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Celebrating 31 years of fine Afghan cuisine in Baltimore.

806 North Charles St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21201                                           
(410) 752-0311

We are open for indoor and outdoor dining, carry out and delivery. Baltimore City Covid19 restrictions  and guidelines apply.

Reservations thru Resy!
New Summer hours: 

Tuesday - Saturday 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.          
Sundays 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

During these "Covid times" we can offer Wine, Beer or your favorite cocktail with your take out order!!

GrubHub Delivery   Order Online with Toast   Door Dash Delivery   Door Dash Delivery


Additional fees by the delivery service may apply.


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Incorporating the herbs and spices of India, Iran, Greece, and Afghanistan - the dishes offered at The Helmand evoke sentiments of a culture through an exotic blend of taste and aroma.

The Helmand offers an extensive full course menu of lamb, seafood, beef and chicken dishes as well as eggplant, spinach and other fresh vegetable options. With appetizers like the Kaddo Borawni (tenderly baked and pan fried baby pumpkin seasoned with sugar and served atop a yogurt garlic sauce), and entrees of char-broiled lamb tenderloin, marinated and served with pallow (rice that is boiled, seasoned with oils and spices prior to baking) - the quality and the delicacy of preparation extends to every selection on the menu.

About Helmand

Specializing in Afghan cuisine.

Enriching the city of Baltimore with a dining experience brimming with history, culture, and exotic spices.

The Helmand has helped introduce and popularize Afghan Cuisine in America within the last 20 years. The Helmand was named after the owner's first born son, as well as in honor of the famed Helmand River that runs through the predominantly dry country of Afghanistan, bringing vitality and nourishment to it's people. Much like this river, The Helmand of Baltimore provides their guests with enjoyment in the form of exquisite food prepared with care and dedication. First established in the autumn of 1989, The Helmand is proudly celebrating 31 years!

The Helmand in the news:

Pat & Quayum Karzai Reminisce About Their Beloved Afghani Restaurant.
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Our Location

806 North Charles Street. Baltimore, Maryland 21201


The Helmand is a Mount Vernon landmark offering exquisite Afghan food in an elegant atmosphere.

Right on Baltimore's most popular street, The Helmand is within walking distance of many popular attractions such as The Lyric Opera House, The Walters Art Museum, Center Stage, The Peabody Conservatory, and the historic Washington Monument.

Approximately 8 blocks north of the Inner Harbor, there's plenty of opportunities for shopping and sightseeing in the area. Parking is available in the lot directly next door, and metered on-street parking is also an option. And for those wishing to travel by foot, Penn Station is only 7 blocks north up Charles Street.

Other Restaurants

What do all of our restaurants have in common?

They advocate freshness, quality ingredients, and great service. If you like us here at The Helmand, we encourage you to try our other restaurants in Baltimore.

Come to the counter and order food to eat in or take out.  Just a few steps down, you can also join us in our charming dining room or at our modern bar for full service dining and craft cocktails.


Located directly next to the Baltimore's famous Charles Theatre, Tapas Teatro offers a unique small - plate dining experience. Here you can catch a movie, grab dinner (first come, first serve), and try the house made sangria that has everyone coming back for more!



Questions? Please contact us via telephone at (410) 752-0311.

Planning a special event or
office luncheon?

Look no further! We've got you covered.

Here at the Helmand we offer full service onsite and offsite catering, for both small and large parties alike. We can also provide suggestions concerning the menu and type of service to suit your needs, and for large parties on the premises we offer our special "family style" menu. This gives you and your guests the opportunity to sample just about the entire menu! 

Contact Us


The Helmand Restaurant
806 North Charles St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
(410) 752-0311

Sunday - Thursday from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Fridays & Saturdays from 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.

We accept all major credit cards.