Aracosia accommodates any diet and is proud of taking cooking back to it's origins. Chef Sofia Masroor diligently ensures top grade quality cuts of meat and the freshest produce in the market. All foods prepared at Aracosia are prepared with love. No artificial ingredients MSG's or preservatives are used, nor do we cook anything with nuclear such as microwaves and pre-made stations. Full Bar , extensive Wine and Beer menu Come and experience authentic and classical Afghan Gourmet and hospitality at its finest.
We have looked for an opportunity to dine here for sometime. We finally got the chance and Bistro Aracosia did not disappoint. With a very diverse, intriguing menu and plenty of options for carnivores and vegetarians alike, there is something for everyone. Our foursome included two who ordered vegetarian dishes, one chicken dish and one veal dish. Each of us was delighted with our choices. Each dish was well prepared and nicely presented. Food was served in a timely fashion and was hot upon arrival. The wait staff was friendly, informative and attentive. The room is very nicely appointed and the decor is attractive. On the night we were there, the room had a low buzz. However, it is easy to imagine that it could get noisy on a busy night. Also, the restaurant has no dedicated parking area. There is parking on the surrounding neighborhood streets, but be prepared to walk a little. Even so, dinner at Bistro Aracosia is worth it...very much so.
The risotto is amazing! Lots of great vegetarian choices. This is always a favorite venue 💛
Bistro Aracosia made the celebration of my daughter’s birthday wonderful! The food was so delicious and the service was just great!! Thanks for making it a perfect evening !!!
We visited our son whom recommended this restaurant because of their outstanding lamb dishes and it did not disappoint! All three of us had a different cut cooked with the same marinade, the rice, carrot and raisins that accompanies this dish was very tasty too. Nice atmosphere too.
Bistro Aracosia is a hidden gem. The food was incredible, the ambiance was delightful, and the service was good. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Bistro Aracosia is consistently excellent in food, service and atmosphere. My wife and I discovered this gem only six months ago and since have become regulars for lunch and dinner. They offer a very wide variety of fresh, distinctive dishes, all very flavorful and well presented. The family-owned pride pervades the attentive, friendly but highly professional service from the moment we enter the restaurant until we leave. The warm atmosphere is exotic enough to never lose our interest but provides a very pleasant surrounding for quiet conversation with plenty of space between tables. Highly recommended.
The staff were incredibly welcoming and provided exceptional service. The restaurant is elegant yet also kid friendly. There are a wide range of food options. We ordered the goats do the lamb stew and our kids have chicken kebab with rice. We preferred the kids meals because they were simpler but everything was lovely.
Excellent place for food! Highly recommended and delicious
My husband and I loved it! The food was delicious with very fresh ingredients. One could choose the level of spiciness which we liked. The service was punctual and the environment was casual yet up scale.
This was an amazing dinner and a wonderful experience. I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.
As usual the food was so delicious and the service was outstanding.
They have incredible spices in all food. Was all good. Some was fabulous. Great place
The food came out quickly. Absolutely loved the dumpling appetizer.
Great food. Separate robust-offering vegan menu. Fabulous service - by the whole team. Couldn’t have been happier.
Attractive Persian restaurant with excellent menu selections. If it is your first time there, best to try the sampler dishes (for two or more) that will give you good introduction.
Lunch was a very pleasant experience. The food, especially the vegetarioan dishes, were special, because of the spices and the manner of cooking.
The food was delicious and flavorful. The menu is very large and accommodates many dietary needs. The service was excellent and they were very attentive, especially given that it was my husband's birthday, they prepared a dessert and brought it to our table, they packed our food, and were very gracious. We will definitely be coming back!
Neema was a great server. Very attentive and helpful with my 2 nieces who were first time diners. Unexpectedly quiet, but it was a plus for me! The grilled meats were awesome!! The veggie dishes were tasty, but too over embellished for my taste. Will definitely be back.
lots of vegetarian and gluten free options and if you like lamb they have a wide range of excellent choices
Bistro Aracosia has excellent gourmet Afghan food and large menu to select from. Very nice service and plenty of vegetarian options that will please even a meat eater.
Great food and service! Veggie and vegan options available and tasty! Appreciated servers explaining the dishes and wine list.
Lamb tenderloin and beef tenderloin were outstanding! As were the chicken stews! Staff made our family and our kids feel like family. Will definitely be going back.
Flavors. Actual flavors. I'm realizing that for the most part, dining out is akin to eating cardboard. Aracosia is my favorite cure. They indulge all the senses with stunning attention to detail. Five stars are insufficient for their constellation of subtle excellence.
Loved everything..bread and four curries that are provided all exciting to try..then we had vegetarian combo and a beef and lamb combo so that we could try everything...and the service was very friendly, helpful and just perfect
We LOVE this restaurant. The food and service is awesome!
The service and food were both outstanding, as usual. The vegetarian platter is always recommended.
Food was excellent. Server was very nice and brought vegetarian version of one of the appetizers at no extra charge
One of our favorite restaurants in DC!
This was my fourth visit to this gem - love love love it. The use of spices is delicate and masterful, the dishes are all impeccably prepared, the service is warm and friendly. One of my all-time favorite restaurants.
went there again on NYE. Place was packed and food was wonderful; however they more than doubled the price of the dishes for that night. I understand economics, but still.
The food and service were both very good. We had the dumplings and the lamb chop signature dish and they were both very tasty.
The food is excellent. I have enjoyed all dishes I have ordered. The pumpkin dumplings are outstanding. My favorite dish is the chicken kebobs because the seasoning is wonderful.
The menu had enough choices to please everyone in our party of 7, including the vegetarian and the hearty meat-eater. The servings were bountiful and the food was delicious.
The staff is so friendly and the food is delicious
Excellent food, filled with flavor. Every single dish was excellent - the qormas, kabobs and boulanee. The vegetarian risotto was one of the best dishes I’ve ever had. Go multiple times and try everything on the menu - best dining experience in DC
Great authentic food - highly recommend. All of the meats are well marinated and the menu is unique.
Wonderful, vibrant food. Gracious host and attentive waiters. The restaurant is very full, but the service remained excellent. While crowded, the atmosphere was joyful and happy.
Great dining rooms experience. Welcoming greeting amd friendly staff. Our waiter Diego was very attentive and knowledgeable. The food is exquisite Afghan cuisine. By far the best I have tasted.