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seeking cheap, good afghan

frisco00 Mar 2, 2000 03:47 PM

looking for an afghan place somewhere in the bay area, located ideally in sf-similiar to the ones common to the hell's kitchen in nyc-thks in advance for your help!

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    Tom Hilton Mar 2, 2000 08:20 PM

    Don't know the places you're referring to, or the exact price range you have in mind; but there is a very good Afghan restaurant called The Helmand in North Beach. I wouldn't call it cheap, but it's not unreasonable; two can get a very nice meal for $40 without hooch (obviously more with).

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    1. re: Tom Hilton
      Paul Spiegel Oct 2, 2000 03:52 PM

      Yes, Helmand's a great place, reasonably priced for it's style and quality. And Mr. Karzai, who runs it, is a great guy, charming and personable.

      For a similar, but downscale experience on the Pakistani side of the border, try Shalimar on Jones Street in San Francisco. Lamb chops to die for!

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