Helmand Restaurant

Afghan, Middle Eastern
$ $
143 1st St (at Bent St)
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 492-4646
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 11:00pm
5:00pm - 11:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm



  • Great place. Get anything with pumpkin in it.
  • Kaddo is the best appetizer ever!
  • For dessert, get the "pudeen" caramel and the green tea with cardamom, and keep alternating between bites of caramel and sips of cardamom tea. So good you will have to kill yourself after.
  • Afghan food at its best.
  • Ornate rugs, rustic tables, and deep sofas make it feel like you're dining in someone's home, as does the food, much of which is cooked from old family recipes.
  • Dont forget to order their famous flatbread, baked in front of you in their wood-burning oven.
  • I always get the same thing here -- Lamb Lawand -- but I'm never dissapointed.
  • Really tasty Afghan food
  • The Kaddo is excellent. Do make sure you make a reservation to avoid the hostess rolling her eyes at you!
  • Amazing restaurant and great atmosphere , but you should make reservation before ... Mourgh Kabab is delicious , I recommend to try .
  • Try the Kaddow (Pumpkin)
  • Food is great. Great vegetarian dishes. But meatballs deserve a try.
  • Get the Kaddo and if you like Okra, get the Bendi as well.
  • Anything lamb, anything eggplant, anything pumpkin.
  • Fantastic.
  • Warmth exudes from this East Cambridge Afghani restaurant, which serves in-house flatbread baked in a wood-fired oven right in the dining area. [Eater 38 Member]
  • : Theeka kabab !
  • Hands down one of my fav Boston restaurants.
  • Even if you don't like pumpkin, you've got to start with it. The Kufta (meatballs) are spicy and delicious along with everything else. You can't go wrong with anything lamb
  • Afghan food - delicious bread - try the Kaddo!

Nearby places

159 1st St (Rogers Street)
100 Cambridgeside Pl (at 1st St)
4 Cambridge Ctr (at Broadway)