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Mar 16, 2009 12:32 PM

Kabobs In Montgomery County?

In the past 7 years, my Middle Eastern kabob consumption has shot up about 400%. For many years, it used to be much harder to find a good kabob that wasn't crazy expensive. Now, there are lots of choices.

Moby Dick has always been good and they've expanded to multiple locations. Mediterranean Kabob on Rockville Pike isn't quite as good, but I eat there often. Kensington Pizza also makes a fairly decent kabob, but they don't make their own flatbread like the other places.

Does anyone have any suggestions for kabobs in the Gaithersburg-Rockville-Bethesda-Kensington-Wheaton area?

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  1. Blocking on the name of the one in Germantown, but it's just off Middle Brook, East of 270. Caspian Sea or something like that. They at least used to be really good.

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    1. re: Dennis S

      Caspian Cafe, there's one on 355 and also one in Kentlands. I couldn't find a link to the one in the Kentlands, but it's in the strip next to the Bonefish Grill. I think they have belly dancing at night. Also, there is Johnny's in Germantown. There's also Village Green in the Rio. This is just FYI, not recs. I like Moby Dick better personally.

      Johnny Kobob Restaurant Corporation
      12933 Wisteria Dr, Germantown, MD 20874

      Caspian Cafe
      19911 Frederick Rd, C Germantown, MD

      Village Green Grill House
      9811 Washingtonian Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD

    2. Yekta Kabob (and the adjacent market) on Rockville Pike is my favorite. Their bread stinks, but the kabobs, rice, and accoutrements are wonderful, especially the cornish game hen. Great hummus, too.

      They're next to Joe's Noodle (behind the Mi Rancho that used to be the other crappy Tex-Mex chain).

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      1. re: DanielK

        This place has been mentioned a couple of other times at least with good reports. Trouble for me is - coming from Reston - I'm not NOT stopping at Joe's!

        1. re: Dennis S

          House of Gyro on Norbeck and GA Ave has pretty good ones.

          1. re: Dennis S

            Easy solution, Dennis.

            Both Joe's and Yekta Kabobi do great as leftovers - eat at one, bring home takeout for the next meal from the other!

        2. The northeastern side of Montgomery County has recently sprouted two quite good new Kabob places. First , there is Kabobolicious (splg) in the Giant Shopping Center at the NW corner of Randolph Road and New Hampshire Avenue. The Kabob is Morrocan style and they also serve Tangines. Second, there is Kabob 'n' Karahi further up New Hampshire Avenue in what is called Cloverly - it's just past the Safeway. Their food is South Asian style and they have lots of interesting vegetable sides. I also recommend House of Gyro at Georgia and Norwood Road. Their Kabob is Turkish style. All three have interesting breads to accompany the grilled meats.

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          1. re: rcooperman

            I really like Kabob n Karahi. The Karahi's are mor than Kay and I can eat on a single meal. Dinner for 2 usually runs 20 to 25 so it is a bargain. The lamb chops & the Chicken Tikka with bone are my favorites for kabob. On the Karahi side, the seekh kabob karahi is super.

            I have not been back to Kabobalicious since my first try, how is it doing foodwise, lately?

            1. re: deangold

              I stopped by Kabobalicious about a month ago. Started with a Moroccan vegetable soup that was rather bland and unexciting. As an entree I had a kabob platter that was nice, but not as tender or flavorful as the Halal meat at Kabob n' Karahi. The platter came with couscous and some seriously "dead" steamed vegetables. If I go back, I think I'll focus on their Moroccan specials.

              1. re: MDBBQFiend

                I went to Kabobalicious yesterday. I had the lamb gyro. I was pleasantly surprised that it was served on fresh baked bread. I'm not an expert on Greek food or kabobs, but I do love fresh baked bread. I'd readily go back and have a gyro again.

          2. Have not dined there yet, but the relatively new Mayhan House of Kabob is a few doors away from the Trader Joe's in Montgomery Village Off Price Center, across street from Lakeforest Mall. It gets good reviews on other Web sites. I think it's Afghani.

            1. Greek Island Grill in Cloverly (near intersection of New Hampshire and Briggs-Chaney) has good souvlaki (that counts as kabob?), gyro, and all other Greek classics such as moussaka, lamb shank, rockfish stuffed with feta, etc, etc. Always good; friendly service. This has has been in the area for years, under a couple of different names.

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              1. re: TomOHaver

                And at a couple of different locations. Ditto on what you said. Its a great restaurant. However, there is a kabob place (Kabob n Karahi) across the street in the strip center which also is pretty good and was reviewed in last weeks Post magazine as well as on this Board.