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“Persian Pleasure” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Yekta Kabobi Restaurant & Market

Yekta Kabobi Restaurant & Market
1488 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
+1 301-984-0005
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Ranked #31 of 353 Restaurants in Rockville
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Persian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Congressional Lane
Description: Yekta Kabobi is a unique family owned and operated authentic Persian restaurant. We were the first middle eastern grocery store and restaurant in the DC metropolitan area, and have been around since 1979. We specialize in the making of all types of kabobs. We also offer authentic Persian cuisine on a daily basis. We are located in Rockville, Maryland and easily accessible from anywhere in the Washington metropolitan area.
Bethesda, Maryland
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“Persian Pleasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I would rate this restaurant as a 4.5 but given a choice between 4 and 5, I'd choose 5. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but the inside is wonderfully decorated. We were welcomed warmly by the owner. The menu was reasonably priced. The food was a 4 on the 5 point scale. My wife thought it was a 5 but I thought the beef and chicken kabobs we had were a tad bland. That said, we definitely recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brunswick, Maryland
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“Good Food....bit pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

The Iranian food at Yektha is pretty good. Much better than a place like Moby Dick or something. The food and service is great, even the atmosphere. However, the food is a bit pricey for what you get.

Visited April 2013
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“Delicious!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

Went to the Persian Market next door and wound up eating dinner there. The food was delicious. The rice was fluffy and the meats tender and flavorful. We had the filet and it was very tender. The chicken was good but not as good as the filet. The kashkeh bademjoon was good too! Merci!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Silver Spring, MD
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“A must!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

This place is delicious. I am not even sure what else to say about it. I am a picky eater, and I keep returning to this place and getting different things. The place looks alright from the outside, but inside it is beautifully decorated, the staff is very pleasant, and they serve the food quickly. This is one of my favorite places in Rockville, MD, and I think it is very reasonably priced. The kaboobs are a must have! Enjoy it.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“You Wouldn't Know It From The Outside!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

From the outside, you would drive right by this place.

Upon walking in, you are amazed how elegant and beautifully decorated this place is. The walls contain beautiful murals, centered in the room is a faux-painted coffered ceiling with a gorgeous chandelier hanging down to match, the bathrooms are elegantly decorated and contain a very cool sink as well.

The service was very good, and the food even better! Each table is served a tray of raw onions, butter, and lavash bread. We had no idea what to do with this. We were told to make onion sandwiches. Definitely a first for us!

We started with kashke bademjan, which is eggplant, onions, mint, and fermented whey. It was just okay. Almost like a hummus texture, but the taste was a bit sour.

For our main dishes, we ordered the kabob-e koobideh (ground beef skewers). These were incredibly delicious and highly recommended. We also ordered the koobideh combination, which is a chicken and ground beef kabob combo. And lastly, the soltani, which is a ground beef kabob and marinated strips of black angus top sirloin. Each is served with a generous portion of rice and a grilled tomato. In lieu of rice, you can order vegetables, which are grilled onions and peppers.

Everything was delicious and there is plenty to take home as the portions are large. I would definitely return and highly recommend it for you to try.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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