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Ravi Kabob House

305 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22203-3307
703-522-6666
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Ranked #105 of 683 Restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Pakistani
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Alexandria, Virginia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Arlington, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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Oxford, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Counter service, disposable plates and plastic ware and cash only with a small no frills seating area but very tasty. Generous portions of tender seasoned chicken kabobs and some really tasty spicy chick pea side dish were the highlights. Many of the customers appeared to be of Pakistani descent which I took as a good sign the food was authentic.

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Washington, DC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This place is so so so over rated! The food is decent. Just decent, nothing more nothing less. And actually the bread is very second rate. The flavors are different from that of typical Indian restaurants we are used to. These are Pakistanis after all. I appreciate that but nonetheless its not impressive. The portions are not good at $10.45... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This unassuming shop is one of north Arlington's little gems. This place is all about the flavor of the food and the bang for your buck (NB: cash only). The kebabs are great, but I generally go with the daily specials like their beef nehari when I swing by. Their channa and fresh-made naan always make a visit worthwhile. I'd... More

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Springfield, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

You walk up to the counter and order from the menu on the wall. The tables and chairs are formica and functional. But the lamb kebab and the fresh made bread are out of this world. Not for the faint of heart, however, as most things are quite spicy. Ask for the Kashmiri tea -- esentially chai with milk --... More

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