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Ariana Grill Kabob House

Afghani, Middle Eastern
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909 W Main St, Ste 102, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2846
11:00 am - 8:30 am
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 am
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Berlin, Germany
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

I was trying to go back to the restaurant where I enjoyed a decent meal last summer (in June 2014) and where I had a spectacular pumpkin side dish. Only to find out that the restaurant no longer is open. There is still some furniture inside but it is clear that the restaurant is not going to open its doors... More 

Thank HaraldfromBerlin
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94 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Unless they have moved and changed their number, this restaurant is no longer open. I imagine increasing costs and smaller portion sizes took its toll on their repeat business.

Thank PnutButterJellyTime
Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I just want to say that I am a local cville-ian. The food is nice but half of the time its burnt or is cold and if you confront the owner, she ends up shouting at you. She ended up fighting with me and my father but we sorta repressed that incident and went to visit again. There was burnt... More 

1 Thank Aamna K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We went there waited for one hour to be seated and then refused to serve us the food . She had some attitude issue. We were a party 23 ppl with kids . She would not allow kids to enter in the restaurant

1 Thank Karamna
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I made a reservations for 6 pm. But got there a little early. They didnt let us sit. Even though there were vacant table inside and out. Simply a poor service. Owned by the worst lady. Very very illiterate. Never go there. They suck

1 Thank Sahroo
United States
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205 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

the other wonderful Afghani restaurant in Charlottesville. Terrific food, atmosphere is more casual than the other one (Afghan Kabob Palace) but a good location near the University. I'm more inclined to do carryout here but there are a number of tables for eating inside as well. Definitely recommend!

Thank jenny g
Montgomery AL
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

I was booked to stay in Charlottesville, and a friend told me to change to the Hampton Inn at the university just to eat at Ariana's which is across the street. So I did...I was not let down. What excellent food...the kabobs, the rice, the veggies...even the bread!! I ended up eating there both my nights in the city...on top... More 

Thank LogicTransformed
Keswick, Virginia
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We found this restaurant because my wife stays abreast of the local news. (We're proudly locals). Obviously lots of others have found Ariana's as well. The food is excellent and displays that the chef knows what he/she's doing. The service is very good and it's a delightful place to go for lunch or dinner. (Parking's tight but it's worth looking)

Thank Tom G
Richmond, Virginia
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338 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

I like this place. Small, cosy and friendly. The food is tasty and well prepared. My waitress, Rachel, persuaded me to have the spinach curry with my kabobs and I had to thank her for doing so. Portions are just right. If I lived closer I would eat here on a frequent basis. Absolutely recommended.

Thank CheshireTurkey
Terre Haute, Indiana
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

My wife and I stopped here returning to Indiana from Va. What a lucky find. Being unfamiliar with Afghani food, we needed some help from the waitress, who was knowledgeable and pleasant. My wife had Auosh (?), a spicy soup, as a starter, and I had some kind of stuffed dumplings. I wish I knew the name of the main... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Afghani, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 am
11:00 am - 8:30 am
11:00 am - 8:30 am
11:00 am - 8:30 am
11:00 am - 8:30 am
11:00 am - 8:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 909 W Main St, Ste 102, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2846
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-872-9906

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?