We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ariana II

#2,535 of 18,398 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$Persian, , Middle Eastern
241 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JN, England
+44 20 3490 6709
Website
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (27 reviews)
“rice” (33 reviews)
“kabuli” (12 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
CUISINES
Persian, Afghani, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
241 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JN, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (214)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 201 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible food but the highlight was definitely the wonderful lady waitress who was so patient and kind whilst looking after our group of 15+ rowdy and mostly drunk mix of vegans, veggies and carnivores.. I have eaten all over the world and this level of...More

Thank owen2211
wahid h, Owner at Ariana II, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the kind words, we hope to see you back soon. Regards, Ariana Management Wahid

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a bit of a foodie, as I think you learn so much about a country and its culture through food and drink. We tried a trio of vegetarian starters and we loved the spinach dumplings. The samosa's were good, but we were all...More

Thank TheHoff1990
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

We have been coming to Ariana’s for years and to be honest, in the High Road this is by far the nicest restaurant with the most mouth watering dishes. My favorite dishes include Mantu and Kabuli Palow. Apart from the food and relaxing ambience, the...More

2  Thank Abcdefghgk
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Food is clean and tasty! Flavour is really different. Service could be faster. Waiters are not that friendly. Restaurant is noisy which makes the experience a little bit uncomfortable. Deserts are not fresh. "Beghalava" tasted old.More

Thank Rodrigo M
wahid h, Owner at Ariana II, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2018

Thank you for review, we apologise if we couldn't meet the high standards we have set at the Ariana II, the staff will be talked too, and the baclava is a dish we serve cold (not hot), lastly it does get packed out sometimes so...More

Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant after reading many positive reviews on TripAdvisor, we were not disappointed. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and well presented. We had a variety of starters and a variety of mains to share. Will definitely return!

Thank aqte
wahid h, Owner at Ariana II, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thank you for the kind words, we hope to see you soon. Wahid

Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Visited with a dear friend. Try the Kabuli Plaw if you like rice dishes. The tastes are amazing. I have never been to Afghanistan but I suppose this is the nearest you can get if, like me, you can’t be asked to board a flight...More

Thank Keivan Z
wahid h, Owner at Ariana II, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thank you for the kind words, we hope to see you soon again. Wahid

Reviewed 18 November 2017

Had very limited time (approx an hour) to eat before going to screening at nearby Tricycle. Told the very attentive waiter and fresh food delivered to table within 20 minutes. Fabulous lamb curry and samosas. Large portions and very cheap. Will be back to sample...More

Thank Trish M
wahid h, Owner at Ariana II, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

We hope to see you soon Ariana management,

Reviewed 29 October 2017

Came here as part of a round the world tour of London's restaurants. This was the Afghan visit. This is a nice place, in the middle of Kilburn High Road. The staff are very friendly, helpful, and the food is great. Would recommend the pumpkin...More

2  Thank Campagnolo39-53
wahid h, Owner at Ariana II, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thank you for the kind words, we hope to see you soon again, Ariana management

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant several times now- the food is amazing. I would recommend anything lamp (chops and shank) it is always super tender and extremely tasty. Very kind and friendly staff. Relaxed atmosphere! I would definitely recommend.

Thank LeonieJas
wahid h, Owner at Ariana II, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

We hope to see you soon, Ariana management

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

I've read so many reviews about how good this place is and pleased to report they are all true. Tasty food for a very reasonable price. Huge portions so will skip on the starter next time. Fab service too.

Thank CFC_Chick
wahid h, Owner at Ariana II, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

We hope to see you soon again in the near future, thank you for taking out the time and writing a review. Ariana management

Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,080 hotels in London
Igar Hotel
14 reviews
.77 km away
Best Western Maitrise Hotel
1,063 reviews
.84 km away
Sanctum International Serviced Apartments
137 reviews
.91 km away
London Marriott Hotel Maida Vale
1,254 reviews
.98 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Mandalay
195 reviews
.13 km away
Sir Colin Campbell
22 reviews
.08 km away
Charcoal Grill Kebab House
28 reviews
.03 km away
Nearby Attractions
Tricycle Theatre
69 reviews
.08 km away
Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, London: Art, Identity, Migration
19 reviews
1.11 km away
West Hampstead Farmers' Market
6 reviews
.65 km away
Rock n Rolls Tours
123 reviews
1.12 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Ariana II staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 18
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 241 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 3490 6709
  • E-mail
Description
The first Ariana Afghan Restaurant was established 1986 in Manhattan, New York. With the success of the first branch the family thought of opening a second branch in London as a large group of the family resided here. We stumbled upon Kilburn High Road and hence Ariana 2 was established (2010)
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing