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13037 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Ste C, Fairfax, VA 22033-2004
703-322-1600
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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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
Average quality, reasonably priced Afghan kabob

The food is very basic here, nothing memorable. Mildly spiced kabobs, plain yellow rice and afghan bread. The sides are not very flavorful. The restaurant is tiny, with a simple and reasonably priced menu but the food is be best described as plain. Not sure what all the fuss is about.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
Saleh B
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

The food is very basic here, nothing memorable. Mildly spiced kabobs, plain yellow rice and afghan bread. The sides are not very flavorful. The restaurant is tiny, with a simple and reasonably priced menu but the food is be best described as plain. Not sure what all the fuss is about.

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Thank Saleh B
Fairfax, Virginia
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It was terrible. The food was cold when we got it and that was after waiting almost half an hour on it. We were the only ones in the place. The employees were just too busy watching tv to be of any help.

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Thank kcrclark
Chantilly, Virginia
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134 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Flame kabob is one of the rare places in Washington metro where they still sell a plate of kabob with rice and bread for a mere $6. Portion size is just right for a hearty lunch or a light dinner. They got 3 specials, including 4 pieces of boneless chicken, a stick of shish kabob of ground meat, and chunks... More 

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Thank csserious
travelingmomma
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Truly a painful mistake in thinking food sans Gi issues was possible eating at Flame Kabob! King Kabob in Fairfax City has always been good and NEVER made me or my family violently ill so lesson learned! You'd think the vegetarian option would be a safe one. sigh

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Thank travelingmomma_9
McLean, Virginia
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

The lure of a $5.99 lunch special brought us into this seemingly ordinary strip mall restaurant. Not being from the area, for a fast lunch it was either that or MacDonalds so we took a chance Wow, were we surprised by how good it was. We both had the chicken kabobs which were made to order on the grill, moist... More 

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Thank vivian311
Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

The food is quite good, but the prices have gone up a bit. In addition, The attitude of the tall man taking the order leaves a lot to be desired -- arrogant, cold, and with a boulder on his shoulder. I think he has personality issues.

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Thank dcapple
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I have eaten at Flame Kabob for many, many years. However in the past 6 months, there must be a change in ownership? The chicken kabob special has 4 very small pieces of chicken on the bed of rice. In the PAST, a customer would receive very large pieces of chicken. This just leaves the customer wanting more food. The... More 

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Thank Feismum
Baltimore, Maryland
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

The food is authentic and the staff is friendly. The homemade bread is so fresh too. Try this place. you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Bill D
Huntsville, Alabama
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161 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

Kabobs, Gyros, Falafel they are all there and they are all good. I never have been to the Middle East, but I know I like the food. AWESOME!!! Little home style place with about five tables and one unisex bathroom. Truly supports the theory of great things coming in small packages!! Try you'll love it!! Enjoy.

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Thank AlRauf
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2011

This is a great little restaurant, friendly staff, good food. Decor could be better but for good quality Afghan food this is the place to go. While not technically Afghan the gyros here are great

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13037 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Ste C, Fairfax, VA 22033-2004
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: 703-322-1600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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