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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 1 week ago via mobile

Lived in Kabul for two years and this is one of the best, authentic Afghan restaurants that I have been to. Kabuli pulau, aushok, and kababs were all excellent

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Warren B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for my birthday...delicious food...wonderful service...they even gave me a complimentary rice pudding with fruits and a birthday candle....we ordered mutton do piyaza and it was simply delicious

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Sparkle77123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were in Baltimore to visit our son and his girlfriend. We had been to the The Helmand on a prior trip and much to our delight, our son made reservations for a dinner on this trip. Excellent service. Got seated promptly....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LYT64d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried multiple items from the menu. Chicken, lamb, salmon and vegetarian. Everything was delicious. We will definitely be returning. The only thing that I would not get again was the jala ice cream. I had difficulty eating ice cream with noodles on it, but...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JennaF362
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Had the Pumpkin Appetizer which was excellent. Had lamb with carrots & raisins. Lamb melted in mouth

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank delyndah2016
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

This place is fantastic from start to finish. They have several vegan options starting with steamed pumpkin which of you've never had it, you need it. The portions are great and even the Turkish coffee was tasty. Make a reservation and enjoy yourself.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank VeganChefJustin
Reviewed 6 November 2018

New to Baltimore, and so when I asked around for recommendations, multiple people recommended this place. Went with some friends, and it was YUMMY. Good amount of vegetarian options, and tasty meat options too. There were 6 of us, and we were all very happy...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cavegirl81
Reviewed 22 October 2018

This was my first experience of Afghan food, and I hope not my last. The menu was varied, with plenty for the vegetarian to choose from, and the service was excellent. I would visit again without hesitation, of onlyto have the chance to try more...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SarahR4212
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Each year I have a conference in Baltimore and each year I get excited about having the chance to dine here while in town. The food is DELICIOUS. The service has also been excellent each time I've been there. I highly recommend the mantwo. Yummy!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank vaugkimb
Reviewed 12 September 2018

very noisy and slow service, but enjoyable none the less. recommend earlier in the week for it to be less crowded

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Safari139365
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18 December 2017|
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Response from SciFiGirl007 | Reviewed this property |
No Valet Parking
22 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..
21 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
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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