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Dec 14, 2008 08:15 AM

DC Transplats: Where is Kabob Palace or Ravi Kabob replacements?

We just moved here from the DC area and are searching for some great Kabobs. The best I've ever had in my life were from Kabob Palace (with Ravi Kabob a close second). Hoping some other DC transplants to Austin have found something similar around here.

Looking for some great Chapli (spicy beef patty), bonless chicken kabob, just baked/grilled flat bread, and whatever the chickpea dish both Kabob Palace and Ravi have that I've never been able to even find a proper name for.

Thanks for any pointers!

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  1. Doubt these are direct replacements, but they are 2 places with that have kabobs.

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    1. re: ssouth

      Which 2 places were they? I'll give them a try.

      1. re: pdm

        Sorry, I edited my reply and deleted the links. Here they are:

        Shandeez Grill. It's located off Anderson Mill road in the NW part of town.

        Alborz. It's located off Anderson Lane, just east of Mopac.

    2. Not a DC transplant but based on the name and kebab name I assume you want an Indo-Pak kind of kebab and not a middle eastern kebab. Shalimar on North Lamar is a Pakistani joint with good kebabs. I like their Bihari kebab best. The Bihari kebab is very heavily spiced and tenderized. Because it is so heavily tenderized it melts in your mouth. Some people might find this a turnoff and want meat with more of a chew to it. They tend to cook kebabs etc. to order and the wait can be quite long.

      I find most of their food to be tasty but VERY greasy so I rarely eat any "wet" food (curries etc.) there. If you can look past the grease the food is tasty. I assume the chickpea dish you allude to is "chole" . Not sure what the best rendition of this is in town.