2013 Award Winner: BEST Middle Eastern (Finalist)

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Helmand

Nominated for: BEST Middle Eastern

Helmand 143 1st St Cambridge MA (617) 492-4646

Helmand is an Afghani restaurant named after Afghanistan's longest and most important river. Located in East Cambridge, Helmand is always packed with diners who swear by its authentic fare. Inside, the warmly lit dining room has mellow, butter colored walls covered with photos, and faded, comfortable Oriental rugs cover the burninshed wood floors. The dining room is flanked one one side by a small fireplace, and on the other by a woodburning oven, where the restaurant's famous flatbread is cooked. The Afghani food is very appealing: skewers of lamb and chicken, pumpkin topped with a meat sauce and yogurt, and stews of meat and lentils.

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Awards

7 Tips from Voters

Ken O. on June 15, 2013

A friend with extensive experience in Afghanistan described Helmand as "truly authentic Afghan cuisine.... well not quite. It is actually much better than the real deal. Better ingredients, together with excellent preparation and presentation. And a safer environment."

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Ranjani N. on July 1, 2012

Great breads and great vegetarian selection!

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Andy on June 5, 2012

Afghani food is amazing! Nice place, attentive wait staff.

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Katheryn K. on July 8, 2011

Unbelievably delicious and authentic. Such a fun experience.

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Keri G. on July 11, 2011

It's OH SO TASTY. I'm sorry, you may not have heard me right the first time. I repeat, OH SO TASTY.

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jwalks on June 9, 2011

Afghan - but close enough to the Middle East I suppose. Very authentic - very delicious.

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Michelle-Kim L. on November 3, 2010

Watching them bake the bread is almost as good as eating it!

Also has great vegetarian options!

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