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Charcoal Kebab

Certificate of Excellence
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Halal
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394 Elden St, Herndon Pkwy., Herndon, VA 20170-4818
+1 703-435-2400
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Baltimore, Maryland
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was overcooked and the side dishes were warming a long time resulting in an unappetizing set of choices. There are much better options available.

Thank DAW59
Centreville, Virginia
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98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This kabob restaurant is well-known by locals and professionals alike. Went here for the first time for lunch today and it was really busy. This, to me, is a great sign! It also means that this is not a fast food restaurant. Upon placing my order I think I waited about 20 minutes for it to be ready. The menu... More 

Thank VA_Newlywed_0813
Reston, Virginia
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Charcoal Kebab has become our go to weekend destination for relaxed, authentic, and oh so tasty Afghani cuisine. Love the keema and kubedeh kabobs. We've introduced a number of friends to this simple but inviting eatery and everyone loves it. I'm a big fan of the haleem, and also enjoy the chicken and lamb kabobs. The dal, spinach, chickpea and... More 

Thank Robert H
Newtown, Connecticut
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just at at this place for the first time. And I was very pleasantly surprised. This was our first time in this area and we were amazed by the diversity in food selections Including many kebab restaurants. This one had good ratings so we checked it out. It's a simple place with a larger than expected dining area as... More 

Thank stephenmaddox1
Smithfield, Virginia
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501 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

A great kebab place. They now have halem all week instead of weekends only. A must have for the adventurous. This is a great inexpensive place to get a good meal.

Thank cjdotheworld
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Thought I would try a new kabob spot. When I went to pick up my food the woman at the register had a runny nose and was coughing over the open food trays on the other side of the sneeze guard (sneeze guards protect food from customers but- not the workers)... I asked for tazikki Sauce (a kabob must have)... More 

Thank TT11541
Haymarket, Virginia
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173 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I went for a business lunch with clients. This is an informal place but my clients wanted to eat there. The lamb chops were decent, not the best I have eaten but the karahi chicken was delicious. They will make it as spicy as you like. Good casual dining!

Thank Sarab D
Sterling, Virginia
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115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Great for lunch and they have updated the interior of this place. Great job on that because it was not appealing to the eye before. Place is clean and the eats are very good. Service is very good also. This is my place in the WMA for kabobs!

Thank stm1258
Herndon, Virginia
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 December 2016

This place has been in business a long time, in a very competitive market. The food is excellent and the people are friendly. They succeed by putting out fresh food at great prices. The kebabs are awesome, with the keema/lamb combo my favorite. The sides are tasty and the rice is fantastic. I have not tried the gyro, but it... More 

Thank Gregg W
Herndon, VA
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222 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Not a fancy place, counter service. But they serve a huge, tasty gyro freshly sliced from the cylinder on home made pitas. I've eaten gyros in many places, but this was the best I've ever had.

Thank webbuzzard

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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

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