Afghan Kabob House
Hour: Mon-Sun.11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Price Range: $
Credit Card: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
by Alex V.
I have been to the Kabob House a couple of times and it actually caught my attention because people outside were smoking hookah. I know this sounds boring, but I always have the same food. It's the boneless chicken kabob with a side dish of humus, brown rice and potatoes. There is a very big choice of different side dishes but this one works out best for me. It always is delicious and I especially like the naan!!The service is great, the owner and staff take their time to explain the different dishes and you don't feel stressed at all while making your decisions. The waiting time of about 10 minutes is reasonable and the serving size is big!!!They have lots of different flavours for the hookah my favourite one is definitely Blue Mist (tastes something like blueberry) .. The second time I went there and ordered blueberry the owner did not realise I actually meant blue mist (and I had no idea that's what it was called since I have just tried it at someone elses hookah before) .. So when I actually came back the next I got a free hookah with 'blueberry' taste! I think that is part of a really great service since it adds some kind of personal flair if you still are recognized at your next visit.I am actually just coming home from the AKH and again the food was delicious, the service was great. We got a second charcoal for the hookah and a complimentery black tea! So what else do you wish for if you want a nice casual night out.I will definitely go back to the Afghan Kabob House to have many more hookahs and many more boneless chicken kabobs!
by Katie M.
Yet another place that I've been to many, many times, and for some reason have never reviewed (totally out of character). This place continues to deliver. I've never strayed from the grilled chicken kabobs, but other folks I've dined with have, and they all rave about everything on the menu. The chicken is juicy and tasty (not over spiced or salty....yippee), and the offerings of sides could be a match for any taste buds. I usually go w/ the hummus and potatoes, but other choices include salad, fruit, chick peas, and various vegi options. The owners and staff couldn't be nicer and often go above and beyond to make sure everyone has enough sauce, food, and drinks (no nickel/dime upcharge that has become so typical of all kabob places). There's street parking (metered)....bring change....because you WILL get a ticket if you don't feed that while you're feeding yourself. I had to sprint back to my car after lunch to beat the meter maid...and after the humongous portions that I consumed....ouch.
by akbar m.
Best kabob i ever had!1
by Daniel B.
Really, this was a great addition to the neighborhood. The place is clean, well lit, service is very fast. The choices in sides is just mouthwatering, I have enjoyed every one that I have tried. The bread and the hummus are some of the best that I have tried in the area. And of course the kabob's are awesome. Really, this place is great for all people, novices to Afghan cuisine who want a gentle exposure all the way up to people who have tried pretty much everything.
by Josh B.
The chicken was super juicy and delicious. Portions big. The fruit that came with my kabob was pretty sad, though. My girlfriend's cauliflower side was bland, but my eggplant side was pretty good. Torn between 3 and 4 stores. I'd go back, but I've definitely had better afghan.
by Jonathan S.
I grabbed Kabob take-out last night and then transported my food payload to Alexandria.The Negina (Jewel of Persia) and Chopan Kabob were warm and fresh-tasting nearly an hour after they packaged them up for transport.Afghan Kabob House, I like you. Like more than a friend. This is one of my new favorite Courthouse stops.If you can find me another place in this area where…
by Derek H.
I didn't like the Kabob-meat as much as Ravi or Rose (Ballston and Vienna, respectively), but this is a better location than both and generally cheaper to boot. With that in mind, I give it a good rating. And the best thing this place has going for it is FRIENDLY STAFF! That seems to be a rarity in kabob spots around the region, but here everyone was really cool. When it comes time to pick your sides, they don't roll their eyes if you ask questions, and more importantly, they give you a choice of salad dressing for that side salad you always get with a kabob. You get two other choices, I think there were three or four varieties of rice, the usual chickpeas (not quite as smoky/spicy as Ravi, sadly), and some other stuff I'm too much of a gringo to recognize. You also get to choose what sauce you want to go with your kabob; from the traditional yogurt to some spicy green stuff I liked a lot.They, like most of the kabob houses, also cook to order - so do expect about a 10 minute wait if you're looking for some carry-out. Small price to pay for a hell of a meal.
by Dave C.John P.chris n.Matthew F.Peter S.
For lunch in Court House, this is a really good deal and really, really tasty. I frequently get the open faced Gyro, but have had the regular Gyro and the chicken kabob, and it's all REALLY flavorful and really good.This is a very "lunchy" place, but it's FAR better than any other lunch place in the area. Definitely recommend it. So very good.I'm so disappointed with this place, I feel like giving it just 1 star (lowest rating), but the fact is that the food itself was not horrible. But so many things about it were just utterly disappointing.First - The dishes do not come with rice. The kabobs come with bread (and it's pretty lousy bread at that), but vegetable plates don't even come with bread. To be clear: each kabob comes with two "sides", and you can opt for rice as one of them. I'm sorry - this is simply not competitive with the other kabob joints in the area. For the same price (more or less), I could eat like a maharaja at Kabob Palace, with bread, rice, and two sides - on EVERY dish - and it would all be excellent quality. Second - "Sam's" ground chicken kabob. I've never had ground chicken that was ground completely into paste. The texture was completely disgusting. I actually thought I was eating chicken LIVER, which I really don't like. Even the flavor was liver-like. I thought several times that maybe it was actually chickpea paste (since I figured liver was unlikely) and maybe the guy who took my order got it wrong. But double-checking their menu, it's obvious it could only have been the ground chicken. Utterly disgusting, texture-wise. Flavor wise, it was just meh.Third - and this is admittedly minor - their kadu (pumpkin) was overly sweet. I think they cooked it with prunes. LOTS of prunes. Their chickpea side dish was also distinctly inferior to just about any other place in the area. The eggplant dish was not bad, but had too much "other than eggplants" (onions, etc.) in it for my taste. As far as I could tell, there are no actual Afghans involved in the operation. I don't want to draw any unwarranted conclusions, but it may perhaps have something to do with the issues I describe above.wow, really good food, good delivery, + affordable = awesomeI had a lamb kabob with an extra skewer, chick peas, and rice with spinich ... everything cooked well, lots of flavor, everything tasted fresh. also had hommus and naan and was surprised how good the hommus was.big portions too, 16 bucks and there was almost enough for two people.Great place. I live nearby and will definitely be back. Had the chicken kabob special and I highly recommend it. Came with two skewers of dark meat chicken that were tasty and very well-seasoned. Also, was cooked perfectly. The meal also included Afgan bread, which was fresh, and humus that was flavorful, but not overly garlicky. The rice was rice and the spinach was solid.Also, the service was outstanding. The cash register lady was very nice and explained the different options to me and then explained in detail what all the available sides were as I picked out what I wanted.Afghan Kabob is pretty good but after eating at Astor and Ravi I can only give it 3 stars.The portions seem to be hit or miss. The first time I went I got a mound of food that easily became 2 meals! Sadly the next time the server got all stingy and my gf was so disappointed cuz I had talked about how much food they give. The food was also less flavorful but still good.Overall though I would eat there again. Just wish they were more consistent with flavor and portions.
by Danny M.
Today is March 3, 2009 and according to one of the employees, this restaurant has only been open about a week. I noticed it on my way from the Rosslyn Gold's as it is located on the right hand side as you're headed away from DC, across from the Wendy's. As soon as I saw the restaurant's "Afghan Kabob House" sign, I knew I had to try it. While I'm no expert on Afghan cuisine, I have had some in the past since I used to work at a watch store called Fashion Time and they are owned by Afghans. I was greeted warmly as soon as I walked in and immediately noticed that it was very clean inside. Although I love Kabob Palace, I've never really felt the original location to be the cleanest place. So I was hoping the food would be just as good. As soon as who I presume was the owner found out I am a patron of Kabob Palace, he promised me his kabobs were better. Plus, he added, they had a better selection of sides. Well, it is mostly true. I'm not sure I would go as far as to say the kabobs were *better*, but they were indeed very good. However, this place offers a MUCH better value and more choices! There were several curries from which to choose (even some vegetarian), at least four different rices, salad, several sauces, and a small selection of fresh fruit (cut honeydew, cantaloupes, and strawberries). There were also several beverages from which to choose, but none offered much out of the way of non-high fructose corn syrup drinks. I do like the fact that Kabob Palace is well stocked with Snapple's new Green Tea line that are sweetened with plain sugar. For me, that was the only thing missing for it to have been a perfect meal. I ordered the #1 white meat chicken breast, which is what I usually order at Kabob Palace, and found it to be tender and juicy. I couldn't tell if the buttery taste was coming from the kabob or from the yogurt sauce. But it was all good. I also had some of the rice that had raisins and carrots, and the vegetable made with cauliflower along with the fresh fruit. Everything tasted fresh and homemade. I will definitely go back to try some of their other dishes, as there are many options. Hopefully they will get a website up soon so everyone can see what they have to offer along with the pricing. So if you enjoy kabob, definitely check out this new restaurant. It also doesn't hurt that I can also walk to it from my house! (But I can't see Russia from my house, sadly...) Enjoy!
by Peter S.
Afghan Kabob is pretty good but after eating at Astor and Ravi I can only give it 3 stars.The portions seem to be hit or miss. The first time I went I got a mound of food that easily became 2 meals! Sadly the next time the server got all stingy and my gf was so disappointed cuz I had talked about how much food they give. The food was also less flavorful but still good.Overall though I would eat there again. Just wish they were more consistent with flavor and portions.