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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

We had a reservation for 6:15 pm on Friday night before our concert. The place was completely full and the fragrance of spiced food completely enveloped me. We were seated swiftly. When we mentioned that we had a concert to go, our orders were delivered...More

Thank Annie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Trying a new restaurant can always be IFFY.. Especially if it’s an AFGHANI type of food! We went with friends who had been here before & raved about it. They were SO right! I’m vegetarian so it was PERFECT for me A little on the...More

Thank askabarbara
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is well-prepared Afghan cuisine in a warm and friendly atmosphere. I visited with a large group, so we elected to try the $36 pp family style dinner. We sampled at least five appetizers; salad; lamb, salmon, and chicken entrees with rice; cardamom flavored ice...More

Thank SuzanneSays
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely restaurant. It has a warm, family feel, the service is efficient and friendly and the food is authentic and hearty. The pumpkin starter was amazing and there were many vegetarian options. Be sure to get the NAN! The restaurant was full and...More

Thank Catzmother
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth the trip to Baltimore for some great Afghani food. Reservations are a must. Allow time to find parking.

Thank charleskJ7874BQ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Possibly the only restaurant serving authentic Afghan cuisine in Baltimore, the food is very well prepared and reasonably priced. Service is efficient and friendly and menu choices are broad and diverse (including vegetarian). The restaurant is popular, so weekends in particular, require reservations.

Thank Manger_bien_11
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

The Afghani food is amazing. The selections allow for both vegetarians and carnivores to be very happy! The Shornakhod, Aushak and Banjan Borwani are some of my favorites. This is my 3rd trip to The Helmand and the food never disappoints. The prices are very...More

Thank travel1081
Reviewed 1 November 2017

The menu and food was decent. Nothing to rave about on the drive home, but decent and different. The atmosphere and service leaves much to be desired. The space is tight with many tables fitted into the space. We dined in the back room which...More

Thank SciFiGirl007
Reviewed 31 October 2017

The food was definitely good (although not over the top and memory creating) but dining is more than the quality of the food. I felt rushed throughout the entire evening. As soon as one laid down the silver ware, the bus boy came and removed...More

1  Thank Traveller123Atlanta
Reviewed 29 October 2017

My wife and were visiting our son and after he picked us up from BWI, we needed to get some dinner. He'd asked a foodie friend of his for some recommendations and we chose The Helmand both because of the location (not too far) and...More

Thank Mike S
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Questions & Answers
23 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..
22 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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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