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Best Doner Kebab in Zürich?

While "best" and "kebab" may be two words that some people refuse to put in the same sentence, personally I find that occasionally it scratches an itch that few other things can satisfy.

My favourite two places are as follows:

1. Sesam Falafel https://maps.google.ch/maps?q=doner+...ed=0CAoQ_AUoAg

The Doner meat is very tasty and produced in Switzerland, and the lady who runs it is super friendly. I regularly stop there for one, and it's my favourite in Zurich.

2. The doner place opposite spaghetti factory in Niederdorf https://maps.google.ch/maps?q=nieder...ed=0CAoQ_AUoAg

The young guy who usually serves seems to be an emperor among ****'s, but this is my second favourite kebabbie... meat is decent and it's busy enough for the veg to always be fresh.

3. New Point (all around Zurich)

Not the best, not the worst, but a consistently ok kebab whichever branch you go to.

So, where are your favourite kebab joints in Zurich?

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Re: Best Doner Kebab in Zürich?

The Kebabs at Millenium in Limmatplatz are delicious

http://en.yelp.ch/biz/millennium-zurich
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While "best" and "kebab" may be two words that some people refuse to put in the same sentence, personally I find that occasionally it scratches an itch that few other things can satisfy.

My favourite two places are as follows:

1. Sesam Falafel https://maps.google.ch/maps?q=doner+...ed=0CAoQ_AUoAg

The Doner meat is very tasty and produced in Switzerland, and the lady who runs it is super friendly. I regularly stop there for one, and it's my favourite in Zurich.

2. The doner place opposite spaghetti factory in Niederdorf https://maps.google.ch/maps?q=nieder...ed=0CAoQ_AUoAg

The guy who usually server seems to be an emperor among ****'s, but this is my second favourite kebabbie... meat is decent and it's busy enough for the veg to always be fresh.

3. New Point (all around Zurich)

Not the best, not the worst, but a consistently ok kebab whichever branch you go to.

So, where are your favourite kebab joints in Zurich?
Best kebab I ever had was in Basel, in another league to whats served in ZH.
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Best kebab I ever had was in Basel, in another league to whats served in ZH.
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Re: Best Doner Kebab in Zürich?

I drafted a sarcastic response to this thread... then remembered that I like pork scratchings.

So, what defines a good doner kebab?
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The taste and fat content of the meat is a big factor... at Sesam Falaffel that I linked to earlier where the meat is CH-sourced, the meat is 'lighter' and more flavoursome, and just feel much less fatty than in inferior kebab houses where the meat probably travels from countries afar and isn't great quality (relatively speaking) to start with. Also the texture of the durum wrap or tachenbrot it's in... you can really tell the difference with the fresher stuff that is baked daily. Finally the vegetables have to be fresh, and a place with a high turnover ensures that this is so.
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Re: Best Doner Kebab in Zürich?

Döner , for one thing should not have the consistency of Bratwurst, which almost every Döner in CH has. The places that serve this kind of Döner are rated rather by the friendliness of their owners, rather than by the quality of the sandwich.

For an alternative take to Döner try the Shawarma in any of the Lebanese places , like the one close to the HB ( name is not coming to mind at the moment), or the the Gyros at Mythos on Stauffacherstr.

In the Anatolian- Turkish - Kurdish tradition , I´ll vote for the place housed at Halk Süpermarket in Oerlikon.

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the the Gyros at Mythos on Stauffacherstr.
Yeah, but gyros isn't doner, is it?

It's a whole different horse of a different colour (which I have to say, to avoid a lynching by some of my oldest friends).
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Re: Best Doner Kebab in Zürich?

You are right indeed, but it does fall in the category of vertically grilled meat, so I would say they are cousins, like all the folks in the region, so to speak.

You guys have to try Shawarma also. The least well known of the VGM (vertically Grilled Meats). Each arabic country has it´s own variation on that also. Here , I´ve only found the Lebanese variant, which is highly spiced "Lamb".



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Re: Best Doner Kebab in Zürich?

Recommendations from the kebab devotee in our household....

Restaurant 1001 in the Niederdorf

Ali Baba in Oerlikon

Döner macht schöner!

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Recommendations from the kebab devotee in our household....

Restaurant 1001 in the Niederdorf

Ali Baba in Oerlikon

Döner macht schöner!

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Delirious accent of this old thread food poisoning from [New Point] kebab shop at Bahnhof Affoltern did not warrant good reputation of kebab retailers. The high tide is gone. I reckon it's about the time to try one ...
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Re: Best Doner Kebab in Zürich?

Stupid thread is making me hungry, would love a nice kebab right now.

Oh the best kebab shop is the one right at the start of the Neiderdorf, close to Central, in fact if I recall correctly it's called the best kebab.
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Re: Best Doner Kebab in Zürich?

We lived above the ZKB building at Josefstrasse and Hardstrasse. The NewPoint there had a great chicken curry kebap. The chicken was not fatty at all and though not so "traditional" it was very tasty. Their Döner was perfectly fine, but not much different than others across Zurich. But the staff there was great and over 5+ yrs we got to know them pretty well.

But Berlin blows doors on any place that I have been too in CH. The food in Berlin is excellent!

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While "best" and "kebab" may be two words that some people refuse to put in the same sentence, personally I find that occasionally it scratches an itch that few other things can satisfy.

My favourite two places are as follows:

1. Sesam Falafel https://maps.google.ch/maps?q=doner+...ed=0CAoQ_AUoAg

The Doner meat is very tasty and produced in Switzerland, and the lady who runs it is super friendly. I regularly stop there for one, and it's my favourite in Zurich.

2. The doner place opposite spaghetti factory in Niederdorf https://maps.google.ch/maps?q=nieder...ed=0CAoQ_AUoAg

The guy who usually server seems to be an emperor among ****'s, but this is my second favourite kebabbie... meat is decent and it's busy enough for the veg to always be fresh.

3. New Point (all around Zurich)

Not the best, not the worst, but a consistently ok kebab whichever branch you go to.

So, where are your favourite kebab joints in Zurich?
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Re: Best Doner Kebab in Zürich?

In my opinion the very best doner in zh is in Josephstrasse (Egemarkt)
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Stupid thread is making me hungry, would love a nice kebab right now.

Oh the best kebab shop is the one right at the start of the Neiderdorf, close to Central, in fact if I recall correctly it's called the best kebab.

This was indeed the best kebab shop in Zurich for quite some time. Sadly it has now closed.

My favourite is now the 1001 on Niederdorf, I thoroughly recommend you try the Kebab Box from there - it's the future!
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Re: Best Doner Kebab in Zürich?

The best Döner Kebab is available at Manesse Marmara

http://restaurantmanesse.ch/pdf/menukarte.pdf

A bit more expensive than those "Döner Points" and it takes a bit longer, but superb
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Re: Best Doner Kebab in Zürich?

I think 1001 is wildly overrated.

My favorite is Food Point (not New Point) in Niederdorf, next to Double-U. They use the good kebab meat, serve generous portions, and they're friendly. They also make me mini kebab platters, even though they're not on the menu!


As for gyros: Mythos sucks, unless you like grease wraps. Spend the 2 francs extra and go to Delikato near Paddy Reilly's. They do an absolutely top-notch job.
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Best kebab I ever had was in Basel, in another league to whats served in ZH.
The best place in Basel (trust me I've tried them all) is:

Isbilir Döner Pizza Imbiss
Feldbergstrasse
4057 Basel


Next to a men's barbers and close to the Church.

What they do right is freshly bake the flat bread use for the wrap. So many other joints take the lazy option and simply warm up durum wrap from a pack that might be months old . They also have a very high turn over so the meat, salad, sauces are all nice and fresh and haven't been sitting there all day.

The worst places are those where they get a wrap out of the packet, spoon barely warm meat into it, some salad and then put the whole thing in an oven to warm up (including the salad )

You can tell I've given this subject much thought.
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Re: Best Doner Kebab in Zürich?

1001: Chicken fladen brot was my all time best. Had it on e and kept going back for 2 weeks. Always the same fusion - onions, few tomatoes, yoghurt and never cocktail sauce and lot's of chilli flakes.

All was super untill 3 weeks ago when I sat in for the first time and he brought me my fladen brot but with a lot of fat pieces in the meat and barely spicy enough. I can not bring myself to go there again.....maybe in a few weeks to see if it tastes better now , just need to get that fatty meat taste out of my head first.
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