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Restaurant Pinar

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Herbergsgasse 1, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 261 02 39
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9:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 29
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lacks in atmosphere, makes for in good food

We had a casual lunch here. The idea was to have good value for money, avoiding the over-priced restaurants of the city centre, but without walking too much. Mission accomplished!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
JoaoAM
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Lisbon, Portugal
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English first
Lisbon, Portugal
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We had a casual lunch here. The idea was to have good value for money, avoiding the over-priced restaurants of the city centre, but without walking too much. Mission accomplished!

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Chatham NJ
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I travel to Basel for work several times a year and this is always a standard place I eat once or twice while in town. The food is fresha nd tasty, and the beer or wine always served at the right temp. All lamb dishes and the pizzette is fabulous. Casual atmosphere - makes it easy to keick back and... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Pinar is a long established Restaurant with excellent anatolian food. I believe the Restaurant is family owned and run. Grab the excellent kebabs, minced meat filled aubergenes and bulgur. Start it off with hummus and wash it down with an Ueli Bier (locally brew)

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Ravenna, Italy
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39 reviews 39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

What we ordered was very good actually. It was a pity that a doner kebab was just fnished so we were forced to choose wthin a smaller variety of options. The joung blond waiter was very nice adn professional, really special. The restaurant was busy so we did not have the chance to meet the owners.

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Long Island, NY
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105 reviews 105 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Based on the reviews in TripAdvisor, I tried Turkish food for the first time. And it was very good. I need a changed from the Swiss/German food I was eating. Very good and attentive service. An English menu was a big plus since the on-line menu is only in German. Don't remember what I had except for it being number... More 

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Milan, Italy
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The food is honest and good and you may find a very friendly service. English menu available. The set menu are cheaper than single plates. Low-end prices, compared to the Swiss standard.

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Switzerland
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175 reviews 175 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Convenient for lunch in the Basel old town close to the main bridge, but tricky to find on a side street. Very authentic 'feel', run by a very pleasant Turkish family. Crowded and with a pretty basic décor, it is great for lunch (though you may have trouble getting a table) and for rowdy groups, but not a first choice... More 

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UK
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181 reviews 181 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Clean traditional family run Turkish restaurant serving wholesome food in a clean and relaxed atmosphere. There's not much not to like about this place. Food seemed fresh I and was well cooked and prices were very fair given the quality and location.

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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Pinar is a family-owned Turkish restaurant frequented by locals and tucked away on a quiet street. It's a nice departure from the heavy Swiss restaurant menu. Fresh salad, delicious meat dishes. The lamb kabobs were succulent and enhanced with the taste of the grill. Yummy hummus. Try the Turkish red wine--very good. Very friendly and attentive service!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We tried many Turkish restaurants but never had experienced one like moms food, this is a very authentic place and cooked by a Turkish lady. All mezzes are delicious and the best Turkish pizza I ever had as well as doner.

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Additional Information about Restaurant Pinar

Address: Herbergsgasse 1, Basel 4051, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 61 261 02 39
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 11 - 32
Cuisine: Turkish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Herbergsgasse 1, Basel 4051, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
  • Phone Number: +41 61 261 02 39

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 32
  • Cuisine: Turkish
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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