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Zarak by Afghan Kitchen, Vancouver, BC
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Zarak by Afghan Kitchen

4.8
4.8
639 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Afghan
Zarak by Afghan Kitchen is an elevated Afghan dining destination with an innovative bar program.

A narrative of hope and humility, passion for the tradition and history of Afghanistan, refined dishes, not straying away from the integrity of mum's recipes.

For groups of 7 or larger, please call us directly at 604-318-3456.

Thank you, and we can't wait to meet you soon.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 42 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Afghan, Middle Eastern, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 318-3456

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighbourhood

    Mount Pleasant

  • Cross Street

    Main & 5th

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Gender Neutral Restroom, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day - Zarak Tasting Menu

    $88.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    This Valentine's Day, Zarak will present our first 7-course tasting menu featuring unique Afghan, and Afghan-inspired dishes we'd previously never served before, created by our favorite chef tag team of our mum, Zohra, and our brother, Ehsan. Winnie, our loved bartender, has also curated the ultimate bar package for this special day as an add-on option on the next page. There will also be a vegan menu available for purchase. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate other allergies and dietary restrictions for the day.

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What 639 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Service was ok, very busy night so the server was rushed - not a warm friendly kind of service. Our first course came within 2 minutes of ordering and obviously made ahead. Felt like a food factory. The chicken kebab was overcooked and very dry so we were given a fresh cooked (I hope) order to take home which was a nice gesture but didn’t exactly make up for the disappointing meal. The flavours of the food were not complex. All in all, a disappointing experience and we won’t return.
  2. MS

    MarnieS

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great, everything about the menu was inspired and unique. Beautiful food presentation complimented by perfectly designed cocktails. Highly recommend any of the dumplings and the kebabs were perfectly prepared.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved everything except noise level was too high.
  4. G

    Grey

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time at Zarak. We were so impressed the first time we went in December 2022 that we had to take our friends to experience the fabulous food, drinks, ambience and service! A must if you are looking for an amazing evening out! We will definitely be going back!!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great staff. Felt like I was eating in a familiar place, excited to try the dinner menu next time. Highly recommend their brunch menu!
  6. S

    Susanna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. I’d give 5 stars if they had more vegan options, but the one they have available is really tasty and the other good items looked great too.
  7. RN

    RigorN

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    First time visit and Service is excellent, they explained all the food that was serve to us. Food is as delicious as well.
  8. l

    lianec

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Great service but the food wasn’t worth the money. Wouldn’t go again
  9. S

    Stella

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great place for family dinner or friends -Lots of delicious food to share, especially the Mantu and cauliflower dishes. The Lamb shank is very generous and delicious. Not so impressed with the spicy chicken, but would recommend trying the “tres leche” mama’s special cake -Yumm!
  10. TM

    TMel

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    So many wonderful delights here! Absolutely fantastic service and staff. The drinks are surprising and so magically good (both alcoholic and non). But it’s the food that is really the highlight — so beautifully done with so many wonderful tastes and such care in the details! Highly recommend this experience to anyone.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I just love it..
  12. j

    jeanine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great cocktails and knowledgeable staff!
  13. AC

    ACPH1234

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding, highly recommend the spicy Aushak dumplings. Their cocktails are so creative and fun. Friendly and helpful staff as well. Will be coming back soon!
  14. NK

    NazK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thoroughly enjoyed our first visit here. The staff ….from our server Sanpreet (?) to Gary and Kassim were all attentive and made us feel warm and comfortable. Thank you all for sharing your time with us even though you were busy you made sure we were looked after and well taken care of. The lamb skewer with rice was the highlight of our meals as was our birthday desert..a rich creamy kulfi that we shared!!
  15. AD

    AshwaniD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    The food is very mediocre. We ordered 4 appies and 2 mains and a dessert- quantity wise it was on par but quality and flavour was just so so . Drinks and ambience was on point though as well as the service.
  16. A

    Allie

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner and experience!! We absolutely loved dinner last night and your service was incredible.
  17. JS

    JenniferS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Best dining out experience I've had in Vancouver in recent memory. Loved it! Feels like a family restaurant with elegance and warmth.
  18. AG

    AyeshaG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Nothing worst in a restaurant than bad service. The food is good, yes. But we felt so unwelcome, wait for it…. Because we had kids! We got there 1.30pm immediately after we ordered they told us it was last call for the kitchen. My brother wanted coffee after his meal. They said they could bring it right then not after. We laughed. So no dessert and no coffee for us because how awkward! To order everything and have it all cold by the time you get to it? Finally as if we weren’t impressed enough with their service. They just kicked everyone out from the restaurant. So Open Table. You may want to say kid unfriendly place, kitchen and bar closes 1.45 sharp no exceptions. You’ll be kicked out before 3pm.
  19. R

    Ruskelmol

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere. We could not decide what to order from all the yummy looking choices. We all loved our meal and the flavours. Wonderful service as well.
  20. D

    Debs

    Vancouver

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had the chicken and waffles and full Afghan breakfast. The chicken had a lot of spices and a mango sauce that was not your typical seasoning. It was good though! The full afghan was delicious as well. I really enjoyed the fruit loops bourbon oat milk drink. I would really like to go back to try their other drinks!
  21. CL

    CalvinL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bring your appetite as all dishes are delicious and flavourful
  22. DY

    DYLin238

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Fantastic service
  23. S

    Shanny

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve gone here 3 times. Once for brunch and twice for dinner. Each visit has been amazing with friendly and helpful service, the tastiest most flavourful food, and overall an enjoyable experience. The brussel sprouts are great as well as the lamb shank and Mom’s secrete cake. I definitely recommend Zarak to all I meet!
  24. K

    Krika

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service, well-informed, friendly staff and innovative, interesting Afghani delights!
  25. VM

    VishalMittal

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was a hit or miss as some dishes were not salty enough for the description. The service standard is what makes the place stand out. If nothing else, we will repeat our visit for the service provided by our server Sanmeet.
  26. J

    Jessy

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really delicious food, nice staffs, great portions
  27. M

    Maggie

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food and service. Lots of really interesting choices.
  28. ES

    EvaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambience, exceptional service, and delicious food make every visit to Zarak a pleasure.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Everything was good but I asked for a high chair and they don't have it in the restaurant the host said, babies are not coming here which I think it's a bit rude .overall, the food and service were good and I recommend that at least once a time
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good ambience coupled authentic modern middle eastern cuisine and excellent non-alcoholic cocktails and drinks.
  31. S

    Samjam

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Service was friendly albeit infrequent. Food = add more spice! Afghani food has tons of spices. Didn’t taste enoug. Eggplant had zero flavour.
  32. ST

    STST

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an incredible restaurant. Beautiful food and great service, highly recommend!
  33. BL

    BLMSask

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a welcoming, homey, delicious experience. Three of us had Saturday brunch on the last day of 2022. The service was outstanding. The food was inventive, rich in flavour and texture. I had the eggs benny trio and it was wonderful. The mimosa flight was a great way to start our meal finished off with dark, bold Turkish coffee. Go with people you love and partake in really joyful, sumptuous time together.
  34. F

    Faroon

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time for brunch and it was amazingly delicious. Just as good as dinner
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second time at Zarak and we loved it! Service was friendly and attentive, the cocktails were great, and the food was delicious! Would recommend and we will be back.
  36. J

    Jenni

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was top notch, being unfamiliar with Afghan cuisine I truly appreciated when each dish was explained as they arrived. The food itself was amazing! The lamb shoulder was tender and literally fell off the bone. Overall a good experience, we'd be happy to return and try more dishes.
  37. L

    Lauren

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Zarak multiple times now and each time has been amazing. The service is always welcoming and friendly, as well as accommodating. We are vegetarians and they offer many vegetarian and plant based options. When for da are looking for new places to eat, I always recommend Zarak.
  38. K

    Kamran

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I had tried to book several times. I got the table at last. The ambience is great. The crew are friendly and welcoming. The food is fairly normal though. Too much spices and dry. I am afraid I will not come back again and prefer to go to horseman afghan
  39. A

    Alex

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We loved everything about the place, specifically the owner and the manager! ❤️
  40. SH

    SyedH

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was tasty, well presented. Service was great. Drinks, particularly wine was expensive, compared with similar restaurants.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Zarak by Afghan Kitchen using the Order Online button. Zarak by Afghan Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 318-3456.

Zarak by Afghan Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 639 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 42 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Zarak by Afghan Kitchen

2102 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3C5

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Main & 5th

  • Neighbourhood

    Mount Pleasant

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Afghan, Middle Eastern, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Gender Neutral Restroom, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

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