• Afghan Horsemen

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Has a vegan platter and a vegetarian platter. Seating on cushions in the Afghan room. Confirmed open by owner, Dec 2016. Open Mon-Thu 5:00pm-10:00pm, Fri-Sat 5:00pm-11:00pm, Sun 5:00pm-10:00pm. Opens at 5pm.

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14 Reviews

First Review by jayb


Points +193

30 Sep 2023

Giant vegan platter!

And really fast service. The platter for two could probably feed 3. Nice wine selection too, which was a pleasant bonus.



Points +3109

23 Aug 2023

Loved it

The vegan platter is tasty and the experience was lovely. Very friendly staff, generous servings, cozy atmosphere. I had the chance to eat Afghan food in Afghanistan, and this restaurant is authentic and brings to Vancouver the flavors and vibes of Afghanistan. Recommended

Updated from previous review on 2023-04-30


Points +139

25 Nov 2020

Flavour town

The vegan platter you can get is simply amazing. Wear stretchy pants!


Points +839

10 Nov 2019

Vegan platter satisfies

If you're looking for a feast, the Afghan Horseman should be your destination. The vegan platter is consistently good, and very filling. Yum!


Points +118

07 Jan 2019

Amazing food

Great place, I would have given it 5 stars but it’s impossible on this app due to restaurant not being fully vegan

Cons: You have to make reservations in time


Points +207

24 Dec 2017

vegan platter

Amazing vegan platter, love the peaceful relaxing comfy atmosphere and delicious platter!

Pros: being able sit traditionally on the floor with ver

Cons: hours


Points +83

22 Nov 2017

Great atmosphere and food

There aren't a ton of vegan options, but the ones that they have are superb. The vegan plate or vegan platter are excellent and are listed right on the menu. Those give you most of the vegan items as a sampler (for one or two people). Plus they have a ravioli-type stuffed dough that can be made vegan that is also delicious.
So even though there isn't a huge selection, you get a variety of foods and the Afghan Potatoes alone are worth it.

The restaurant is enormous, with a nice outdoor section for the summer, and a special room where you sit on the floor on cushions in front of small tables.
They used to have a belly-dancer in on the weekends, but I don't think they are doing that anymore. Still a very atmospheric dining experience.

Pros: Delicious food, Large servings

Cons: Not cheap, Not many vegan options


Points +552

03 Oct 2017


A must try. It's hard not to inhale this platter it is that good.

Pros: Fun environment , Delicious vegan option

Cons: Serves meat, Can be busy


Points +717

08 Sep 2017

Good Service, Great Food

One of my favourite places to go for birthdays or special occasions! I never get tired of the ambiance, and the belly dancing is fantastic. I always, always get the vegan platter for 2. It has some great vegan options, my favourite being the crowd pleasing pakawras. The hummus is also one of the best in the city, and made from lentils. I sometimes request an extra order to take home. If you're vegan, make sure to ask for pita without butter. They're very accommodating, and can make some great suggestions if you're unsure of what to get! Also, be sure to nab a spot in the tent room for some unique vibes.

Pros: Pakawras, Hummus


Points +52

23 Jul 2017

Too fatty

As much as I enjoy comfort food that can be on the greasy side, dishes at Afghan Horsemen are just way too fatty for me. It did not go great for me. I much rather go to East is East for more flavour and less fat.
However, if you can tolerate fatty foods, then your experience will probably be very different from mine. I do appreciate the fact that they have vegan dishes.

Pros: Vegan options, Interesting atmosphere

Cons: Staff was not very attentive, Fatty foods


Points +37

24 Sep 2011


We loved the vegan meal for two. Lots of variety, elegantly served, and delicious. We sat in the pillow room, where you sit on the floor under a low table. We would go back.


Points +574

06 Aug 2011

My favourite!

The vegan plate is perfect for one person, it gives you everything vegan on the menu. The vegan platter is great for two people if you can convince someone else to get it with you! I love the pakarwa, they are battered and deep fried potato slices, so delicious!


Points +13

07 Apr 2009

good veggie option by Granville Island

We really enjoyed the Afghan Horseman on our visit to Vancouver. We had no trouble getting vegan/vegetarian food - which I wasn't sure about, based on the above review. We just ordered the vegetarian special or platter (not sure what it was called). We enjoyed trying a different type of cuisine, and thought that this appeared to be the best vegetarian option for a unique meal out of the Granville Island eateries (though it's technically in the block off the island).

Pros: Distinctive , Near Granville Island


Points +28

07 Aug 2008

a family outing

we got decent food but had to work at getting much vegan variety . they have a couple of vegan offerings but not as easy to get them to convert other dishes. a bit expensive but worth a visit moved from broad way to 202 - 1833 Anderson at Second Ave near Granville market .

Pros: they have vegan , good spicing

Cons: service

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