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Mar 24, 2012 09:30 PM

near Reagan airport

Is there anything worth eating near the DCA airport?

I'll be there for one night.

Am a big Indian/Middle Eastern fan, but am also a good foodie fan too.



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  1. For Indian, Kohinoor Dhaba will do in a pinch. Not haute cuisine, but cheap and comfy. Kabab Palace is Middle Eastern -- in the loosest sense -- and is open 24 hours.

    There's also Jaleo's for tapas.

    1. It depends on where you are staying - Old Town is just a few minutes away....

      1. Depends how far you're able to travel. Metro will make it fairly easy to get to a number of places.
        For Indian:
        Bombay Curry Company in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria (about 2.5 miles from the airport by cab) serves up some very good North Indian try the chicken wings and butter chicken
        Here's the website for Kohinor Dhaba, which is in Crystal City:

        For Ethiopian:
        Harar Mesob, also in Crystal City Not the best in the region, but probably a darn site better than in most other parts of the country.

        Neramitra in Crystal City (again, there are better places, but it's close to the airport)

        Middle Eastern:
        Afghan Kabob House near Courthouse Metro stop in Arlington
        Kabob Palace in Crystal City, already mentioned
        Me Jana (Lebanese) also near Courthouse Metro

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        1. re: crackers

          Just FYI, Bombay Curry Company is closed at the moment. The building it was in is being gutted and redeveloped. The restaurant is planning to move a few blocks south but it's not re-opened yet.

        2. Thank you all, am staying in Crystal City near the airport. Will travel (if easy, I don't know DC) for the best, too!

          1. I would suggest trying out some places in Old Town Alexandria. Restaurant Eve, the Majestic, Brabo to name a few. They are not the type of food you indicated but Old Town is also an interesting place to visit.