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Kabul Kabob House

514 S van Dorn St, Alexandria, VA 22304-4612
+1 703-751-1833
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good21%
  • Average26%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible15%
22 Mar 2017
“Amazing Decor”
29 Jan 2017
“Our Favorite Kebab Place”
Closes in 16 min
11:00 - 21:30All hours
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Halal
514 S van Dorn St, Alexandria, VA 22304-4612
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

More than just a meal, it's a showcase for a beautiful selection of Persian rugs and carpets. The carpets are changed out every few months, however the food is authentic and consistently good. Love the fresh made flat bread.

Thank Leanne S
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We've only had take-out here, not the buffet - but this has become our favorite kebab place. We have tried the lamb, chicken, and beef; all have been excellent. My husband and I will usually order one "combo" meal with chicken and lamb, this comes...More

Thank MrsV_11
Reviewed 4 July 2016

I have been to this locations probably three or four times and usually it is like once a year and it really seems like it is different every time. This most recent visit my friend and I ordered the buffet which had a few meat...More

Thank Naoji W
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Having diner in many Afghan restaurants and also having been to Afghanistan, I can say with some certainty that this place does not come across as Afghani. Don't get me wrong. The food is good, but it is not Afghan except for a very few...More

Thank LAPR1
Reviewed 9 March 2016

As others have noted, this place is under new management and is now known as Kabob Express II (Kabob Express I is in Centerville, VA), although at this writing the old Kabul Kabob outside sign remains. The new management improved the previously tatty decor, raised...More

Thank Taurusean
Reviewed 8 December 2015

So this is my third review of this place. It's gone from excellent to terrible back to excellent again. New ownership obviously has put effort into getting things up and running again, with attentive counter staff, new decor, and amazing food. In addition to regular...More

Thank cjsalexva
Reviewed 23 April 2015

We were in Alexandria and looking for something quick, not too expensive. We settled on this restaurant, based on Google reviews (See my review there for pictures) We had a delicious dinner here. We tried the chicken and lamb kabob platter, it was a lot...More

Thank Mala W
Reviewed 12 January 2015

The Chapli Kabob was okay, I've had better. The rice was good, the spinach saag was adequate, and the accompanying daal was mediocre.

Thank rckymtndaddy
Reviewed 15 December 2014

I reviewed this place several years ago, and made it one of my favorite in the area. Unfortunately, the situation has totally changed. When I started going there, it seemed to be a family business with people who took real pride in serving excellent food...More

1  Thank cjsalexva
Reviewed 29 June 2013

First of all, when I came in, the staff talked to me in Spanish, making assumption that I was from some kind of Hispanic countries, which is not the case. I found it rude since we are in the US and people should speak English....More

1  Thank Anais30226
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Buffet
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 514 S van Dorn St, Alexandria, VA 22304-4612
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Landmarks / Van Dorn
  • Neighbourhood: Landmarks / Van Dorn
  • Phone Number: +1 703-751-1833
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