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Faryab - CLOSED

4917 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2509
+1 301-951-3484
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb” (5 reviews)
“kebab” (3 reviews)
“afghan food” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Afghani, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4917 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2509
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

Many interesting dishes, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Helpful staff. Recommend pumpkin dish especially.

Thank rednissan
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We were fans of Faryab and were disappointed when it closed. The recently reopened restaurant is in the same place and has the same menu and decor. Very happy to see one of our regular places open again. Lamb, pumpkin, and spinach all still excellent....More

Thank Allen S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Charming atmosphere, delicious entrees and appetizers, and terrific wait staff If you like kebobs, they have several varieties...all great

Thank williamcmcpherrin
Reviewed 30 June 2015

They were expecting a large group, so we were seated in a back corner. The waitress was friendly and helpful, and the service was quick. We ordered the eggplant appetizer, which was very good. Having read the TripAdvisor reviews, we ordered lamb, spinach, and pumpkin....More

Thank bfshoc
Reviewed 19 March 2015

The tasty dishes are unique...the lamp on a skewer or pieces in quabili (ahead of brown rice, carrotts and raisins) are my favorites of the meat dishes, but the Kaku (pumpkin) exceeds even these by children parents and grandparents (I am one). You can't go...More

Thank IrwinJK
Reviewed 16 February 2015

I cannot vouch for the authenticity, but every time I've visited, I've been impressed both by the quality of the food and the service. The owner/manager seems to be always on-site, and he is prompt to address any concerns or confusion. The pullao is fantastic,...More

1  Thank Adrian F
Reviewed 19 January 2015

Excellent food, good service, an involved and enjoyable owner, and quiet enough to be able to converse without shouting. When we just feel like "going out", this is usually where we go.

Thank Rima S
Reviewed 4 December 2014

My friends and I went there for dinner and we ordered a variety of different dishes. Everything was tasty with nice touch of Afghan flavors. The service was friendly and the place was inviting.

Thank jja4
Reviewed 11 June 2014

My husband and I have been dinning at Faryab for years. We usually get their chicken/lamb kebab. I am from Middle-East; I should tell you, I have never had kebab this good. The prices are very reasonable and the staff are friendly. The owner has...More

Thank Mina K
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Invited to meet an old friend at an Afghan Restaurant, I was appreheensive out of ignorance. This pleasant storefront restaurant in the middle of a "restaurant row" on Cordell Ave in Bethesda, was nearly empty when we arrived at 8, but filled quickly. Waiting for...More

Thank HerbMotley
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4917 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2509
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-951-3484
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