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Yekta Kabobi Restaurant

4.5
430 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
What 430 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KarenLR (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 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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vipAlanH (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 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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vipsarothevegatarian (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined 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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edfuller (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 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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fabfoodquest (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 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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vipGreenie (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Best Persian food in the DC area.

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vipLettuceEatInPeas (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

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

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Sandygardener (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined 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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vipkiterp (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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Lovetoentertain (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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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Tess (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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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vipWinesnob (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Love the food here. Service is great.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined 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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Valouc (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

Did not like what I ordered: both appetizer and enteee

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vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined 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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vipVOLTbrunch (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

Best service always! Polite and attentive but not smothering.

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