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Afghan Horsemen Restaurant

#205 of 2,927 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Granville Island & Fairview
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1833 Anderson St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 4E5, Canada
+1 604-873-5923
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Richmond, Canada
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is the first afghani restaurant in Canada. I believe it, as I first went there in 1975, it is as good today as it was then. Best enjoyed in a group. Not a place to rush. Expect to take your time, 1.5 to 2.5 hours. They have HUGE platters to share. Many, many dishes from one of the... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A possibly overlooked gem of a restaurant and dining / cultural experience (at least by me, as it has been perhaps 20 years since I have been here!) - really, it should not be missed! If one is somewhat familiar with Indian or Persian cuisine, then you'll notice some familiarity with the items and names of dishes, though done in... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 14 month old with us for supper early one evening and we're pleasantly surprised. The food was superb. Even the toddler ate it all! We opted for a shared platter since we had never eaten Afghan food before. I'm not generally a fan of lamb, but here it was excellent. The service was friendly, fast, and courteous.... More 

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Thank jasperspoo
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food for non vegetarians.... Oyaaaa I like it........ I tried AFGHAN ROOM to enjoy the real AFGHAN dinning experience... Awesome.

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Thank Rajat S
Burnaby, Canada
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I have been to this restaurant a couple times as people tend to choose this place for their birthday gathering due to the unusual ambience and their belief that they will have a real afghani styled experience. Personally, I don't know how similar the setting is to A cafe in Kabul but at least it keeps you looking over your... More 

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Thank Misterbear16
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

An awesome place, one of its kind. Loved the ambience. Good food and service. The live dance on weekend makes your visit even more memorable. A bit expensive than other restaurants in town, but worth it!!!

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Thank Ravi P
Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The place has a nice atmosphere and if you are lucky sometime there are short show belly dance that you will enjoy. There is also a place were you can seat on the ground with pillow the looks very nice. I ordered lamb shish kebab plate and it is very good plate. The lamb comes from NZ so you can... More 

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Thank ilgabbiere
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food and the atmosphere was incredible, but we were happy to have called ahead to make a reservation, as it was pretty busy when we arrived. The music was nice, although spotty at times, and the service was kind of slow. The price of the food could have been cheaper, or bigger portions. Sitting on the cushions was sooo... More 

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Thank ZKiana
Vancouver
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I love this place. The décor and ambiance is wonderful. Sitting on the floor on pillows sharing plates of food is very cozy. The food feels very authentic and is quite delicious. I like going here with a group of people but it is also nice for a romantic dinner with your sweetie. I like unique dining experiences and this... More 

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Thank Lisa V
nelson, bc
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

My partner and I went to the Afghan Horsemen last night and it was a really nice experience. We sat on the cushions and it was very comfortable. The vegan platter for 2 was so much food! All really good flavours. I would definitely go back. The service was also great and friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1833 Anderson St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 4E5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Granville Island & Fairview
  • Neighbourhood: Granville Island & Fairview
  • Phone Number: +1 604-873-5923

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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