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Bahar

984 Coney Island Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11230
nr. Newkirk Ave.
718-434-8088

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8
Food: 9
Service: 8
Décor: 7
"Recommended"

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Delicious!

By Sobeltone on 10/10/2011

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Just had a great Afghani dinner at Bahar on Coney Island Ave. The food was really really delicious in every way. The service was wonderful- our waiter very sweet. The atmosphere was nice- nothing fancy, but also not a hole in the wall. The pumpkin turnovers were incredible- like nothing I have ever had. We will be going back for sure!

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29 out of 49 people found this review helpful.

Delicious

By marthagrace on 10/10/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: (NA)
  • Yes, I would go back!

Bahar's delivery was quick and they were willing to go slightly outside their boundary to deliver to my boyfriend's place. The pumpkin dumplings were great, especially with the yogurt sauce, and the juicy lamb kebabs and accompanying rice were wonderful as well. So happy to have discovered this place!

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52 out of 126 people found this review helpful.

Worth a visit.

By laurenheath on 9/25/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

I work in Long Island City so a friend and I decided it was worth a short drive to Coney Island Ave. to check out Bahar. I've had Afghani cuisine before, but not in New York. When my friend and I strolled up to the restaurant, our initial response was, "uh oh?". There was nobody in the restaurant and it was only 8pm. That's always a red flag for me, but then we remembered that it was a Jewish holiday and this was a very predominantly Jewish neighborhood. We set our stuff down and I headed to the ladies room and immediately thought, "I hope their kitchen is cleaner than their restroom". It was pretty gross. Then we met our waiter who was the first sign of light. He was fun, young, and had good advice about the food. **Try the Bolani Kadu, mashed pumpkin turnovers!** They come with a side of their yogurt sauce. Delicious! I had a lamb curry dish and my friend, a veggie curry dish. Both were really tasty! So, bottom line, I put the nasty image of the restroom out of my head and tried to focus on the best part; the food.

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49 out of 104 people found this review helpful.

Good, inexpensive food

By plafleur on 8/18/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

We were very impressed with Bahar. The place is clean and the decor is well done. The food was excellent. The kabobs were spiced exquisitely. Start small with the red sauce, it has some real bite.

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48 out of 105 people found this review helpful.

Must-try on CIA

By brooklyn_girl on 5/11/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 3
  • Yes, I would go back!

We tried Bahar based on the review here. Just moved into the neighborhood and we are so glad we tried this place! It's really great. We had the chicken with pomegranates and walnuts which was so good my dining partner was slurping up the juices after the chicken was gone. The "Bolani" (turnovers) are great, we especially liked the scallion but the sampler plate is fun if you have not had them before. The kebabs were as goo d as they say - don't miss them. They are well seasoned and juicy. The only downside is the decor - poor lighting and a big plasma TV playing Bollywood music videos don't add much. But worth it for the food!

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