New York, NY 10010
- Sun-Thu 12pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-12am
- MasterCard, Visa, American Express
- Takeout, Delivery, Private Party, Catering, Vegetarian Friendly, Family Style, Business Dining
- Dinner, Lunch
- Beer, Wine
- No Parking
Village Voice's Description
One of Manhattan's few Afghani restaurants, Bamiyan has ornate window dressings and magic carpet pillows that seem to disguise evidence of what may have once been a large corner diner. Along a window side, booths have been dropped to the floor, where a couple in a romantic comedy might sit cross-legged, experiencing new flavors together. The menu is large and includes many lesser-known dishes, though familiar kebabs are still stars. Hunks of lamb are tender, slightly charred, and full of flavor from a tangy marinade (lemon was detected). Another hit is the appetizer Boulanee Kadu, described on the menu as a spiced pumpkin turnover with a yogurt dipping sauce. This is an accurate portrayal, but lacks the important and pleasing fact that these delicate triangles are deep-fried, with a bubbly golden surface.
Tips from foursquare
Get the Kadu appetizer (pumpkin turnovers), it is delicious. The Goosh-e Fil for dessert, and the Afghan tea are great too.
The Shir-chay tea is unbelievable - I could drink it all night. Try it, and definitely dine on the floor seats. This place rocks!
Homestyle Middle Eastern dishes like braised lamb and chicken in pomegranate-walnut sauce. Traditional low-rise Afghan tables available for those that come early.
Recommend Shir-chay tea! Sweet and flavorful. The Quorma chalow with chicken and grape leaves are a must have. They even have an area where you can sit Indian style and eat. Definitely coming back :)
Their "Malai-e" (Afgan home made vanilla ice cream with rose water, honey & sprinkle of pistachios) is to die for... Coming back for this again and again