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Yekta Kabobi Restaurant & Market

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1488 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852-1430 (Congressional Lane)
+1 301-984-0005
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am delighted every time I go to Yekta. The food is great. Try the Barg, or Soltani, or Chicken. You can get it with Basmasti rice, salad, vegetables or some of each. Great appetizers as well. Try tahdig (crunchy rice) with a stew. Great Deserts. Try the Saffron ice cream or the Roulette. And end it with some delicious... More 

Thank kdehghan
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yekta is a great, authentic, and cheap Persian restaurant. The food and service are always superb, and the prices are fantastic in a really nice setting. Try the koobideh with saffron rice; it's cooked and seasoned to perfection.

Thank ffc234
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have dined at Yekta many, many times. Sometimes in small groups, but often in large parties. Tonight was a party of 14. Large party or small, Yekta never disappoints. The food is consistently excellent. We love the kebabs and have had them all, and they're all delicious. So are the other entree options. The lamb shank, stewed in turmeric... More 

Thank Jeremy H
Olney, Maryland
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266 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to Yekta a few times and each time it is very good. All the food we have had there is simply amazing and super fresh. The kabobs are juicy and done perfectly, the salads are fresh and hit the spot. Today we brought our 3 children along and they ordered a chicken kabob and a shrimp kabob... More 

Thank Joshua R
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Nice restaurant for 9 people 5 adults and 4 kids we did paid $238 Good price for beverage for each person and for chicken kebab , salads

Thank 901marki
Rockville, Maryland
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The measure of any ethnic restaurant is its popularity in its own community. We have eaten at Yekta twice now--once for Saturday lunch, and again for Sunday dinner. It was crowded with multiple generations of Middle Eastern families on Sunday. Less crowded for Saturday lunch. Definitely reserve on a Sunday! The food is uniformly delicious. Tender kebabs, as well as... More 

Thank Goingplaces64
West Palm Beach, Florida
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Yekta Kabobi is excellent. The place packed, and everyone understands that the food is really, really, good. I took my team to lunch and had mixed olive tapenade, and hummus to start. We all ordered entrees and I added a Fatoush salad. Wait staff is courteous, timely, and the meal is worthwhile. Go to the market, fresh halva and almonds... More 

Thank Claudine B
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I love Persian food especially their kabobs. I had the Chicken Koobideh since I love minced meat Kabob..Heck I love all kabobs and I was surprised at the high rating this place had received especially for Chicken Koobideh. It was leathery, one side was burnt, and tasted like it was reheated and not made that day. Around here, my previous... More 

Thank Sujata B
Management response:

Sujata, although it saddens us to read about your recent visit to Yekta, we always appreciate our guests taking the time to share their feedback with us. We take great pride in all of the food that we serve and are very sorry to hear that what you ordered wasn't to your liking. While we wish you would have let... More 

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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Went here with the family after my friend recommended it. Delicious food and wonderful service. The portions were great and we especially loved the hummus. I had the koobideh combination and enjoyed it immensely. We also loved the market that's right next door.

Thank Gabrielle B
bethesda, md.
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799 reviews
585 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Surprised upon entering this little restaurant to find a lovely interior and cozy atmosphere. Food here was standard middle eastern fare with kabobs and rice which were done deliciously and authentically. Enjoyed both the food and the atmosphere and will certainly be returning in the near future.

Thank barymad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Middle Eastern, Persian, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1488 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852-1430
    (Congressional Lane)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Rockville
  • Phone Number: +1 301-984-0005
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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