Nora Restaurant & Bar

205 N Bishop Ave, Dallas TX 75208
$$ Afghan Recommended New Editor's Pick

At Nora Restaurant and Bar, our mission is to introduce our customers to the vibrant and rich culture of Afghanistan through our authentic cuisine. We strive to serve each plate with the freshest ingredients and exotic spices to create a unique culinary experience. Our goal is to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for our guests to enjoy our traditional Afghan dishes, including Mantoo, Qabili Palao, and Sabzi Chalao, as well as our renowned grilled kabobs. We aim to satisfy not only your hunger but also your curiosity, leaving you with a newfound appreciation for Afghan culture and cuisine.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

Maximum party is 6. Multiple reservations for the same party are not permitted and will not be honored. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Business Info

  • Address: 205 N Bishop Ave, Dallas TX 75208
  • Cross Street: W 9th St
  • Location: Dallas
  • Cuisine: Afghan | Mediterranean | Middle Eastern | Persian | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Upscale Casual
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot | Valet Parking |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (214) 828-0095
  • Features: Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available,
  • Occasion: Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Vegetarian, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Dinner - Restaurant 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday
Dinner - Restaurant 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday
Dinner - Restaurant 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday
Dinner - Restaurant 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday
Dinner - Restaurant 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Lunch - Restaurant noon - 3 p.m.
Sunday
Lunch - Restaurant noon - 3 p.m.
Dinner - Restaurant 3 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.78 out of 5 stars based on 680 votes

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May 06, 2024
Larry D.
This was our first visit here and we were delighted with the food, service and ambiance. Look forward to returning and sampling additional dishes.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 29, 2024
Jamie E.
Loved the drinks, food, ambiance, and service. Was our first time at Nora's. Will definitely be back!!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 08, 2024
Michael R.
We loved everything as usual. Took our friends for their first visit and they loved every bite.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 01, 2024
Ebbah R.
Great ambiance and great food and service.

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Nov 19, 2023
Kyle W.
Always the best. We bring friends here. Often they are reluctant not knowing about Afghani food but your small plate sampler is an easy way in and they love it of course! We are big fans of your mantoo personally and always get it to share.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 31, 2023
Linda R.
I love dining at Nora. It is so much fun and very delicious to share all of the small plates with friends.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 04, 2023
Karen B.
We were immediately seated. I had the butternut squash and my husband had the meatballs. Both were absolutely delicious! We were surprised by the spiciness, but quickly got used to it after a few bites. We’d definitely return.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 09, 2023
Maria C.
Great food, ambiance and service! Loved all the flavors. We will be back and are spreading the word!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 21, 2023
Rebekah B.
Good good. Pricey but it’s really good. Atmosphere is nice.

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
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Jan 01, 2023
Brook S.
I adore this place. The food, drinks and service are spectacular. I’ve been many times and always take guests when they travel to Dallas.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 25, 2022
Bill J.
First time to Nora. Will be tge first of many! The ambiance outside and in was only surpassed by the impecible service and amazingly delicious food and drink! Absolutely love, Love, LOVE Nora!!!! Our new favorite restaurant.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 8/10
Dec 15, 2022
Troy C.
Food was delicious. Ambience was good. There was music, but we could easily carry on a conversation without having to raise our voices. Only downside is we got there early to have drinks at the bar during happy hour, but were not given happy hour prices. Other than that, I would definitely recommend this place.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 14, 2022
Justin L.
Great food and super friendly service!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 07, 2022
Simone B.
We loved our meal! The service was fast, the wine was great and the food was delicious.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 18, 2022
Cindy S.
Delicious food, great atmosphere and service. It's nice to eat a cuisine outside the usual choices. Also love Bishop Arts area for a night out.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 05, 2022
Tracey L.
Delicious food, great drinks! Really enjoy Afghan dishes, especially all their lamb dishes and saffron rice.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 23, 2022
TJ S.
awesome food and service! Will be going back!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 22, 2022
Sneha V.
Loved our dinner there! Everyone was so nice and took care of us!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 19, 2022
Scott R.
Tyler served us and we appreciated the personal service, very relaxed and attentive. Have enjoyed my experience every time I’ve eaten at Nora’s.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 19, 2022
Amy B.
Always a great experience with amazing food and service.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 13, 2022
Eric M.
Wonderful, fun, delicious. Festive ambience, a bit loud but worth it for the wonderful food and welcome.

Overall: 10/10
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May 09, 2022
Sami A.
Annie took such good care of us. My whole group had a great time!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 18, 2022
Touhin M.
The ambiance, the food and the service as well as their attention to details were amazing. Definitely going back!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 11, 2022
Jacob D.
Very busy evening, but host/manager was friendly and greeted us upon entry and checked in with us throughout our dining experience. The server was friendly and informative about the menu and made recommendations. We would highly recommend this restaurant and looking to bring more friends and family here.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 27, 2022
Paula L.
We've been to this restaurant many times since it opened but our dinner Friday night was exceptional. Our group of 4 shared a number of dishes and all them were outstanding. Our server, Gregory, provided us with great recommendations and his service was beyond wonderful. Fantastic service is hard to find these days. It was truly a meal to remember.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 23, 2022
David N.
Comfortable, delicious food, special drinks, great staff. You will be pleased here. Thanks!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 4/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 23, 2021
Annie W.
Waitress took along time to check on us and didn’t come back to check on us when we got our food

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Nov 15, 2021
Mark P.
2nd time to Nora and another excellent meal. We shared two appetizers (leeks in dumplings and a beef based dish) and both were delicious. Our various lamb entrees were so flavorful, tender and aromatic. Can't forget the two "Silk Road" cocktails which started the meal off perfectly. We'll be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 23, 2021
Souhaib A.
Overall was so good experience

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 06, 2021
Adeel A.
It was great however tableagenet let us book the table at 8:15 on sunday however when we get there we were told kitchen closes at 8 and we don't allow guest after 8 however they did let us in though but surving took longer then expected.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 01, 2021
Armando R.
Great food, excellent service!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 20, 2021
Carrie P.
Absolutely wonderful dinner!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 20, 2021
Samara G.
Can't wait to get back! Food was awesome. Drinks were pretty and delicious. Great vibe. Bartenders and hostesses totally rocked. We dined at the bar. Can't wait to return! Thanks for a good Saturday night.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 26, 2021
Kristi K.
Amazing time. Amazing place. Amazing service. Will be back AGAIN.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 26, 2021
Jane G.
Celebrating birthdays with a friend. Our waiter was excellent in explaining menu offerings. His suggestions were excellent. Everything was delicious. Looking forward to a return visit to try other menu items. Highly suggest you give them a try.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 19, 2021
Rick W.
Great restaurant in a Boho area of Dallas. Food was excellent and service was outstanding. We had the appetizer sampler snd we split an entree. We did not leave hungry!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 16, 2021
Jackie B.
Loved it!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 14, 2021
Carl C.
Food and atmosphere were fantastic!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 07, 2021
Preston C.
Amazing!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 27, 2021
Tom C.
We had a great experience, loved our food selections, and definitely will be back soon!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 22, 2021
Julie D.
Wonderful

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Mar 25, 2021
Kat B.
Delicious food and attentive service!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 20, 2021
Dan G.
Great food and a beautiful restaurant!! Service was excellent! I would suggest adding a fish dish to the menu. The spicy stews would go well with a nice white flaky fish like snapper or redfish. We definitely be going back!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 12, 2021
Andrew H.
We really enjoyed everything about our experience. The flavors and spices were unique. With each new taste we found something to like: crispy, spicy, comforting...delicious. Service was excellent and helpful. We are looking forward to returning!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 07, 2021
Lisa H.
We had dinner on the patio. They turned the heater off for us, it was a bit warm. They made excellent suggestions on cocktails and food. Attentive but not intrusive service. Fun wine and food. Would definitely go back for that fun spice combinations.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 26, 2020
David C.
Excellent! Food was superb!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 04, 2020
George W.
Food was excellent, service was great!!! Definitely will be going again!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 19, 2020
Kendra P.
Thoroughly enjoyed eating at Nora's. Social distancing measures were in place and although we preferred to eat on the patio, (we preferred to be seated without waiting for patio seating, somehow my reservation was deleted) but the dining room was great. The grilled lamb tekka was OMG and the ambiance was just right. It was the perfect place for a double date night.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 14, 2020
Amy A.
We had a delicious dinner! The service was fantastic.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 17, 2020
Nora A.
My entire visit to Nora Restaurant & Bar was a very positive experience. The food, the drinks, the service and everything was amazing. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 17, 2020
Jeff K.
The two lamb dishes we had were excellent...so flavorful and well presented. Our waitress was observant, discreet, and attentive, and we enjoyed conversation with her. The restaurant was uncrowded and very clean. The only (slight) negative is that with the highly sound-reflective surfaces, noisy guests can be annoying but that just seems to be the way it goes sometimes and is not the fault of the restaurant. I look forward to many return visits! The wine list had a small but decent selection and reasonable pricing. Overall, it was a great meal.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 14, 2020
Scott R.
I never get tired of the quality and freshness of the food here!!! The Best!!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 10, 2020
Larry & Trish L.
Omg the food and service exceeded our expectations . I had never tasted Afghan food. We WILL be back

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 02, 2020
Bernadette G.
Nora is our favorite restaurant and we are so thankful it’s open again! The food is always great and the service is very personable. Dining outside this past weekend was fabulous as well!

Overall: 10/10
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May 31, 2020
Brian M.
We love Nora! Always a great experience.

Overall: 10/10
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May 30, 2020
Emily H.
Friendly, accommodating, expert, DELICIOUS.

Overall: 10/10
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May 20, 2020
Paige W.
We sadly did not get to eat here. We really wanted to and still plan to try again. We made the reservation the day before drove all the way from Richardson to find out the restaurant is now closed on Tuesdays. This was not on the website, and I was able to make a reservation.

Overall: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Nov 30, 2023
Melissa K.
We loved it. The food was fresh and so flavorful. Our waitress was nice and helpful, but not overbearing and let us relax and eat and chat. Beautiful restaurant, kind staff.. we will be back!

Overall: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Aug 28, 2023
Kim V.
everything was excellent, except the cocktail i've ordered at the bar. it was so blah. so watered down with no flavor whatsoever , even when i've ordered an extra whiskey shot & it still didnt help much, unfortunately. otherwise it would hv been a 10

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
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Value: 8/10
Jul 11, 2023
William M.
Training for service staff re: food prep and ingredients especially for the menu items that would be gluten free. Thank you!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 20, 2022
Spencer W.
great server and good food. two things though. server might want to offer slightly larger plates if table is sharing the large samplers. also, there were numerous flies in the restaurant dining area.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Apr 18, 2022
Kyle B.
It was highly recommended while we were in town and I'm happy we went. Everyone was friendly and the food was phenomenal

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 25, 2022
Paul S.
Dinner was amazing as always....but getting a bit pricey ... great service. Italian wine was quite good but missed the Yakut.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 18, 2021
Emily H.
Great restaurant! Very good ambience, service and food. Would definitely recommend and return.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Jun 25, 2021
Kelly H.
I have been to Nora several times and it is always wonderful. The staff is sweet, helpful and knowledgeable. The restaurant is beautiful. They were out of a couple of wines we wanted to order, but that is probably because they receive their orders the next day. It means they are very popular and sell out of product!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 12, 2021
Douglas K.
This is the third time we have eaten at Nora and it's quickly becoming one of our favorites. The food is an interesting blend of flavors and unlike any other restaurant we go to.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 06, 2020
janet t.
The food is incredible however the services was a bit bad. We think the server was new however this is a restaurant you need the food explained to you and she was unable to do this. Luckily we had eaten there before however our friends hadn't so they had a lot of questions. We are pretty sure one dish given to us was wrong but we ate it and it was delicious!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 05, 2020
Becca B.
New server Mary was better than her trainer Alissa (Alicia?). Dumplings OK, butternut squash great, chocolate cake was terrific. I’ve already recommended Nora to 3 people. I’ll soon be a regular, I’m quite sure.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 4/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 15, 2023
Zach B.
Country music in a Turkish/Afghan restaurant. The drink menu has really gone downhill over the years- no creativity or new inspirational options. Food is still quite good- but not where it was on Greenville.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 04, 2023
Christopher W.
Service was slow

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 5/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 11, 2023
Audrey P.
Delicious food and cozy atmosphere.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Jan 15, 2023
Dewayne B.
Great food, good drinks, good service all with a beautiful interior aesthetic. Felt very close to other parties on bench by front door. It was uncomfortable. It was better when we were able to have two tables for ourselves to fit our food and have space.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 03, 2022
Jenna S.
Our server was new and still learning the menu herself, but was very sweet and attentive. A bit soft spoken and hard to hear at times, but did a great job overall. The lighting in the restaurant seemed to be having some issues. Or someone kept messing with it. We’d be all most in the dark, then someone would turn up the house lights, then they’d go back down again. All through our meal. It was very distracting. But the food was excellent, as always. And the cocktails were as well.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 04, 2020
Kat H.
Food was wonderful. Best chicken meatballs ever. Super cute place and wait staff were very nice.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 03, 2020
John C.
Great food. Service was slow and not comprehensive

Overall: 7/10
Food: 4/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 5/10
Jan 31, 2021
Santa V.
The dumplings were cold on the Texan drink it was to water down.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 5/10
Jan 07, 2021
Andrea C.
Our experience at Nora was nice. The service outdoors was excellent and attentive. The food was good but not great and a bit overpriced. However, due to the pandemic, I can understand the pricing. Our favorite dish was the Qabili Palao and the Aushak.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 05, 2021
Eric I.
The food and drinks at noras are always great I consistently enjoy my meals there One odd thing on this past Saturday nights visit- toward the end of our meal, the servers opened up the sliding patio doors near us and began to break down the settings on the patio tables Keep in mind it was mid 30s outside and we were maybe 15 feet from what was now a gaping hole in the restaurant Needless to say, we bundled up and made a hasty exit I stopped on the way out to suggest they give that further consideration in the future but my suggestion was clearly not welcomed It wasn’t even close to closing Something to consider if you choose to visit

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 29, 2020
Mo S.
Beautiful ambiance unfortunately even though we were inside bc they had the partition open we got eaten up by mosquitoes. Our waitress brought us bug spray to help which helped out. Aa far quality goes everything we had was of quality except for the bread. It was just the store bought pita bread which was very disappointing considering this is supposed to be a nice upper end of afghan food. Was hoping for more a delicious authentic Afghan bread. My only other complaint was that our food especially the rice was not hot. There is noting more disappointing than warm to simply room temperature food. Our rice should come out at a temperature that butter would melt if it was to be placed on top of it. I will give it another try hopefully it was just a bad day for them.