We stopped on by for a late night grab pick me up after remembering some favourable feedback. I have driven past this place regularly and it's always busy so it had to be good.
The space is small and untidy, but that's the oversight. We're talking donairs here and this is their focus. I ordered a lamb and beef with all the trimmings and waited as they prepared them. Fabulously marinated meat, tender with great flavour that counteracts with the fresh, crisp vegetables. It's particularly neat and holds together well, due in part of the toasted pita which gives it a nice crunch. For what was had, the price was hard to argue.
The two folks behind the counter and easy to talk to and very friendly and tend to go with the pace. It was a little slower at that moment so they took the time to jab with customers. Smiles all around which you don't normally see.
Despite its location, the munchie crowd picked a good one.
My girlfriends and I hopped into Donair King before an event at Celebrity's next door. We all ordered the falafel wrap.
We all agreed that the wrap was tasty eventhough none of us are fans of parsley (tabouleh), but it worked with everything else in the wrap.
Ambiance was a little dirty and untidy, but was fitting for that 'late-night' eatery type place. The guy who served us was really friendly.
The only complaint was we wished he had slopped on more yogurt sauce.
Wow, from a Snob at Falafel King to an extremely Personable, Inviting, Kind, helpful Guy at Donair King!!!
G, ya think I should have checked out the ratings before hand, I'm obviously not the only one who has same response to both places! I've been passing up this place due to the crowds at night that are lined up in and about to satisfy their craving. So Happy I finally ended up there during the daytime and had an opportunity to devour one of the Donairs, warmed and toasted like Panini.. so delicious and I was surprised at the décor, I will definitely recommend this to everyone!!!! Yum!
I've been visiting Donair King for a couple of years now. I have brought many friends with me and they are all HOOKED! I mainly visit Donair King in the late hours, around 1am-2am. Around that time, it has to be the best place in vancouver for any kind of food. Overall, they have the best donairs I've tried in this city.
The owner is very meticulous person and makes sure your donair is perfect before serving it. If he wouldn't eat it, he won't serve it. He is super friendly and will make it the way you prefer. I don't even order anymore, I just walk in and he remembers exactly how I like it :)
I gave the ambiance a low rating because it's more of a grab a go kind of place with limited seating area which is usually slightly messy because of the drunks who party it up next door. The music is usually good, but can get loud at times which makes it difficult to have a conversation. It's different every night so this is not a generalization. There will be quiet nights when the club is closed and it's more of a relaxed environment.
I drive from south vancouver to donair king several times a week. It's that good.