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“Good Food and Successful Endeavor”
Review of Kabob Palace

Kabob Palace
Ranked #6 of 56 Quick Bites in Arlington
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Afghani
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout
Reviewed January 18, 2019

I eat here frequently for lunch. There are a number of reasons I keep coming back. One: the food. It’s good. Portions are large, hot and bursting with all those Afghan herbs and spices. Two: the owners are a good news, success story. Three: Located in a convenient Arlington location. They came to the United States with a solid work ethic and turned a dream into reality. Now they have a restaurant that embodies consistent quality, in a great location, all at affordable and reasonable prices. As to what to eat, while the kabobs are exceptional, I nearly always have the daily special. Everyday it changes, but you will find lamb curry, chicken, or vegetarian options, all served with rice, with a side and salad. The Afghan Bread is superb. Plus the place is open 24 hours a day and is frequented and loved by all those that have irregular hours because they know they can get a good, hot meal anytime. The interior is clean and (over) decorate with stickers, memorabilia and other pro-Western stuff.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Thank J Warren R
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

The place isn’t much to look at from the outside, but it turns out that the food is great. Friends and I tried the chicken, lamb and ground beef kabobs and it’s all excellent. The rice is some of the best I’ve ever had. The bread is fantastic too. As another reviewer said, the atmosphere is like a pizza joint.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 12, 2019

Kabob Palace is nothing fancy, but the atmosphere is good and the food is great. Order at the counter and carry your own tray. We got the lamb chops, which were really good. I suggest skipping the salad and opting for two sides. We got the spinach, which was good, and the chickpeas, which were great. And all of this is served over rice. At $16.35, it's a real deal! Cardamom tea is complementary, and it's good as well. And I understand that the place is open 24 hours a day. In Crystal City, get out of the underground and try Kabob Palace.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Howard105
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Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

So many people recommended Kabob Palace that we had to give it a try. We ordered a chicken kabob plate and a beef kabob plate. The issue with everything - bread, rice, meat, vegetable (a type of chick pea curry?) - was dryness. Atmosphere is that of a local pizza joint. Not fancy in the least but that's fine.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 1Bug2Bug
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Reviewed November 15, 2018

My family and I eat here multiple times a year. Normally that sounds like nothing special, but I have to travel over 45 minutes to this small restaurant. I highly recommend any of the meats, but the chick peas are a must!

Date of visit: November 2018
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Thank TERRY D
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