+

1 Place

Expand Map

1 Place

Restaurants & Bars

Ravi Chatkhara in Arlington - Report

Steve | Oct 16, 201402:51 PM     6

This was my second visit to Ravi Kabob's next door venue of chaat and sandwiches featuring chicken or 'pressed meat' shawarma.

My first visit I tried the chicken which looked good like piles of chicken skewered on a rotisserie. But ultimately there was something mildly distasteful about the whole thing. Surprisingly greasy with a nasty tzatziki sauce.

My second visit I was served the worst papri chaat I've ever had. It was served icebox cold so the potatoes and chickpeas had an off texture. On top was mostly a yogurt sauce with a sweet red sauce squeezed over it. I was told the sweet sauce was mango based, but I couldn't tell. I asked for some green hot sauce, but all they had was more yogurt sauce with a tiny bit of heat added.

The chai has an odd, vegetal taste, almost like they added powdered spinach. Someone on Yelp said it was Kashmiri chai, but I don't know if that accounts for the flavor.

I have not seen anyone in this place, and I imagine everyone is avoiding it, for good reason.

Ravi Kabob House II
Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

Discussion Summary

More from Chowhound

These Frying Pans Are Fire: Our Favorite Skillets for 2019
Shop

These Frying Pans Are Fire: Our Favorite Skillets for 2019

by Camryn Rabideau | Welcome to Cookware Week! We're sharing our favorite cookware sets, accessories, and kitchen appliances...

9 Essential Kitchen Utensils and Which Cookware They Work With
Shop

9 Essential Kitchen Utensils and Which Cookware They Work With

by Camryn Rabideau | Welcome to Cookware Week! We're sharing our favorite cookware sets, accessories, and kitchen appliances...

9 Excellent Instant Pot Accessories to Help You Eat Healthier
Shop

9 Excellent Instant Pot Accessories to Help You Eat Healthier

by Chowhound Editors | Welcome to Cookware Week! We're sharing our favorite cookware sets, accessories, and kitchen appliances...

The 8 Best Pressure Cookers of 2019
Shop

The 8 Best Pressure Cookers of 2019

by Camryn Rabideau | Welcome to Cookware Week! We're sharing our favorite cookware sets, accessories, and kitchen appliances...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.