Tom Hilton said, "There's an Afghan place in San Rafael I've heard good things about--I think it's called Bamyan. Have you been there? I thought it might be worth a stop on the way home from playing up north sometime."
I stopped into Bamyan in San Rafael once for a couple appetizers. It was good, just not quite up to The Helmand which few could be. Brandon Nelson knows the people there are has posted before. I've heard there's also a Bamyan in Alameda.
My first experience with Afghan food was the departed Khyber Pass in Berkeley when I was an undergrad and my parents were visiting. If anyone knows where those cooks went, please divulge. I'd love to taste some those dishes again, especially the spiced spinach.
I've posted recently on Pamir in Emeryville and Kabul in Redwood City. Have been wanting to try Kabul in Sunnyvale and Ashlee's in Foster City. I've heard there are a bunch of smaller places in the Fremont/Milpitas area too. Any advice?