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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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“lamb” (67 reviews)
“aushak” (26 reviews)
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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

i love afghani food and was so excited. this is better than average but closer to Good rather than Very Good. The inside is really old school and was just a bit rough, maybe not as clean as it could be. Our service was a...More

Thank Tellus9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had to revisit TripAdvisor after my last luscious visit to this fabulous and lovely Afghan restaurant because this time I was accompanied by 19 other people in search of a great experience. Some didn't know what to expect at all; many needed explanations of...More

Thank JanHelper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with my friends to this place, which is in downtown Baltimore. The food is great. We also had deserts, and liked them too. I would visit it again.

Thank Charudatta B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My favorite appetizer is kaddo borwani, sautéed pumpkin served with a yogurt sauce followed by a vegetarian main course of mantwo..a pastry filled with vegetables and topped by a delicious sauce. My wife and I almost always finish dinner with a dish of house ice...More

Thank Copperman1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food, people, and ambiance are wonderful. Only wish it were closer to may home so I could go more often than 1-2 times/year.

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant always pleases for authentic Aphgani food. Try the Pumpkin and yogurt appetizer which is amazing, as well as the ice cream with fruit, dates and cardommon.

Thank Marian C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend this small warm restaurant. I go there a coupe of times a year the pumpkin appetizer is wonderful as is any lamb dish. A good selection of vegetarian options. Service is excellent.

Thank mindartpower
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in as a party of 6 without a reservation. Not only did they seat us quickly, our food started coming out shortly after we ordered. Everything was delicious and plentiful. Our server explained everything on the menu we asked about. It was a...More

Thank Dajecot
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Came here on at Saturday night before a play. We were seated promptly and given menus. This place has a greater variety of Afghan dishes than other restaurants that I've been to. We shared two appetizers - Aushak and pumpkin. The server asked if we...More

Thank TheRealAwaxy
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We have been to this lovely place since it opened, some 27+ years ago and never had bad meal there. Having tried everything on their menu, I think the lamb dishes are the best. The price has been adjusted recently (to me) so that it's...More

Thank ccMD2015
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Questions & Answers
23 May 2016|
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Response from 944giorgiog | 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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
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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