Doner Kebab is a Turkish street food or fast food that is usually cooked in a special grill as rotating vertical spit. Besides, it is served with a pita bread, vegetables and sometimes chips as well. Also, it is so typical in Turkey, but the origin of kebab is from Middle East.

Moreover, there are other similarities around the world such as arab shawarma, Greek gyros and also the mexican tacos al pastor.

Turkish Food, Istanbul, Turkey, Street food
Kizilkayalar Hamburger

Doner Kebab Turkish Street Food

Indeed, It is made by layer of meat, cooking on a vertical grill, often accompanied with pita bread, tomatoes, green chilli, pickle cucumbers and sometimes chips. In fact, it is how I ate it in Istanbul. In addition, the meat what they used are lamb and chicken the most.

Kizilkayalar Hamburger

In fact, doner kebab is very popular in Istanbul, where there are many places that you can eat it. But, I recommend a particular place that also is famous here and well known as Kizilkayalar hamburger. Further, it is specialized in Turkish street food like wet hamburger that is really good and which is even better than doner kebab by my opinion.

Turkish Food, Kebab Istanbul

As a result, doner kebab is something that you must try in Istanbul. Because, it is very popular Turkish food, Besides, it is so cheap and if you are interesting in local food. Certainly, it has to be in your plan what to eat in Turkey.

Also exist, the kebab cooked on a charcoal grill. Although, it has different flavors and is my favorite turkish kebab. Due to that is much deeper in taste.

Read more about the Turkish bbq kebab on a charcoal grill

Another article that you might like Turkish street food wet hamburger

Location Istanbul, Turkey

Key Information

Qualification: Grateful/Very Good

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Price: $ 2- 3 AUD

Phone: +90 212 251 13 57


Instagram: Kizilkayalar

Address:  Sıraselviler Caddesi NO:2L, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey


  1. Reading this post brought back the nostalgia of my days abroad… the doner kebab is so famous (not so much here in south Africa) and comforting…

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