The kabob restaurant to replace the former Pio Pio restaurant between Clarendon and Virginia Square is now open.
Naan Kabob at 3300 Wilson Blvd opened earlier this week. It serves Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi food and offer carry-out and catering services. Outside, balloons and bunting remains from the restaurant’s opening celebration. In its initial days, the restaurant has offered a ready-made buffet for $9.99.
Inside, the seating and décor looks relatively unchanged from the Pio Pio days. And while it is still early days — Naan Kabob only has a limited menu for now and did not accept credit cards this week — it has already won mostly positive reviews on Yelp.
“Delicious!” wrote one reviewer. “We had the channa, daal, cauliflower and veggie korma. I’m pretty picky about this kind of food–I have cooked many curries and have traveled to the Subcontinent a number of times. This stuff is excellent. The flavors are strong but not overwhelming, especially the daal, which I my daughter and I fought over. The fluffy rice and superbly textured naan were unexpected treats, too.”