Friday, May 16, 2014

Damn good kebab

Honestly, compared to Central Europe the döner kebab you find in Helsinki is normally not really that good. At least that is what I thought so far. But then a friend introduced me to Döner Harju. And that is really something special, I can tell you.

Döner Harju can't be spotted that easily from outside. Like most of the really good places in Helsinki they don't make any big fuzz about themselves through banners or such outside. But you might quite easily spot them anyway. Just look out for the long queue at the entrance.

queue at Döner Harju

At Döner Harju you have different meat choices that vary depending on what they just decided to put on their big döner sticks. You can then choose between leipä (the take away version) and lautanen (on a plate, if you'd rather have something more and would like to eat there). Whatever you choose, it's great.

They have their own ideas how to make the meat taste a bit more special then the normal boring kebab meat you find in so many other places. With it come fresh, crisp vegetables and salad all wrapped up in a freshly baked ciabatta bread.

Leipä Kebab at Döner Harju

Fancy a bit with that? They have four different Keisari (from the can though) here. A really good choice with the döner and anyway some of the best Finnish beer you can find.

Give it a try and enjoy!

P.S. Thanks to Matwin for suggesting!


  1. I live in the area and how come I didn't ever know this place!? Thanks for recommending!

  2. To be honest this doesn't look damn good, one of the saddest kebabs i have ever seen in my life. 1 star in yelp!!!