Cheap Eats 2010: Ravi Kabob House
100 places that offer great food at low prices.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Kate Nerenberg, Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published June 16, 2010
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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.
Why go: Few restaurants achieve the consistency of these Pakistani kebab shops. The secret? The dedication of owners Muhammad Afzal and Abdul Alnoor, who keep a watchful eye over their clockwork-like kitchens.

What to get: Lamb kebab teeming with tangy, spicy savor; bone-in chicken tikka kebab; incendiary karahi, two-person stews infused with ginger and garlic; lahori choley, chickpeas braised in chili, cumin, and coriander (a recipe from the chef’s mother); mango lassi to cool the heat.

Best for: Meat lovers.

Insider tip: Takeout travels well, and the kebabs, if wrapped in foil and slowly heated, easily come back to life the next day.

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