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Ariana Afghan Kabab Restaurant

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787 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-5621
+1 212-262-2323
11:30 - 22:30
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I wanted to delve into some new cuisine so we stumbled upon an Afghan restaurant and thought this would definitely meet our quota. We were impressed from the start, with the restaurant's owner being highly attentive and welcoming. The atmosphere is friendly and cosy, with images of Afghanistan on the walls. It really made me feel like... More 

Thank tromanCardiff
New York
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82 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ariana is just around the corner. We order delivery via grubhub. (They also accept Seamless.) They're always prompt and the food is delicious. I'm especially fond of the spinach samusa and the bolonee qandana, a turnover filled with leeks (though actually they use scallions); you can get it with meat, but I usually don't. The kebobs are excellent; the beef... More 

Thank hopfrog
New Jersey, USA
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

This is one of tiniest restaurants I have been to, but mighty in tasty and flavorful dishes. We have been here before and will go back. This time we had the pastries with potato and spices, and beef with spices, as appetizer. Crisp fillo-type dough, hot and crunchy, served with yogurt. Melting in one's mouth, they were 'destroyed' very fast.... More 

Thank Fatadevis
Imperial Beach, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Kadoo Boulanee, Firnee, Kabobs and more served by owner with a sense of humor, welcoming atmosphere. Always come here when in NYC and feel at home, satisfyingly fed.

Thank IBmama2
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Started with manto appetizer -- can't even identify the delicious combination of herbs -- with just a touch of heat, in perfect dumplings, enhanced by a tangy sauce recommended by Raffi, your ever-present owner/waiter. The pumpkin curry over rice was just the right mix of sweet and spice. The custard topped with pistachios was a perfect light end to a... More 

Thank Jerry G
San Jose, California
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74 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

A homey, laid back restaurant with delicious food. We shared the Mantu appetizer - delicious. You must order this. The black tea with cardamom was warm and inviting. I had a chicken shish kebab dish with delicious long grained rice decorated with carrots and raisins. My only complaint was that the chicken could have been more tender. We were served... More 

Thank Jean K
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

This place was recommended and I'm really glad we went. The restaurants decor reflects origins of the owner and is really interesting. The owner served at the tables and he was very friendly. We shared a starter of aubergine and yogurt, then had lamb with spinach and lamb kebabs, both served with salad and rice. The food was really tasty... More 

Thank bean10
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

On last year's trip to India I tried Afghani food and loved it. There are no Afghani restaurants at home, so I was looking forward to this NYC visit and Ariana did not disappoint! The food was excellent. The service was excellent. We even bought some hot sauce to bring home with us. I'd like to visit again (or convince... More 

Thank quincytphillips
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely meal on the recommendation of the waiter. We had the complete meal for two. Beautiful flavours and plenty of food. Enjoyed the happy tea afterwards!

Thank Wendyg1964
Wilmington, Delaware
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We visited with our daughter and goddaughter who are tweens. We all enjoyed the food but also the atmosphere snd the service. On the walls are displayed some pretty interesting and unique folk art pieces. The food was excellent!

Thank Eirini D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 787 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-5621
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-262-2323

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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