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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 - 01:00
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Arlington, Virginia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have learned to ignore outside appearances. This place has that strip mall look but really good, reasonably priced food. I had lamb kabob with rice and spinach sides. Others seem to like chick peas side dish so will try them next time. Descriptions on wall menu are a bit confusing as they list what comes with main dish but... More 

Thank Donna V
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've eaten at Ravi dozens of times and have been satisfied by their food every time. The atmosphere is a bit "divey" and the food is served on styrofoam with corresponding plastic flatware. Don't let the looks of the store be a distraction because some of the best food is sold in very similar places. With the exception of the... More 

Thank Lawrence T
Dayton, Ohio
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

My friends (who are total foodies) have been to this restaurant several times. They make it a point to come every time they are in DC (they live in Ohio). They found this place, because cab drivers of Indian descent kept telling them that this is their favorite place to go to get authentic food. The ambiance is really below... More 

Thank Azim S
London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

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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463 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 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
Reviewed 11 January 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
Reviewed 7 January 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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162 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 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 

1 Thank miriamhcunningham
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 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 

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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
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Pakistani, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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?