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#2,352 of 15,138 Restaurants in London
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Fast food, Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
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Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 14 November 2023

I have ordered a handful of times during Oct and Nov 2023. Food is always lovely, well cooked, tasty and everything is always very fresh. Chilli sauce is perfect. Also, always seems to arrive in a state where it is very obvious that they take...their time to put it all together carefully. It's as if they take a customer's experience seriously, so every time I order, I feel like they appreciate my custom and ensure I am happy. I like that a lot and so I would say I am now becoming a regular customer. No chicken doner and so the mixed kebab is slightly different, but if you want to ensure spot on food these guys seem to have pretty much nailed it.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 11 August 2023 via mobile

Nice Staff. Good Condiment’s. Good serves . But the Kofta I had was not very tasty and the meat which was mincemeat was very solid maybe too much fat .

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 18 July 2023

This is by far the Best Kebab Shop in U.K. I have been a regular for over 40 years and still loving it . Food is the freshest in the universe , salads chopped up in front of you, kebabs cooked in front of you..., your food packed in front of you. Customers too are very friendly and parking not an issue after 7PMMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 8 January 2023 via mobile

Organised chaos. First time I've seen automated donner carvers. Huge portions. Tasty. Only minor comment is that the chilli sauce wasn't that hot. Look forward to returning.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2022

I’ve been coming here for over 40 YEARS never ever disappointed. Everything is fresh salad chopped in front if you , kebab sliced in front of you and their juicy kebabs grilled in front of you. Portions are huge HUGE , one portion enough for...two . Prices have gone up a little as with all eateries but not as much as most. Guys serving you are friendly and very fast . Usually a long line but it dissipates fast and well worth it . Is it the Best in Hackney . NO It’s the best in London and maybe U.K.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 27 May 2022 via mobile

You won’t find many DONER kebab places that make their own Doner meat in house on site. Since a kid they have maintained a tasty and efficient service. I’ve read some of these negative reviews and I have to say these types of customers are...never happy. I only have great things to say about these guys 🙌🏽More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 28 May 2021

Food is delicious, wouldn't go anywhere else. Rang up to praise the staff and say how lovely the food is but i said im gutted i didn't order anymore bread as it tasted beautiful.... next thing i know... a knock at the door and we...have been given more bread for free, the customer service is brilliant, no complaints at all. THANK YOU Turkish kitchen.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 29 March 2021

I have to agree with a previous review ... the local Turkish crowd get priority over the rest . Ordered a wrap with chips and they forgot to put the chips in , second time it’s happened. It’s not just the local Turkish crowd that...go , please treat us all the same . Rather go to Super kebab down the road for better service with a smile .More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 26 February 2021

This was the only place that I would ever eat a kebab and I haven’t had one since the start of the pandemic. So I drove as I did from Ilford to Stoke Newington and was really looking forward to the same standard of food...and service. When I arrived there was unusually more people behind the counter; I know they do get busy but they spent more time speaking to each other and the 1 Turkish customer and completely ignored me. When they finally acknowledged me I ask for a kebab wrap which usually consists of them heating it on the grill but no the meat was little there was put straight on the wrap. The chap that put in the salad had sores on his fingers that were just healing and he was not wearing any gloves which would not have been a problem until it came time to fold my wrap which he did with his bear hands. I ordered a small wrap but when I saw how much meat went in I ordered a large but what he added was negligible. Really guys you would do well to remember that’s it’s not only your Turkish customers that keep you going. I was a real fan of this take away really hence the 1 hours drive to go there - it’s a shame I won’t be going again.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 9 February 2021 via mobile

I really don’t understand the hype maybe at one time they were good but I think this is one of the worse kebabs I’ve ate. First portions are tiny and it’s so expensive. We got 3 kebabs and it was £22.50 I’ve never paid that...much anywhere. This place doesn’t do garlic sauce???? What the hell which kebab shop doesn’t do garlic sauce. They really push for salad and sauce in separate containers be careful as they have old salad and sauce in there. The doner wasn’t all that and was cold. The pitta was probably out of date and cold. The most disappointing thing was the portion size of this paper thin size doner. Honestly please avoid this place their are much better doner places around that do tasty doner unlike this processed doner that these lot do. Try antepillar doner in green lanes the beef doner is so tasty and fresh and they’re very generous with portions and they don’t rip you off like this establishment. The best Turkish kebab, certainly not what an insult!!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 20 January 2021

I have been buying my kebabs for more then 20 years at this place. Seen many staff come and gone. I’m going to heavily and honestly criticise the best kebab simply because I miss the original kebab badly!!!. 1. Since they put the automatic cutting...machines the portions have changed. 2. The doner is much much thinner 3. The quality of ingredients inside the doner has been changed over the past 5-6 years. 4. It taste so much saltier then before 5. The price is gone up and quality is gone down!! 6. It’s become more of a high profit business rather then that original best kebab that it use to be. 7. I have also heard rumours that they are trying to sell the business for well over 1M. You are a well established with reputation over the past 30 plus years. Please bring back the original Doner kebab.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 15 December 2020

Just gets better and better . Fresh gigantic Doner Kebab (they have two cooking same time) huge ones. Salad is chopped in front of you and still juicy, their chilly is the best I have ever tasted. Portions are immense and value for your money...second to none. Has been here for 50 years , local landmark no less . Recently even mayor of London was seen there . Keep up your excellence.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 12 December 2020

Buying a doner from this place is always disappoiting: the doner it is invariably soggy, old and smelly; they use meat that was cut from the skewer hours earlier. The salad which comes with the kebab is terrible: they always try to save money by...using the stub end of tomatoes, which most people discard, and adding loads of onions. The price is also not value for money.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 23 June 2020

Used to drive there from Edmonton 15 years ago now live in Bishops stortford a long way away got the urge drove 40 miles for old times sake absolutely worth it doner wrap not greasy fresh salad the best kebab in London.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 15 June 2020 via mobile

I’ve been eating at this restaurant for over 15 years!! But today was the final straw!!!!! Absolute joke!! I understand the management like to penny pinch but come on are you for real you charge sky high prices. Over the recent years myself and my...friends have noticed how the slice of kebab has got thinner and thinner. But we still Chose to eat here. 1)you always pick a large scoop of salad but drop half of the scoop only to place a tiny pinch of salad!!! 2 cucumbers, 2 tomato’s 2)Today you sliced the tomato and cucumber into tiny little pieces (please see pics) Honestly it’s Day light robbery!! Idont know how you get away with this. 3)please be advised DONT GET THE PRE PACKED SALAD ASK THEM TO DO IT IN FRONT OF YOU every time I get a pre packed salad it’s the same smelly old salad from the night before and the biggest joke is that they put the top bit of the tomato 🍅 in the pre packed box!!! Who the hell eats the top end of a tomato???? It’s clear they keep all the tops of the tomato’s for the pre boxed salad. I won’t be surprised if anyone finds the ends of the cucumbers next?!?!?!?? 4)The portions are so small of the kebab At least justify the price by topping up a load of fresh salad!!!! So you feel like you got something for your money?!?!? Or should I say so you feel full on the salad coz you sure as hell won’t on the kebab!!!!!! 5) be warned when ordering 4 large kebabs they only give you 2 chilli sauce containers. Your prices are so high at least give one sauce per customer. Best kebab you take advantage of your customers you clearly don’t care of the service or quality you provide as you think your well established not good. I’ll be looking else where honestly today was the final straw with the tiny chopped up tomato and cucumber!!!!!! Am sure the title “best kebab” doesn’t still stand needs to be reviewed.......... going down hill 👎🏻More

Date of visit: June 2020
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George, I am afraid we don't deliver, and wont be delivering in the near future as well. The main reason is the capacity we currently hold. At busy times customers who walk in wait for over 20 minutes for a kebab. If we... More
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The Best Turkish Kebab is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5