kebabs in South Africa

The 7 Best Kebabs In South Africa

We set out on one of the most important food quests ever: to find the best kebabs in South Africa. Now, we know this one will split opinion, as everybody has their favourite kebab, but these places really are the best of the best.

From high-end Turkish-style meats cooked in sit down restaurants, to a kebab you grab on the way home from the pub. There are shawarmas, flat breads, meaty loaded fries and pita breads… Whatever way you like your kebab you’ll find something here that will have you drooling and quickly planning your next meal.

Strap yourself in for the very best best kebabs in South Africa. Think we’ve missed somewhere amazing? Be sure to let us know in the comments where your local favourite can be found!

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7th. A’la Turka – Pretoria

This is a proper full on Turkish dining experience, where you feel as if you are transported to another land as soon as you enter the door.

Their staff are super friendly and the food beyond authentic. The mixed kebabs are the way to go – bursting full of flavour.

6th. Shawarma Express – Cape Town

With a couple of outlets in the city, the wraps at Shawarma Express are a perfect meal on the go and never let you down.

They are generous with the shaved meat, too, so portions are good! The crunchy vegetables are the perfect balance inside the soft and floury wrap. Perfect to eat on the go.

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5th. Istanbul kebab – Johannesburg

It’s all about the meat here, with huge portions piled high on mixed platters. Everything is cooked over open charcoal to give it that authentically clean, smokey flavour.

While all of their kebabs are superb, the chicken sish is wonderfully marinated and well worth seeking out.

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4th. The Address Halaal Dining – Durban

There is a little something for everybody here, with wood-fired pizzas, delicious grills, fusion cuisine and a great atmosphere.

Our advice? Order the mixed grill which, features various wonderful tasting meat. They pile the meat on top of French fries, making this a meal you won’t forget in a hurry.

3rd. Anatoli Turkish Restaurant – Cape Town

A warm and ambient space, the restaurant provides an inviting respite and creates the quintessential canvas for wonderfully fresh sourced local and Turkish ingredients.

They keep things simple with the kebab, but it is a thing of absolute beauty with superb flavours and perfectly juicy meat.

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2nd. Turkish Kebab House – Johannesburg

Turkish Kebab House does all the treat food you could ever wish for, including mixed grills, sish and doner kebabs – you can even finish the meal off with some of their delicious ice cream.

The portions are big though, so do make sure to bring a serious appetite.

1st. Ottoman Palace – Johannesburg

A seriously authentic Turkish-style restaurant that is situated in a spectacular setting, with high roofs and a grand entrance.

The menu is packed with great meats and a wide range of vegetables, but their grilled mixed kebabs are a must.

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