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Nov 21, 2011 03:04 PM

Doener kebabs like Balli in Berlin, Germany, but in L.A.?

Hi All, looking for the best doener kebabs just like Balli's in Berlin. Or anything that comes close. Doesn't matter where in the Los Angeles area, as long as it comes close. The cuts of meat are thing, crisp on one side, soft and juicy on the other. Any input would be greatly appreciated!!!

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      1. re: selfportrait93

        My husband can talk for hours about the delicious doner kebabs in Germany and how he thinks he at about 6 in one day. He is still in search but nothing has come close... Not even Spitz!

    1. If Doner kabobs anything like Spitz, count me out. I expected more.

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        1. re: echoparkdirt

          Try Sevan Garden & Barbeque House in downtown LA. It's Armenian though but delicious.

          Sevan Garden & Barbeque House
          621 S Broadway Ste G, Los Angeles, CA 90014

      1. Doner G on Ball Road and State College Blvd. in Anaheim. Don't be fooled by the rest of the menu (half the menu is "off" at any given time) but they always, always have döner, and with the correct sauces and bread.

        Doner G
        2139 E Ball Rd, Anaheim, CA 92806

        1. I think this simply doesn't exist in LA. There are plenty of good "shwarama" sandwiches, but they don't taste like "doner kebabs." Typically, the meat comes in chunks rather than thin, crispy flakes, and the sauces and fillings aren't appropriate either.

          For me, the sandwiches at Spitz do not taste like doner kebabs.

          1. I don't mean to hijack this thread, but I was hoping someone could help me find MY fave shawarma from my exploit in Europe: A proper Durum (umlauts on the u's.)

            It is basically a doner kebab on a lavash/tortilla style bread.

            it comes with a chili oil sauce with the chili not separated from the oil.

            Here are pics to help:

            The wrap:
            The sauce:

            I tried to make that sauce at home on a whim and it didn't come out quite right. I'm sure with a lot of looking I could find a perfect recipe and the ingredients I need, but I'd rather if someone could help me find this meal here in LA.

            Again, sorry to thread jack but I do believe a place that has what I'm after will have what porkified is after too.

            I found a place tonight (yes it's super late, yes I was and am drunk) in San Diego that has it in Downdown and I FINALLY scratched my itch, but I still need an LA version.

            Any help would be most appreciated! Again, sorry for the thread jack.

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            1. re: BrewNChow

              If you ask about/check threads which mention The Kebab Shop in Downtown San Diego, you'll hear how inauthentic it is...

              FWIW, I like the food there and have no idea if it is authentic or not. It tastes good.

              1. re: BrewNChow

                As I said upthread, try Doner G in Anaheim, though I don't know if they have that particular chile sauce. They have some spicy thing, though, and your picture of the chile oil looks a lot like the stuff that's in almost every Chinese and Vietnamese restaurant in the city.

                Doner G
                2139 E Ball Rd, Anaheim, CA 92806