Boston Restaurants

The Helmand

  • 143 1st St. Map It
  • Cambridge
  • Afghan

Published 05/22/2015

Fodor's Review

The area's first Afghan restaurant, named after the country's most important river, welcomes you into its cozy Kendall Square confines with Afghan rugs, a wood-burning oven, and exotic, yet extremely approachable food. Standouts, beyond the chewy warm bread, include terrific aushak (ravioli stuffed with leeks), chapendaz (marinated grilled beef tenderloin served with cumin-spiced hot pepper–tomato puree), and a vegetarian baked pumpkin platter.

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143 1st St., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02142, United States

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No lunch
  • Reservations essential

Published 05/22/2015


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