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Ariana Afghan Kabab Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
Midtown
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Halal
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787 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-5621
+1 212-262-2323
Today
11:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

On last year's trip to India I tried Afghani food and loved it. There are no Afghani restaurants at home, so I was looking forward to this NYC visit and Ariana did not disappoint! The food was excellent. The service was excellent. We even bought some hot sauce to bring home with us. I'd like to visit again (or convince... More 

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Thank quincytphillips
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely meal on the recommendation of the waiter. We had the complete meal for two. Beautiful flavours and plenty of food. Enjoyed the happy tea afterwards!

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Thank Wendyg1964
Wilmington, Delaware
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We visited with our daughter and goddaughter who are tweens. We all enjoyed the food but also the atmosphere snd the service. On the walls are displayed some pretty interesting and unique folk art pieces. The food was excellent!

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Thank Eirini D
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We enjoyed halal kebab and tikka dinner. the staff is friendly. ample space for groups of 4. didn't have to wait long.

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Thank Abdul R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We ordered 2 dishes , a combination with Kabab of chicken , beef & lamb , as well as the Kabuli Palow ( very tender chunks of lamb with basmati rice , thin strips of carrot , raisins , almonds and pistachios ). We really enjoyed the Palow and recommend it highly . For dessert , we had the Firnee... More 

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Thank Carol Q
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Great food & lovely service, would definitely recommend! We had the mixed kebabs, eggplant starter, fish kebab & rice pudding for dessert - authentic Afgani cuisine!

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Great food in a homey and quiet place, in the middle of Manhattan. A unique and tasty experience not too expensive. A great place to spend an evening. The cold tea with cardamon is specifically recommended

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Thank Iris M
clermont fl
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Never had afghani food but EVERY bite of EVERY dish was fantastic. Owner is very personable-a but pushy but warms up real fast and adds to the overall experience as he speaks of life, Afghanistan, and the foods of his country. Great atmosphere, wow food, awesome owner, memorable and satisfying experience. My 11 year old loved it too and her... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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127 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This was the restaurant where I went after getting advice from the Food on foot guy. It is a bit out of central parts of New York so I had to walk quite a lot to find it. When I was there (one evening) the restaurant was almost empty – only one table had guests - though it is not... More 

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Barrington, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

If you don't know Afghan food, it has some similarities with Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines - with some twists, such as pumpkin dishes. This place serves up great Afghan food, such as the terrific mantu dumplings, basmati rice pilaf, curries, and kebabs. I've been here several times, never disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 787 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-5621
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-262-2323

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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