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Ravi Kabob House

305 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22203-3307
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Ranked #86 of 675 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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87% Recommend
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English first
Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 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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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Everything you taste is great. There Kashmiri tea is awesome. I also loved their kulfi it was same as back home and not to forget food is awesome.

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Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

The decor leaves a lot to be desired. Sort of a so so cafe looking place in Pakistan. However, the food is great. Lahore kitchen is knocking. Well worth the trip. Have gone many times and will again. Yum, Yum.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This restaurant has the BEST Chicken Karahi I have had in US. Their bread is fresh from the oven and is top class. Chick peas are amazing. I would also recommend Kabob Karahi (Beef). The sitting place is not great but for the food, its totally worth it. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED PAKISTANI restaurant.

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