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Ravi Kabob House

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305 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22203-3307
+1 703-522-6666
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sharpsburg, Maryland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been coming to Ravi for around 15 years and can't believe I've not reviewed them. This place is wonderful. The food is delicious, the staff friendly and considerate. The atmosphere is often chaotic - it's a small restaurant and they service more people than seems possible. There's a constant stream of people coming and going. To me, this adds... More 

Thank miriamhcunningham
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered the lamb kabob for a late lunch (~2 PM) one weekday afternoon. Other people had recommended this place and I wanted to check it out for myself. Even though it was long past the lunch rush, service was slower than I expected. I estimate the wait between ordering and receiving my meal to be at least 15 minutes.... More 

Thank TomfromBoston
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Nice kabob Pakistan's style, be aware all the food is very spicy, but delicious. Parking is limited to few spots. If you can order in advance by phone, the food takes too long to be ready

Thank Malik421
Pasadena, California
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356 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

We've visited this restaurant several times and have enjoyed all of our meals. Some of the kabobs can be quite spicy, so ask the wait staff if you want something more mild. The biryani (sp?) rice dish tastes excellent. The lamb biryani is only available on weekends.

Thank JackandResh
Washington, DC
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730 reviews
478 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

We eat in more than our share of kabob places in Northern Virginia. There's a big ethnic community, and a lousy kabob restaurant won't last long. Our experience is that nearly all of the kabob places are good. Ravi meets the standard for the area, and that standard is high. Our kabobs were beautifully cooked, and the side dishes were... More 

Thank jxx9595
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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267 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

The chickpeas and chicken karahi are probably the best dishes here. The chickpeas are soft and spicy. Although a bit oily. It is open late and that what makes it appealing. Usually, great for after bar bite. Every time, I have been the place has been packed. The ambiance is not fancy. Just basic. The chicken karahi takes a while... More 

Thank Sundncr
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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340 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

Fresh naan bread, great chicken kabob, Decent prices (about 10$/plate). Be mindful that this place gets busy in the evening, even on weekdays! Few tables makes this restaurant (and parking lot!) very crowded, but worth it. Recommended by local friends

Thank MarySL00
Baltimore, Maryland
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84 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Midnight date night consisted of exploring Arlington and I informed my husband I wanted to try "different cuisine from our norm" so he suggested kabobs based on his experience from a location close to his former place of employment (review saved for a later date)... Anywho he tells me the name and I google it to find we are less... More 

Thank DR5115
Hanover, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016

We walked and walked looking for something interesting in Ballston but much of the offerings were overpriced chains. At 8:30 in the evening Ravi Kebob House was still packed with people ordering both takeout and eat-in meals so we decided to give it a try. I ordered lamb kebobs and my wife had the chicken kebobs. The kebobs came with... More 

Thank Mark B
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2016

I had hear of this restaurant but only managed to go there on my recent trip in Feb 2016. I got to eat typical Pakistani food after days of eating at burger joints. And I met a few fellow Pashtuns there!

Thank Aziz A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Pakistani, Middle Eastern, Afghani, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22203-3307
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-522-6666

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?