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Charcoal Kebab

394 Elden St. (Herndon Pkwy.), Herndon, VA 20170
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Ranked #1 of 179 Restaurants in Herndon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Afghan
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
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60 reviews from our community

90% Recommend
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English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Wonderful experience here. Went during Ramadan and tried the mixed kebab platter which came with beef and chicken as well as a side of your choice and fresh, hot bread. Food was plentiful and cooked fresh to order. Everything was so tasty. Definitely recommend this restaurant. Check it out if you're passing through,

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Small dhaba kind of restaurant with extremely good kebobs. Went during Ramzan season. They had Nihari and Haleem too. Karahi chicken is the best at this place.

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Sterling, Virginia
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

This is by far the best kabob house in town! This restaurant is owned and operated by a family born and raised in Afghanistan. The food is consistently outstanding, the naan is to die for, and Moby Dick can't hold a candle. We go here for lunch and dinner and we're never disappointed!

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Chantilly, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

I have been a patron of the Afghani kabob place for years. I was introduced here by a friend on my visit from Middle East back in the 90's. Once it used to be one of the very few options for kabob in that neighborhood of Fairfax county. The prices were so low for an excellent dish of chicken or... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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210 reviews 210 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Got some lamb kebabs takeout one evening. The place is in a plaza with Kmart. Bare bones interior and no alcohol served. But the lamb was cooked to perfection and very tasty. Nice selection of sides and a basmati rice. The included salad is not worth mentioning. But the prices were reasonable and the meat very good so I rate... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We went with a group of ten including 4 kids. They let us use the private room. The lamb dishes were excellent. The bread is made fresh and the rice is perfect. Food took a few minutes to arrive and you eat cafeteria style but with our group well worth it to save money. They made our dishes mild as... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Never a disappointment. The meats are tender and amazing. There is a wide variety of sides to choose. The salad is always fresh. The rice is perfect. If you want to experience the best tandoori grilled meats -- this is the place. I always get the super combo #4 with three meats: chicken, lamb, and keema kabob. I have introduced... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Flavorful and nicely presented serve yourself when your nber is called. Plastic utensils type place.

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Leesburg, Virginia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Disgusting in every way...Customer Service is horrible....Felt sick after eating...Not going back, ever!

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Leesburg, Virginia
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Really nice people who run the joint. The restaurant is a solid place for a gyro. The food is very flavorful and yo get a hearty portion for a real deal. I highly recommend it for a lunch, call ahead though as they get a good lunch rush!

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