Dirt Cheap Eats 2008: Ravi Kabob
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Ravi Kabob
Address: 305 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703-522-6666
Neighborhood: Arlington, Ballston, Arlington
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 11 AM to 1 AM, Friday and Saturday 11 AM to 2 AM, Sunday 11 AM to midnight.
Nearby Metro Stops: Virginia Square-GMU, Ballston-MU
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Lamb and lamb brains karahi; kebabs, including lamb chops, bone-in chicken, kubideh, and seekh kebab; chana masala; mango lassi.
Price Details: Appetizers $1.25 to $2.50, entrées $9 to $17.

These exceptional Arlington kebab houses offer the prospect, rare these days, of eating well while eating a lot—a whole lot. An order of the matchless kebabs—made with halal lamb, chicken, or beef, marinated for 18 hours, and cooked over a charcoal grill until the meat is gently charred—comes with either bread (baked to order) or rice and a salad ($8.50). It’s the same deal for the karahi, a marvelous, head-clearing stew of tomato, ginger, chilies, and hunks of lamb or chicken or a portion of lamb’s brains. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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