Do you even kabob? 

It’s official. Yekta (yum-ee) Restaurant is my favorite place to eat in Rockville! My friend CJ first introduced me to this Persian spot last year and I’ve been hooked.  Yekta sits on the end of the Mi Rancho and Party City strip across from Congressional North Shopping Center.


After a few meals here, I realized I spent many a Cinco de Mayos in this space when it was an extension of On The Border back in the day.  Nice upgrade for the area!

Hummus and herb appetizers

Mike and I love to come here for dinner during the week.  Upon sitting down, we are brought paper thin pita with raw onion and butter.  I make a nice little plate of buttered pita with salt and pepper and roll up a slice of onion inside. Am I doing this right?  We order the salad shirazi and a hummus appetizer in most cases.  They have so many delicious small dishes for starters, but those are our faves.

Celebrating my future mother-in-law’s birthday last night

Whoops! I’m hungry right now so I went straight to the food and didn’t say how beautiful it is inside!  The space is not too big and not too small, not too warm or cold.  Goldie locks would be all over it!  Beautiful paintings cover the walls and there is an impressive dome in the center of the restaurant.  So pretty!

It’s gorgeous in here!

For our main courses we typically go the kabob route.  You CANNOT go wrong! Try the koobideh meal that comes with rice or you can opt for 1/2 rice, 1/2 salad.  If I’m feeling adventurous, I’ll order one of the stews.

Kabob koobideh with rice and salad
These are the kind of eats that you won’t feel like rolling yourself out the door at the end of the meal. Wednesday is half price bottle of wine night so book a rezi on Open Table.

What do you like best at Yekta? I want to hear from you!

*don’t forget to visit the fresh Market attached to the restaurant!

Until next time…xoxo

Melinda

Market & deli right next door
Future father-in-law ordered the lamb and loved it
Salmon for the birthday girl 🎈

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