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Charcoal Kebab

394 Elden St. (Herndon Pkwy.), Herndon, VA 20170
703-435-2400
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Ranked #6 of 182 Restaurants in Herndon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Afghan
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
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Vienna, Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Been coming here for years and the food is consistently good. Excellent gyros, good curries, lamb kabobs. The place is clean and the staff is friendly and accommodating. When I can't think of where to go, and want a good satisfying meal, I go to Charcoal Kabob.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Questionable quality food with slow service. With so many other options nearby, I am amazed this place is in business.

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Herndon, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Herndon. We get the take-out Veggie Combo at least once a week. For $9, your platter includes generous helping of 3 vegetables & rice, plus Afghan bread hot out of oven & yogurt sauce. Charcoal Kabob is owned & run by 4 Afghani brothers. You will enjoy meeting them.

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Chicago
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I saw the reviews on trip advisor and this sounded like something different. It was tasty and fresh. Definitely recommend charcoal kabob. A great dinner and I'm stuffed for $19.

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Reston, Virginia
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233 reviews 233 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is a great little Kebab house in Herndon, VA that is honestly quite similar to Moby Dicks. The one difference I see is the bread is fresher and is overall a better quality. The bread at MD turns stiff almost immediately if not consumed quick enough. The bread at Charcoal retains is softness and flavor for quite some time.... More 

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Fairfax County, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is the only place we go to for kabobs and gyros. The side dishes are well seasoned, also-we love the chickpeas and the lentils! This is a great place for a quick lunch/dinner but it is definitely not fast food. The owners are always welcoming and wait... did I mention the bread? Yummy! Bottom line-if you're looking for "fancy"... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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131 reviews 131 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Additional Information about Charcoal Kebab

Address: 394 Elden St. (Herndon Pkwy.), Herndon, VA 20170
Phone Number: 703-435-2400
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Herndon
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Afghan

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