About Us


Bamiyan is a city in Afghanistan located in the Hindukush Mountain Range, altitude of 2,500m. It is surrounded by mountains. It lays approximately 240km north-west of Kabul. Bamiyan is the site of an early Buddhist monastery. Many statues of Buddha are carved into the sides of cliffs facing the city. The two most prominent of these statues were standing Buddha’s, now known as the Buddha’s statues of Bamiyan. Measuring 55 and 37 meters high, they were considered as the largest standing Buddha carvings in the world. They were probably erected in the 4th or 5th century AD. They were cultural landmarks for many years and are listed as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.

In March 2001 the Taliban regime ordered them to be destroyed. One of the world’s greatest and tallest cultural treasures was decimated with artillery and explosives. After the destruction of the Buddha’s, 50 caves were revealed. In 12 of the caves, several wall and ceiling paintings were discovered. It is believed that the paintings were done by artists traveling on the Silk Road, the trade route between China and the West. Bamiyan is also known for its natural beauty and great food.

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BAMIYAN CUISINE- It’s all about Flavor

Best Place to enjoy Afghan Cuisine is Bamiyan Restaurant Five Dock NSW and Bamiyan Restaurant Braddon ACT.

Flavour of Afghan cuisine is dedicated to portraying many different flavours though it has similarities with neighbouring countries such as India, Iran, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Greece way back from Alexandria the great. Afghan cuisine is undeniably unique and has been considered one of the most Flavoursome cuisines worldwide. Flavours of Afghan food include four masalas, Cuman, cinnamon, cardamom, chilly, coriander, mint and black pepper. Vegetable is such as onion, tomato and yogurt are also of major importance. Signature dishes include Grills on Skewer, Kabuli Pallow, Ashaak Dumpling, Mantu Dumpling and fresh Naan bread. Afghan cuisine reflect its ethnic and geographic diversity for all to enjoy.

About Bamiyan

Since August 2011 Bamiyan restaurant has achieved many successes due to numbers of reviews from different famous sources such as the Sydney Morning Herald (Test Temple) by Megan Johnson, Daily Telegraph (Trays of Plenty) by Simon Thomsen and Time Out Magazine. There are also many good review on food critique websites such as Google, Trip Adviser and many more.

On the 4th of April, 2013, Bamiyan restaurant was featured in the SBS Food Safari (Afghan episode). Since Bamiyan restaurant was reviewed by the Sydney Morning Harald for good food guide under $30 for 2013 and 2014. After the success of Bamiyan Restaurant at Five Dock in 2014 a new location open at Hills District area of Dural and Soon we move to Norwest Baulkham Hill.   

2017 new location open at Lonsdale St Braddon ACT.

2019 Bamiyan Restaurant Five Dock move to new, fresh and bigger location.

Once again, we would like to thank to all our great customers for their supports and also to Bamiyan Restaurant great team for their hard work to make this possible.

2020 due to covid Bamiyan Restaurants has been going through many challenges of lockdown and isolations, and our business survived. Unfortunately, after covid we are faced another bigger challenge which is staff shortages. Due to staff shortages, it makes harder to provide a good service and the best food we committed to our customers so from 10th of October 2022 we decided to close our Bamiyan restaurant Norwest location till the staff shortage problem to be solved.

Your Host and Chef

Haseeb Miazad “Michael”