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“Good Kebabs; Great Bread; More” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of East West Grill

East West Grill
Ranked #311 of 870 Restaurants in Arlington
Cuisines: Pakistani, Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Washington, DC
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780 reviews
510 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
“Good Kebabs; Great Bread; More”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

This isn't a fancy, high-end place, so don't set your expectations too high. You order at a counter. Pick a soda from a case. The A/C is inadequate. But people are friendly, the place is clean, and the food is good enough. And if you care, Halal.

I've been here several times over the last year. Kebabs are good (made to order so prepare to wait ten minutes) and the naan is fresh and great. Not a lot to distinguish it from other similar places, but note that I keep returning when I'm in the area. I wouldn't drive across town to go here, but I'm happy enough when I'm there.

I just ate one of their daily specials, daal gosht, which was described to me as lamb but was probably goat. With lentils. Whatever it was, it was just terrific. Very tasty sauce. I plan to explore other daily specials in the future, and I suggest you consider doing the same.

Four stars on a relative scale for places of this type.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Arlington, Virginia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
“Great hamburgers at one of Courthouses only true 'dive' restaurants!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2012

Although totally no frills, East West serves a delicious hamburger with excellent french fries for only $5.49. The same meal would cost eleven dollars down the street at the Cheesecake Factory.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC
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“Great Restaurant for Authentic Pakistani Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2011

I have been to his restaurant many times and love the food every time. The atmosphere is basic and you order your meal at a counter but the food that comes out of the kitchen is absolutely great.

They have a great kabob plate among many other things. They cook the meat fresh which can take 10 minutes. Plenty of taxi drivers and other Pakistani locals come here, always a good sign. The food is halal as well.

Great food, good service (the owner is almost always there). Highly recommend this for a quick meal on the run.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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