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Ariana Grill Kabob House

Afghan, Afghani
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909 W Main St, Ste 102, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2846
434-872-9906
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11:00 am - 8:30 am
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 am

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  • 21
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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Mom and I had the lamb kabob's. The food was tasty over were a trifle overcooked and we wish they came on the Kabob sticks. However, the rice was sooo good I could eat a plate of it and the spinach yum! Even you think you don't like spinach you have to try this. I also had a glass of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2013
LondonsChick
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English first
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33 reviews 33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Unless they have moved and changed their number, this restaurant is no longer open. I imagine increasing costs and smaller portion sizes took its toll on their repeat business.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I just want to say that I am a local cville-ian. The food is nice but half of the time its burnt or is cold and if you confront the owner, she ends up shouting at you. She ended up fighting with me and my father but we sorta repressed that incident and went to visit again. There was burnt... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We went there waited for one hour to be seated and then refused to serve us the food . She had some attitude issue. We were a party 23 ppl with kids . She would not allow kids to enter in the restaurant

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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I made a reservations for 6 pm. But got there a little early. They didnt let us sit. Even though there were vacant table inside and out. Simply a poor service. Owned by the worst lady. Very very illiterate. Never go there. They suck

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Central Florida, Florida
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78 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

the other wonderful Afghani restaurant in Charlottesville. Terrific food, atmosphere is more casual than the other one (Afghan Kabob Palace) but a good location near the University. I'm more inclined to do carryout here but there are a number of tables for eating inside as well. Definitely recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

I was booked to stay in Charlottesville, and a friend told me to change to the Hampton Inn at the university just to eat at Ariana's which is across the street. So I did...I was not let down. What excellent food...the kabobs, the rice, the veggies...even the bread!! I ended up eating there both my nights in the city...on top... More 

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Keswick, Virginia
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19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We found this restaurant because my wife stays abreast of the local news. (We're proudly locals). Obviously lots of others have found Ariana's as well. The food is excellent and displays that the chef knows what he/she's doing. The service is very good and it's a delightful place to go for lunch or dinner. (Parking's tight but it's worth looking)

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

I like this place. Small, cosy and friendly. The food is tasty and well prepared. My waitress, Rachel, persuaded me to have the spinach curry with my kabobs and I had to thank her for doing so. Portions are just right. If I lived closer I would eat here on a frequent basis. Absolutely recommended.

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

My wife and I stopped here returning to Indiana from Va. What a lucky find. Being unfamiliar with Afghani food, we needed some help from the waitress, who was knowledgeable and pleasant. My wife had Auosh (?), a spicy soup, as a starter, and I had some kind of stuffed dumplings. I wish I knew the name of the main... More 

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Pittsburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Mom and I had the lamb kabob's. The food was tasty over were a trifle overcooked and we wish they came on the Kabob sticks. However, the rice was sooo good I could eat a plate of it and the spinach yum! Even you think you don't like spinach you have to try this. I also had a glass of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 909 W Main St, Ste 102, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2846
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-872-9906

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Afghan, Afghani
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?