sautéed leg-of-lamb with yellow split-peas, onions, and red bell peppers, Served with sweet pumpkin and spinach rice.
$14.99
Sabzi Challow
Sautéed spinach with chunks of lamb and afghan seasonings. Served with challow rice.
$26.99
Chapendaz
Beef tenderloin served with lentils and spinach rice.
$15.99
Kourma Challow
Lamb sautéed with afghan seasonings and a variety of vegetables. Served with challow rice.
VEGETARIAN ENTREES
$15.99
Special Vegetarian Entree
A platter of baked pumpkin, pan-fried eggplant with yogurt sauce, and sautéed okra with fresh tomatoes. Served with pallow rice.
$12.99
Vegetarian Kourma Challow
Sautéed green beans, carrots, cauliflower, turnips, and potatoes. Served with spinach and challow rice.
$12.99
Kaddo and Banjan Challow
Baked baby pumpkin and eggplant with mint yogurt, and fresh tomato sauce. Served with challow rice.
$13.99
Vegetarian Aushak
Afghan ravioli, filled with leeks and scallions. Served with a yellow split-pea and carrot sauce and mint yogurt.
$12.99
Vegetarian Sabzi Challow
Spinach sautéed with afghan seasoning. Served with okra and challow rice.
$7.99
Vegetarian Mantwo
Homemade pastry shell filled with onions topped with carrots yellow split-peas, served with mint yogurt.
SOUP
Add Delicious Taste To Your Meal.
$6.99
Aush
Homemade noodle soup served with mint yogurt and beef sauce.
$6.99
Mashawa
Homemade soup with mung beans, chickpeas, black-eyed peas, and yogurt.
$6.99
Shorwa
Fresh vegetable soup with lamb.
$6.99
Lentil Soup
Traditional lentil soup; a local favorite.
VEGETARIAN SOUP
$6.99
Vegetarian Aush
Homemade noodle soup served with mint yogurt and yellow split-pea sauce.
$6.99
Vegetarian Shorwa
Fresh vegetable soup.
$6.99
Lentil Soup
Traditional lentil soup; a local favorite.
SIDE DISHES
$5.99
Laghatac
Eggplant sautéed with onion, tomatoes, peppers, garlic, and turmeric.
$5.99
Sabzi
Spinach sautéed with onions.
$5.99
Bendi
Okra sautéed with onions, fresh tomatoes, black pepper and garlic.
$5.99
Dall
Lentils.
$5.99
Chllow
Baked rice seasoned with cumin seed.
$5.99
Pallow
Baked rice seasoned with cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, cumin seeds, and black pepper.
BEVERAGES
$3.5
Cranberry Juice
$3.5
Orange Juice
$4.5
Pomegranate Juice
$3.5
Lemonade
$3.5
Sparkling Water
$2.99
Soda
Canada dry, coke, sprite, diet coke.
$2.5
Ice Tea
$3.5
Dough Salty Yogurt
$2.99
Milk
$3.99
Turkish Coffee
PRICE RANGE
US$25 - US$100
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Afghani, Middle Eastern
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a local favorite. Afghani dishes with lamb, eggplant, pumpkin and rice, served with graciousness and in a quiet, lovely setting. In January 2019 there is a huge street construction project out in front but please do not let this delay your visit! If...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Laura H
Reviewed 26 October 2018

This was my first time trying Afghanistani food so I don't know if it's the restaurant or the cuisine, but I loved it. Wonderfully interesting and creative dishes. I ate far too much. And at an exceptionally reasonable price too.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Charm H
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Food was full of flavour and service was impeccable and friendly. We loved it so much we went back again during our stay. Was able to order gluten free without issue. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank fifmou
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

3 lovely sauce (chillie, yogurt, chutney) and real hot bread, best i have ever tasted! Excellent food. A must go.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank ALSingapore
Reviewed 26 March 2018

The food was very good. Everything was prepared on site and tasted wonderful. The pumpkin appetizer is very special and popular with my family. The side dish with the okra (which I can not remember the name of) was excellent! It is a quaint establishment,...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank IdaIsAlive
Reviewed 23 January 2018

When in town it is always nice to try new cuisines and restaurants. Helmand Palace had been flagged for a while. Restaurant setting and décor is lovely and quiet, Service was simply basic and nothing more than that. Food was pleasant and suitable for what...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Shudjan
Reviewed 18 January 2018

We came here while on a vacation several years ago, so this was the first stop on this vacation. Since I couldn't remember what I had last time, I asked the server to bring me something good, so he brought me lamb chops and a...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank DJlivesandloves
Reviewed 21 November 2017

The Gulpi is exactly what I remembered from Afghanistan, spicy hot with tangy tomato and a hint of sweet. The flatbread was also everything I remembered. My wife and friends who accompanied me had never had Afghan food and thoroughly enjoyed it. Unlike most places...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank josiahh809
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This was our first time visiting an Afghan restaurant, and we really enjoyed it. It was easy to pick dishes from the menu, which usually intimidates us with ethnic restaurants. Our group of 4 chose 4-5 dishes and shared the meal family style. The food...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank P_-_N_-_Travel
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

The restaurant atmosphere was beautiful and authentic. The food was so amazing that we ate until we could barely breathe. The food was cooked to perfection (we had the mixed grill). The salads were fresh and delicious (we had the Afghani salata and yogurt salad)....More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank 866edithb
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Response from Betty M | Reviewed this property |
We don't here because the manager keeps our favorite zin available (Opolo Mountain Zin). The wine list is not very large. However prices are reasonable. You could call them and ask about corkage fees. Enjoy this... More
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