Ariana Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 134 Chestnut St

    Philadelphia, PA 19106

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  • 215-922-1535

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We got take-out from here a few months ago. The place was a bit pricey, but we thought the experience would warrant the cost. Not so much. After having to go to the restaurant twice to have them get our order correct, we were very disappointed in the food. It was very salty and the bread was extremely dry and not tasty (perhaps this is a dish I am just not familiar with). The highlight was the spinach with chick-peas.

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★★★☆☆

We got take-out from here a few months ago. The place was a bit pricey, but we thought the experience would warrant the cost. Not so much. After having to go to the restaurant twice to have them get our order correct, we were very disappointed in the food. It was very salty and the bread was extremely dry and not tasty (perhaps this is a dish I am just not familiar with). The highlight was the spinach with chick-peas.

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A place definitely worth a visit. Authentic Afghani Cuisine. I go there almost every month. I love their Kabula Pulao especially if you make it spicy. The ambiance of that place is very friendly and comforting. I have been to both- the one in PHL and the one in voorhees, NJ. The owners are the same and lady at the voorhees place is extremely nice and friendly.
Highly Recommended

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A place definitely worth a visit. Authentic Afghani Cuisine. I go there almost every month. I love their Kabula Pulao especially if you make it spicy. The ambiance of that place is very friendly and comforting. I have been to both- the one in PHL and the one in voorhees, NJ. The owners are the same and lady at the voorhees place is extremely nice and friendly.
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I was new to the town. Going to the list of restuarant. So find ariana afghanistan cuisine. When and tryed it. Love the kabob.and the dessert afghan pudding(firnee). The serves was fantastak .... I will recommend this place to everyone I know. Just go and try the food. Friendly people feel like home.

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★★★★★

I was new to the town. Going to the list of restuarant. So find ariana afghanistan cuisine. When and tryed it. Love the kabob.and the dessert afghan pudding(firnee). The serves was fantastak .... I will recommend this place to everyone I know. Just go and try the food. Friendly people feel like home.

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I went with my wife just to have Baklava and tea after a meal in other restaurant. We decided going here because the restaurant was in our list of future restaurants to visit. First, restaurant smelled to old rug. The total for the dessert and two cups of tea was $6.10. Because they have on the door the Master Card logo, I tried paying with it and they told minimum charge was $10 (which is not written anywhere). Because I didn?t have any cash and my bank ATM was far away, they told me they will charge $10 as the remaining will be tip. I felt mug!!!!! Because they stole almost $4 from me, they have lost a future customer.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went with my wife just to have Baklava and tea after a meal in other restaurant. We decided going here because the restaurant was in our list of future restaurants to visit. First, restaurant smelled to old rug. The total for the dessert and two cups of tea was $6.10. Because they have on the door the Master Card logo, I tried paying with it and they told minimum charge was $10 (which is not written anywhere). Because I didn?t have any cash and my bank ATM was far away, they told me they will charge $10 as the remaining will be tip. I felt mug!!!!! Because they stole almost $4 from me, they have lost a future customer.

Pros: Baklava is decent

Cons: Thieves!!!! Stinky!!!!

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This restaurant has seen better days. The cooking is not very good -- there are certainly better Afghan places out there. Sad, because I actually like the place.

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★★★☆☆

This restaurant has seen better days. The cooking is not very good -- there are certainly better Afghan places out there. Sad, because I actually like the place.

Pros: Decent prices

Cons: Long past its prime

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"Wow!" I've been to Ariana nearly ten times and that's the word that comes to mind every time I dine there. The food is exquisite (try the appetizer sampler, pumpkin/ yoghurt/ ground beef side dish) and the staff is very friendly and attentive. Request seating in the front if you want to sit on a Persian rug like a Sultan in a palace. Perfect BYO with friends or for a discussion about the film you just saw at the Ritz over Turkish coffee and baklavah. I can't recommend this restaurant strongly enough!

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★★★★★

"Wow!" I've been to Ariana nearly ten times and that's the word that comes to mind every time I dine there. The food is exquisite (try the appetizer sampler, pumpkin/ yoghurt/ ground beef side dish) and the staff is very friendly and attentive. Request seating in the front if you want to sit on a Persian rug like a Sultan in a palace. Perfect BYO with friends or for a discussion about the film you just saw at the Ritz over Turkish coffee and baklavah. I can't recommend this restaurant strongly enough!

Pros: Food, Service, Value

Cons: None

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From the ashak dumplings to the Afghan pudding for dessert, Ariana gets it right. I'm amazed at how the chicken kebab is so juicy every time. Don't be afraid of Afghan food - - here it's well seasoned, but not spicy. Vegetarian dishes abound. Fresh flowers on the tables set the relaxed, calm atmoshphere, even on the busiest night. The service is always pleasant and you can BYOB. We have recommended Ariana to friends, all have thanked us.

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★★★★★

From the ashak dumplings to the Afghan pudding for dessert, Ariana gets it right. I'm amazed at how the chicken kebab is so juicy every time. Don't be afraid of Afghan food - - here it's well seasoned, but not spicy. Vegetarian dishes abound. Fresh flowers on the tables set the relaxed, calm atmoshphere, even on the busiest night. The service is always pleasant and you can BYOB. We have recommended Ariana to friends, all have thanked us.

Pros: Delicious food, relaxed atmosphere, great value

Cons: Parking can be a challenge (but there is always the city garage if no meters are free

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Arianas is one of Philadelphia's premier Afghani restaurants. The ambiance is very tasteful, and the family that operates the restaurant is very friendly and courteous. The kabobs are succulent. I'd recommend trying the Ariana Kabob and the sambosas. Check it out - you won't be dissapointed.

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★★★☆☆

Arianas is one of Philadelphia's premier Afghani restaurants. The ambiance is very tasteful, and the family that operates the restaurant is very friendly and courteous. The kabobs are succulent. I'd recommend trying the Ariana Kabob and the sambosas. Check it out - you won't be dissapointed.

Pros: service, food, ambiance

Cons: street parking can be difficult at times

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Excellent service. Delicious food. Calm atmosphere. Love it. Will return often. Give it a go.

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★★★★★

Excellent service. Delicious food. Calm atmosphere. Love it. Will return often. Give it a go.

Pros: quiet, terrific food, friendly service

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We have always wanted to try the food of Afghanistan and finally did at Ariana. The restaurant has a homey feel to it with a neat window seat with pillows and low table. The food is excellent and very reasonably priced. We had 2 apps, 2 entrees, and a side dish and spent $32! The food is wonderfully seasoned but not spicy like Indian food. It is also BYOB. But what makes this a truly great place to eat are the wonderfully friendly family who run the place. Very helpful and kind. This is a great find, the food is very accessible and wonderfully prepared.

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★★★★☆

We have always wanted to try the food of Afghanistan and finally did at Ariana. The restaurant has a homey feel to it with a neat window seat with pillows and low table. The food is excellent and very reasonably priced. We had 2 apps, 2 entrees, and a side dish and spent $32! The food is wonderfully seasoned but not spicy like Indian food. It is also BYOB. But what makes this a truly great place to eat are the wonderfully friendly family who run the place. Very helpful and kind. This is a great find, the food is very accessible and wonderfully prepared.

Pros: Inexpensive, BYOB, Excellent service

 

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