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Restaurant Pinar

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Herbergsgasse 1, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 261 02 39
09:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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17:00 - 23:00
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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing place. Very good food. And you don't wanna miss out their dessert. Tried hamas, chicken skewers and Ice Espresso- too good.

Thank Nirjhar S
California, USA
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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I am from Turkey. This is the only Turkish restaurant which I would go in Basel. Great quality of food. loved the owners and the service too

Thank Amazonfan
Innsbruck, Austria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Pinar serves delicious Turkish food; there's a large selection of dishes, both vegetarian and with meat. The menus (around 22,50 CHF) are very good value, providing a variety of different dishes. Beer is available on tap, and there's around four bottles of wine (red and white) available by the glass. Very good choice for a relaxed dinner.

Thank foodiedavid2016
San Francisco, California
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112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This is not my first time here and I always get same authentic kebab experience. Perhaps they should tune salt down a bit, but positive overall given the price point Pictures show mixed grill, eggplant with yogurt and green salad

Thank JVDZ7
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Excellent family run Turkish restaurant - authentic Turkish recipes with fresh ingredients, Very very friendly - multi lingual staff and multi lingual menu - fresh bread, yogurt, hummus, lamb dishes - such variety

Thank Steve C
Pleasanton, California
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37 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Tucked away on a side street very close to downtown, old town Basel, Pinar offers good food at reasonable prices. The staff are efficient and friendly. The menu is middle eastern (Afghan, I think), and not surprisingly, they do lamb very well. A good place for a small group (6 people or so), especially for those on a budget.

Thank Wishes_on_the_road
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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

This Turkish restaurant was recommended to me. We had not booked and the restaurant was full. But we able to share a table, which was fine. The food was excellent value (with 2 menus with wine for CHF 70). The service is very friendly. Their meat comes from Jenzer, a local supplier. And they serve Ueli beer.

Thank Philip4153
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Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

We ordered different kebab dishes and all of them were pretty tasty. The restaurant is a small but clean and nice. It is a little bit hidden so make sure to bring a device with google maps. We will be back.

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Basel, Switzerland
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

Turkish food as I've eaten in Anatolia. And good value in Basel with amiable service. In a quiet street too, but near the centre of town.

Thank Stephen T
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Off the beaten track and makes you feel local. Its not glamour but great food with authentic preparation. Very fast also. Good place for a snack or simple open kebab.

Thank harpersimon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Herbergsgasse 1, Basel 4051, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
  • Phone Number: +41 61 261 02 39

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?