Doner kebabs in Utah?

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  1. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    We've still got some Turkish posters here, right? I find myself craving doner kebabs... is there any place in Utah to get authentic ones? I suspect the answer is no, but it doesn't hurt to ask.

    Barring that, does anyone know of any gyro places that actually cook in the traditional style (shaving meat from a vertically rotating spit)? I had one once at a county fair a few years back, but aside from that all of my gyro experiences in Utah have been pretty bad (processed meat as opposed to real, shaved meat).
     
  2. DutchJazzer

    DutchJazzer Well-Known Member

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    donner is israeli.

    those arabs stole it from them JEWS.


    just kidding. arab and jewish cuisine have a lot in common.

    (public service announcement: this aint a threat to cultures who are stealing cuisine)
     
  3. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    Turks aren't Arabs
     
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  4. franklin

    franklin Well-Known Member

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    If you're really hard up then you could hit up the Mexican place in SLC that cuts pork and pineapple from a vertically rotating spit. Wierd combo for me but it's a chain so I guess people like it.
     
  5. jazzyapma

    jazzyapma Well-Known Member

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    I've met very few Arab tourists and businessmen during 35 years of my life, I'm Turk, living in Turkiye.
     
  6. addictionary

    addictionary Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, can't help. If you ever happen to come by, I can make you experience some crazy tasty iskender döner treats though.
     
  7. Revolution 9

    Revolution 9 Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    i have two doner places within a stonesthrow of my apartment.

    we have puten (turkey) and kalb (beef).

    colton did you have a favorite? most places serve Putenfleisch
     
  8. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    Niener niener

    I don't think I ever had turkey. Come to think of it, I'm not sure what the meat was in the places I frequented in Germany. Some type of beef or lamb, I'd guess.
     
  9. bordelais7

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    Turkey? I thought most were a beef/lamb combo.

    Not that it helps you, colton, but I had one yesterday in Adams Morgan
     
  10. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    You guys are killing me.
     
  11. jazzyapma

    jazzyapma Well-Known Member

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    BTW, döner means "rotating" in Turkish.
     
  12. HeavenHarris

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    dat meat + hummus + garlic sauce.
    hits the spot every time bros. every time.
     
  13. r_u_s_t_b_u_c_k_e_t

    r_u_s_t_b_u_c_k_e_t Well-Known Member Contributor

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  14. jazzmanian devil

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    Well, if you can't find doner kebaps then I got a couple of mighty fine, devilish tips for you.

    Tip 1: the middle eastern people other than the Turks love to eat doner kebap too. The difference being, it's called shawarma down there. So barring wee variations it is basically the same food. The devil even took his time and googled it for you; voila shawarma a.k.a. doner kebap in salt lake city:

    https://www.mazzacafe.com/
    https://www.ofalafeletc.com/
    https://www.laylagrill.com/

    Tip 2: Devil's moles informed him that one of the biggest doner kebap fans in the world, Memo Okur, used to still his cravings at a place called Atlantic Cafe Market. Although it is called Gyros down there, which is normally not authentic since Greek's meat of preference is pork, this one seems to be legit as it is made from lamb and beef.

    https://www.atlanticcafemarketslc.com/
     
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  15. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    Thanks to both of the last two posters! Jazzmanian devil's suggestions in particular seem helpful and I'll definitely try out some of those restaurants next time I'm in SLC (I live in Utah County).
     
  16. r_u_s_t_b_u_c_k_e_t

    r_u_s_t_b_u_c_k_e_t Well-Known Member Contributor

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    El Mexiquense is just off the freeway in AF. I'll see you there.
     
  17. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    Best place I've found so far:

    Greek City Grill
    6165 Highland Drive
    Salt Lake City, UT 84121

    Gyros rather than Doner Kebabs, but shaved off of the vertical spit with a yogurt sauce, so basically the same type of thing.
     
  18. The Black Swordsman

    The Black Swordsman Well-Known Member

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doner_kebab

    Educating the uneducated.
     
  19. underKANTER

    underKANTER Well-Known Member

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    I do live in Switzerland and they do have the best Doner Kebabs in the world! :)
     
  20. Marty McFly

    Marty McFly Well-Known Member

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    The best doner in Germany (that I've had) is Mufasta's in Berlin and it's made from chicken.
     

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