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Yekta Kabobi Restaurant & Market

1488 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
+1 301-984-0005
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Ranked #29 of 342 restaurants in Rockville
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Persian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Congressional Lane
Description: Yekta Kabobi is a unique family owned and operated authentic Persian restaurant. We were the first middle eastern grocery store and restaurant in the DC metropolitan area, and have been around since 1979. We specialize in the making of all types of kabobs. We also offer authentic Persian cuisine on a daily basis. We are located in Rockville, Maryland and easily accessible from anywhere in the Washington metropolitan area.
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Okay so I was mad that I was required by law to show ID before I could be served a beer. Talk about the Throes of looking young. The Mrs couldn't stop laughing. Restaurant has a mid eastern feel to it though. Nice place On to the food, we had starters of salad olivieh and kotlet. Very tasty and well... More

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Sougol M, Owner at Yekta Kabobi Restaurant & Market, responded to this review

I'm surprised to hear your waiter wouldn't have asked to see the IDs of the women at the other table. That's our policy, regardless if someone is a regular or a first-timer. I'll have a chat with him because that certainly shouldn't have happened and it's completely out of character for us. That said, it sounds like you did enjoy... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I took some English relations to celebrate a graduation and going away party on Sunday before Memorial Day. Diligently I made a reservation 10 days before and insisted on a window side table. On Friday before the event I called back to increase the number to 10 from 8 guests. When we arrived with 3 almost 90 year olds and... More

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Sougol M, Owner at Yekta Kabobi Restaurant & Market, responded to this review

You brought our guests here because you trusted us to wow them, and I'm so sorry we didn't. I sincerely apologize if your service was slow and if it put a damper on your lunch. I'm also shocked to hear you didn't enjoy your food and that it came out cold. We pride ourselves on friendly service and dishes bursting... More

Boonsboro, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This has been our favorite restaurant ever since it opened. First, the restaurant is fantastically beautiful, clean, airy and like visiting the Middle East without leaving your table. The TV's show beautiful scenes of that region, a real treat while you wait for fantastic food! The kabobs are among the best I have had, the lamb shank with limas is... More

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Sougol M, Owner at Yekta Kabobi Restaurant & Market, responded to this review

It's always wonderful to read reviews like these but it's particularly fantastic to read them from people who know us inside and out, Toni! I'm so happy to hear you're such a fan of the atmosphere and service here. I'm even happier to hear our kabobs have kept you coming back all these years -- having someone say they'd fight... More

Bethesda
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We have become regulars here! The chicken kabobs (either on rice or on salad) are our comfort food and the staff make us feel very at home like we're part of the family. Also enjoy the veggie kabob, stuffed grape leaves, hummus, taftoon bread, and salad shirazi. Comfortable atmosphere, easy parking, and both dine-in or carry-out options are great!

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Sougol M, Owner at Yekta Kabobi Restaurant & Market, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review here on TripAdvisor. I'm thrilled to hear how much you've enjoyed our chicken kabobs! We're proud of what we have to offer, so I truly appreciate all you have to say. See you next time. All the best, Sougol, Owner More

Falls Church, Va
Top Contributor
425 reviews 425 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I love this place. It is great food, well priced, in a nice restaurant with excellent service. I've been here a few times now. I love the value and the quality. Their lamb is excellent, and is far better than the lamb at any other kabob restaurant. The chicken kabob is very moist and perfect with the rice and salad... More

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Sougol M, Owner at Yekta Kabobi Restaurant & Market, responded to this review

Thanks for your flattering review! I'm thrilled to hear how much you've enjoyed our food, atmosphere and, most importantly, our service. We've worked hard to provide our customers with everything necessary to enjoy a great meal, so I look forward to sharing this with our team. We can't wait to have you back. All the best, Sougol, Owner More

Albemarle, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by this place. The only other Kabob place that I have eaten at was a small place in a strip mall, where the kitchen was in open view of the customers. Yekta is very upscale in comparison. If your looking for good Kabob in Rockville Md., you can't go wrong here.

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Sougol M, Owner at Yekta Kabobi Restaurant & Market, responded to this review

Thanks so much, James! Wow, I'm thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed our kabobs, and I truly appreciate your kind words. I'll pass them right on to our team. We look forward to seeing you again! All the best, Sougol, Owner More

Washington, DC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I love the hummus and homemade Lavash bread. I love the chicken and steak kabobs. Everything that I have eaten there is so good!

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Sougol M, Owner at Yekta Kabobi Restaurant & Market, responded to this review

Your review just made my day, Debby! Thanks for sharing. I'm thrilled to hear how much you've enjoyed our kabobs. We look forward to next time! -All the best, Sougol, Owner More

North Bethesda, Maryland
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is our favorite local restaurant. The food is always fresh and quality. The service is friendly and efficient. We like everything we have had to eat at this restaurant. The chicken kabobs on salad or combination of rice and salad is one of our favorites as are the lamb kabobs and the salmon. Of course, the shrimp is also... More

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Sougol M, Owner at Yekta Kabobi Restaurant & Market, responded to this review

I'm glad you keep coming back, Jan! We truly appreciate your support, and It's great to hear how much you enjoy your visits with us (those lamb kabobs are good, aren't they?). Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback and I hope to see you all again soon! All the best, Sougol, Owner More

Rockville, Maryland
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

It is good but it can be better. The restaurant is beautiful. So I recommend to go one time to try a different cuisine. The supermarket near the restaurant is great.

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Sougol M, Owner at Yekta Kabobi Restaurant & Market, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing us and for being honest. We're glad you enjoyed our interior, we've worked hard to perfect it! As for our food, I'd appreciate any additional feedback you might have to offer. We're always working to improve! Take care. All the best, Sougol, Owner More

Washington DC
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Yekta Kabobi in Rockville provided a lovely, relaxed, candlelit dinner setting for three of us on New Year's Eve. The service and food were absolutely wonderful. The market was a surprise, and we'll definitely return often to dine and shop. By the way, th design of the restaurant is perfectly beautiful!

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Sougol M, Owner at Yekta Kabobi Restaurant & Market, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor back in January. I'm glad you enjoyed our New Year's Eve dinner! Hopefully you've been back to see us recently. If not, we look forward to it! All the best, Sougol, Owner More

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