Submitted Monday, February 16, 2009 - 2:08pm [Dine in]
My wife and I visited this restaurant on what I think was the 2nd or 3rd day of being opened and we never would have guessed if we weren't told because their operations were more refined than most restaurants that have been open for much longer.
The food was great - I had the mini-burgers and my wife had the chicken wings - both a great value. In this restaurant the mini-burgers are an entree which is different than most restaurants which serve it as an appetizer. The mini-burgers here were under $10 and came with fries - most other places they are priced above $10 and don't come with fries because they are an appetizer. I must say they were the best damn mini-burgers I've had, not kidding.
My wife is not normally a "wing" person but she was intrigued by their unique flavours of wings so she went for it and didn't look back until they were all gone. She was impressed and very full from one order of wings...they were huge.
Overall, quite impressed and will definitely be going back! The reviews so far make it seem like a "beer and wings" restaurant but in fact it is much more, there is a nice restaurant area where families can dine and be away from the lounge area which I imagine can get loud while the hockey games are on. There are many items on the menu that are far from your ordinary "pub food".
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Submitted Friday, January 2, 2009 - 7:24pm [Dine in]
We never thought we'd rate a donair shop but the owner is friendly and hard-working and should be acknowledged for this.
There are many donair shops scattered around the lower mainland and a high concentration of them are downtown, especially on Robson Street. Many donairs are greasy and not made with quality ingredients and, although they mainly taste delicious, the generally leave you with a stomach ache lasting several hours.
Turka Donair uses good quality ingredients and focuses on health. It is therefore not greasy and will generally not leave you regretting your lunch for the next several hours. They sell both beef and chicken donairs (shawarma) as well as the plates and usual variety that most donair shops sell. Their prices are fair. The only problem we had was that the amount of meat that you receive is slightly less than its counterparts just up Robson, which is disappointing as their prices are relatively the same.
Overall we would recommend it but you may want to get 2 donairs if you are a "hungry man".
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