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Ariana Restaurant

134 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3009
+1 215-922-1535
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“samosa” (3 reviews)
“lamb” (9 reviews)
Opens in 16 min
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Middle Eastern, Afghani
$$ - $$$
134 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3009
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

The flavor combinations were clearly well thought out and practiced. Food was delicious. It was our first time having traditional Afghan food, though we often eat middle eastern/Mediterranean cuisine, and Ariana made it well worth it. Started with Sambosa and Aashak, continued to mostly chicken...More

1  Thank Matt L
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We love to try different ethnic foods whenever we can. While staying in Philly's historic district we decided to try the Ariana. What a splendid choice! The Afghani atmosphere was perfect. Our waiter was extremely polite and friendly. The food was delicious! My wife had...More

Thank Pat O
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This is a small restaurant in a sea of many restaurants. Approximately 10 tables and an elevated table where you sit on the floor. Not very busy on the the night we had dinner there. The staff was attentive and pleasant. The food was adequate...More

Thank YBtravel
Reviewed 20 February 2017

One of my best friends and I have frequented this place for years and have never had a bad meal. It's not a place you go if you're looking for a trendy see-and-be-seen kind of vibe. It's not a place to go if you're looking...More

1  Thank Katie_Traveler_2015
Reviewed 13 December 2016

This is a good afghan food restuarant. They play Iranian music and students get together and dance while you are eating. The owners are kind and respectful. if you go with a group make sure you ask the waiter for separate checks FROM THE BEGINNING!...More

Thank Phenom M
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I'm sorry, the food is not very exciting, but wait! There are still reasons to consider this place. It's a small, friendly, family run place with very inexpensive food with a good location in Old City. It's byob and the liquor store, with a cold...More

Thank whelfand
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Our group had a lamb kabob, Kabuli Palow and Badenjan Chalow. The food was delicious! The meat was great! rice with pistachio, raisins and carrot strips was amazing! The place is clean and nicely decorated. Make sure to stop by!

Thank gerb0044
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We were in town the other night and wanted to try something different. We gave Ariana's a try. We were very pleased. I had a lamb dish and my wife had a chicken dish. Delicious. The staff was friendly and helpful and were able to...More

Thank Family_In_Ardmore
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We love trying new tunic foods and we had another chance to do so when we recently visited Ariana, in Philly. First know that this is a small, intimate restaurant and if it's hot outside be prepared for it to be hot inside too. Service...More

Thank StewartH1953
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I are well travelled and have been to numerous types of restaurants all over the world but this is the first time we have tried an Afghan restaurant. We had some reservations about how much we would enjoy the food. All I...More

Thank Graeme14
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Middle Eastern, Afghani
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 134 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3009
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-922-1535
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