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“A "find" - really good food, great alt to chain restaurants” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kabob Palace

Kabob Palace
2315 South Eads Street, Arlington, VA 22202
703-486-3535
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Ranked #12 of 696 Restaurants in Arlington
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Afghani
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
St.Paul, Minnesota
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495 reviews 495 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
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250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
“A "find" - really good food, great alt to chain restaurants”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

This place is a "find" It's a 4-5 blocks from the Crystal City metro, within 2-3 blocks of MANY Crystal City area hotels. I asked the Holiday Inn, where I was staying, to recommend a good alternative to chain restaurants. They wisely recommended this place.

Food is extremely tasty. One can get 1 kabob and salad for about $8. I had two kabobs, flat bread, chickpees, rice & salad for $16.99.

This is not a fancy place. Nice pictures of Pakistan on the walls. Al Jazera (sp) playing which makes for an interesting thing to watch during a meal, if you feel like it.

Many local people come here. Very good service. They also have a buffet which looks great, served from 10AM - 5 PM. No deserts. Rated by Zagat.

This is the kind of place many of us seek - a local family owned, really well done restaurant. Strongly recommended if you like this kind of food.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Jose, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Great food at very reasonable prices. Not the greatest location but the food makes up for everything.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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161 reviews 161 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Kabob Palace is kind of a hole in the wall in an unlikely location, BUT the food is very good and reasonably priced. If you like kabobs, I would recommend giving Kabob Palace a try.

Visited February 2013
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USA
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“NOt worth it!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

First - let's understand that the food here is not cheap. $14 for 2 kabob's is pricey! The service is terrible, you can't ask any questions, you have to wait for a very long time to get your food and once we got the food it was either undercooked, over seasoned or tough as rubber! I would not recommend this place at all. Considering it is in a hotel district you'd think they would at least be cordial...nope! When I asked a question, the man at the register just asked me what I wanted, I said I had a couple questions, he looked at me and then yelled "next please". Once we ordered it took 45 minutes to get our food - the whole time many of their "friends" came in, ordered and were handed food almost immediately! It was chaos behind the counter for everyone who wasn't a close family friend.

I plan to be in DC a lot this summer but this is not a place I will even consider returning to!!!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best cheap food in town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

I lived a few blocks away for years, and got the boneless chicken kabobs a couple of times a months. Love the spicy flavors and the bread.

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