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 - 11:00 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 Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109, United States phone +1 415-345-0072 website www.helmandpalacesf.com directions Get Directions
Known For
Takeout
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Google Reviews
4.3
(122)
Barely ever crowded. Always great service. I go here when I want a hearty meal. Somewhere between American and Italian comfort food and spicy Indian food. Love the beef sauce and the pasta dishes, and the lamb rice dishes. Hidden gem, underrated.
Adam Sidney · August 24, 2017
First time trying Afghanistan food but would recommend, great service & nice settings.
Samantha Caine · December 31, 2017
I can without question of a doubt confirm this is my favorite restaurant in San Francisco. I love everything about it. I may be there every night for the rest of my life. I love it. If I was in a mafia movie, this would be the place I sit at a table in the back handling my business from, entertaining my associates. Come here now! Hassan and Marguerite are so sweet and care so much about your experience.
John Hampton · June 26, 2017