German/Euro style doner kebabs in NYC?
Are there any restaurants in New York that do a proper, European-style doner kebab sandwich? As in a kebab in pide bread (thick flatbread, definitely not like a pita) with garlic sauce and chili sauce and the perfunctory salad?
Most of the doner kebabs I've seen in NYC have been sad specimens - just sliced up doner meat in pita bread with tahini, hummus and a dollop of hot sauce. While I have nothing against the American style, it's just not what I'm looking for.
Are there any places in Manhattan or the boroughs that serve this greasy treat?
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Mangal Turkish in Queens. The lamb is juicy, a bit fatty (in a good way for me) and very flavorful. It's not like the usual processed lamb on a spit. They'll serve it to you on pide but make sure you ask for it (they call it "homemade bread"; $1 extra but worth it), otherwise you'll get a sorry pita that will fall apart on first bite. They put on a thick hot sauce and a decent white sauce, and possibly a little tahini. It might be the best doner in NYC. Everything else I've tried there has been consistently good. It's very informal, a bit cramped and the TV's always on the Turkish channel. It might be what you're looking for.
46-20 Queens Blvd
#7 train to 46th St
Q32 and Q60 buses
Reviving this old thread because I'm having a craving and haven't found much in the way of updates on the topic in the past year. I saw a thread in which the now defunct Kebap G (on the UES) was mentioned as a purveyor of the German-Turkish style of doner kebabs, as well as Ali Bab on 34th Street, but are there any other existing places serving these that you know of?