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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 - 2:00 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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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Typical Pakistani cafe - old and decrepit surroundings and hygiene levels look dubious but the food was tasty - had lamb tikka which was soft and smokey taste and daal gosth with rice and fresh nan. Everything I ate was typical Pakistani taste. Waiter was very friendly and efficient. Would I return again - yes

Thank Ayesha S
Mississauga, Canada
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446 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

On my trip to Dc I enjoyed Ravi Kabob House's Kabob twice. One night I did a take out and the other I had sit in. When we dined in, we sat on the side of Ravi Chatkhara apparently they are connected together and we can order from both place. One is a kabob place and the other is a... More 

Thank Bilal S
Navi Mumbai, India
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

Chicken Karahi was tasting gross. It was like boiled chicken was mixed with karahi masala which had a very weird taste. the thing costs whopping $22, too pricey Lamb chops were undercooked, i have had better lamb chops from there. Will not be visiting ravi kabob in the near future.

Thank Sapna N
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Kabab karhai is awesome. Overall food is excellent. Very friendly and helpful staff. We have been going to this restaurant for the past 10 years.

Thank nasir r
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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159 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

I ordered lamb kabob, which came with rice, chick peas,a small salad, chutney and a piece of bread. It was more food than I could finish. The lamb and chick peas were tasty. The salad was mostly lettuce. One drawback is that you must pay in cash.

Thank Gordon175
Sharpsburg, Maryland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

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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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

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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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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386 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 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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772 reviews
502 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 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 

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