I went to Helmand on Sat night with SO and another couple. Second time in a row, we had a completely unhelpful waiter, much scurrying around, clearing plates at the wrong time, placing dirty silverware back on the table, brushing up against the table. We also thought the "hostess" was rude and unfriendly, and we didn't feel welcome at all.
The food was good, though no one ever asked us what we thought. We were struck by the contrast to Lala Rokh, where the food is equally good, but the service is ten times better, making for a much more enjoyable evening.
Has anyone else had similar experiences?