Berlin's Best Döner Kebab
Classic or innovative, for meat lovers or vegetarians:The Berlin.de editorial team has tracked down the best kebab shops in Berlin. Enjoy your meal!
The classic Berlin döner kebab consists of meat, fresh veggies and three kinds auf sauces, all served in a warm pita bread.
The most important part of any good döner: the meat.
Snack bars all over Berlin serve döner kebab and other specialties such as lahmacun, dürüm and falafel at any time of day or night.
The vegan döner at Vöner can certainly hold its own compared to the meaty original.
A döner kebab served in a flatbread instead of a pita is called "dürüm" or "dürüm döner".
Customers at Berlin kebab shops can choose from a variety of fresh vegetables and sauces.
Galip from Imren Grill prepares one of his famous döner kebabs.
What would Berlin be without its favorite food? The döner kebab is the number one fast food of the German capital and a must-try for every visitor to the city. Whether or lunch, dinner, or at 2 AM after a party - the local kebab shop is the place to go when hunger calls at any time of the day.
What Goes into a Classic Berlin Döner Kebab?
The meaty basis of Berlin's number one fast food is made of veal, lamb or chicken on a kebab skewer. The mixture of spices that gives the meat its special irresistible flavour is top secret, of course. When it comes to veggies, fresh cucumbers, onions, juicy tomatoes, white and red cabbage and crisp iceberg lettuce are the standard options in Berlin. The delicious treat is traditionally finished with three sauces: a strong garlic sauce, an herb sauce, and a fiery hot sauce. The classic döner kebab is served in a warm and slightly crispy pita bread. The same ingredients wrapped in a flatbread is called "dürüm".
Imren has been setting the standard when it comes to good kebabs in Berlin since 1993. The family business is known far beyond the city limits for its kebabs, which are classically served with freshly baked bread and homemade sauces. You can drink a glass of fresh ayran with it or take one of the hearty filled pide for later.
Address: Boppstr. 10, 10967 Berlin–Kreuzberg
If you're looking for a really good kebab with roasted vegetables but don't want to wait for hours, Rüyam is the place to go. The small kebab shop is still an insider tip among Berliners, but word about the delicious dishes, generous portions and friendly service has started to spread. A second branch has already opened on Schönhauser Allee.
Address: Hauptstr. 133, 10827 Berlin–Schöneberg
Every Berliner who likes good Turkish food should be familiar with Hasir by now. The restaurant started out as a small snack bar in Kreuzberg
in 1970. Since then, a lot has happened for owner Mehmet Aygün. Today, he runs restaurants at six locations in Berlin and the name Hasir has established itself as a brand throughout the city. Every day, many Berliners and tourists flock to the restaurant on Adalbertstraße to enjoy an original kebab along with an ayran and one of the homemade desserts.Address:
Adalbertstraße 10, 10999 Berlin–Kreuzberg
This traditional Turkish restaurant in Berlin's Wedding
district has been serving delicious veal kebabs and other specialities from the grill for over 20 years. If you are looking for something a bit more classy than a snack bar atmosphere, you will feel right at home in the cozy dining room. Many guests like to stay for dessert and a Turkish black tea after enjoying their kebab.Address:
Luxemburger Str. 1, 13353 Berlin–Wedding
A vegan kebab? Yes, you heard right! Vöner in Friedrichshain sells a plant-based version of Berlin's favorite fast food. Instead of meat, seitan is served inside pita bread along with fresh veggies and herbs, tahini garlic and chilli tomato sauce.
Address: Boxhagener Str. 56, 10245 Berlin–Friedrichshain
K.W.A. - Kebap With Attitude
This restaurant has set itself the lofty goal to revolutionize the döner kebab. With fresh, regional ingredients and a good dose of experimentation, K.W.A. combines the Berlin kebab tradition with modern gastronomy. Along with your kebab, you can choose your drink from a selection of craft beers, wines and soft drinks.
Address: Gipsstr. 2, 10119 Berlin–Prenzlauer Berg
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Last edited: 31. March 2022