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About Nora Kabob

Serving wine , beers and full Liqour

Looking for the best Mediterranean, Persian, Greek and Middle Eastern cuisine? Then Nora's Kabob is the perfect choice. Come see why the Baltimore Sun wrote "You can feel the love at Nora's Kabob".

9338 Baltimore Nat'l Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Persian, Greek

Hours of Operation:


Lunch & Dinner:

Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Chatham Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 418-5911

Website:
http://www.noraskabob.com/

Parking Details:
Public Lot

Executive Chef:
Sevi & Ray Sinanian

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wine

Nora Kabob Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.7

ambience

3.8

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (8)
Great for Lunch (5)
Authentic (5)
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Casual (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Healthy (4)
Good for a Date (3)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fun (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a reservation and arrived right about on time. The place was backed and had a fair number of people waiting. I went over to check with someone who seemed in charge and saw my name was about number three or four on a list which I assume were reservations. We were told it would be about 10 or 15 minutes. Right! I could look across all the tables and except for one table for two, no other parties seemed close to be ready to depart. Unfortunately, we were a party of 4, so the 'table for two' wasn't going to help us. After about 15 minutes, we just left and went down the highway to Ernesto's where, without a reservation, we did get seated in 10 minutes.

We really enjoyed Nora's the last time we were there, but this time was a total bust. That's why this may seem like an inconsistent review - I would not have rated all those factors but I could not submit this review without checking the stars. And yes, I have recommended it to others, but if I do again, I will warn them about reservations.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great experience just wish they knew about my open table reservation. Apparently it was never received by Noras from Open Table (I even showed the manager my confirmation email from OpenTable - this is not the first time this happened with Noras). Nevertheless they were able to accommodate my party but it’s unsettling that I went thru the trouble of making a reservation for it to be lost.

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·Dined on January 28, 2018

Restaurant was nice... very tight though... Also seemed that some customers were treated preferentially. Our waitress did a great job though.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Wonderful food! I got the lamb gyro and it was great. They also have good sangria. It’s a small space so make reservations if you have a large group or going during peak dinner time. We made reservations and it was great to walk in and see a reserved table for us.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great kabobs, I had a Lamb Shank special which was delicious. My family loves this place. Great service and takes reservations. It is small so be careful of potential waits during dinner rush.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Small space, so reservation is very helpful at busy times. Some of the best calamari around, and the kabobs are tender, flavorful and moist. Could be a quick bite (or take-out), but also a relaxed 3-course meal with good cocktails and terrific sangria.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

What can we say? We love Nora’s Kabob! Tonight we ordered the Saffron Salamn Kabob, the Pom Beef Kabob, and the smoked eggplant appetizer. Had a Russian beer and the dry red Armenian wine. All delicious, as usual. The only thing they can improve on is dessert...never had one that we liked. EVERYTHING ELSE IS ALWAYS DELICIOUS and the portions are generous, price reasonable. Fresh ingredients, friendly and efficient service...see you soon!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fun, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Small restaurant, reservations a must, friendly staff with excellent and reasonably priced food.
Cant wait to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Delicious food! Best Mediterranean we have had in a long time. Can't wait to go back!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The service is always outstanding. My husband and I have taken so many friends over, because the food is so delicious and healthy. The ambiance is conducive for conversation and it’s very intimate.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Consistently excellent and one of our favorite restaurants. They need more tables and a larger space. Be prepared to have issues parking if you are coming on a weekend night.

Our server recommended the grilled octopus, when I commented that I had read about it in a previous review and was intrigued. It was pricey but excellent. Try it!

Generous meal- I often get two meals out of my dinner entree.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Nora's has become our casual go-to place for a quick and delicious dinner. We love the trio appetizer and all the various kabob combos. We have been there 8-10 times in the last year, and every time is great. The food is really good, you can watch it being prepared in the open kitchen, and there is a lot of it.

Highly recommended!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 6, 2017

No surprise that the kabobs were superb at Nora's Kabob but the surprise of the night was the grilled octopus. The octopus made a believer of my friend who would have no part of it at first. I ordered it as an appetizer anyway. It is a large portion, an entrée for most people. My friend had a small taste whereupon I lost half my serving to her. It's the best I ever had and would have paid twice the price at Ouzo Bay in Baltimore - no slouch of a restaurant. My suggestion for those who don't care for the taste of cucumber is to tell the server in advance because it normally comes with a lot of diced cucumber on top. I detest cucumber!
The Kabobs feature tender meats. I would have liked some sauce for the very Basamati dry rice, perhaps something like soy, although that would be a bit out of place.
I am wary of shopping center restaurants but Nora's is an exception and we will be back.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Great Beer
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food, good service, quiet. What more can you ask? Others must think so too because almost all the tables were full.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

First time at Nora and will definitely be going back. Food was delicious and staff was pleasant.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We enjoyed a casual Sunday evening dinner. Looking around at some of the other tables, we saw that portions were very generous so the two of us decided to split a salad and a chicken and beef kabob platter. My husband had soup. Even so, we took food home! The chicken and beef were delicious. We had an absolutely wonderful chopped kale, carrot, and broccoli salad with dried cherries and a lemon vinaigrette. They should consider putting it on the regular menu. Service was prompt and pleasant.

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Delicious food! Not one complaint...from the young kids all the way up to great grandma! Can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Not many tables so I’d make a reservation. Excellent food and great service. It was so nice to have so many gluten free options. They just need a few gluten free desserts.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Always have a fantastic meal. Large portions, so we usually order apps and share an entree.

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 (Naples)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We visited Nora's Cafe for the first time on Friday evening and we will definitely be back. The restaurant is small but not crowded. Our waitress was friendly and attentive and extremely helpful. Our dinners were delicious!

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Kid-friendly
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Good food and good service. We all liked it a lot.The location is convenient on Rt. 40. Has a nice choice of meals.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Food was excellent. Little noisey, but it's a tiny place, so not unexpected. Service a bit slow, but very friendly. Will definitely come back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 5, 2017

We love Nora's. It has become our go-to place in the neighborhood. Normally the food is outstanding. Tonight things were a bit over cooked and drier than usual. I'm sure it was just an off night in the middle of the week.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Great food and seasonal menu updates. The newest item on the menu grill octopus was fantastic.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Repeat customer because the food, service and cost are so good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 17, 2016

Although in a strip mall this restaurant is light and pleasant inside. Feels very clean and has reasonable ambiance. Service was friendly and efficient. We had chicken kebabs and falafel wrap. Both were well presented and delicious. There is a good selection of desserts. The chocolate creme brulee was very good. It has an interesting selection of beers, did not check out the wine much. Looking forward to going back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 11, 2016

Excellent food and service

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 10, 2016

We picked up our order at this restaurant. You can tell that they care about the food that they make and what they put into it. It was made when we placed our order and the food tasted very good.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 3, 2016

Good food, reasonable price.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 26, 2016

The food was really delicious. We enjoyed the smoky eggplant dip and the kabobs. I would say that the server was a bit distracted with what could have been family or close friends. He spent a lot of time another table, and we had to wave him down for water or to take our order. No biggie.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 24, 2016

This is a great find! Probably the best kabobs we've had in many years, with attentive service and a very reasonable check at the end. We plan on making this a regular haunt. Thank you for the great evening!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 26, 2016

On Friday evening, despite showing up on time, there was no reserved table. After 10 minutes and no seating, when I spoke to the hostess to inquire about when my party of three would be seated, I was told "they couldn't say--the restaurant business is unpredictable." We will not return.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 14, 2016

This was our first time here, but it will not be our last. The food was excellent, and the value was good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2016

We first went to Nora's a couple times last year, and decided to go back during Howard County's Restaurant Week. While the menu was limited (though you *could* order off the full menu), the choices were varied (lamb, seafood, steak & chicken), and the food was excellent. Portions are reasonable. (I had no leftovers, but my wife did.) The service was also great. There is not a lot of seating, so I would recommend reservations, especially for special events. All in all, you may not notice this place unless you're looking for it, but it's definitely worth looking for.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2016

Nice small comfortable neighborhood place. Not fancy, really good fresh well prepared food. Had some of the best salmon I've ever had. The veggie kabob, was wonderful. Service was quick and friendly. It gets busy and a little noisy, but still very pleasant. We've been taking out since they opened and this was the first sit down diviner there . Definitely will come again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 26, 2015

Well prepared and fresh food total lack of atmosphere but worth the trip

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 24, 2015

I love the relaxed feel of this place even though it was small like a pizza shop. I am definitely coming back to try more items and we will also be using their take out service. The traditional gyro was great. We started with calamari and the 3 types of dips which went over like a big hit. Service was good and friendly, the red wine I had was affordable."

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 17, 2015

If looking for great Middle Eastern cuisine, look no further than Nora Kabob. Although small in size, the restaurant is big on taste and service. The humus and falafel were fantastic, the combination kabob was enough for the two of us after the appetizers.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 24, 2015

Nora Kabob isn't a traditional restaurant. There is a takeout counter with a few tables in front. The food was delicious. However, the service wasn't the best as it really isn't a sit down restaurant. What was most irritating was that the staff was completely unaware that OpenTable existed. I had to wait several weeks to get my OpenTable points.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 1, 2015

This is a small restaurant with just a few tables and seems to do mostly takeout. I was impressed by the waiters attention to us and eagerness to help. As the name implies it is a kebob place and has the standard fare. The meat quality was excellent. The place was very clean and the service fast.

I rated it quiet high because it was much better than I would expect from a kebob place in a strip mall.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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