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Yekta Kabobi Restaurant & Market

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1488 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852-1430 (Congressional Lane)
+1 301-984-0005
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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bethesda, md.
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717 reviews
536 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Surprised upon entering this little restaurant to find a lovely interior and cozy atmosphere. Food here was standard middle eastern fare with kabobs and rice which were done deliciously and authentically. Enjoyed both the food and the atmosphere and will certainly be returning in the near future.

Thank barymad
North Bethesda, Maryland
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lamb kabobs were very good. I would pay extra and go for the sour cherry rice. Disappointed that the lamb shank was not available. They should provide something else with pita bread appetizer other than onion and butter (not to everybody's taste). It is a very nice space and the wonderful smell from the adjoining market welcomes you as... More 

Thank Jay W
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely decor, quick service and delicious food. I am not partial to trying exotic food, but I am so glad I did with this restaurant. We had a few appetizers and the kebobs (chicken and beef) as well as lamb chops. Everything was exceptional. Just the right amount of food (although we still did not finish). Lovely atmosphere and decor.

Thank MaryInRio
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

No big bargain price wise, this place tries hard to deliver great food . The kabobs aren't as spicy as the Pakistani version I like . The stuffed vine leaves , called Dolmades, were made without rinsing off the brine and I hated them . My mother made delicious ones , using a Turkish recipe that included removing the brine... More 

Thank phantomreviewer2015
North Bethesda, Maryland
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Stopped spontaneously Christmas day. Happy surprise! Scrumptious, healthy, plentiful food. Vegan and veggie options. Fantastic Angus beef kabobs grilled perfectly with peppers and onions. Chicken and lamb too. Lovely basmati rice. Pretty painted dome interior. Courteous professionals. Wednesday nights half price wine with dinner.

Thank susanabresee
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

So...we went to Yekta Kabobi with some friends who had recently discovered it. We entered through the market and was wowed by the assortment and display of the foods. We went into the restaurant which is nicely layed out and decorated. The waiter was terrific and helpful, recommending interesting choices depending on our categoric desires. The food came quickly to... More 

Thank Heldentenor
Franklin, Tennessee
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243 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

My cousin recommended this restaurant and it far surpassed my expectations. I had the marinated slices of certified angus beef with a roasted tomato. The dish came with basmati rice with almonds, pistachios and orange peel.

Thank MSO70
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Went on a Thursday evening when it was 1/2 price wine night. Really a bargain. The food was great as always.... we all had different dishes including chicken and beef koobideh, lamb. The different rices, especially the sour cherry, are outstanding. The only disappointment is the desserts....but go to their market next door and get genuine Halivah by the pound

Thank Dr Larrie G
Potomac, Maryland
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329 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We come here for quality kabobs--lamb and steak--at reasonable prices. And we're never disappointed. The eggplant dish with tomato sauce is a great way to start the meal. Wines by the glass are reasonably priced, as well. If we want something sweet, we go next door to their market for something homemade and delicious.

Thank RonFG
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Yekta Kabobi Restaurant is truly a great find especially in an area where Persian cuisine is amiss, unfortunately so. What this place offers are delicious dishes produced by a skillful kitchen with their perfectly calibrated seasoning and authentic offerings, from the intriguing and savory eggplant and olive spreads, to the mildly yet tender lamb shank special, to the perfectly seasoned... More 

Thank Alex W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Middle Eastern, Persian, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1488 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852-1430
    (Congressional Lane)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Rockville
  • Phone Number: +1 301-984-0005
Yekta Kabobi is a unique family owned and operated authentic Persian restaurant. We were the first middle eastern grocery store and restaurant in the DC metropolitan area, and have been around since 1979. We specialize in the making of all types of kabobs. We also offer authentic Persian cuisine on a daily basis. We are located in Rockville, Maryland and easily accessible from anywhere in the Washington metropolitan area.

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