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Kabob Palace

Middle Eastern Restaurant and Afghan Restaurant$$$$
  • Ranked #4 for Middle Eastern restaurants in Arlington
  • Ellen G.
    "Kubideh is the best:)"(6 Tips)
    SKEET C.
    "Try the Chicken & Lamb Kabob - Love the spices of the middleeast!"(5 Tips)
    Erika J.
    "Boneless chicken kabob is amazing!"(3 Tips)
    "order it with no salad, then get rice and chickpeas."(4 Tips)
121 Tips and reviews
  • kebabs
  • kubideh
  • good for a late night
  • chicken
  • 24-hour
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  • Richard
    RichardJune 24
    Kabobs are awesome but stay for the rice, chickpeas, cucumber sauce, and the bread!
  • Ariel R.
    Ariel ROctober 14, 2015
    Absolutely the best kabob I've tried in all of northern Virginia! Simply delicious!
  • 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.
  • 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!!!!
  • Moza K.
    Moza KJuly 27, 2015
    Delicious food, but order takes time! Call in to order before
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • David
    DavidFebruary 14, 2015
    Try #12 combo. Lamb , beef and chicken. Mango lassi not bad
  • Amal A.
    Amal AbdelrahmanJanuary 4, 2015
    One person order is a full sized order where I could complete at once. Delicious food !!
  • Rohaina
    RohainaSeptember 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!
  • Kyle R.
    Kyle RiggsAugust 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.
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Ebrahim B.
    Ebrahim BandookwalaAugust 10, 2014
    The chicken karahi has gotten worse recently (ravi kebab does it better! ) .. The lamb curry and chana rice was still delish! :-)
  • Marta Lynne S.
    Marta Lynne SchantzJune 21, 2014
    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!
  • Emily R.
    Emily RupertJune 4, 2014
    Loved the lamb kabob. The flatbread is excellent. Good choice.
  • P
    PMay 18, 2014
    #10 (chicken bone-in, Kubideh) no salad , double rice, lamb curry , chickpeas !
  • Alex C.
    Alex CrenshawApril 28, 2014
    Everything is Don't forget to grab some ginger, peppers, onion & lemon near the counter.
  • 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.
  • Abhi
    AbhiFebruary 5, 2014
    As everyone suggests, boneless chicken (no salad) with chickpeas on the side. What a meal :) loved it
  • MCA 心.
    MCA 心足November 24, 2013
    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.
  • 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.
  • Ruvania D.
    Ruvania DeveauxAugust 11, 2013
    I must say that the meat is really soft though and the chickpeas were tasty!!
  • 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
  • Deyar K.
    Deyar KnowlesAugust 10, 2013
    Food is not that hot, and entrance is a backdoor alleyway; quite gross. Plus is meat was soft.
  • 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!
  • Blakk P.
    Blakk PMay 27, 2013
    Order the vegetarian plate- chickpeas, spinach & rice. The best! I can eat the chickpeas everyday. 24/7 schedule makes it even better.
  • Kara
    KaraMay 21, 2013
    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.
  • 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.
  • Adam H.
    Adam HoustonMay 3, 2013
    Don't get the salad. Get extra chickpeas instead. Salad is for chumps.
  • Bobby T.
    Bobby TDecember 29, 2012
    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!
  • Salwa K.
    Salwa KhanDecember 18, 2012
    Halal. 24 hours. Great kubideh. Get extra rice instead of salad. Great sides are spinach and chickpeas.
  • Michigan M.
    Michigan MuhiOctober 8, 2012
    Everything platter. Can't go wrong. Chapli kabob. All amazing.
  • Nivine Z.
    Nivine ZakhariJune 3, 2012
    Lamb, Kabideh, + spinach w/rice = delicious, but be prepared to wait if you can't call ahead.
  • Jefe
    JefeJanuary 25, 2012
    I knew when the lot was full of cabs, I was at a good place. The lamb kabob is superb.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CNovember 6, 2011
    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!!!
  • Shel W.
    Shel WestOctober 5, 2011
    If you want more rice and whatever, say "no" when they ask if you want salad. Chickpeas rock, as do the green peas.
  • Sharlander H.
    Sharlander HazelOctober 1, 2011
    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!!)
  • Scott R.
    Scott RodmanSeptember 29, 2011
    Give yourself an hour to get your food, food is great but takes forever!
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HuangSeptember 27, 2011
    I always order the same: boneless chicken, no salad, rice + chickpeas. spinach is only so-so, i think, but not many other options.
  • 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.
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan CoffmanAugust 20, 2011
    Best kabobs in DC. Try the daily special for something different.
  • Alex V.
    Alex ValenciaJuly 4, 2011
    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
  • 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.
  • Danny M.
    Danny MApril 20, 2010
    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
  • aro
    aroApril 3, 2010
    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.
  • 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.
  • Jason C.
    Jason ChanDecember 16, 2009
    In addition to having great kabobs (I usually get the chicken, bone-in), this place is open 24 hours. Perfect for late-night cravings!
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