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Bamian Afghan Cuisine

5634 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041

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

Nearby Metro Stops: East Falls Church, Ballston-MU

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Intimate

Reservations: Not Needed

Website: http://www.bamianrestaurant.com

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

Cheap Eats 2013: Bamian

Quick reviews of ethnic cuisines you can experience for less than $25 a person, tax and tip included.

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.