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Welcome to Afghania, where the Steppe of Central Asia meets the Hindu Kush and Suleiman Mountain Range, bordering South Asia. Come and enjoy the warm hospitality, exquisite flavors, and the mystery of the Afghan frontier that so many have been intrigued by.


At Afghania you will enjoy some classical dishes of the warriors from the frontier. Smoked meats, vegetables full of flavor, exotic spices, exquisite flavors and aromas and unmatched hospitality are promised at Afghania.


Come and enjoy dishes that date back to the early 1800’s from the Afghan Empire - Afghania.

Shah Zaman was deposed and blinded by his brother Shah Mahmud in 1801 AD.  Years after that, in 1234 AH/1818 AD, in a letter to Rashid Pasha, the Ottoman chancellor called his conquered territory "Afghania", after prayer upon you. 


"I would like to bring to His Majesty's attention that this humble servant of Allah, after my father's death, I sat on the throne and conquered Afghania, including Khorasan and some regions of India up to Kashmir, Lahore, Sind, Multan and Shikarpur up to the shores of the Great Sea, and Kandahar and Balkh up to the shores of the Jihun Sea, around Bukhara and Kingdom of Herat, and up to non-Arab lands and others, the entire description of which shall be verbosity."

(Timurshah Durrani, vol. 2, p. 548). 


Anyway, Ahmad Shah, Timur Shah, Zaman Shah, and Shah Shuja, none of them called the territory under their command Afghanistan.

For All Major Home Appliances

Aracosia family is proud to announce the opening of our latest restaurant in the heart of Georgetown. In addition to some of your favorite dishes from our sister restaurants, Afghania will be offering flavors of the Afghan Frontier.


MONDAY                       : CLOSED

TUESDAY                       : CLOSED
WEDNESDAY                : 4:00PM - 09:00PM

THURSDAY                    : 4:00PM - 09:00PM
FRIDAY                           : 4:00PM - 10:00PM

SATURDAY                     : 4:00PM - 10:00PM
SUNDAY                         : 4:00PM - 09:00PM


CHRISTMAS                    : CLOSED


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