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The Berliner Doner Kebab

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221 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2503
+1 206-838-0339
11:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Tue 11:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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British Columbia, Canada
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here before the Guns n Roses concert and all four of us were pleased with our choice. I had a wrap with tofu, fat and garlic sauce (it had cilantro in it, which was the selling feature for me). The vegetables were fresh and ripe and chopped small. The tofu was nice and firm. The flat-bread is what... More 

Thank berniece2000
Acme, Washington
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We found this little gem while walking around before a Seahawk's game. We wanted something different while in the city and gave this a go. It was delicious, spicy and fresh. An uneventful dining area, so if looking for upscale dining this is not it. No beer allowed outside on the outdoor tables but the food made up for it.... More 

Thank leaving98220
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

This place offers the Turkish Doner Kebab (similar to the Greek Gyro) that you can find all over Germany. The staff here were not the friendliest and seemed annoyed that we didn't know the local ordering lingo. Kebabs were good and prices are reasonable. Indoor + sidewalk seating. For anyone who's had a Doner in Germany, this will remind you... More 

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Addison, Texas
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

My wife and I were walking in Pioneer Square when we came across this place. It was a pleasant surprise. Lamb and beef were excellent. We paid $18 both of us. We got the donor beef wrap and sandwich. Great little restaurant.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

My husband lived in Germany for several years and always raved about how much he missed the döner. We spotted this place and it became our go-to lunch spot whenever we were in Seattle for the day. He swears it's the closest he's ever found to the real thing. We tried several different varieties, but the Berliner and the Fiery... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Having lived in Berlin for a year, I miss döner pretty much every day. I was super excited to try this place while I was in Seattle. I had the classic and a Beck's. And yes, it was delicious. The meat was great and the bread was pretty good, but just not quite as crispy as I was used to.... More 

Thank chewygranola89
Seattle, WA
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70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2015

I had a German guest visiting and saw the sign. She immediately said a Doner was a real authentic German dish so we had to try it. It's similar to a Gyro and a cross between German and Turkish cuisine. It uses Gyro meat but they throw in a whole salad and you can get Gyro bread but the authentic... More 

Thank liquidsunshine01
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2014

Wow, what a discovery. For my first and only time here (so far), I ordered "The Berliner," their "classic döner with garlic yogurt sauce, cucumber, tomato, onion, pickled red cabbage and fresh cilantro." It ... was ... huge; overflowing with veggies and delicious chicken. I had no idea what a döner is but I know now and I'm hooked. Basically... More 

Thank NeilGEdmonds
Lynnwood, Washington
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355 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 320 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2014

What a find this is in Pioneer Square. Always interested in trying something different, I found the Berliner's menu quite interesting. Gyro style sandwiches either on flat bread or as a wrap. The Berliner sandwich I ordered was quite delicious and unlike anything I have ordered before. There is a choice of meats and I went with the chicken. Mixed... More 

Thank Rainier72
Anchorage, Alaska
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

After living in Europe and having access to delicious doner and schwarma kebab I was so excited to see this restaurant on a recent trip to Seattle. Hands down one of the best kebabs I have had in the states and recommend everyone give it a try. Juicy and delicious served on your choice of flat bread doner style or... More 

Thank Rhiannon B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2503
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-838-0339
Hand crafted Turkish-German doner kebab (chicken and lamb), inspired by the famous fast food of Germany, the doner. House made yogurt sauces and marinades, locally baked bread and great salads. Stop by and grab a doner (pronounced doo-nah).

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