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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 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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

Thank charleskJ7874BQ
Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 14 October 2017

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 8 October 2017

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
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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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