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Wed, 4/25
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10:30 PM
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Yekta Kabobi Restaurant

4.5
442 reviews
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$30 and under
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Persian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Persian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Hours of operation
Monday thru Thursday 11am-9pm

Friday and Saturday 11am-10pm

Sunday 11:30am-9pm
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Phone number
(301) 984-0005
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Congressional Lane
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Always great. Great food and service with ample parking and a store to buy goodies.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Yekta Kabobi is excellent. We were promptly seated at a nicely set table. Our waiter helped us pick a Bulgarian wine we would not have otherwise chosen. We ordered a trio of mezze dips which were excellent. The lamb kabob was generous and delicious. Surprise was a pomegranate cheesecake for desert. All in all, a very pleasant dining experience.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Nice environment, very good service. Good but not outstanding food. Lamb kebab a bit tough, koubide OK but not more than that. Rice dry. Good pickles. OK dolmades (but no comparison with those at the Mykonos across the road).

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Food is always fresh and the service is excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Good food well served but noisy atmosphere

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

KOOBIDEH LAMB KABOB doogh
My husband and I have had the pleasure of dining at Yekta many times over the years. Last Friday, we invited our Iranian friends. Our dinner was delightful; we ordered Fattoush, Koobideh, Lamb Kabob, a combination of Chicken Kabob and Koobideh, and Doogh as beverage. Everything was absolutely perfect! The quality of the meats is the highest, the seasoning well balanced and the house made Doogh was the best ever. Without a doubt the best Persian restaurant in the area!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I've eaten here many times but it was the first time for my friend. We both loved the food and had wonderful service. We will both definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Love the place. Quality of food, service, ambiance is the best among Persian Restaurants in the area. Our Waitress was fantastic. She was polite, courteous, and very helpful.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Always a great place to eat. Food is healthy and tasty. Good service and great parking. Try the market too. They have great nuts and cookies.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great food. Nice atmosphere. Good service.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great restaurant! Really good food, especially lamb kabob and salmon kabob were excellent. Grilled veggies were just right. Really tasty appetizers. Very attentive servers.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The food was very good. Reviews talked about how special it was, and we indicated on the reservation that it was a birthday celebration. That was not acknowledged, and the waiter made us feel rushed. At one point he started to take a shared appetizer plate when we were still eating off of it! At the end of the meal, we received some warmer service from a woman. Once we paid, we were ignored. It was good, but not much beyond that.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The restaurant was excellent. I had the meat combination meal which was juicy and tasty. Our waitress was Erica and she was great also.

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Very nice meal. Lamb kabob and dolmeh were delicious. Very generous portions. My wife ordered the special which was salmon. She really enjoyed the salmon but not the rice or the sides. She regretted not getting the salmon kabob dinner.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

It was great to take my parents who are in their 80's. We all enjoy persian food. It was very noisy though. Hard to have a conversation. We'd go back though.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We had a great time. It was quite noisy, though, until the crowd started to thin out.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

This is my second time at this restaurant. The food is consistent and my stepmother requests to go each year for her bday.

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4.0Dined on January 18, 2018

e have been here many times and it wasn't as good as usual in regard to the seasoning of our food...usually the seasoning is much better than tonight

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Best Persian food in the DC area.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Great portions and service. Highly recommend the lentil rice accompanied by a beef kabob!

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4.0Dined on January 4, 2018

Enjoyed the food. The beef kabobs were delicious--well marinated and grilled just right, tender and juicy. The baklava for dessert was so-so, not bad, not great. The restaurant was relatively busy. The wait staff was slim but seemed to keep up with the orders very well. The adjoining market was fun to peruse and shop for many tempting items.

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Yekta restaurant is a hidden jewel on Rockville Pike.
I have been here at least 5 times in the last 4 months. The food and service have been consistently good! Fresh, flavorful, and delicious.
Despite being very busy on a couple of occasions, the staff was always congenial and service oriented. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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2.0Dined on January 2, 2018

Absolutely awful server. I am really disappointed as I’ve been coming to yekta since I was a kid. Our server didn’t smile and was very rude. He was always in a rush to clear our plates before we were even done and had plenty of food left on the plate! He didn’t greet us, check in on us, or care at all about our dining experience. Miss all of the older kind servers yekta used to have. What an awful meal!

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

the server was disinterested in us but it was still great food

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Outstanding service, delicious food. Great for special occasions, birthday's, family get together, New Year's Eve, anytime.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food. Great service. Servers were very attentive . And the grocery store connected to the restaurant is a wonderful gem!

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Love the food here. Service is great.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Service is friendly and attentive. The food is fantastic and unique!

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2.0Dined on December 16, 2017

A very average restaurant, at best. Very much a cafeteria setting. No ambience. Kabobs were as Kabobs usually are, of average quality and presentation. Located in a strip mall which defines the restaurant pretty much. Might go there for lunch but not for any special evening dinner. Overrated on OpenTable, which I am trusting less and less.

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3.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Did not like what I ordered: both appetizer and enteee

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was good, but service could have been better. Very loud and noise level was very disturbing. I understand it is a small restaurant, but the diners should not be talking this loud. I did not see any manager, asking very loud customers to keep it down. I dine a lot, but this noise level was unbearable.

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4.0Dined on November 26, 2017

Best service always! Polite and attentive but not smothering.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Yekta always hits the spot with their delicious cuisine, outstanding customer service, and welcoming environment! I look forward to visiting at least once a month.

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Very good food, noise level was very high and difficult to talk . We enjoyed our dinner very much... portions are large!

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4.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Very nice food as always! The chicken was as tender as butter and the saffron rice delicious. Wonderful service as well. It can get a bit noisy on occasion, but other than that, a very nice restaurant.

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5.0Dined on November 13, 2017

We've been here a number of times before. This evening was a special occasion &they helped to take care of us. Food was serve promptly w
polite attentive service, the food was really delicious nothing was over cooked, sometimes kabobs can be over spiced and dried out but not here. . .was cooked to tender perfection, everyone was happy, we were party of 6. We had salmon, chicken/lamb combo & marinated sliced steak. Desert and coffee. One special wout any onions accommodated without any onion flavor that u sometimes get when they just remove them. Oh there soups are delish!

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5.0Dined on November 7, 2017

Ever since 1998, which is when I first came to the restaurant, I have travelled 110 miles from Richmond once or twice a month and try to bring friends along to show them the quality of the food.

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

We have eaten at Kabobi many times. The Persian food has never disappointed and the market next door to buy dates and pistachios is top notch!

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4.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent authentic Persian cuisine. The Mughlai cuisine (more spicy) in India was derived from this cuisine. Very reasonable prices, very good value for the money. Don't expect the ambience of a five star restaurant, think more of a happy community gathering -- it is attached to a Persian grocery store (interesting to visit.)

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4.0Dined on October 2, 2017

Go for the Kabobs (any kind, but rec the ground beef esp) and the Persian rice - just outstanding.

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