Located in the heart of the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor, in one of Northern Virginia's trendiest neighborhoods (a Whole Foods and Apple store are a block away), East West Grill helps keep this neighborhood real with Pakistani-style kabobs that cater to both late-night barhoppers as well as off-shift cabbies yearning for back-home comfort food. You'll get generous helpings of veggie side dishes along with your chapli kebabs, but it's the fresh naan that is a real standout here. Sure, you can take it home and eat in comfort, but fresh naan has a very short half-life, so you'll want to dig in right away. For those who live in the area, it's perfect for late night weekend munchies when other Halal restaurants in the area have long closed for the evening. Open Sunday-Thursday, 11 am to 11 pm, Friday-Saturday, 11 am-2 am. Added on September 4, 2002 and last updated 5 years ago
Full halal menu
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A halal sign is clearly visible on the premises of this restaurant.
★ This place went from one of the best halal restaurant to one of the worst. The pakistani foods, lamb chop and kabobs are taste very bad now. I'm not sure what happen. My kids said the burgers taste good though. But if you want a good halal burger, you can find it in a lot of other places around DC now. Posted on July 29, 2019
★ I have been to this place 3-4 times. Never had good food but at least it was halal. Last time I ordered a sandwich and got sick. The sitting area is dirty and that speaks volumes. Posted on June 1, 2016
★★★★★ Great service and great food. The owner is super friendly (and returns your salams, which I greatly appreciate). I had the goat curry, it was tender and fresh. Their naan is great too. Definitely recommend. Posted on February 23, 2016
★★★★ It's good depending on what you eat. Last week I ate Chapli kabab and it was really good. This week I ordered Gyro Sandwich which was not good since I have eaten good gyros in past. This is a Desi restaurant, their speciality is desi food. So I assume that they won't be as good when they make middle-eastern food. I recommend ordering Pakistani/desi food here. Posted on November 13, 2012
★★★★ I've actually only ever had the sandwiches here. Based on that alone, I think East West is great. Their Philly cheesesteak and their cheeseburger are bomb. The cheesesteak really is the best halal cheesesteak in the DMV. It's not greasy, not dry, not skimpy, and full of flavor. The fries are so good! I've tried the lamb burger and the grilled chicken sandwich, also very good. The prices are reasonable, it's like $7 for a sandwich with fries, and it's just enough to fill you up. The service is great, the uncles there are pretty friendly. I came here with my parents before and they had some of the kabobs and stuff and they seemed to like it. I just cant resist the cheesesteak whenever I'm there... Posted on August 23, 2012
★★★ only good for their burgers and fries. desi food is not tasty. ( i tried the chapli and shami..) rice looked like it was scrapped from the bottom of the pan .. but i will definately return for a chicken burger. :) owners are nice folks
B- Posted on August 27, 2011
★★★★ Best place to go if you're hungry and it's past midnight!
I don't like the Desi food, but the American food (cheeseburger, steak & cheese) is great and cheap. Everything's clean enough. Meals are large. And the atmosphere doesn't become bad after midnight (somehow the mischievous and drunk stay out). Area's somewhat not as nice after midnight though. Posted on July 18, 2011
★★★★ The place is in an area like DC ( don't expect to find a parking easily). Having said that their chicken burger and beef burger were exceptional considering its a desi store (lol). The guy at the counter was very friendly. The only problem was that it seemed like they were saving money on electricity and it was hot inside. I would take my food home and eat it. Posted on July 11, 2011
★★★ The burgers and other American style items are good (not great), but I'd pass on the kabobs and Pakistani style items. Reasonable prices make East West a solid choice for ordering takeout or having lunch while in the Clarendon area. Posted on March 15, 2011
★★★★ The west food (burgers/sandwiches) is actually pretty good (although a little too salty). The prices seem to have gone up recently as well. I believe the restaurant is open until 2am on most days. Posted on January 9, 2011
★★★★ This is a good place to eat, they have a variety of dishes, both eastern and western (get it). Everything I've had is of good quality, and the people working there are nice. Posted on August 1, 2010
★★★★★ Great food at a great price; I have been eating here for the last few years and East West Grill has maintained their food quality.
Things I recommend: Seekh and Resham Kabobs, Haleem and Nihari. Everything else is great too. Posted on December 6, 2009
★★★★★ I haven't really tried the desi food here but have heard it's pretty good from friends and family who have. The western food is really good including the cheeseburgers and cheesesteaks and their fries and chili sauce are amazing! Posted on August 25, 2009
★★★★ Hubby and I go there when in the area, love the burgers and samosa's. Have tried the haleem it was yummy!! Want to try the puri channay on a sunday soon! maybe after Ramadhan! Posted on August 21, 2009
★★★★ Went here for lunch today........The place is very clean, spacious, has ample seating and a nice setting. The food is great and not too pricey. I had the cheeseburger and fries and it was delicious. The service was great and I look forward in coming back here again !!! Posted on July 27, 2009
★★★ I have tried both the pakistani food and american food and, although I was not impressed, I found that the service made up for the difference. The food is decent, but the service, especially during ramadhan, is wonderful. Posted on September 23, 2008
★★★★ The food is excellent. I tried both the desi and american food. it was awesome. Location is a good one and it has a free parking as well.
The guys are from Islamabad and Rawalpindi and very amicable I must say. Posted on July 8, 2008
★★★★ East West is a good place. They get it! Generally, when desis try to serve up American fare, they always (inadvertently, I'm sure) add a desi twist to everything. For example, some american wannabe desi restaurants will add chili powder or chaat masala to french fries and serve it with mango pickle achar as a dipping sauce. However, at East/West they serve American food as American and desi as desi. The cheeseburger was okay, but everything else was superb! The steak and cheese sub is real good, as are the chicken strips with Honey Mustard sauce (NOT Chutney). On the desi side of the menu, the beef nehari was fantastic and the naan and daal were very good as well. East West is above average and I highly recommend this place. Posted on May 15, 2007
★★★ Food is good. My friends are crazy about the burgers but me not so much (its one of the rare halal burger places so it tests ones emotions). DoubleA's was way better (sniff...I miss you guys). Posted on April 18, 2007
★★★★ I like the western food more than the eastern food at this place. Their cheesburger is excellent and their steak and cheese is very good. Their fries were also very good. Their lamb kabob was okay (meaning not good, but not bad). The dining area was ok and the service was ok. Overall, thumbs up for this place. Posted on November 1, 2006
★★★★★ I love East West! My friends and I crave the food and go there so often it's become like our own private dining room. The owner is a sweetheart mashaAllah and let's us stay as long as we like. Posted on December 14, 2004
★★★★★ Wow. This place definitely have the best food at the best price. I tried the Philly steak, the grilled chicken sandwich and the chicken curry and they were all delicious. Even the fries are better than any American restaurant. They make the best desi food and the best American food. Such places are hard to find. And the prices are unbelievable. $6 for a huge entree of chicken curry; $5 for philly steak sandwich... Posted on December 11, 2004