Saturday, January 5, 2013

Moby Dick House of Kabob

Moby Dick’s House of Kabob has healthy, wholesome and fresh fast food, and is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner fix. Not only can this be a healthful, low-fat way of enjoying meat, it also can be an eat-and-run way of enjoying flavorful Persian foods. With several locations across the DMV area, I recently went to the one in the Clarendon area of Arlington, VA. Daily specials are available as well as classic salad, sandwich and platters.  Closest Metro is Clarendon.

Years ago, when Keith worked in Clarendon, Moby Dick's House of Kabob was on regular rotation as his lunch spot.  We had some errands to run out in the area, so decided to come here for a quick lunch.  You order at the counter and then find a seat in the large dining area and wait for your number to be called as your dish is cooked to order.  The portions seem to be quite generous and though the platters with rice are most popular, we settled on sandwiches.  More similar to the Lebanese-style of wrapped sandwiches, the flat bread here was different than a pita and held up nicely to wrapping my falafel sandwich with lettuce, tomatoes, and onions.  The raw onion slices were way too overpowering for me, so I picked them out.  The tahini sauce was a bit bland so I added some of the yogurt sauce as well.  While the falafel tasted fresh, they fell apart a bit too easily causing quite a mess.  Keith enjoyed his gyro of sliced beef with feta cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onions. He also dipped his into yogurt sauce.  Usually, gyros are made with lamb, but this version came with a tasty seasoned beef.  Overall, the restaurant was clean, spacious, and the service was fast with fresh food. A decent fast-casual spot.

Total Rating: 3.58
Food: 3.5, Price: 4, Service: 3, Ambience: 3, Accessibility: 5

What I ate:
Falafel Sandwich
vegetable patties made with chick peas, fava beans, parsley, onions, 
cilantro, garlic, sesame seed, sea salt fried in vegetable oil, served with tahini sauce

Plus Keith ate:
Moby's Gyro
with sliced seasoned beef

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