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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 26 March 2018

This was my first time eating Afghani Food so I didn't know what to expect. The restaurant occupies a nice space but I absolutely recommend a reservation (on Opentable) as it's not very big. Service was good and they have a decent amount of local...More

Thank Sal_Paradise767
Reviewed 20 March 2018

I first visited The Helmand 21 years ago. Whenever we are in Baltimore we always return and have never been disappointed. We started with baked pumpkin and eggplant benjan along with a couple of other things. They were great appetizers. For main dishes we enjoyed...More

Thank waterandmore
Reviewed 6 March 2018

We had dinner after a movie (Lady Bird - very good) and choose Helmand as it had the largest vegetarian menu for a restaurant we could find. The appetizer was a little small but the entree were full sized. I (not a vegetarian) had the...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 5 March 2018

On a recent business trip we enjoyed a weeknight dinner. As the place filled up it did get a bit warm due to unseasonably warm temps; they propped the door to capture a bit of breeze which is not likely the norm for February! Our...More

Thank Liz K
Reviewed 19 February 2018

My wife and I had dinner at The Helmand, after reading great reviews online about the food. The food was very tasty. The place is enjoying huge popularity. It was jammed, with a long wait for tables. We enjoyed drinks at the tiny bar, while...More

1  Thank MrAntoineJ
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Nice change for dinner. Unique blend of tastes and textures. Service is good! Don't miss the naan, it is baked in house and served warm. Tried the pumpkin and we ordered more. Delicious stews and lamb dishes. Dessert reflects a strong use of cardamom which...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 25 January 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in Baltimore and the best Afghani food I've ever had. The food is consistently excellent, unbelievably priced, and unlike any other restaurant in Baltimore. The atmosphere is laid-back and cozy. Always a pleasure to dine here and a must-eat for...More

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The service and atmosphere at this restaurant are impeccable. We love Afghan food and found the food here to be just a little bit less flavorful than what we are used to, but still very good. This is a great place for a date or...More

1  Thank SarahB0Barah
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Over 30 years ago, Cathy & I discovered this gem of a restaurant (and amazing ambassador of Afghan Cuisine...) in the Lakeview neighborhood of our hometown Chicago. We were enthralled then, and made it our go-to spot for every major celebration (birthdays, anniversaries, etc...) It...More

Thank Leonard K
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The Helmand is one of my favorite Baltimore restaurants -- the food is excellent, the service is great, and atmosphere is wonderful. My wife and I dine here all the time -- our favorite dishes are the pumpkin appetizer, the veggie platter, the zardalu challow,...More

Thank Evan D
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19 December 2017|
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Response from SciFiGirl007 | Reviewed this property |
No Valet Parking
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
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
Providing Baltimore with fine Afghan cuisine for over 23 years.
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