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Ravi Kabob House

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Middle Eastern, Pakistani
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305 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22203-3307
703-522-6666
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    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 and friendly staff

I love this place more than kabob palace and the food is much better here.. chick peas have more flavor and chicken kabobs are very tender and juicy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Annjose
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Jackson, New Hampshire
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Went to Ravi kabob based on recommendation. There are 2 of these joints opposite each other. We picked the less busy version-mistake!. Supervisor was most disinterested and aloof. This is a strictly no frills experience complete with plastic cutlery, poly foam cups and paper plates. We ordered the chicken and lamb karahi. Lamb dish was full of bony cuts and... More 

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Jackson, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I love this place more than kabob palace and the food is much better here.. chick peas have more flavor and chicken kabobs are very tender and juicy.

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Washington, DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Stopped here the other evening for take-out. This is a "fast food" kind of place, with take-out as well as some tables. It is very popular with a variety of locals and Pakistanis, apparently, because the place was packed. My curried chicken was, at best, fair. Rice was good and a veggie side is included in the price (I had... More 

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DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I have been going to this little restaurant for years. It's always packed, and for good reason. The food is delicious. The service is prompt. And it's very good value for the money. Kabob platters, basmati rice, chickpeas, spinach...it's all good. And the naan - yum. They have a small eat in area that's usually packed, so I get take... More 

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Miami, Florida
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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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Arlington. Va
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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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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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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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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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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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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: Middle Eastern, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?