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May 17, 2009 08:50 PM

Raavi Nan Kabob Old Bridge, anyone?

Has anyone been to this new takeout/retail spot? It's located on Rt 9 northbound near the Old Bridge bus station. As unappealing as it sounds, I believe the space is a converted gas station!

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  1. Saw it today but there was no way I could get over to the far lane in time to check it out.
    Your not kidding, definitely looks like a converted gas station.

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    1. re: shabbystorm

      The only safe way northbound to get here is to exit at the traffic light beforehand, and then make a left past Outback to get onto the Route 9 North
      ramp. It's at the end of the ramp.

      I'm also curious about this place. Might be a find...

      1. re: aacharya

        aacharya- i see you have a 'dive top five', so i certainly understand the appeal of raavi naan kabob for you. i would try it, but dh certainly wouldn't come, and i am afraid to go alone. could you take one for the team and try this place out? i double dare you...

    2. Stopped in there today. No paper/takeout menus, but the menu items; various kabobs and naan items, were clearly posted on an overhead menu. Also, the prices were VERY reasonable.. most things were less than $4.00. I wasn't hungry at the time, so I didn't order anything. I didn't bother to ask whether they had a website. :)

      They also had fresh goat for sale, as well as various.. um.. parts of a goat. Also, other animals and their parts as well.

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        1. re: MarlboroMan

          thanks for taking a look, MarlboroMan! it seems that, as i suspected, this place would be a little scary for me. i only eat very limited meat (fish and poultry) and i certainly don't enjoy looking at various "parts" of animals. i will pass on raavi!

          1. re: njchowgal

            Oh, the "parts" weren't actually on display.. just listed (in English) on an overhead board. I don't want to look at that stuff either. Similar to you, njchowgal, I eat only fish and seafood, no meat. The owner seemed very nice. They had things like onion naan and garlic naan.. they were maybe $1.50 each. Also some chicken kabob things. They also had some grocery items for sale, on shelves, and some beverages in a walk up glass-door cooler.

        2. So anyone try this place out yet?? Saw it for the first time yesterday and am very curious.

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          1. re: FoodDude2

            I have become somewhat of a regular here,as they produce some of the freshest ,tastiest Naan anywhere.It is a Pakastani owned establishment and over the past few months i,ve spoken to the Father and two sons who run the place.Super friendly and eager to please.Each time i've been there has been a string of asians coming in to collect piles of steaming hot bread to take out.I usually get six to eight and freeze them when I get home.The Aloo Naan is a favorite.The marinated chicken tikka is not on display,but taken fresh from the walk-in and cooked to order,so be prepared to wait 15 minutes or call ahead (732 707 4177 ).It is really juicy,succulent and tender.My only criticism is that it could use just a little more salt.Unfortunately they are set up as a basic grocers / halal
            butchers store .The take out food on display is spartan to say the least,and is not particularly appealing.With that in mind and the understanding that this is a not a fast food take out place ,you should not be dissapointed.The exterior is nothing special,but don't let the lack of decor stop you from tasting some excellent Asian staples at a superb price.

            1297 Rt 9 North,Old Bridge NJ 08857.

            Take the exit into Outback Steakhouse and approach rte 9 North from there.It is a lot easier and the traffic is a little more forgiving !

            9 North
            37 Berdan Ave, Wayne, NJ 07470

            1. re: xny556cip

              Can you educate me on the different type of Naan? Like what's the Aloo Naan and what other offerings they have?

              1. re: yCf

                There are a number of variations depending on where you get the naan from but the aloo is a standard layer of potato in the bread and then baked.It has a little spicy kick to it also.

              2. re: xny556cip

                Do they have tables to eat in, or is it just take-out or stand-up?

                (I know this is an old thread, but there's no point in starting a new one.)

                1. re: pickyeaterlol

                  Thanks for the answer, even if it did take 15 months. :-)