We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Charcoal Kebab

394 Elden St, Herndon Pkwy., Herndon, VA 20170-4818
+1 703-435-2400
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“kabobs” (19 reviews)
“peas” (12 reviews)
“keema” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
394 Elden St, Herndon Pkwy., Herndon, VA 20170-4818
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (133)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 130 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have frequented Charcoal Kebab regularly for the past couple of years and still find it to provide the best kebabs in the region. I've invited a number of friends there for dinner and they've all loved it. Keema is a big hit, as are lamb...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maybe it's just that I hadn't had charcoal kebab before, but I thought the food here was excellent. I loved the charcoal flavor, which came through even on the vegetarian option (forget the name of it now). The bread (there's probably another name) was perfect,...More

Thank Brittany_11_10
Reviewed 29 August 2017

My first kabob restaurant experience (take out) and I was disappointed. The meat was overcooked and it was hard to eat low-carb. The marinades/seasonings were fine but the overcooked meat just made the meat tough. I did like the charcoal flavor, though. Might go back...More

Thank divakern
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We often order food from here for work lunch. The food is usually good and the selection is decent. No major complaints and no one complaining they get sick eating there. Overall, good.

Thank David H
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I've gotten take away twice in the past month for my family of 4 and everyone enjoyed eating this delicious food. We got a combo kebab (chicken, lamb, and keema) as well as a veggie combo (4 sides you choose) this was not quite enough...More

Thank bunglymungly
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This used to be a must try place if you loved Chapli Kababs. I have been frequenting this place for over 20 years in Herndon . I used to live in Reston a long time ago when I frequented this joint. It used to serve...More

Thank muazzams2017
Reviewed 14 July 2017

The kebabs are great, as is the fresh baked bread. You can't miss with any of the specials. Get some spicy lamb

Thank K Steven H
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Friday afternoons s the best time to visit this place. it has nice options for a budget meal. worth a visit and check for yourself. Its not a posh looking place.

Thank nrmet
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Ok, no curb appeal and with the counter and kitchen at the back, the first opinion is to walk straight out. Don't. The food does taste good, well the fresh cooked meat and bread does. The sides, well I would give those a miss.

Thank weechancer
Reviewed 11 May 2017

My family and I have been eating here for years and have never had a bad experience. Love the chicken kebabs here and always get chick peas as my side dish and the bread which comes with your meal is amazing. Highly recommended

1  Thank Jibran K
Nearby Restaurants
Waffle King's Virginia Kitchen
157 reviews
.16 km away
Euro Bistro
125 reviews
.27 km away
The Deli
32 reviews
.24 km away
Nearby Attractions
Surf Reston - Stand Up Paddleboarding
71 reviews
3.59 km away
Escape Room Herndon
55 reviews
.04 km away
Reston Town Center
539 reviews
1.95 km away
NextStop Theatre Company
53 reviews
1.49 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Charcoal Kebab staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 394 Elden St, Herndon Pkwy., Herndon, VA 20170-4818
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Herndon
  • Phone Number: +1 703-435-2400
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing