The Helmand - the city's only Afghan restaurant - moved from North Beach and added 'Palace' to its name, but it's still as good as it ever was. Influenced by the flavours of India, Asia and the Middle East, the food is deliciously aromatic, with marinades and fragrant spices. Specialities include leek ravioli and lamb lawand (leg of lamb sautéed with garlic, onion, tomatoes, mushrooms, yoghurt and spices).
|Venue name:||Helmand Palace||Contact:|
2424 Van Ness Ave
|Cross street:||between Union and Green Sts|
|Opening hours:||5:30–10pm Mon–Thu, Sun; 5:30–11pm Fri, Sat|