Have you enjoyed a meal at Aryana in Grenville, SC? Local diners and visitors to Greenville, South Carolina can enjoy an authentic Afghani meal at Aryana! Food from Afghanistan isn’t something you come across on a regular basis, but we are lucky to have our own source right here in the Upstate! If you haven’t been yet, we’re going to share info about the menu, and everything you need to know to plan your own trip to this corner of the world via Aryana Afghan restaurant in downtown Greenville!
Aryana Afghan Restaurant in Greenville, South Carolina
A great way to expose our families to different cultures is through food. People take great pride in the food of their ancestors, and it’s one of the easiest ways for culture to be shared other than music. That’s one reason the owner of Aryana, Nelo, opened her restaurant in the heart of Greenville, to share the food of Afghanistan with people.
And those people have not only supported her endeavor but headed to the internet to share their love and support with others.
Looking for more local restaurants to support? Check out The Kidding Around Ultimate Guide to Restaurants for more local favorites!
What To Order Off Of The Afghani Menu At Aryana Restaurant
The weekday lunch at Aryana is served cafeteria-style, to get diners in and out efficiently and back to work if need be. The daily lunch menu offerings are posted on the Aryana Afghani Restaurant Facebook page.
Since there will likely be several unfamiliar menu items, we are going to do a quick Afghani Cuisine Vocabulary lesson.
- Kofka – a kebab of ground lamb or beef meat
- Chalau – Afghan white rice
- Sabzi – a cooked dish made with spinach
- Lentil Palau – an Afghani rice pilaf dish with lentils
- Kabuli Palau – Is the national dish of Afghanistan. Its a rice pilaf with meat, carrots and raisins added
- Gulpi – An Afghan Cauliflower dish with garlic, onion, tomatoes, and spices
- Ashak – Afghan pasta dumplings filled with chives, tomato sauce, then topped with a mint yogurt sauce
- Ades – Is a lentil dish
Aryana can accommodate Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten-free guests! Lunch is a set price, and you get to select five of the daily specials for your meal.
A meal at Aryana is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the food of a foreign land. They have a kids menu for both lunch and dinner!
The Saturday dinner service at Aryana is a traditional menu-based set-up. The menu includes different kebab options and side dishes, as well as a vegetarian meal. Guests at dinner can also enjoy appetizers and dessert with their meal.
Aryana Afghan Restaurant
210 E Coffee Street, Greenville, SC 29601 | 864.236.7410
- Tuesday – Thursday
11:30 am to 3:00 pm
- Fridays 11:30-3:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pm
- Saturdays 12:00-3:00 pm, 5:00-9:00 pm