We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Helmand

806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5308
+1 410-752-0311
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (72 reviews)
“aushak” (27 reviews)
Closed Now
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
806 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201-5308
All Details
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (547)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 537 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

This was easily my favorite find in restaurants for 2017. Food was amazing, get the lamb! Service was so thoughtful, friendly, and caring. We are somewhere else the next night, and all I could think was hat I wish we had just come here two...More

Thank artf00die
Nearby HotelsSee all 67 hotels in Baltimore
Midtown Inn
155 reviews
.19 km away
Hotel Revival
981 reviews
.25 km away
Biltmore Suites Hotel
117 reviews
.31 km away
Hotel Brexton
483 reviews
.33 km away
Nearby Restaurants
City Cafe
313 reviews
.24 km away
112 reviews
.24 km away
Marie Louise Bistro
141 reviews
.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Walters Art Museum
1,262 reviews
.31 km away
Peabody Library
174 reviews
.25 km away
Washington Monument and Mount Vernon Place
193 reviews
.19 km away
Maryland Historical Society
72 reviews
.38 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
19 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from SciFiGirl007 | Reviewed this property |
No Valet Parking
22 May 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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..
21 December 2014|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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.
Improve this listing

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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic, 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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing
Stay in the know!
Get the latest updates on restaurants and more in Hannover.
Join TripAdvisor