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Posted by Jason on 09/11/2013
My partner and I went to Kababji Grille to try out a restaurant we hadn't been to, and overall, this place has some of the poorest service I've experienced in DC with boring food. (We went there with a Capitol Deal, which came with a appetizer, entrée and dessert for each person -- but that was half the trouble, really, since no one knew how to handle that.) We sat down, and had to wait a good 15 minutes before we were even acknowledged by anyone. Writing that down now, it doesn't sound like a long time, but when everyone around you has food and no one is really needy attention or service besides us, 15 minutes is a long time to wait. And what's more, the guy who we thought would be our server kept walking back-and-forth and not even acknowledging us. (They clearly do not have enough servers, and that is a management problem.) He seemed frazzled and running around the entire time we were there. After we ordered, we kept getting dishes that we did not order. Our Capitol Deal came with more than enough food, so I sent back any dishes that we didn't order because there was no point. I don't know where those dishes came from, but when I would mention that we got dishes we didn't order, the waiter seemed understanding and couldn't imagine how that could possibly have happened. Yeah right. When the bill came, it added just more distaste in my mouth. He had no idea how to operate with Capitol Deal and we ended up getting overcharged as well as charged for dishes we didn't even order. Honestly, this was getting comical. But at this point, I just wanted to get out of there so much, we overpaid a bit just because I was tired of telling the waiter had to do his job. Nothing about the food here was special or spectacular. The prices were average, and so was the food. They had a huge bar with a lot of liquors, but didn't have a cocktail or wine menu -- that we saw anyway -- and no bartender to speak of. I don't give one star reviews very often considering how many times I go to restaurants and hotels, but there's nothing -- absolutely nothing -- redeeming about this restaurant. Definitely not recommended.
Posted by SuperV on 11/07/2010
I went there for lunch on two occasions. Had the two different chicken shawarmas, which I both liked very much. The service is a little bit hit and miss. One time we had quick service, the other time things took longer to reach the table. A little bit on the pricey side, but still a nice meal.
Posted by Kim Cristy on 05/24/2010
Recently came upon this place. Beautiful place, whoever designed this did a great job. However overpriced bad food and service is just not there. If you are looking for good kabobs at resaonable prices keep looking. A dinner for two was over $70.00. We received a couple of skweres of meat and grilled onions. I could have made this at home for less than $10.00. Very dissapointing...
Posted by marley on 01/23/2010
My friends and I visited Kabab-ji, earlier this week. The service was wonderful, the food was astounding, and the atmosphere was relaxing! This is definitely one of the best Lebanese restaurants I have ever tried. I would highly recommend it!
Posted by May on 01/07/2010
I was there today with my family and friends, the food was good, portions were small considering the high price. Finally the service: I couldnt complete my plate because it was removed from the table before I could finish, The bill was handed to me while I was still chewing the bread piece I had in my hand when they removed the plate the waitress was watching over my head when I was looking for the credit card in my bag, which was pretty annoying and confusing Thats why I barely left her any tip Then all the waiters gathered around the table that were forced to leave immediatly , It was dreadfull Do they get any customers this way!
Posted by Joan Everhart on 01/05/2010
Wow, what a find! The interior is magnificent. Once greeted by the hostess, you will find an open kitchen which greets you with the most amazing smells and makes your tummy hunger for immediate gratification. The design is upbeat and modern but not cold, just very inviting. We were greeted immedately for our drink order and meza. We tried grape leaves, hummus, eggplant salad and cheese rolls. All were amazing. My favorites were the grape leaves and cheese rolls. The grape leaves were tender and seasoned just like my grandmother used to make. The cheese rolls melt in your mouth. We then shared several kabobs including ground chicken, cubed chicken, beef filet and ground lamb. Yummy!! The lamb has not gammy taste at all. Not like the lamb that is served in other kabab places. It was great. There was so much food we could not finish and the taste was genuine. All served with grilled veggies. The chicken dishes have a garlic sauce that is fantastic. All were served hot and presentation was great. Our waiter checked on us several times, as a matter of fact ever time we needed something, he was there! You must try the desserts also. They have a peach filled with peach sorbet - a must. We also tried the gelato which was also good. We then finished our evening with Turkish Coffee.. This place is a little hidden on Conneticut Ave, but worth finding. I would say this as an upscale casual dining, so if you are looking for fast food, keep going. This is my new favorite spot. I can not wait to go back..