Yekta Kabobi Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Persian
Yekta is the star Persian restaurant of the DC metro area. Family owned and operated since its doors opened in 1979, Yekta offers authentic Persian cuisine and hospitality. Sample delicious kabobs, specialty rices and a curated wine list surrounded by antique crystal chandeliers and wall murals depicting the beauty of Persian culture. We invite you to experience Yekta’s upscale casual dining and customer service that have delighted customers for decades.
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L
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant. Reasonable cost. Great food. Great service

A
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

My friends and I dined at Yekta for the first time and really enjoyed the experience. The food including the various desserts was very good and the service friendly and attentive. Definitely recommend it.

DC
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a terrific choice. The rice dishes are spectacular. The hummus pita store-bought to shame. Service is attentive. Reasonably priced. A real find in Rockville, far better than the national chains

ZC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I have been to this restaurant several times. The food is consistently good, as also service. This time, however, I was charged $4.00 for coffee that I did not order. I was also charged $3.00 for tea which I had. I think this was a mistake, which I found out later after coming home. I will bring this up to the restaurant next time I visit.

UM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food here never fails. Pretty everything is good. The special rice is worthy of the up charge.

GR
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Wonderful food - one of my favorite restaurants! And staff always friendly and helpful. We were celebrating our birthdays - and brought a cake which the staff assisted after our meal. It made our visit very special.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We have been here before but it was first time for our friends. Everything was perfect except the appetizer was not what we had expected. I think we had something else in mind. We also ordered stuffed grape leaves but did not receive them.

However, every thing else was so good that getting our appetizer wrong did not matter.

This restaurant is on our list to be a regular. We love it!

AS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will go back again &again. Love the food & my guests are always happy upon leaving especially when we stop at the market!

S
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are returning customers to this restaurant in our neighborhood. Top quality authentic iranian food. Everything on the menu is good. The grocery store attached to the restaurant has excellent products, particularly the feta and the walnuts.

F
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good quiet restaurant. Limited selection of middle eastern food. Variety of rice is excellent.

M
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food at a reasonable price. Fluffy rice, tender and delicious meat, creative desserts.

L
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dearly love this restaurant, never disappointed with the delicious foods & outstanding service.
Always my go to restaurant!
A restaurant where the foods have a taste, well seasoned!
Great for small, large parties. Just AWESOME anytime!

JS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The three of us went to Yekta for dinner on the strength of a past visit. First big plus: the dining room is quiet. Second, the menu has several unusual items which made it tough to choose (although, warning, there's a heavy emphasis on beef dishes). Third, the hummous and the Zeytoon Parvardeh (green olives and walnuts marinated with pomegranate molasses, herbs and garlic) are spectacular. All the flavors for both starters and main meals are intense and wonderful, but I could only eat so much before my taste buds were worn out. The desserts, which we had no time or room for, looked unusually interesting. Right next door, under the same name and management, there's a truly special Iranian market filled to the gills with imported specialties...tantalizing!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday dinner and everything we ordered was delish!

DC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food! The best Persian restaurant in the DC Metro area

EA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were outstanding! We will be revisiting this restaurant very soon with friends and family.

OT
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My friend and I went for dinner during the week. She enjoyed the lamb chops tremendously. I enjoyed the chicken kebabs. We shared the eggplant and tomatoes appetizer. That was very tasty. The salad with tomatoes, onions, etc. was a basic salad. We would return.

BG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very good Persian cuisine with vegetarian & meat options. Service was good & room quiet enough for 5 people at a round table to have a conversation.

GM
Las Vegas
47 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yekta kabobi has been around a long time! Management has changed but some of the old servers are still there and makes it more enjoyable to return! Always have the same thing and their fresh bread is unbeatable

OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love this place. It is truly authentic Persian food.

PM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Large portions. We had reservations for 4 but 5 people came; they accommodated us at a larger table and let us stay (in a rain storm) for almost an hour after we were done eating. Had wanted to try this place for years and regret having put it off. Will definitely return and recommend.

ED
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual amazing staff, great food and service, excellent cuisine,
Thank you!

H
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation for six people but ended up having ten show up. The staff were very kind and accommodating and were able to seat all of us together. The food was very good as well as the service!

KC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service--patient with a large group and food was really good and reasonable.

SC
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVED Yekta. The food and service we impeccable. We will definitely be back!

m
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal as usual, each of our party ordered something different. All entrees from the Fesenjen to kabobs, salads & sauteed vegetables were flavorful & cooked to perfection.

Y
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was very good. It took an unusual amount of time to get our main dishes. After waiting about 10 of fifteen minutes after we had finished our appetizer the waiter cAme back to us and said it would be another 5 minutes which turned into at least another 10. There obviously was a problem with the kitchen.

L
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, great service, and you can hear your friends talk!

R
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Yekta Kabobi is always delicious and a special dining experience.

z
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This restaurant is a gem, and typically very crowded so make sure to reserve.the service was attentive and the food is excellent, especially the stews.

SE
Tampa
81 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

On this busy Saturday evening we were at a magic show at the DC Mayflower and on our way to attending a beautiful concert at the local Scott Fitzgerald theater and this was a nice interlude. The stained glass transoms complemented the quality napkins and silverware -food was gourmet good -we ordered the koubideh beef and chicken kabobs- which came with onions, grilled tomato and saffron rice-and did not leave any room for dessert. The ambiance inside was old world traditional- all painted ceilings with colored chandeliers and alcoves lined with turquoise vases. The large space filled up rather quickly after 7pm -it is likely a local favorite. The market right next door detracts a little from an otherwise very fine restaurant- and we were happy to dine here.

y
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in the area! Consistently delicious and has great service.

ST
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good and ambience is great! Especially enjoy chicken kabobs with salad and rice.

BK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food and atmosphere at Yekta. I went with some first-timers and they enjoyed it too. I'd love to go back and try some of their dishes that are more "off the beaten path".

WT
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always pitch-perfect here ... prompt, professional, personable. The food is excellent, and great value. The decor is lovely, and as if that is not enough, the next door market is a MUST NOT MISS ... wonderful spices, produce, dried fruits and nuts, middle-eastern pastries and meats, not to mention a phenomenal selection of breads. One of my favorite places to grab a friend and a meal.

d
Montreal
19 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had visited two days earlier and I had the TAHDIG & KHORESHT (crispy rice with a stew choice). I chose FESENJAN, which was a sweet and sour stew made with pomegranate molasses, ground walnuts, and chicken breast. For my main, I had MAHICHEH, the lamb shank braised in turmeric and tomato, with the specialty dill and fava bean rice. The braised lamb was so good!
I had a business dinner on Tuesday and suggested to return to this restaurant. We had a feast! We had both eggplant appetizers, KASHKE BADEMJAN and MIRZA GHASEMI, the shirazi salad and all the kabobs. The lamb was my favourite, but all of them were delicious! We ordered 1 kabob dish and had it served family style. There was so much food! For dessert, we had the ice cream and the frozen noodle sorbet. They were both light and refreshing. Great value for the price and the staff were very good to us.

MF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and time. Would go back anytime. I highly recommend it

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was about 80 degrees outside the day we went, but the AC was not consistently on- it would turn on and off; so it was a bit warm inside. Also, the service was a little slow. Other than that the entrees were really delicious !

n
Washington DC
88 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yekta Kabobi is truly special. The atmosphere is authentic. The service is friendly and attentive. The food? That's the best part. We had a trio of dips with bread that were delicious. I had the lamb shank which is my favorite. For dessert, we had an ice with lemon and fruit sauces. All around special!

LC
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Every time we want to eat Persian food, it is here that we go. My husband likes the Chicken soltani. I try the dishes like Bademjan or Fesenjan.
The wait staff are polite and courteous. The bathroom is clean. Ambience is okay.

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