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Reviews from nymag.com
Posted by novicefoodie on 07/08/2008
Having never tried Afghani food, my boyfriend and I decided to try out this restaurant. The ambience in the restaurant is very pleasing, raising our expectations of the restaurant. However, the food and service in Bamiyan disappoints. Despite there being few people in the restaurant, the servers took their pleasant time in taking our orders. We had to flag down waiters several times to take our order, take our food, get our check, etc. And the food was not wonderful. My dish was mediocre. My boyfriend decided that the cooks must have just dumped a spice mix onto his food and then not mixed it well. Given how relatively expensive this restaurant is (compared to the Indian restaurants nearby), it's surprising how this restaurant has lasted.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/05/2008
My wife and I went there on a weeknight and we had a very nice time. We ordered the dinner for two, which samples different items from the menu. The meats and turnovers were excellent but the salad and dessert were simply ok. Overall we enjoyed it. It was plenty of food to satisfy the two of us.
Posted by Nick on 12/01/2007
After walking past this place and always wanting to go in I'm very glad I did!! The food was delicious. My partner and I got the dinner for two. Soup, salad, two apps, two entrees, two desserts and tea (for $68). It was all wonderful, especially the pumpkins appetizers! The lamb was great as well! I would definitely recommend this place for a nice dine out! Enjoy!
Posted by Gary W on 10/18/2007
I found this restaurant in Time Out New York Eat & Drink Guide 2007. I highly recommend this restaurant. The Pumpkin Turnovers are to die for. Most of the Chilow dishes are also very tasty. The Fesenjen is made in both Appetizer and Entree dishes. If you like sweet, this is the place to go. They use a lot of different spices and I left this restaurant feeling good and very full. They have entree versions of their appetizers. For beverages, they have a wide variety of Teas. Try them all! The Mint tea however is the only one that is not fresh. It's Celestial Seasonings. But all of the other teas are fresh. Order any of their different pots. The Baklavah was also very good. Tasty. There is just enough pastry without overdoing it. It is by far the BEST Afgani Restaurant that I have been to in NYC.
Posted by Gastronomical Liz on 10/13/2007
My fooding partner and I decided that we wanted to expand our knowledge of Afghan food beyond the realm of the kebab, and were pleasantly surprised with this sparkly, dimly-lit, and atmospheric restaurant. The women who waited on us were kind and efficient, and my food *which consisted of steamed scallion dumplings topped in a yogurt and vegetable-laced tomato sauce* was tasty and somewhat unusual. I can't put my finger on it, but the combination of flavors was pleasing to my tastebuds. I'll definitely return to try their other dishes; they sound very tempting.
Posted by Mike on 09/29/2007
It's not my first time with afghan food. The food was ok...but no where near as good as my usual (a place called Kabul on Long Island...sooooo good!). the waitress was very slow (and it wasn't that crowded). I explained to her that the person I was with was allergic to onions and she forgot on one of the dishes to tell us that there were onions. When we got the dish...we told the waitress about the problem and she said it was her fault...but then didn't do anything about it. Not very accommodating...didn't try and make things right.
Posted by frayed & friend on 09/21/2007
Having read the other reviews here, we were a bit skeptical about giving this place a try. The atmosphere is pleasant, though given this was a Friday evening at 8pm, it was a bit crowded with two large and noisy parties. The waitress was attentive, but a bit overwhelmed; having said that the service was acceptable. Of the two appetizers we had, the mantoo was more than passable, but the kadu is stellar -- the crust is light, fluffy and not at all greasy; the pumpkin filling is wonderful; the yogurt sauce is a bit heavy on the mint, but all together it is pretty damn good. The portions of the grilled items are more than generous; previous reviewers may suffer from eating disorders. Of same, the Soltani (filet mignon) and the chicken koobideh are stand-outs. The beef koobideh, unless you are a salt freak, could be avoided. All in all? Yum.