Afghan Cuisine at Helmand Palace (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

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In a Nutshell

Afghan delicacies such as char-grilled leg of lamb and marinated prime rib, plus plenty of vegetarian entrees and a beloved baklava

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required, not valid with online reservations. Only valid Monday–Thursday. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $12 for $20 worth of dinner for two
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Helmand Palace

The team behind Helmand Palace can't bring the Helmand River—the longest in Afghanistan—to San Francisco. But while the restaurant's diners can't see the Helmand's sparkling waters, they also can't avoid its influence. Because a substantial portion of its waters are diverted to fertilize Afghan farmland, it's an essential, if often-elided, ingredient in the Afghan cuisine Helmand Palace cooks up daily.

One of their best-known dishes is the char-broiled leg of lamb, whose juicy meat is marinated in pureed vegetables and served with challow rice. This rice is a staple of the entrees, and prepared with great care: it's soaked overnight, then rinsed and baked for maximum spicy flavor. It's also the foundation of the prime rib, which is served with sun-dried grapes and sauteed lentils. One place it's absent, though, is in the beloved house baklava, a flaky dessert almost as crowd-pleasing as a layer cake whose third layer is cash.

Customer Reviews

Cream pudding was great! Also the lamb was well cooked and delicious!
Siddharth P. · 7 days ago
Good food, excellent service and nice place.
ADAM C. · February 17, 2017
Great food. Really quick
Annemieke H. · January 27, 2017
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    2424 Van Ness Avenue

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