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Kabob Palace

Kabob Palace

Middle Eastern Restaurant and Afghan Restaurant$$$$
Arlington
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  • Ranked #2 for Middle Eastern restaurants in Arlington
  • This Middle Eastern restaurant is famous for their kebabs. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Ellen G.
    "Kubideh is the best:)"(7 Tips)
    Sophia H.
    "Boneless chicken kabob and beef kabob are excellent."(4 Tips)
    SKEET C.
    "Try the Chicken & Lamb Kabob - Love the spices of the middleeast!"(5 Tips)
    aro
    "order it with no salad, then get rice and chickpeas."(4 Tips)
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  • sweetpearacer
    sweetpearacerAugust 22, 2014
    Rice and chickpeas are addicting. Enjoy the mish mosh of funny bumper stickers and Afghani art on the walls. Order ahead during peak mealtimes because all of south Arlington eats here.
  • trillateezy
    trillateezySeptember 2, 2014
    24/7 & bomb ass food. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Best idea = kubideh kabob and chicken kabob combo. Please make sure you order some naan otherwise this ain't a complete meal!
  • Bobby
    BobbyDecember 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Both lamb and chicken kabobs are delicious as well as the chickpeas. Jus be prepared for long lines and wait for your food, but its all worth it!
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SternSeptember 12, 2016
    Kabob! I eat here so much it's rediculous. Sides can be a little spicy so if you're a wuss like me do the chickpeas in like a bowl on the side. Everything is so good.
  • Liane B.
    Liane BanseAugust 7, 2016
    Love the kabobs here. Call your order in at dinner hour our be prepared to stand in line and wait. This place is tiny and crowded. Loved the eggplant too but only served certain day.
  • Marta Lynne S.
    Marta Lynne SchantzJune 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The portions are huge! If you're not too hungry, you can easily split a dish for two people. And you can do half and half sides with the chickpeas AND the spinach!
  • Sophia H.
    Sophia HMarch 6
    Boneless chicken kabob and beef kabob are excellent. But naan bread is AMAZING! Very fresh, soft, and warm - best naan I've ever had, hands down. HUGE portions
  • Jon D.
    Jon DarveauSeptember 16, 2011
    This place is an amazing gem of a find. Give it a try, you will not regret it. Plus, real sugar coca cola bottles. This is one of the best places in DC area period.
  • Navjot S.
    Navjot SinghJanuary 1
    Amazing food, always crowded and open 24 hrs. The goat curry was awesome and can be enough for 4-5 people , the naan is big and tasty.
  • Prithvi
    PrithviMay 13, 2013
    Hands down some of the best kabobs on the planet. And believe me when I say that, I'm from Hyderabad, the heart and soul of Kabob Kingdom.
  • Raakin R.
    Raakin RollSeptember 19, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    This and 'Ravi Kabob' are the only two authentic Pakistani-Afghan places here. It's 24 hours and have had during all hours of the day. Recipe is consistent.
  • Amy O.
    Amy O.May 28, 2011
    Terrific kabobs, but expect to wait for food if you go late at night. Always packed after midnight. Sometimes we call in order, then go pick it up - easier. Spinach + rice = spicy divinity.
  • Blakk P.
    Blakk PMay 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the vegetarian plate- chickpeas, spinach & rice. The best! I can eat the chickpeas everyday. 24/7 schedule makes it even better.
  • SHAR H.
    SHAR HAZELOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Boneless chicken with Rice and Chickpeas...Ask for salad to be separated. It drives them wild...LOL (But it is for the best or you will have wilted lettuce...Yuck!!)
  • Chris C.
    Chris CNovember 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing! If you want to skip the long line, order the special (whatever is in the window) and skip the numbered meals. They serve it up right there for you!!!
  • Shoaib T.
    Shoaib TariqAugust 21, 2014
    Chicken karhai, kabobs of all sorts are v.good here. A must visit for foodies and yes a good joint for after club hours...Kudos
  • P
    PMay 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    #10 (chicken bone-in, Kubideh) no salad , double rice, lamb curry , chickpeas !
  • Danny M.
    Danny MApril 20, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    I always get the #1 (Boneless Chicken Kabob) with rice, and I ask for half chickpeas and half spinach. If you don't get salad, they just give you more rice and spinach and/or chickpeas. And I always c
  • Ebrahim B.
    Ebrahim BandookwalaAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The chicken karahi has gotten worse recently (ravi kebab does it better! ) .. The lamb curry and chana rice was still delish! :-)
  • Vinnie M.
    Vinnie ManciniJuly 18, 2013
    All that goodness in one place. It was great try the chicken or lamb platter. I suggest the spinach and chick peas
  • Soo C.
    Soo ChoJune 18, 2013
    Never disappointing. Call your order in if you're doing take away to make your wait much shorter. Yum! Yum!
  • V J.
    V JAugust 18, 2013
    Tried Chicken kabob, it was good. Don't get the salad. Get half chickpeas and half spinach. Lassi was the best.
  • Kara
    KaraMay 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I'm a Midwestern white girl and I literally want to eat here twice a week. Make sure you get: rice, chick peas and spinach. No salad.
  • aro
    aroApril 3, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    the BEST kabobs, period. boneless chicken is delicious and juicy! order it with no salad, then get rice and chickpeas. you won't be sorry.
  • Alex C.
    Alex CrenshawApril 28, 2014
    Everything is bomb.com. Don't forget to grab some ginger, peppers, onion & lemon near the counter.
  • Salwa K.
    Salwa KhanDecember 18, 2012
    Halal. 24 hours. Great kubideh. Get extra rice instead of salad. Great sides are spinach and chickpeas.
  • Omar A.
    Chappali kabob, when it's fresh, is awesome. Bread is always good, and any chicken dish.
  • Rich Y.
    Rich YuehJune 12, 2015
    If you're coming in after a night of drinking, ordering your food "extra spicy" will wake you up.
  • MCA 心.
    MCA 心足November 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    No salad. Don't waste your time on any of the sides but chickpeas and rice. Pay attention to the daily menu, goat brain is great.
  • Richard
    RichardJune 24, 2016
    Kabobs are awesome but stay for the rice, chickpeas, cucumber sauce, and the bread!
  • Amal A.
    Amal AbdelrahmanJanuary 4, 2015
    One person order is a full sized order where I could complete at once. Delicious food !!
  • Abhi
    AbhiFebruary 5, 2014
    As everyone suggests, boneless chicken (no salad) with chickpeas on the side. What a meal :) loved it
  • Ariel R.
    Ariel ROctober 14, 2015
    Absolutely the best kabob I've tried in all of northern Virginia! Simply delicious!
  • Nivine Z.
    Nivine ZakhariJune 3, 2012
    Lamb, Kabideh, + spinach w/rice = delicious, but be prepared to wait if you can't call ahead.
  • Kyle R.
    Kyle R.August 26, 2014
    Chickpeas are excellent. Chicken is fantastic. The wait times are absurd. I waited an hour for my to go order. Not worth it. Pricey, too.
  • SKEET C.
    SKEET ChevaliaFebruary 28, 2014
    Try the Chicken & Lamb Kabob - Love the spices of the middleeast!
  • Jefe
    JefeJanuary 25, 2012
    I knew when the lot was full of cabs, I was at a good place. The lamb kabob is superb.
  • Alex V.
    Alex ValenciaJuly 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Bone in chicken for dark meat, rice and chickpeas is the way to go. Don't waste time on the salad it's just lettuce
  • Moza K.
    Moza KJuly 27, 2015
    Delicious food, but order takes time! Call in to order before
  • Emily R.
    Emily RupertJune 4, 2014
    Loved the lamb kabob. The flatbread is excellent. Good choice.
  • Ruvania D.
    Ruvania DeveauxAugust 11, 2013
    I must say that the meat is really soft though and the chickpeas were tasty!!
  • Michigan M.
    Michigan MuhiOctober 8, 2012
    Everything platter. Can't go wrong. Chapli kabob. All amazing.
  • David
    DavidFebruary 14, 2015
    Try #12 combo. Lamb , beef and chicken. Mango lassi not bad
  • Marc A.
    Marc AbantoJanuary 13, 2010
    Go to Kabob Palace and make sure to ask for extra yogurt sauce with whatever you order. If you do this after midnight, call in your order or it may take awhile.
  • Shel W.
    Shel WestOctober 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you want more rice and whatever, say "no" when they ask if you want salad. Chickpeas rock, as do the green peas.
  • Maggie M.
    Maggie MacGSeptember 20, 2015
    I did not love this place. They don't clean the spinach thoroughly and it can be pretty gritty.
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan CoffmanAugust 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best kabobs in DC. Try the daily special for something different.
  • Dexter L.
    Dexter LeeJuly 21, 2015
    It was okay. Had lamb kabobs and lamb chops. Not as tender as I had expected. Also, crowded, small space. Advise calling in order and picking it up.
  • Jae W.
    Jae WatkinsFebruary 17
    Amazing meats, great sides, tasty bread
  • Ruvania D.
    Ruvania DeveauxAugust 11, 2013
    Didn't meet my expectations. People were raving about this place in their reviews on yelp but the food didn't make me want to go back. It has a lot of spices but somehow lacks flavor which is baffling
  • Spazzo
    SpazzoAugust 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Mutton and Chicken Karahi are a must try!
  • Andre C.
    Andre CoverAugust 30, 2014
    Omg go here any time for delicious food, but ESPECIALLY after a drunken night out!
  • Jason C.
    Jason ChanDecember 16, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    In addition to having great kabobs (I usually get the chicken, bone-in), this place is open 24 hours. Perfect for late-night cravings!
  • Daanish A.
    Daanish AliMay 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Skip the line by callling in your order. Food is fantastic.
  • Reagan B.
    The Kubideh was my favorite. Seasoned so well.
  • Llanco T.
    Llanco TalamantesDecember 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The lamb chops are the way to go - tender and delicious.
  • C J.
    C JAugust 24, 2014
    Avoid the green salad. In addition to avoiding a meh salad, you get your choice of a SECOND side! (Get the chickpeas.)
  • Daanish A.
    Daanish AliMay 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Come here on Sat and Sun for haleem and nihari.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MarshallMay 17, 2015
    The chicken (#1) is the best
  • Chuq Y.
    Chuq YangOctober 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Lamb Chop kabob. It's amazing and relatively cheap for lamb chops!
  • Spazzo
    SpazzoMarch 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Open 24 hours, don't miss the Karahi
  • Washington Post
    Washington PostAugust 1, 2014
    Quite simple: Eat skewer of succulent meat. Repeat. Read more
  • Fred
    FredMay 23, 2012
    when ordering a combo, you can ask for no salad and get 2 sides!
  • Rick T.
    Rick ThompsonMay 15, 2011
    The lamb Kabob is as good as the ones I had in Kabul Afghanistan! Hoobas!
  • Scott R.
    Scott RodmanSeptember 29, 2011
    Give yourself an hour to get your food, food is great but takes forever!
  • Ashraf R.
    Ashraf RahmanMarch 31, 2013
    Excellent food! Highly recommended!!!
  • C J.
    C JJanuary 21, 2012
    The lamb karahi. My God. Get it.
  • Blakk P.
    Blakk PJanuary 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get Spinach on the side...great food love this place
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HuangSeptember 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I always order the same: boneless chicken, no salad, rice + chickpeas. spinach is only so-so, i think, but not many other options.
  • Chuq Y.
    Chuq YangFebruary 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you want a treat, get the lamb chops. Wowza!
  • Fred
    FredMay 23, 2012
    always call ahead during a workday lunch. 15-20 min wait becomes 5
  • Sung P.
    Sung ParkAugust 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Lamb kebob is the best!
  • Erika J.
    Erika JohnsonMarch 30, 2014
    Boneless chicken kabob is amazing!
  • recon
    reconJanuary 28, 2011
    I work at kabob and can not explain how wonderful you all are ;)
  • Mr. W.
    Mr. WonderfulJanuary 15, 2014
    Great tasting food at reasonable prices!
  • Ellen G.
    Ellen GalitOctober 26, 2010
    Love kabob palace late at night! Kubideh is the best:)
  • Tim H.
    Tim HDecember 3, 2012
    Best kabobs and open super late
  • Alneil M.
    Alneil Mc.LeodOctober 4, 2014
    Don't forget to pay first!
  • Adam H.
    Adam HoustonMay 3, 2013
    Don't get the salad. Get extra chickpeas instead. Salad is for chumps.
  • Vinny V.
    Vinny Vodka-TonicSeptember 26, 2015
    The food is OK, but the people watching is top notch.
  • J
    JApril 23, 2013
    Best Kabobs in VA!!!
  • Ken L.
    Ken LlacunaOctober 17, 2013
    Don't throw away whole piece of bread. Watch one get intercepted and make it back into kitchen.
  • Home Owner Solution Network I.
    love the kebabs and wraps
  • Erica H.
    Erica HankersonJuly 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ramadan begins Monday August 1. Won't be as busy during sun up.
  • Keya L.
    Keya LilBengalMarch 31, 2013
    Best kabobs EVER!! : )
  • Dolores G.
    Dolores GomezAugust 12, 2014
    Diego 1st experience with Kabobs
  • ian h.
    ian hallMay 14, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Best kabobs in the DC area. Try the kubideh!
  • Mohammed Y.
    Mohammed YasinSeptember 15, 2015
    They serve free cockroach in water instead of lemon!!!! Disgusting place to eat. I am never going to this place again. there were cockroaches crawling under the tables and wall!!!!
  • Josei ==> @ShoesNFood w.
    24 hours! Even in a snow storm they never close. Kabobs & rice are Devine!!
  • Jody S.
    Jody SouthJanuary 11, 2012
    Best kabobs around!
  • HANNA
    HANNADecember 24, 2011
    I love it here halal food is the best food
  • D. A.
    D. AlonsoNovember 18, 2011
    You have got to try a Samosa!
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DantoApril 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Very good. Can get crowded
  • Maricel G.
    Maricel GundayaoSeptember 23, 2016
    love the okra.
  • Charles N.
    Charles NyongáApril 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best late night food ever!
  • Terry G.
    Terry G.April 8, 2012
    #12 is the bidness!!!!
  • Derek K.
    Derek KanNovember 24, 2010
    best kebabs, no wait - one of the GOAT period
  • Alyson
    AlysonDecember 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the chickpeas.
  • D K.
    D KMay 5
    Chapli kababs r 😋
  • Jennyfur
    JennyfurMarch 15, 2013
    Best hot peppers!!!!
  • Deyar K.
    Deyar KnowlesAugust 10, 2013
    Food is not that hot, and entrance is a backdoor alleyway; quite gross. Plus is meat was soft.
  • Larry C.
    Larry ChadwellApril 20, 2014
    Naan taste like saltine crackers. Samosas were burnt. Very burnt. I should have gone with a Kabob apparently. Won't be going back.
  • Kustom K.
    Kustom KaneOctober 7, 2015
    Lamb curry on fridays
  • Andre A.
    Andre AdamsApril 15, 2016
    Food was amazing!
  • Chuq Y.
    Chuq YangOctober 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The floors are REALLY slippery! Be warned.
  • Satria P.
    Satria PinandhitaJanuary 18, 2010
    Great food. Very inexpensive. Open 24 hours. Read more
  • Edea N.
    Edea NorMarch 10, 2011
    Be prepared to wait a while for ur order to b ready.
  • Abby B.
    Abby BAugust 25, 2012
    Food -amazing, dough-soso
  • Amanda
    AmandaMarch 23, 2011
    Come on Fridays for the fried okra.
  • Andre A.
    Andre AdamsApril 11, 2016
    Amazing food..
  • Jason W.
    Jason WNovember 29, 2010
    Best kabob ever!!
  • Wade S.
    Wade StuartFebruary 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    24 hrs!!!!!!
  • Chris G.
    Chris GoldmanOctober 8, 2011
    This place makes me want to cream myself
  • Misa G.
    Misa GareauNovember 8, 2012
    Delicious.
  • Mark D.
    Mark De Los SantosSeptember 29, 2012
    Delicious!!!!
  • Shamar W.
    Shamar WilliamsAugust 25, 2015
    #LambKabob
  • John W.
    John WalshMay 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Food is good but gives me doodie butt
  • Tom S.
    Tom StovallJuly 1, 2010
    Best. Kabob. Evah.
  • Joseph D.
    Joseph DrasinSeptember 7, 2010
    Amazing kabobs
  • Ike s.
    Ike sApril 17, 2010
    The best Indian food in DC
  • Ali C.
    Ali CNovember 11, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Kabob Kubideh all day long.
  • Joel I.
    Joel InwoodMay 23, 2010
    Go lamb. Trust me.
  • Reginald A.
    Reginald AllenJuly 4, 2011
    Smoke weed everyday
  • Nathan J.
    Nathan JohJune 19, 2010
    Very gooood!!!
  • DoN P.
    DoN PHaTTiYaKuLSeptember 24, 2011
    The longest wait for food ever
  • Michael B.
    Michael BryantMarch 26, 2010
    Lunch Buffett is pretty good.
  • Derrek L.
    Derrek LongNovember 12, 2009
    safe bet: boneless chicken kabob
  • Derrek L.
    Derrek LongNovember 12, 2009
    Go to Kabob Palace and
  • Fayiz M.
    Fayiz MelibaryNovember 16, 2012
    المطعم دا صحيح كأنه غرزه و شكله مشبوه، لكنه ٢٤ ساعه و أكله طازج دائماً و من ازحم مطاعم دي سي على مدار الساعه، المشاوي عنده رهيبه!
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