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The Helmand

806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5308
+1 410-752-0311
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb” (66 reviews)
“aushak” (25 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

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though not necessarily and adventurous diner, we attended with several couples. The meals are flavorful, and not just the same old dishes. For the level quality of the food and level of service, the price is quite reasonable. The service was top notch for our...More

Thank JGNA11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food. Lovely atmosphere. This is a treat to have as part of what Baltimore can offer as a sampling from around the world. I've not had a bad meal here. Service is great. No time or desire to sit in and dine? The take-out...More

Thank Anna21224
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live in the neighborhood and this place is truly special. I take everyone when they come to visit. Get the pumpkin appetizer

Thank JennS123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most liked restaurants in Baltimore. Awesome quality Afghan food. Exceptional and enthusiastic service. Good for all occasions from a romantic evening to a large group of co-workers. And a lot of fun.

Thank RAJ27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great restaurant in the beautiful Mt. Vernon area. The atmosphere is typical Baltimore-friendly, and the food is so good, you'll want to share with the others at your table so you can taste everything.

Thank 22tango11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Mediterranean food, excellent service, and amazing decor. Loved the overall experience will definitely return. Highly recommended.

Thank faisalm88
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed dinner at the Helmand. Ordered a bunch of plates and liked all of it especially the vegetarian platter!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The Helmand is one of my favorite restaurants in Baltimore. The food is always amazing, the service excellent, and the price is fantastic. They have choices for vegetarians and a good wine list. Food from Afghanistan never tasted so good!

Thank Kara S
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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
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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