i've tried many donair/falafel places on the drive...and i've got to say that this is the best place. Their "mexican donair" is pretty good (jalapenos, mushrooms, cheese, chicken/beef at a really reasonable price. The owner (i think) is really nice too...wraps it tightly and is generally very friendly. The place may not look very pretty on the outside, there may only be 2-3 stools inside, but they have the paper for customers to read and customers usually take it to-go anyways...a must-try on the drive!
I've eaten at the majority of the shops on commercial drive, and they all have something good and different to offer you, but this place has the worst donair i've ever tried. i'm sure theres other places out there with worse, but i havent been there so this is it.
the meat was bland and crunchy, the tzatziki was watery and the worst part of all was when i asked for cheese he opened the fridge and took out a processed cheddar cheese packet and stuffed that into my meal.. what mediterranean meal comes with processed cheese.. terrible, just terrible.
and for a super beef donair at 7.50 a pop, thats higher than you'll pay on granville street after the bar
oh, and its 2010, maybe its time for this place to get a debit/credit machine
This place is way over priced. With almost zero selection of toppings. My favorite topping on my donairs is parsley, without onion! their parsley and onions are mixed! yucky or pain. I have no choice. also their only other toppings they had were lettuce and tomato. they had the two white sauces and hot sauce, I couldn't taste the hot sauce at all, and I like my spicy. Overall, I wasn't satisfied. I will not be returning.
Donairs in the city of Vancouver are pretty lame compared to the artery clogging meat-and-chesse bonanzas that you find at nearly every donair place in Alberta. And as an Alberta transplant... it has been very disappointing trying to find something similar here.
And while Vancouver Donair still doesn't quite compare with what I am used to... it is by far the best donair I have found in this city. You still get your veggies in there... but the meat is the focus of this donair and the portion is generous. Sauce is also very tasty and the people working there are liberal with it as well.
Not quite home, but this place definitely gets me by in between Alberta visits!!
as I'm continue to look for the best Falafel place I came into this place.
The falafel was OK in the vancouver terms.
this place so far has the best chance to become a real falafel place- which means frying the Falafel ball on the spot- they need to be crispy and not microwave heat.
I saw quite a traffic of customers while I was eating here- so maybe the owner will decide- at least at lunch time to let us enjoy a real crispy falafel. so people who are coming from the area can feel they are close to the real thing too...