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Cheap Eats 2013: Bamian
Quick reviews of ethnic cuisines you can experience for less than $25 a person, tax and tip included.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Jessica Voelker, Anna Spiegel
Comments () | Published August 19, 2013
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Bamian Afghan Cuisine
Address: 5634 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: 703-820-7880
Neighborhood: Falls Church, Baileys Crossroads
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Afghan
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Saturday 11 to 11, and Sunday 11 to 10:30.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: East Falls Church, Ballston-MU
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Mantu with ground beef; aushak with chopped scallions; bulanee; carrayee, a lamb stir-fry; sauteed eggplant; sauteed pumpkin with yogurt; lamb-chop kabobs; qabili palau; baklava.
Price Details: Appetizers $3.95 to $4.95, entrées $9.95 to $14.95.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Weekdays, a buffet with such dishes as spiced chickpeas, kofta (meatballs), and barbecue chicken lures lunchtime crowds to this massive Afghan restaurant and banquet hall. But every visit should include an order of aushak—scallion-stuffed dumplings topped with meat sauce, yogurt, and fresh mint. Arrive early in the evening to score one of the semi-private booths near the entrance. They make for cozy date-night dining.

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