Cheap Eats 2018: Ravi Kabob House I and II

Ravi Kabob owners Mohammad Azfal and Abdul Alnoor remain as committed to quality as they were the day their restaurant opened. Photographs by Kevin Allen.


Karahi is king at these joints that hum along to the sounds of Pakistani pop. We favor the fiery curry with bone-in chicken, seekh kebab, or lamb. Sop up the chili-red sauce with flatbread still steaming from the tandoor. On weekends, go for haleem, a flavorful powerhouse of lentils, wheat, spices, and chicken. Also good: Bone-in chicken tikka; deep-fried Lahori fish.

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Petworth.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.

Jessica Sidman
Food Editor

Jessica Sidman covers the people and trends behind D.C.’s food and drink scene. Before joining Washingtonian in July 2016, she was Food Editor and Young & Hungry columnist at Washington City Paper. She is a Colorado native and University of Pennsylvania grad.