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Charcoal Kebab

394 Elden St, Herndon Pkwy., Herndon, VA 20170-4818
+1 703-435-2400
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“kabobs” (21 reviews)
“peas” (12 reviews)
“keema” (9 reviews)
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Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
394 Elden St, Herndon Pkwy., Herndon, VA 20170-4818
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going to Charcoal Kebob off and on for years; I remember when it first opened in its original location. Now I usually get carryout for dinner. I get chicken kebob, lamb chops (very good), beef, lamb, kema kebobs. The bread is very...More

Thank EleniMaria
Reviewed 21 December 2017

The best lamb kabob I've had in a long time. The kabobs come with your choice of the usual sides--spinach, chickpeas, lentils--bread and rice. The price is a bit high--my lunch was about $13--but not too bad for what you're getting. The decor was nice...More

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 22 November 2017

After finding this small Afghan restaurant, we have returned many times. Their relatively recent décor uplift is well received. Go for the beef kabob, probably the best I have had, and their authentic and delicious sides. YUM!

Thank fiamma11
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Charcoal Kebab is a Herndon staple - at least as far as my family is concerned. We typically do take out, but eating in can work too. The staff is polite and efficient. The food is always fresh, tasty, and legitimate. We've never had a...More

Thank kbdelapaz
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

I love this place. Very consistent food and always delicious. You can tell by the volume of repeat customers that frequent here, one of the most popular places in Herndon for the lunch crowd. The kabobs here are well seasoned and never over cooked, always...More

Thank Steve O
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Have frequented Charcoal Kebab regularly for the past couple of years and still find it to provide the best kebabs in the region. I've invited a number of friends there for dinner and they've all loved it. Keema is a big hit, as are lamb...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Maybe it's just that I hadn't had charcoal kebab before, but I thought the food here was excellent. I loved the charcoal flavor, which came through even on the vegetarian option (forget the name of it now). The bread (there's probably another name) was perfect,...More

Thank Brittany_11_10
Reviewed 30 August 2017

My first kabob restaurant experience (take out) and I was disappointed. The meat was overcooked and it was hard to eat low-carb. The marinades/seasonings were fine but the overcooked meat just made the meat tough. I did like the charcoal flavor, though. Might go back...More

Thank divakern
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We often order food from here for work lunch. The food is usually good and the selection is decent. No major complaints and no one complaining they get sick eating there. Overall, good.

Thank David H
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I've gotten take away twice in the past month for my family of 4 and everyone enjoyed eating this delicious food. We got a combo kebab (chicken, lamb, and keema) as well as a veggie combo (4 sides you choose) this was not quite enough...More

Thank bunglymungly
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 394 Elden St, Herndon Pkwy., Herndon, VA 20170-4818
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Herndon
  • Phone Number: +1 703-435-2400
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