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Tasty Chicken Box

Ibrahim Alzubaidi, Owner

Collage of Tasty Chicken Box

Owner Ibrahim Alzubaidi and his family recently moved from Detroit to Arlington. There he worked in restaurants, pizzerias and cafes but always wanted to offer flavors from his home country, Yemen. With his son and daughter, Ibrahim opened Tasty Chicken Box on Washington Boulevard. With a fresh and clean new look, Tasty Chicken Box offers an array of middle eastern flavors on the menu.

The name perfectly describes the building, resembling a quaint rectangular box. As soon as you walk in, you’ll see fresh kabobs in the display window, all marinated the night before. Choose from chicken or lamb. And the entire menu is made from halal meat. Besides kabob, Ibrahim says many customers like the grilled shish tawook. This is tender chicken marinated in yogurt, lemon juice and garlic — then grilled up on a skewer and served with rice and sauce on the side. Fair warning: if you choose the platter, either bring an appetite or be prepared to take it home for a reprise later. Choose from chicken, lamb, combo or even falafel for a vegetarian option. It also comes with rice and lettuce with their special sauce drizzled on top.

With just three employees (Ibrahim and his two children), they magically get it all done. From preparing marinades and taking orders to preparing the food and serving tables in the 40-person capacity back room. Getting to Tasty Chicken Box is easy given its location not far from Clarendon. Take Capital Bikeshare to the station right around the corner, ART 42, 45 & 77 or Metrobus 16Y. Ibrahim is currently working on expanding the space between the buildings, converting it into a hookah bar. If you come, leave room for dessert. They have baklava and basboosa, a sweet syrup-soaked semolina cake.

 

Tasty Chicken Box
Washington Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22204
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