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Ravi Kabob

305 N. Glebe Rd.
Arlington, VA 22203

703-522-6666

Neighborhood: Arlington, Arlington, Ballston

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.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Virginia Square-GMU, Ballston-MU

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Needed

Website: http://www.ravikabobusa.com

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.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Cheap Eats 2009: Ravi Kabob

Great food, low prices, lots of fun

Why go: Only the aged slabs of beef at BLT Steak can match the succulence of the meats at these order-at-the-counter, cash-only Pakistani diners, and those cost five times as much. Bone-in chicken, meaty lamb chops—all are marinated for 18 hours, threaded on metal rods, and grilled slowly over a charcoal flame.

What to get: Any of the kebabs; any of the karahi, fiery dishes laced with ginger, garlic, tomatoes, and chilies; lahori choley, a chickpea-onion curry every bit the equal of the meats; hot naan direct from the tandoor; gulab jamin, honey-covered mini-doughnuts; mango lassi, heavy on the mango.

Best for: An exhilarating takeout alternative to pizza and rotisserie chicken.

Insider tip: Ravi II is closed on Mondays, but not the original Ravi.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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