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Mazadar Kabob

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11725 Lee Hwy Ste A15A, Fairfax, VA 22030-8801
+1 571-432-0202
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

I've now been to Mazador several times & never been disappointed. The owners are originally from Kabul &, having been to Afghanistan many times, I can attest to the authenticity and quality of this place. If a restaurant named "kabob" makes you think of a very basic place you'll be pleasantly surprised. Mazador is far more & the food is... More 

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Excellent Afghan and middle eastern food. The owner. host/waiter is very friendly and helpful in explaining the menu. The Lamb shank dishes are wonderful - very soft meat! The decor is pleasing, and is nicer than you would expect in a shopping center. Dan and Esther Levitan

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Virginia
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117 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

The first thing you notice about this restaurant is the atmosphere (I've included a photo). You step into Mazadar from a small, not particularly attractive strip mall and are immediately transported into the Middle East. There's a fountain in the middle of the room, and sofa style seating around the edges of this tastefully decorated room. The many soft surfaces... More 

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Virginia
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

We've been here several times and have always ordered something different so we haven't settled on a favorite dish. But we have yet to be disappointed with any of the appetizers or main dishes that we've ordered. And the warm, complimentary bread that they serve is incredible. That's why we never have room for dessert. The service, too, has always... More 

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Washington DC
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407 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Mazadar Kabob sits in a pleasant strip mall in suburban Virginia and the exterior gives no clues to the delights inside. This beautifully decorated restaurant features a long, mosaic trough with a center bubbling fountain, brass lanterns, sculptural wall art, curving sofas with gorgeous pillows, and tables and chairs that transport you well beyond Fairfax. The service is excellent and... More 

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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Mazadar is a friendly local restaurant with a unique atmosphere and solid food. The kabobs are good and the vegetarian dishes even better. The mantu (meat dumplings) is awesome. Love the eggplant and squash as well. Bread is huge and delicious.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

The food is not that great. There is much better Afghan food elsewhere. Food was kind of cold and the portions are not that big.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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206 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

We reserved a table for a post-graduation lunch and selected one of the house menus. Although we were a bit early (we arrived just as the restaurant opened), they seated us and began bringing our appetizers and fresh bread. The food continued to come as we celebrated our big event. We had a wonderful experience. They service was excellent!

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Herndon, Virginia
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170 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

Mazadar was located in a small strip mall near Fair Oaks mall. You will be amazed by the ambience. The server was helpful and suggested some food for us. The food we ordered was very good but the quantity was on the small side despite the expense. My suggestion cut prices a bit or make the dishes larger. This was... More 

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252 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

I love ethnic food ---- but wouldn't choose to go here again. Ambiance and service were excellent. Food was bland and weird textured. I had the falafel platter. 6 small falafel in a bed of hummus. That's it. More an app than an entree. My guest had the chicken. It was just chicken and rice.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Persian, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11725 Lee Hwy Ste A15A, Fairfax, VA 22030-8801
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 571-432-0202

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?