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“Nice Food, can be a little crowded”

Nora's Kabob Mediterranean Grill
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Ranked #15 of 170 Restaurants in Ellicott City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Chatham Road
Reviewed 28 April 2014

It may not have the most attractive store-front in a little strip mall, but it is a pleasant surprise when you step inside. They offer an exciting menu of many different kabob options - and everything that I have tasted has been very good. They offer take-out as well as table service. With the table service comes a really nice wine selection. They have a fairly extensive list for almost any preference. It is not a 4 page list like you may find in a fine dining establishment. but it is much deeper than the "red, white or pink" option that you may see in some places. My only gripe is that the tables tend to be packed together. I felt like I was playing a game of tetris as I turned left, right, left, etc. to shimmy my way over to our table (although to be fair, it was Valentines weekend and the place was packed). Make a reservation on the weekend or holidays - or you may be waiting a while. Otherwise, grab a few kabobs as take-out and enjoy at home!

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Reviewed 19 April 2014

If you're hungry, or wish to share a dish, or have leftovers for the next day, you've found a great little place in Nora's Kabob. It's a small place with a big dinner menu of kabob options, and great service. Prices are reasonable. Had the Chicken - Koobideh Kabob combination, with salad and rice, and couldn't finish it (that's rare for me.) More importantly, it was grilled to perfection. (Koobideh, if you're wondering, is a delectable combination of minced lamb and beef.)

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Reviewed 26 February 2014

Good food; well prepared. Might do well to fix up the place, perhaps tablecloths, since they want to be less a carryout and more a sit down joint. Apparently they have music. Must be another room we did not see, as the space seems to small for music. Key thought is the food, which is quite good.

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Reviewed 25 January 2014

I've dined here several times, most recently in Dec 2013, and have always found the walk-up service very friendly and the food quite tasty. But I'm put off by the fact that the staff is very slow to clear tables. It's not unusual to find oneself seated next to a table full of dirty dishes & food scraps.

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Thank J-Flutterbye
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

Nora's is in an indistinct strip shopping center right on rte 40; not sure why the pictures above are even shown. Noura is not Nora's.
If you live in the area of Burtonsville and Columbia, MD, and have eaten at Maiwand Kabob or Mimi's Kabob, Nora's will disappoint if you are expecting the wonderful piquant spices from the other places. The seasoning for Iranian lamb (sometimes called Persian) are very mild at Nora's. Simple salt and pepper. Not the pungent spices of the Afghani cuisine. The rice served with Nora's lamb chops is perfect. The Mezzes, notably the cucumber salad and the eggplant are superb. I ordered the 5 lamb chops at almost $5.00 each. Very pricey for bland food. Really too bad. The Khoobideh was also bland even if tender. Lacking seasoning. The naan, cut into small wedges, served with the mezzes was limp. Service is wonderful by very attentive staff. They have table service as well as counter ordering. They offer wine as well. They were playing classic crooner music--a real treat even if CNN was on behind the counter. We did not have dessert. We recommend Nora's but highly suggest you sample Maiwand to contrast.

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Thank ageingwell
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