ZIBA Berlin Döner


For almost a year now, I’ve been casually learning German (to eventually learn Swiss German), so I’ve been trying to immerse myself in as much German and Swiss culture as possible. And that, most importantly, includes the food, since food is a common thing that brings people together.

When I heard about ZIBA Berlin Döner opening in Toronto, I knew I wanted to try it out. If you didn’t know, a Döner kebab is a popular German street food with Turkish roots. A Döner kebab consists of kebab meat with an abundance of vegetables, all stuffed into a pita bread. The kebab meat varies between beef, chicken, veal, and sometimes lamb. Newly opened on Queen Street East, ZIBA Berlin Döner brings to the Toronto food community that German street food experience to the east end of the city.

Thanks to Patrick (aka Feed My Phone – follow him on Instagram! ), I was given two free Döner vouchers to try this place out 🙂

 

The restaurant isn’t a big one but there’s a decent amount of seating. It’s bright interior is welcoming and friendly. It’s minimal and modern without sticking to the traditional white interior.

At ZIBA, you can either order a Döner, a Box, or a Kapsalon. A Box is pretty much a Döner in a box but with either rice, fries, couscous, or a salad mix.

And a Kapsalon, as listed on the website, is a bed a of fries with layers of meat, vegetables, sauce, and cheese.

With the Döner, you can choose between a Turkish Pide (Sesame Focaccia), Lavash (Turkish flatbread), or Pita Bread (Gluten-Free).

With every order, you receive a complimentary serving size of soup! I’m not sure if it’s the same soup every day but for my order, it was lentil soup. Delish!

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Before my visit, I took a brief look at the menu. I thought I was going to order the Döner with chicken but I ended up picking the beef and veal option for my meat. I chose a Turkish Pide as the base, added all the vegetables but onions (I like onions but just wasn’t feeling it that day), and had just the Yogurt Garlic sauce.

The food actually came out pretty quickly. I would say within five to ten minutes of placing my order, it was ready. Then again, there were only two other parties in the restaurant.

I didn’t expect the Döner to be so big! I know I opted for the Turkish Pide but it was stuffed to the max! As you can see, it’s not just overstuffed with vegetables but there’s a generous amount of the beef and veal. It may not look like there’s a lot of the Yogurt Garlic sauce, but it actually was enough! Its viscosity was just right and the Döner overall was not dry.

The beef and veal meats weren’t extremely tender but they also weren’t overcooked. Though I couldn’t tell which was beef and which was veal. The Turkish Pide was the right choice for this. It was light, a bit toasted, and not too thick. It was kind of buttery, which complemented the fillings. It was so tasty that I’m glad it was a huge portion size.

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If you plan to eat here, go on an empty stomach. I went for lunch (on an empty stomach) and even after finishing it, I was so full. For two Döners, it was about $22, depending on which meat you get. That may be pricey for “street food”, but considering the size of it, I’d say it’s worth it the price

I would definitely go back for another visit. I would like to try the Falafel for my next Döner. If it wasn’t so far from me, I’d go back soon. But for now, I’ll have to look at my pictures and dream of it until my next visit.

 

– Synthia T.
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