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The Helmand

806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5308
+1 410-752-0311
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb dishes” (19 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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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and atmosphere at The Helmand is always great, but the To-Die-For experience is their cardomom ice cream.

Thank rodefeo
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to The Helmand many times, and I get delivery service periodically as well. If you go to the restaurant, I do recommend making reservations as it gets busy during the dinner hours. There isn't a lot of street parking, but if you're...More

Thank dorisl193
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to The Helmand restaurant twice by invitation. Nothing really was so original and so good that would make desire to visit again. I truly expected more from Afghani restaurant, some unique spices, originality of preparing cuisine from Afghanistan. Its a nice fine...More

Thank Baltozar
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant specializes in Afghan food, not something you see very often. their food is very tasty and tends toward lamb and dishes with a yogurt sauce. We definitely will go again.

Thank David P
Reviewed 1 week ago

White table cloths and excellent service provide the backdrop for Anniversary or Prom worthy dining. The food is excellent. Each person at our table of six ordered a different dish because we were unfamiliar with Afghan food. We shared and tasted everything and we all...More

Thank FilledWithJoy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful food. Make a reservation otherwise be prepared to wait awhile on Friday or Saturday nights. Recommend lamb, pumpkin, anything vegetarian, and the turnips.

Thank Leslie21075
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've visited The Helmand three times in the last year - and I should have gone more often. It is a local favorite. Make a reservation. Expect a fully booked restaurant on the weekends or for holidays/occasions. The food is great. The service not too...More

Thank RightField
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friday night dinner with my wife. We had a six pm reservation and was seated immediately. Waitress Alice was pleasant and a pro. Flavors were superb, portions appropriate and the meal was a delight. One star subtracted because the meal was very rushed, main course...More

Thank Tom A
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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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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