Bamiyan

★★★★★
  • 358 3rd Ave

    New York, NY 10016

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  • 212-481-3232

About Bamiyan

Hours
Monday 12:30 PM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 12:30 PM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 12:30 PM - 10:00 PM Thursday 12:30 PM - 7:00 PM Friday 12:30 PM - 7:00 PM Saturday 12:30 PM - 7:00 PM Sunday 12:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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Have heard a lot about this place the food is great and it is a small but a restaurant that packs a huge punch in the tough restaurant market of NYC..

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Have heard a lot about this place the food is great and it is a small but a restaurant that packs a huge punch in the tough restaurant market of NYC..

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Bamiyan is a gem! I have lived in the area for over five years and eat there once a week on average. The food is creative, tasty and high quality. The meat is some of the freshest, healthiest, highest quality in NYC, partly because it

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Bamiyan is a gem! I have lived in the area for over five years and eat there once a week on average. The food is creative, tasty and high quality. The meat is some of the freshest, healthiest, highest quality in NYC, partly because it

Pros: Food, service, ambiance, prompt seating, romantic, good for small groups

Cons: none!

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We went to celebrate a friend's birthday- the decor was lovely and we sat at the low tables on the floor by the windows which was nice (though definitely not for the very tall!) The pumpkin and potato filled pastry appetizers with yogurt

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We went to celebrate a friend's birthday- the decor was lovely and we sat at the low tables on the floor by the windows which was nice (though definitely not for the very tall!) The pumpkin and potato filled pastry appetizers with yogurt

Pros: nice decor, friendly service, yummy appetizers

Cons: entrees are a little pricey for how much you get

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I was pleasantly surprised when I happened by Bamiyan last week. The service was prompt and professional. The atmosphere was ethnic with a lovely Middle Eastern flare...including relaxing Afghani background music. But of course the most

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I was pleasantly surprised when I happened by Bamiyan last week. The service was prompt and professional. The atmosphere was ethnic with a lovely Middle Eastern flare...including relaxing Afghani background music. But of course the most

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The atmosphere was attractive and inviting. The service was fine. Unfortunately, the food was totally unappetising. We ordered two dishes that sounded great on the menu. The result from the kitchen was rather tasteless slop. One dish,

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The atmosphere was attractive and inviting. The service was fine. Unfortunately, the food was totally unappetising. We ordered two dishes that sounded great on the menu. The result from the kitchen was rather tasteless slop. One dish,

Pros: The decor.

Cons: The food!! Horrid!

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"crokke" probably had bad service because he called the Asian woman "oriental" and probably called his waitress something worse like the "N" word even though the waitress was more than likely Middle Eastern. I went there tonight with 3

3
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"crokke" probably had bad service because he called the Asian woman "oriental" and probably called his waitress something worse like the "N" word even though the waitress was more than likely Middle Eastern. I went there tonight with 3

Pros: Food, Value, Ambience

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We went for dinner on a monday, was a quiete evening, but the waitress wasn't friendly or helpful at all. We asked to move by the window and we were told to wait until the table was cleared, wich never was. We also think she refused to

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We went for dinner on a monday, was a quiete evening, but the waitress wasn't friendly or helpful at all. We asked to move by the window and we were told to wait until the table was cleared, wich never was. We also think she refused to

Pros: atmosphere

Cons: poor service, not good value for money

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the chicken with yogurt sauce is to die for. everything here is amazing and the atmosphere is great too. one of my favorite restaurants ever!

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the chicken with yogurt sauce is to die for. everything here is amazing and the atmosphere is great too. one of my favorite restaurants ever!

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Went for a birthday celebration and it just as good as previous reviews wrote. We had 10 people and they accomidated us very easily along with explaining what they recommended. The appetizers were very good, I think we ordred almost all

3
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Went for a birthday celebration and it just as good as previous reviews wrote. We had 10 people and they accomidated us very easily along with explaining what they recommended. The appetizers were very good, I think we ordred almost all

Pros: Flavorful food, good location, ambience was great

Cons: Service, yogurt drink

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Bamiyan had a nice friendly atmosphere. If you are tall, be sure to sit at a table with chairs -- else you are in trouble. The pumpkin app is very good. The service is friendly. They put beans in almost everything -- even in dishes

3
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Bamiyan had a nice friendly atmosphere. If you are tall, be sure to sit at a table with chairs -- else you are in trouble. The pumpkin app is very good. The service is friendly. They put beans in almost everything -- even in dishes

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Tried this restaurant for lunch, and the food was awesome! Seating by the window (on the raised floor) is pretty cool. Nice atmosphere. Very flavorful. Chicken curry was tender and a good mix of spices. I'd definitely go back.

3
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Tried this restaurant for lunch, and the food was awesome! Seating by the window (on the raised floor) is pretty cool. Nice atmosphere. Very flavorful. Chicken curry was tender and a good mix of spices. I'd definitely go back.

Pros: Food, Ambience

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I loved this restaurant. Never having had Afghan food, I didn't know what to expect. But I read the reviews and heard about the lovely cushioned bench seating, and so I called for a reservation asking for a floor seat! That was fun!

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I loved this restaurant. Never having had Afghan food, I didn't know what to expect. But I read the reviews and heard about the lovely cushioned bench seating, and so I called for a reservation asking for a floor seat! That was fun!

Pros: floor seating, inexpensive

Cons: only 3 floor tables

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This will always be one of my favorite spots in the city. The service, the food, and the atmosphere are just perfect! My favorite place to sit is on the comfy floor mats with the low tables, if you go, insist to sit on the mats! its such

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This will always be one of my favorite spots in the city. The service, the food, and the atmosphere are just perfect! My favorite place to sit is on the comfy floor mats with the low tables, if you go, insist to sit on the mats! its such

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It's excellent! The food is amazing and the ambiance is great.

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It's excellent! The food is amazing and the ambiance is great.

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Afghan and Persian restaurants are often best known for their delicious kebabs and rice, and if that's your pleasure Bamiyan doesn't disappoint. What's special about this place, however, is that the menu is more extensive than most, with

3
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Afghan and Persian restaurants are often best known for their delicious kebabs and rice, and if that's your pleasure Bamiyan doesn't disappoint. What's special about this place, however, is that the menu is more extensive than most, with

Pros: Hearty food, variety, comfortable seating

Cons: slowish service

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Not sure where these negative reviews are coming from, but as someone who normally would never eat this type of cuisine, I felt I had to share my feelings on what is now one of my favorite restaurants. My wife and I have been eating at

3
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Not sure where these negative reviews are coming from, but as someone who normally would never eat this type of cuisine, I felt I had to share my feelings on what is now one of my favorite restaurants. My wife and I have been eating at

Pros: Great food, Good value

Cons: Average waitstaff

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I went with my boyfriend on a Fri. night and we were seated at one of the cushioned floor booths right away. The ambience was relaxing and intereting to look at and the staff was very helpful. I had delicious cornish hen with amazing sweet

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I went with my boyfriend on a Fri. night and we were seated at one of the cushioned floor booths right away. The ambience was relaxing and intereting to look at and the staff was very helpful. I had delicious cornish hen with amazing sweet

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I've gone to quite a few afghan restaurants throughout queens and manhattan and I have to say...this has been the worst. I had to ASK for the bread to be brought out. I never had an experience where they charge for the chutney (which

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I've gone to quite a few afghan restaurants throughout queens and manhattan and I have to say...this has been the worst. I had to ASK for the bread to be brought out. I never had an experience where they charge for the chutney (which

Pros: Floor seating, Food was quick

Cons: Small portions, Paying for chutney

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Rating of 9.5? I think not.
1. When one purchases a bottle of wine, it's fairly common practice for a server to come by and refill your glass, but not the case here;
2. There was no offer of water or to check how everything was

3
★★★★★

Rating of 9.5? I think not.
1. When one purchases a bottle of wine, it's fairly common practice for a server to come by and refill your glass, but not the case here;
2. There was no offer of water or to check how everything was

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Good food, but not much variety of flavors - i.e the same cucumber garlic sauce comes with the majority of appetizers. Pumpkin appetizer is delicious. Bread is outstanding - it's worth another dollar to get extra. Seems to use a lot of

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Good food, but not much variety of flavors - i.e the same cucumber garlic sauce comes with the majority of appetizers. Pumpkin appetizer is delicious. Bread is outstanding - it's worth another dollar to get extra. Seems to use a lot of

Pros: Sexy, fun, Great bread

Cons: , Less flavor variety

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A small, cosy place, slightly overcrowded, but oh! What food, what absolutely mouthwatering food! Also, the portion sizes were large, and the service, very friendly and always with a smile - even at 10 at night! The cushions on the floor

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A small, cosy place, slightly overcrowded, but oh! What food, what absolutely mouthwatering food! Also, the portion sizes were large, and the service, very friendly and always with a smile - even at 10 at night! The cushions on the floor

Pros: Food, Ambience, Service

Cons: , No parking

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I eat here all the time and always leave pleased. The food is fantastic and the service consistently excellent. Try the appetizer with pumpkin and the cornish game hen dish.

3
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I eat here all the time and always leave pleased. The food is fantastic and the service consistently excellent. Try the appetizer with pumpkin and the cornish game hen dish.

Pros: Great Food, Friendly Service

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A lover of Mid Eastern food, I went to Bamiyan iwht high hopes, but was greatly disappointed. Food portions were small, cold and did not seem fresh. Service was OK, staff seemed overworked/tired, but courteous. Setting was nice, true

3
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A lover of Mid Eastern food, I went to Bamiyan iwht high hopes, but was greatly disappointed. Food portions were small, cold and did not seem fresh. Service was OK, staff seemed overworked/tired, but courteous. Setting was nice, true

Pros: Nice Decor

Cons: , Small Portions, Bread not Fresh

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this was the best middle eastern food ever. the decor is so simple, beautiful and inviting. sitting on the floor was so comfortable. after all the delicious food we had the most amazing tea with rose petals and steamed milk. we couldnt get

3
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this was the best middle eastern food ever. the decor is so simple, beautiful and inviting. sitting on the floor was so comfortable. after all the delicious food we had the most amazing tea with rose petals and steamed milk. we couldnt get

Pros: inexpensive, delicious

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I have been to Bamiyan a few times and I can say that the food is unbelievable and the service excellent.
The servers are very helpful if you are not sure in what to order.
The food is very cheap compared to some others good restaurant.
If

3
★★★★★

I have been to Bamiyan a few times and I can say that the food is unbelievable and the service excellent.
The servers are very helpful if you are not sure in what to order.
The food is very cheap compared to some others good restaurant.
If

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My boyfriend and I had dinner here on Valentine's Day and it's so sad that a place with such great food at a reasonable price has such absolutely horrible service. We were sitting for atleast 15min. until a waitress came to our table- and

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My boyfriend and I had dinner here on Valentine's Day and it's so sad that a place with such great food at a reasonable price has such absolutely horrible service. We were sitting for atleast 15min. until a waitress came to our table- and

Pros: food, price

Cons: , service, service

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A girlfriend and I had dinner there and enjoyed the flavours of Middle Eastern food. The service was friendly and timely, the atmosphere fun and inviting (especially sitting on the floor with cushions!) and the food was incredible! It

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A girlfriend and I had dinner there and enjoyed the flavours of Middle Eastern food. The service was friendly and timely, the atmosphere fun and inviting (especially sitting on the floor with cushions!) and the food was incredible! It

Pros: atmosphere, delicious food, friendly service

Cons: slower service

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The atmosphere fun and inviting, be carfull if you choose to sit on the floor cushions, you may not want to get up.

The food is very flavorful!

Favorites are the chicken dishes, try the hen, potatoes turnovers with yogurt sauce, and

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The atmosphere fun and inviting, be carfull if you choose to sit on the floor cushions, you may not want to get up.

The food is very flavorful!

Favorites are the chicken dishes, try the hen, potatoes turnovers with yogurt sauce, and

Pros: Great food, Good Price

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Perfumed flavored rice, well seasoned meat and veggie dishes, fun decor especially the cushion seats make for a cozy place.

Favorites are the chicken dishes, the lamb can sometimes be dry, the okra is good the pumpkin turnovers with

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Perfumed flavored rice, well seasoned meat and veggie dishes, fun decor especially the cushion seats make for a cozy place.

Favorites are the chicken dishes, the lamb can sometimes be dry, the okra is good the pumpkin turnovers with

Pros: Well Seasoned, Fun decor

Cons: Sometimes slow

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It is a great place. You feel like your at home when yur there. The food is very resonably priced and is very taste. It is one of those places that you just have to try .

3
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It is a great place. You feel like your at home when yur there. The food is very resonably priced and is very taste. It is one of those places that you just have to try .

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You can always count on a truly relaxing and enjoyable evening at this place. It is a nice neighborhood restaurant where the owners treat you really well. They never rush you in and out, and there is overall a warm feeling about the place.

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You can always count on a truly relaxing and enjoyable evening at this place. It is a nice neighborhood restaurant where the owners treat you really well. They never rush you in and out, and there is overall a warm feeling about the place.

Pros: tasty appetizers, relaxing atmosphere, not rushed

Cons: too far from theaters

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This is the best afghani restaurant in the city. They have a chicken kubideh dish which is phenomenal!

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This is the best afghani restaurant in the city. They have a chicken kubideh dish which is phenomenal!

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The service here is extremely friendly and helpful, the food is incredible, and it's never busy. We sat on the floor at one of the window tables for hours. Try the pumpkin samosas. They're unbelievable.

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The service here is extremely friendly and helpful, the food is incredible, and it's never busy. We sat on the floor at one of the window tables for hours. Try the pumpkin samosas. They're unbelievable.

Pros: Great atmosphere, Delicious Food, Great service

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You'll feel like a pasha sitting at one of the low window tables on a plush carpet surrounded by cushions. Fortunately for the less limber, normal height tables also are available. To start, order aushak, steamed or fried scallion…

 

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