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Turkish Donair is a cozy little restaurant that has been running for well over 10 years in North Burnaby. As the name goes, the restaurant specializes in donairs made fresh to order at a reasonable price. At Turkish Donair, it’s a one-man restaurant show as the owner serves as proprietor, host, waiter, chef, cashier down to dishwasher. Now, when it comes to running a business, especially a restaurant business, can one man really do it all?
On most days, the owner will have chicken, beef, and lamb donairs available for order. He offers slight variations apart from the regular donairs like Hawaiian (with pineapples), Lebanese (with hummus), Greek (olives and feta cheese), and Chicken Caesar (with caesar salad).
If you’re not feeling donairs, platters are also available and include rice. Unfortunately, both rice and lamb were unavailable on the day that we went! I guess the owner predicts the amount of traffic he gets every day.
Regular Chicken Donair (Small: $4.49, Large:$6.49) with tomatoes, onion, lettuce, tzatziki . I went with a small so that I had enough room for my salad. I love how the owner makes the donairs fresh on the spot! The chicken was moist and the tzatziki sauce was delicious! The portion size was perfect although I think I could have possible finished a large with a salad…
He was quite stingy with the meat. A couple of more slices would have been perfect !
Greek Salad ($3.99) Mix of tomato, black olive, green pepper, cucumber, and red onion. What usually goes with greek salad? Feta cheese! Which was definitely missing 😦 I wasn’t a big fan of the salad- there was just way too much dressing to salad ratio. However, the vegetables did taste quite fresh.
Regular Beef Donair (Small: $4.49, Large: $6.49)with tomatoes, onion, lettuce, tzatziki. Barb had actually requested the ‘Lebanese Beef Donair’ with hummus, but I guess he completely forgot about it. Barb thought it was not bad as the beef was quite tender and flavourful.
As a fan of budget friendly meals- this place definitely filled us up cheaply. Although some items were a miss, the most important thing is that we left satisfied. The owner’s personable approach to his customers must be the reason why his regulars keep coming back!
P.S. Someone had left a tip that his operating hours are inconsistent so make sure you give him a call ahead of time and double check!
4016 Hastings St
Contact: (778) 371-0371