Kabob Bazaar
Comments () | Published August 6, 2007
Kabob Bazaar
Address: 3133 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-522-8999
Neighborhood: Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday from 11 AM to 10 PM; Friday and Saturday 11 AM to 11 PM; Sunday from noon to 10 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Court House
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Kubideh; baklavah.
Price Details: Starters, $3.25 to $7.95; entrees, $6.95 to $13.45.

From Kliman Online's "Word of Mouth"

The best thing about Kabob Bazaar, in Clarendon, isn't the dish that gives the place its name. They're fine, and you can have a nice (and filling) meal if you look to the  kubideh (two kabobs of minced, spiced beef) and soft, fluffy, buttered rice. The thing to get, though, is the baklavah. If you've ever despaired at the prospect of sticky baklavah -- of baklavah so cloyingly sweet you recoil before you've gotten halfway through -- then you need to pay a visit to Kabob Bazaar. This baklavah arrives in the form of a large, golden-colored triangle, similar to an apple turnover. Honey is deployed with uncommon restraint; so is butter. In other words, you're never overwhelmed by gooeyness and richness; it's all about lightness and snap. The phyllo is marvelously layered and flaky, with a pronounceable crunch. Even if you were to stuff a handful of potato chips in your mouth, you couldn't produce a sound quite like the one you get when you first bite down on this pastry.

-July 17, 2007

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