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Ravi Kabob House

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305 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22203-3307
703-522-6666
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Good food, rough atmosphere

We had a big group, so you can take this review based on that. The service seemed fast, but not very accurate. The food came first and then after quire a wait, we received any bread. My diet coke appeared pretty much after my meal. But if you go there for the food, then forget about everything, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
ShaunAjani
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Miami, Florida
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English first
Miami, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We had a big group, so you can take this review based on that. The service seemed fast, but not very accurate. The food came first and then after quire a wait, we received any bread. My diet coke appeared pretty much after my meal. But if you go there for the food, then forget about everything, and just enjoy... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I have been eating at Ravi for many years and the food is consistently excellent. My favorite is the lamb shanks every Tuesday. Tender and flavorful. The chick peas and nan are the best. Bone in chicken and all the kabobs are tender and mildly spiced. A gem.

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Arlington, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

So my friends took me to Ravi Kabob restaurant last night & I had the most bland chicken karahi there and apparently famous lahori chick peas , very average food and not worth the visit. ambience sucks. would not recommend this place. i do think it works because it is open late & when u have no choice u can... More 

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Greensboro, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We've been here every time we 've visited DC with the children. Generous portions and authentic curries. Our kids - 2 and 4 - love the naan, daal, tandor chicken, and briyani rice. Make sure you have cash - though there's an ATM in the restaurant.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Terrible service. Disorganized, slow and food finally arrived cold. Too bad. We probably won't be back after 3 tries.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you're not from DC and are only here for a few days, this place is worth a visit. Those living here are used to Kabob places on nearly every corner, but Ravi Kabob House offers great Pakistani food in a small, humble setting. I come here every week. Almost no one eating here speaks English as a first language.... More 

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Pasadena
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108 reviews 108 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My Pakistani friend took a group of us to this wonderful hole in the wall in a strip mall. It was a $15 cab ride and about 15 minutes from the Washington Monument. The decor is spartan. The food is fantastic and very fairly priced. One of the best Pakistani meals I've ever had. They don't take credit cards, but... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Even though its a small joint, which is typical, the food is one of the best, even though on the greasy side. The chicken kari with fresh naan is a family favorite after we drain the oil. We have had their kabobs as well and the kids love them. Most kari dishes are meant to be spicy so be prepared.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had such high hopes of this place. Everyone recommended this food joint to us but we were a little disappointed! Everything was so over spicy and not in a good way. We couldnt even figure out what all spices were in it. Couldn't taste the flavours of the meat or the chickpeas (which they are famous for). All we... More 

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Washington DC
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59 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Ravi Kabob is a well known haunt in Arlington VA. The rumor is that people come all the way from New York to get it. I've had the seafood kabob and the wife likes the lamb. Whatever the spices Ravi Kabob people use ought to patented - the chick peas are to die for. Even though it seems a little... More 

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Additional Information about Ravi Kabob House

Address: 305 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22203-3307
Phone Number: 703-522-6666
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Pakistani

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 305 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22203-3307
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703-522-6666

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Pakistani
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?