Bistro Aracosia


A taste of Afghanistan

Bistro Aracosia is a critically acclaimed authentic Afghan gourmet and chop house located in the Palisades neighborhood of Washington, DC. Aracosia has been acknowledged as 1 of 50 best restaurants in the nation for vegetarians in Forbes Magazine, reviewed by top food critics from the Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine and numerous other publications. Bistro Aracosia has been awarded "100 Best Restaurants" for 2 years in a row in the Washingtonian.

Aracosia accommodates any diet and is proud of taking cooking back to its origins. Chef Sofia Masroor diligently ensures top grade quality cuts of meat and the freshest produce in the market. All foods prepared at Aracosia are prepared with love. No artificial ingredients, MSG's or preservatives are used. Join us and experience authentic, classical Afghan gourmet and hospitality at its finest.


Lunch + Dinner

Flavorful and savory selection of authentic Afghan dishes

Desserts + Beverages

Rich array of Afghan sweets and teas

Whiskey + WineS

Vast offering of wines, cocktails, beers and spirits



by Bistro Aracosia

Our homemade chutney and spices now available for purchase!


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Hours of Operation

05:00PM - 10:00PM | Dinner

11:30AM - 02:30PM | Lunch
05:00PM - 10:00PM | Dinner


11:30AM - 02:30PM | Lunch

05:00PM - 10:00PM | Dinner

11:30AM - 02:30PM | Lunch
05:00PM - 10:00PM | Dinner


11:30AM - 02:30PM | Lunch

05:00PM - 11:00PM | Dinner

11:30AM - 02:30PM | Lunch
05:00PM - 11:00PM | Dinner


12:00PM - 03:00PM | Lunch

05:00PM - 09:00PM | Dinner

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Tel: (202) 363-0400  |  Email:


We are currently looking for new members to add to our growing team. We offer flexible hours, employee benefits, great pay with opportunity for quick growth. Contact us for more information at (202) 363-0400 or email us at Guests, the restaurant is located in a building that is not ADA accessible. Please call in advance, so we can be of assistance.