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Posted by Kamran on 02/20/2006
This place is much better than Bamiyan, which was rated higher by Time Out. Everything we ate was quite delicious, from the eggplant appetizers to the firnee desert. The kebab was not the highlight (though it was fine). I thought the other flavors were better served. The decor is quaint and pleasant, and the service very friendly. I would definitely go back.
Posted by piccola on 02/11/2006
Had an impromptu dinner here on Friday night. The food is healthy and light, with just the right amount of spice. The appetizers are fabulous, as are the various eggplant dishes. Service was friendly and informal, but very attentive. All in all, a great place to go for a casual dinner. But don't bring a large group - the place is small.
Posted by foodmd on 02/01/2006
I first went to this restaurant 2 months ago and have visited two more times. All of the food was outstanding and the friendly owner went out of his way with his excellent service. I recommend the fried pumpkin appetizer, Aushak, and "HappyTea" which tastes like lemonade.
Posted by True afghani on 01/12/2006
Cant beat the kebab and rice!
Posted by David on 01/09/2006
Met the standard suggested by other reviewers. I ordered lamb shish kabobs and a side of okra. Both items came promptly along with some hot and compact Afgan bread. The lamb was well-spiced and served with a simple salad of cucumber, lettuce, tomato and a bit of yogurt. On the other side of the lamb was a bed of lightly-saffroned rice and barely grilled chunks of onion, tomato and green pepper. Delicious. The okra was tender and in simple tomato sauce. I cook okra with more spices, but this was good, especially with a bit of the red or green sauce found on every table. Including tax, this came to just over $19. Ariana has 10 tables and is cozy and good place for a comtemplative supper. All the food was prepared with a minimum of oil and salt. Clearly, the chef cares about the food she or he cooks. I look forward to coming back.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/18/2005
Some colleagues and I dined her on a recent trip to NYC (after viewing this site). The food was fantastic -- both in value and quality. The four of us each ordered different entrees and all were exceptional. And our waiter just added to our experience -- he was funny, friendly, and tossed in a little philosophy. I'll bring my family to dine here next time I'm in the city. Highly recommended.
Posted by Gus on 08/15/2005
I recommend it to anyone that loves rice with saffron and kebab's. Don't forget to try their samosa's. They are absolutely fabulous with the yogurt and hot sauce.