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Good Kebabs? Zurich/Baden and Beyond

having spent a couple of years in germany, i've grown to like kebab a lot. as a student, it was one of the cheaper alternatives cooking or the local university mensa.

i got here some 10 months ago, and have tried kebab on several occasions, and what i've noticed was, the kebab establishments here tend to pre-slice the meat from the gyros and stick them into an acclimatised drawer the meat becomes somewhat soggy, and lose its smokey flavour

can anyone recommend a good kebab in Baden or Züri?

while we're on the topic, the last good kebab i had was in Waldshut: the meat is carved from the gyro as one waits and the bread is freshly baked. I would recommend it, whilst stating that I am not affiliated to the establishment, nor acquainted with their boss, chef or waitress.
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Old 09.09.2008, 13:56
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Re: What's with all the kebabs?

Wow that sound disgusting sticking the meat in a draw, where he live everything is made in front of you, sorry we are not in your area, but if you are every my way i will show you where to buy a really good kebab
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Re: What's with all the kebabs?

There was a chain in Dublin called Abrakebrabra. The stuff was so greasy that having slimed its way passed the salad it would seep out the bottom, the bread would get so soggy that the bottom would fall out and you were reduced to picking cocktail-sauce covered pieces of meat off the table. The tacos were even worse.

We had a saying in coll. The sign of a true gentlemen is if he can eat a kebab without covering himself in it first.
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Re: What's with all the kebabs?

The best doner kebab in Basel can be found at Damas Cafe in Barfüsserplatz (next to the Puppenhausmuseum). Its a Syrian owned establishment who serve either chicken breast filet or lamb steak shawarmas in a pitta wrap. A very different taste to the usual Turkish owned kebab joints.
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Re: What's with all the kebabs?

The challenge in Abrakebabra was to avoid the nightly fights and stabbings. Abrakebabra on O'Connell Bridge, the only kebab shop I know that needed bouncers (two during weekday evenings, three and more at weekends).

The funniest thing was when really uncontrollable brawls would start, the bouncers would lock the doors from the outside- locking the troublemakers and everyone else into the place (including any innocent bystanders), whilst keeping the bouncers outside. Then they would wait until the police arrived in numbers before opening the doors and letting the police sort the problems out.

I often wondered if the staff serving the kebabs from behind the counter got danger money.
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The challenge in Abrakebabra was to avoid the nightly fights and stabbings. Abrakebabra on O'Connell Bridge, the only kebab shop I know that needed bouncers (two during weekday evenings, three and more at weekends).

The funniest thing was when really uncontrollable brawls would start, the bouncers would lock the doors from the outside- locking the troublemakers and everyone else into the place (including any innocent bystanders), whilst keeping the bouncers outside. Then they would wait until the police arrived in numbers before opening the doors and letting the police sort the problems out.

I often wondered if the staff serving the kebabs from behind the counter got danger money.
good god! is the kebab that good?!?
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Re: What's with all the kebabs?

I dont think I'm supposed to mention it again, but the K-bob at the Duebendorf train station is the best.
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Re: What's with all the kebabs?

hello..

The "best" kabab in Baden /Wettingen can be found next to Elite..!! "Best" defined as most popular.. there is always a long queue !!!
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Re: What's with all the kebabs?

In England it is the law that you cannot eat a Doner before 2 am and they will not serve you unless you have had at least 8 pints of lager beforehand.

Otherwise they are toxic...
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having spent a couple of years in germany, i've grown to like kebab a lot. as a student, it was one of the cheaper alternatives cooking or the local university mensa.

i got here some 10 months ago, and have tried kebab on several occasions, and what i've noticed was, the kebab establishments here tend to pre-slice the meat from the gyros and stick them into an acclimatised drawer the meat becomes somewhat soggy, and lose its smokey flavour

can anyone recommend a good kebab in Baden or Züri?

while we're on the topic, the last good kebab i had was in Waldshut: the meat is carved from the gyro as one waits and the bread is freshly baked. I would recommend it, whilst stating that I am not affiliated to the establishment, nor acquainted with their boss, chef or waitress.
Zurich - Just off Josefstrasse , beside the Cablecom building . Run by Lebanese guys , I like Sujuk the best
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Re: What's with all the kebabs?

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Otherwise they are toxic...
as long as 8 pints is the lower limit, not the upper, i think i'm good

seriously though, there're a lot of good suggestions here, and i will certainly check some of them out. the question remains though, does your favourite kebab pre-carve out the meat and stick it in the drawer?
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Re: What's with all the kebabs?

As long as we are including the chicken variety, and I'm not 100% sure we are, then New Points (the Langstrasse one) chicken breast kebab is definitely the best - nom nom nom.
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Re: What's with all the kebabs?

I haven't tried many kebab places in Zurich, but that's because I was perfectly happy with one next to where I used to live: it was a small bakery owned by a turkish family, at the junction between Binzmühlestrasse and Wattstrasse (hope I got the names of the streets right...). The mother of the family used to make these huge kebabs with what I thought was the perfect balance between meat and salad; the father's ones were slightly smaller and still pretty good. Occasionally I've been served by the daughter, who however didn't make very good kebabs... Hope that she won't be reading this...
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Re: What's with all the kebabs?

Damn it! Now I can't stop thinking about kebabs! I really crave a good one, not these greasy things made with minced meat mixed with fat, which are the only ones I can find here in Nottingham... No wonder everyone here talks bad about kebabs!
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This is definietly the best at zurich ...
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Re: [Baden, Zurich] Good kebabs?

apparently, its possible to get a top notch in Pimlico

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Re: [Baden, Zurich] Good kebabs?

There's a stall opposite Hallenbad city in Zürich just by the traffic lights on Gesnerallee.... they're not Kebabs exactly... like a jewish variant, I can't remember the name. Very tasty. I can recommend them although they haven't been open for ages. :-(
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The most interesting kebabs

In terms of the most distinct kebab, there is a hole-in-wall restaurant in Solothurn that is run by a Yemenese-Lebanese-Palestinian man who make fantastic kebabs. He makes his own wrappers, uses a kind of pico de gallo salsa, spicy yellow peppers and laced with home-made mango chutney. I suppose the recipe varies over time, but he certainly knows what he's doing.

It's also a cool place to hang out, with the middle-eastern rugs and throw pillows all around. Mint tea and baklava is even served. The owner is pretty cool, though you might want to avoid talking politics. Unfortunately, I forgot the name of the place and I have not been there for years.
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