Helmand Palace
Afghan cuisine in traditional surrounds
Afghani · Russian Hill · $$
The Zagat Review
4.3
Food
3.6
Decor
4.0
Service
 
"Outstanding" , "authentic" Afghan eats – from "fabulous" pumpkin dishes to "lamb beyond measure" – are the draws at this "quiet" Russian Hill haunt; although "pleasant" enough, the setting is "not a palace" , but an "accommodating" staff and "fair" prices make it a "neighborhood gem."
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hours Open Today · 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Monday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
location 2424 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA phone +1 415-345-0072 website www.helmandpalacesf.com directions Get Directions
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Takeout
Zagat Mentions of Helmand Palace
Google Reviews
4.2
(144)
It was a complete pleasure visiting Helmand palace. It was a recommendation from a driver from Uber (local of SF) initially and we were in for a delight. Perfect ambience for an evening meal. Ahmed, who managed the place, greets with a beaming and humble smile, and it seems that you’ve been invited as a guest. The food was delicious. We had a hearty meal followed by mint tea and excellent dessert. Anyone who visits SF or is staying here : this place is a must go.
Muhammad Saeed · March 6, 2018
Kebabs are nice. Good ambience, and great service too. I expected an authentic Afghani eatery to have better bread, which I did not find here.
Taha Sutarwala · April 15, 2018
Amazing food and service! Okra was tender and tasty dip with really hot bread. Best bread i had so far! The pallow rice is perfectly made and love the 3 sauces (chillie, yogurt, chutney) just taste heavenly! Will definitely go back again.
Alana T · April 7, 2018