We’ve got a bit of the sandbox in our blood over at our house so we’re always pro-kebab. And usually our go-to when the craving for grilled meats and rice hits is to head over to Moby Dick Kebab (which I’m not going to hide my childlishness, I love saying). One in Dupont, one in Georgetown, and both probably the best kebab in DC.
However, diplo-husband was elated when driving down Connecticut avenue a couple of weeks ago when we saw Kababji. Anyone spending some time in the gulf will no doubt recognize this Lebanese chain, which is known for putting all of their meats on display so that discerning kebab connoisseurs can select the skewers of choice. Last week we gave it a whirl, and I think we’ve found a kebab for our rotation, and definitely some of the best lebanese around.
It was relatively quiet on a Tuesday night but I bet this place is a bit more hopping on the weekend – their soundtrack of Arabic music is AMAZING. If you like twirling lightbulbs, you’re going to like this place. Meze, excellent (mmmm – some of the better baba ghanouj this side of the sandbox) and so was the kebab. Also a plus, for those on the waistline watch, they’ll serve the shish taouk (chicken kebab) over a bed of greens instead of with rice and bread. I prefer the latter, but in the New Year’s spirit I chose the former. Unlike many of the gulf Kababji’s, this one also serves alcohol – Beirut Sangria for me, Almaza beer for DH, a Lebanese brand.
We had a pleasant conversation with owner who let us know that this Dupont location is the US flagship and that there is a plan for more so look out for Kababji neear you!
1351 Connecticut Avenue
Washington, DC 20036