Bamian Afghan Cuisine
5634 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041
Neighborhood: Falls Church, Baileys Crossroads
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Afghan
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
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Not Needed
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.
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.