241 Kilburn High Road, Kilburn, London, NW6 7JN
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Ariana II is the place to go if you are looking for some good Afghan food in London. And not just because it's one of only two such places in the city (as far as I know), but because the food is just damn good and excellent value!
I found myself in Kilburn for the first time (I'm more an SE type of guy) and with a touch of trepidation made my way to Ariana II. This was the first stop on the...more
Last night was my first time trying Afghan food, and I was so thoroughly satisfied having my first meal be at Ariana! My friends who have been here at least six times already took me there, insistent that I would love it. I am a big foodie and truly enjoy different and new food experiences. Everything we had was absolutely delicious! We tried these fantastic dumplings (ausha) with minced lamb...more
I'm a newcomer to Afghan cuisine and this little gem has definitely charmed my taste buds.
Between my aunt and I, we shared:
Aushak- dumplings filled with meat with chickpeas and yogurt. Great little appetizer.
Kadoo Bolanee- basically a turnover filled with pumpkin puree, nice fusion of sweet and savory flavors.
Kabuli palow- reminiscent of tandoori chicken but spices were slightly...more
Let me start with honesty.
I've walked past this place MANY times with friends in the last 10months and never given it a second glance. Someone else has pointed it out to me. Last night a friend again suggested it, after a few scoops in the Black Lion.
"Did you know there are only two of them in the world? Ariana 1 in New York and this is the second place?"
I did not know and i'm a sucker...more
Came here with a group of friends after reading the positive review in Time Out. We had an absolutely fantastic experience and I'd highly recommend Ariana II for tasty, inexpensive Afghan food in a friendly environment. The manager/owner is an absolute riot and works hard to make you feel at home. This sort of service is so hard to find in London so I found it a really welcome change from the...more