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Phone: (215) 922-6040

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Center City, Center City East

Ariana - Phila

Middle Eastern Restaurants, American Restaurants, Asian Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
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Cuisines: Asian, Family Style, American, Middle Eastern

Price Range : Average


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Provided by Citysearch - 

I went with my wife just to have Baklava and tea after a meal in other restaurant. We decided going here because the restaurant was in our list of future restaurants to visit. First, restaurant smelled to old rug. The total for the dessert and two cups of tea was $6.10. Because they have on the door the Master Card logo, I tried paying with it and they told minimum charge was $10 (which is not written anywhere). Because I didn?t have any cash and my bank ATM was far away, they told me they will charge $10 as the remaining will be tip. I felt mug!!!!! Because they stole almost $4 from me, they have lost a future customer.



Provided by Citysearch - 
A bit tired with mediocre food

This restaurant has seen better days. The cooking is not very good -- there are certainly better Afghan places out there. Sad, because I actually like the place.



Provided by Citysearch - 

""Wow!"" I've been to Ariana nearly ten times and that's the word that comes to mind every time I dine there. The food is exquisite (try the appetizer sampler, pumpkin/ yoghurt/ ground beef side dish) and the staff is very friendly and attentive. Request seating in the front if you want to sit on a Persian rug like a Sultan in a palace. Perfect BYO with friends or for a discussion about the film you just saw at the Ritz over Turkish coffee and baklavah. I can't recommend this restaurant strongly enough!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Food for royalty on a grad student's budget

From the ashak dumplings to the Afghan pudding for dessert, Ariana gets it right. I'm amazed at how the chicken kebab is so juicy every time. Don't be afraid of Afghan food - - here it's well seasoned, but not spicy. Vegetarian dishes abound. Fresh flowers on the tables set the relaxed, calm atmoshphere, even on the busiest night. The service is always pleasant and you can BYOB. We have recommended Ariana to friends, all have thanked us.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best Afghani Food in Philly!

Arianas is one of Philadelphia's premier Afghani restaurants. The ambiance is very tasteful, and the family that operates the restaurant is very friendly and courteous. The kabobs are succulent. I'd recommend trying the Ariana Kabob and the sambosas. Check it out - you won't be dissapointed.



Provided by Citysearch - 
The Perfect Lunch

Excellent service. Delicious food. Calm atmosphere. Love it. Will return often. Give it a go.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great food, Great people, Great Value

We have always wanted to try the food of Afghanistan and finally did at Ariana. The restaurant has a homey feel to it with a neat window seat with pillows and low table. The food is excellent and very reasonably priced. We had 2 apps, 2 entrees, and a side dish and spent $32! The food is wonderfully seasoned but not spicy like Indian food. It is also BYOB. But what makes this a truly great place to eat are the wonderfully friendly family who run the place. Very helpful and kind. This is a great find, the food is very accessible and wonderfully prepared.

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