Yekta Kabobi Restaurant
Yekta Kabobi Restaurant

Yekta Kabobi Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.yekta.com/
  • Phone: (301) 984-0005
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday thru Thursday 11am-9pm Friday and Saturday 11am-10pm Sunday 11:30am-9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Persian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: All of our dishes are also available for catering. If you want us to cater your event, please notify us of your order 24-48 hours ahead of time depending on the size of the order. This will ensure our ability to have everything you request. We recommend that you provide us with your own dishes to prepare your order, otherwise, we will provide carryout disposable dishes. Please call us at (301)984-0005 to place an order.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Congressional Lane
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Yekta Kabobi Restaurant
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Yekta Kabobi Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (21)great for lunch (14)fit for foodies (13)good for groups (10)kid-friendly (6)special occasion (4)romantic (2)great for brunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Yekta Kabobi
    ArtMVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This restaurant offers a variety of interesting Persian dishes combined with a knowledgeable and highly professional wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Persian Food in Mont. County
    FoodCriticVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I have been coming here for the last 20 years! The food is always outstanding, the service is always excellent. The ambiance is nice and the restaurant is always very clean. I also order takeout on a regular basis. Yekta is one of my favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delicious!
    Rhmddum
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Yekta is a great place to enjoy Persian food. You can generally get in and out quickly if you're in a rush. Or you can linger over wine, appetizers, a nice meal and dessert while checking out the paintings on the walls. My favorite dish is still the chicken kabob with 1/2 rice and 1/2 salad. Everyone is nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greenie
    GreenieVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We have taken so many friends here and everyone has agreed that the food and overall experience was very good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • greenie
    GreenieVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Consistently very good middle eastern food. Their varieties of rice are amazing nd their kabobs delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a pleasant experience
    Rhmddum
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We visited Yekta for a pleasant dinner of chicken kabobs and to get out of our house during a power outage. It was delicious and relaxing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a winner
    Rise
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Yekta is so consistently terrific. The service is wonderful and the food is exceptional. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • greenie
    GreenieVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great ethnic restaurant swerving Persian cuisine. Has been consistently great...salads, eggplant, hummous, kebabs
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My wife and I know we can always count on Yekta for a good dining experience. The kebobs are excellent, the service is attentive, our open table reservations are honored on time and the prices are reasonable - what more can you ask for.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious kabobs
    Rhmddum
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The chicken kabob with 1/2 rice, 1/2 salad is my favorite. The chicken was cooked perfectly. Everyone at the restaurant is friendly and unpretentious. And it's fun to shop at the attached persian market after you eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good dinner
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Very large portions you can share one plate Good service excellent food
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 198 reviews are from the Yekta Kabobi Restaurant reviews archive.
  • quite tasty
    anotherfoodie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    enjoyed the meal very much. the service was great
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best bet for kabobs
    PeterVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Yekta Kabobi is two steps up from the plastic-plate-and-utensil kabob shops. The menu is extensive with Middle Eastern delights as well as many different kabob options. Recently our chicken kabob came to the table hot and moist, with rice laced with lentils and raisins. Service is attentive without being obtrusive. After your meal pop in next door to stock up on pistachio, rose water and sugar laced cookies.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanks for another great meal!
    lovemypup
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We were celebrating a birthday and, as usual, the food and service were outstanding! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Persian food!
    FoodiefromSF
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Gormeh Sabzi was excellent! Things were cooked well! I was surprised that they charged for the herb/feta appetizers, most Persian places have that as part of the onion and bread appetizer.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be back...again!
    RandyVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Everything met up with our expectations on this our second visit to Yekta. Our handsomely smiling waiter was very attentive and ready to explain the changes to the menu. There are some new, unique rice sides available and I'd recommend them either the cherry or the lentil and rasin. This is one place you can eat and not feel rushed or forgotten and have a good bottle of wine and some good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hungryinbethesda
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Our party of six was accommodated promptly at the appointed time and served well by the waitstaff. Food was excellent. Variety was somewhat limited, but each of us found an entree to our liking. Pleasant environment except for noise level as restaurant filled up...very clattery and as one with moderate hearing loss, I found it difficult to converse. One of our party was disappointed in absense of FULL bar...she likes martinis before meals. On balance, we had a very positive and enjoyable experience at Yekta and will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yekta is great
    Lebo9
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Meat a bit too well done but otherwise all is delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Persian cuisine
    GreenieVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Have been there a number of times....everyone had a tasty meal. Service was terrific. A nice neighborhood gem
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Excellent dinner for large table of 14 people. Excellent food. Ordered family style for varied assortment of food specialties. Service good. Very accommodating and friendly. Called to confirm reservation. Very comfortable due to open side doors that allowed nice breeze.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Persian Food in MD
    ecfoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The Best, hands down. Order any traditional items off the menu and you will leave satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dissaponting
    NatashVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Was looking forward for a good rich persian meal. However it was less than mediocre. A really boring meal.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good at reasonable prices
    MorrisVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    A great place to go for well prepared food at very reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • family running restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    It is a restaurant with warm atmosphere and great food that good service will let you enjoy the moment.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time...will return!
    RandyVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We had a thoroughly enjoyable dinner. The waiter was very pleasant and helpful and the atmosphere was very nice for being located in a "strip shopping center." We were very pleased with the taste of all the dishes and the portions were appropriately sized for the prices. We got one small and one large meal and it was plenty for two. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Open-table blunder
    Gary
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Even though we had a restaurant confirmation restaurant had no reservation for us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent kabobs
    LindaVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I've eaten here for a number of years. My office was close so, until 2008, I ate here almost weekly. The food is still first rate altho it can get somewhat noisy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    GR8experience
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Always a great choice for dinner - excellent food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem
    dennis
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We would never have found this semi-hidden gem if not for the Open Table listing. The signage outside is a Mexican restaurant and a Persian grocery store. The side door is shared with the grocery store. Service was very good and not intrusive. The server shared that the Persian new year was the day before and that explained the New Year greetings that we heard from other guests and staff. The menu was small and mostly ethnic focusing on kabobs. Since our favorite is lamb that was our choice. The food was excellently prepared and very tasteful. We will be back when we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best value for money
    kristirue
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Yekta offers one of the best values around. For modest prices you have an interesting variety of delicious dishes. The ambiance is friendly, attractive, buzzing. We highly recommend it for a casual, satisfying, and relatively inexpensive dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best cucumber yogurt!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    It is hard to find authentic Persian cuisine in this side of the Tigris River, but I'm a fan of Yekta. Food is good, definitely family friendly and casual, with diner-like ambiance off Rockville Pike. The best part is the Persian supermarket next door, where you can stock up on niche items from varieties of pistachios to dates.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went to Yekta after passing
    DineswithKids
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We went to Yekta after passing it for years. It is beautiful inside, the prices are moderate and the food was fresh, interesting and delicious. We went with our three kids (12, 6, 3) and they really enjoyed the chicken kabobs and asked to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great tasty meal
    CoolcatVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Always a great tasty meal with 5 star service. Our #1 pick in the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our Kids love it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    We dine frequently, because we never have a problem with the kids.The service and the food are good. The restaurant is small so there is no noise level. Next door is an Iranian Food Market from where we take home goodies each time. Everything is just perfect for a small family dinner or lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another wonderful dining experience
    Miriam
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    We went to celebrate my companion's 71st birthday. The food was well seasoned and delicious. Everything was freshly prepared. When I asked about buying an appetizer to take home, the waiter kindly informed us we could buy it at their adjacent market for a better price. He was helpful throughout, and we had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but not outstanding
    SammyDVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    My husband and I went there for one of our very few date nights after reading rave reviews. The food was solid, but not the quality we were anticipating. When you're on a budget and going out to dinner is a splurge, you really want it to be memorable, although the food was good, it was not particularly anything to pursue again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent mezze
    DCViking
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    If you like middle eastern mezze and traditional persian fare this is a great restaurant. It is reasonably priced and the service is excellent! A go to place for kabobs and many other good dishes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our first visit to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    This was our first visit to this restaurant and we had a great time. The food, service ambiance and vibrations were really good. I would recommend it to everyone for any occasion and special ones too. Overall it was great and we plan to go back and try different dishes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, reasonable prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Nothing else to say. It is very good for those who are not familiar with the cuisine. Everyone can order a kebab. For those who knows the cuisine or would like to explore, there are many choices as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent kabobs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    Delicious kabobs! Especially the ground beef kabob which was tender and seasoned beautifully. Myself and another guest also tried two different stews: the tomato based one with key lime and the spinach based one with kidney beans. We did not like the stews as much as the kabobs, however. I would recommend getting the entrees with half rice/half vegetables even though there is an extra $1 charge. The vegetables were delicious and tasted fresh. The yogurt based dip, and the eggplant dip were also excellent appetizers with bread. I would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.