Indoor and Outdoor Dining
Catering, Take Out and Delivery Available

Authentic Afghan Cuisine

SALMON KEBOB – Marinated and char-broiled salmon served with sautéed spinach and pumpkin

At Zamarod, enjoy contemporary Afghan cuisine inspired by the flavors and traditions of Afghanistan. Original, fresh and delicious menus featuring hearty, meaty fare and vegetarian options in an intimate and elegant atmosphere. Full bar available. Halal meats served.


Lunch: Monday – Saturday 11:30 am to 2:30 pm

Dinner: Monday – Saturday 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

              Sunday: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Zamarod Restaurant interior with dinning table and bar

Dine In

Bright and cheery surroundings enhance your lunch or dinner in our cozy, relaxed dining areas. Choose from indoor or outdoor seating options. Reservations accepted.

Take Out and Delivery

Enjoy the same wholesome fare with friends and colleagues. Pick up your order at our restaurant, or request delivery of our freshly-prepared lunch and dinner platters to your home or office 7 days a week .  A delivery fee will be added to your order total.

Delivery areas are: 22066, 22182, 22102, 20190, 20191, 20194, and 20170.

Event Space and Catering

Host your next event at Zamarod with in-store catering and evening room rentals. We’ll gladly customize a menu for lunch, dinner or evening events for large or small groups.

Holiday Parties * Cocktail Parties
Corporate Meetings * Training Sessions * Team Building

To plan your Zamarod-inspired event,

About Us

Zamarod Afghan Restaurant’s owner Dor Niaz immigrated to the United States as a teenager in 1980. After running several restaurants in Northern Virginia and working as an interpreter for the Department of Defense, Niaz opened Zamarod following the attacks on September 11, 2001. He wanted to do his part to help heal relations between the U.S. and Afghanistan as an ambassador of food. Zamarod is the Dari word for emerald.

The flavor of the Muntoo was incredible


Did take out tonight and tried something new for the first time. We ordered the Muntoo and Combo Kebab. The flavor of the Muntoo was incredible and the bread this time was the best so far.


If I could give this restaurant 10 stars, I would!

Quabili Palow

I’m incredibly impressed by the flavor combinations and the quality of the food.  Cannot wait to come back next time in I’m town!
As someone from a ‘Stan country myself, I can vouch for the authenticity.


An absolutely outstanding restaurant.

dish with apples and lamb

The five of us shared the appetizer sampler and then I had the dish with apples and lamb. An amazing combination of sweet and savory. We also had the rose ice cream and the pudding for dessert. Don’t miss this place— it’s truly a standout.


What a treasure!


We loved everything about our experience— our outdoor table (though the dining room was lovely), the wine selection, the relaxed and competent service, the aushak, the mantoo, and especially the Quabili Palow! We will be back.


We will be returning


This is likely the best Afghan cuisine in the DMV area & no doubt we will be returning very soon. It’s located in a quiet & quaint area in Great Falls Virginia. Alone in a corner, its outside is very inviting & appealing.


Absolutely incredible.

Absolutely incredible.

Hidden gem. Outdoor seating. Heating lamps. Owner is Niaz also the cook. You need to eat here now !


Afghani delight

Afghani delight

First time here and I am hooked. Had the grilled salmon over sauteed spinach and pumpkin w yogurt sauce. Portions are generous, cooked to perfection and nicely saeasoned. Not spicy unless you add the green hot sauce, which had a nice kick. Loved the bread which was fresh and lightly seeded/seasoned. So many options that I wanted to try.


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Dor Niaz - Owner of Zamarod Afghan Cuisine Restaurant