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“Great Turkish Food!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant Pinar

Restaurant Pinar
Herbergsgasse 1, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 261 02 39
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Ranked #68 of 454 Restaurants in Basel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $31
Cuisines: European, Turkish
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Lexington, Kentucky
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Turkish Food!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We had just finished a heavy lunch in Paris on our way into Basel, Switzerland and were looking for something close to the hotel and veggi options. This was a gem!!! This is a very authentic Turkish restaurant who also offers menus in English. The staff is very nice, attentive and helpful. They have an extremely clean kitchen which is open to the restaurant and I think the it's the owners wife herself who does all the cooking. If she wasn't the owners wife, she's certainly a seasoned Turkish cook, who looked extremely comfortable in the kitchen. We had four different dishes to try and every single one was outstanding. I would eat there again any day!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Basel, Switzerland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Adana Kebap mit Gemuse - great lunch choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Popped in for an early lunch. Tried the Adana Kebap as an alternative to my usual Lamb Chops are was really impressed. Lean meat and nicely flavoured vegetables served with mildly spiced Potatoes.
Excellent

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Basel, Switzerland
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good friendly service and tasty food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Tried this restaurant a few years ago and decided to try it again. The restaurant was busy with families and friends and the service was really friendly and quick. The food is well cooked and full of flavour. This is not a greasy Turkish restaurant and if that is your only experience of Turkish cuisine then I would recommend that you try the Pinar. It is close to the centre of Basel and easy to find. They do have menus in English so do not be put off by any language problems. This little restaurant serves good and tasty food.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Basel, Switzerland
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172 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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“Genuine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The restaurant was recommended by a couple of friends who have been living in Basel for a long time and I went to try it myself with a couple of friends. We all liked it very much; the food was delicious and the portions were quite large and it was reasonable. We had starters to share and full meals with some drinks and finished with Baklava and it costed around 30 francs each. They served us tea for free. I should also add that the owners were very friendly and welcoming! It is worth a try.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Basel, Switzerland
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“Best Lamb Cutlets ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

This is my favourite Turkish restaurant in Basel. Really friendly family run business.

Lamb cutlets always a triumph. Good choice of other dishes from Grill, Anatolish Pizzas and some vegetable sdishes.

Very reasonable prices too.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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