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Restaurant Pinar

Herbergsgasse 1, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 261 02 39
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“hummus” (4 reviews)
“kebab” (3 reviews)
“lamb dishes” (2 reviews)
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Turkish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
$$ - $$$
Herbergsgasse 1, Basel 4051, Switzerland
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1 - 10 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After reading great reviews about this restaurant and staying just around the corner, was disappointed to find a construction site, not sure whether just closed for renovations or not longer in business!!

Thank Angela P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and hardly no waiting time. The customer service was great and the staff was very kind. I recommend this place to everyone!!

Thank Kolya F
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The Pinar can be called a hidden gem, a gem that is definitely underrated by the TripAdvisor community. This is a small but highly successful family business and their specialty is food from Anatolia in Turkey. They have a wide choice of meals, many with...More

1  Thank Dudo2
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing place. Very good food. And you don't wanna miss out their dessert. Tried hamas, chicken skewers and Ice Espresso- too good.

Thank Nirjhar S
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I am from Turkey. This is the only Turkish restaurant which I would go in Basel. Great quality of food. loved the owners and the service too

Thank Amazonfan
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Pinar serves delicious Turkish food; there's a large selection of dishes, both vegetarian and with meat. The menus (around 22,50 CHF) are very good value, providing a variety of different dishes. Beer is available on tap, and there's around four bottles of wine (red and...More

Thank foodiedavid2016
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This is not my first time here and I always get same authentic kebab experience. Perhaps they should tune salt down a bit, but positive overall given the price point Pictures show mixed grill, eggplant with yogurt and green salad

Thank JVDZ7
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Excellent family run Turkish restaurant - authentic Turkish recipes with fresh ingredients, Very very friendly - multi lingual staff and multi lingual menu - fresh bread, yogurt, hummus, lamb dishes - such variety

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Tucked away on a side street very close to downtown, old town Basel, Pinar offers good food at reasonable prices. The staff are efficient and friendly. The menu is middle eastern (Afghan, I think), and not surprisingly, they do lamb very well. A good place...More

Thank Wishes_on_the_road
Reviewed 16 May 2016

This Turkish restaurant was recommended to me. We had not booked and the restaurant was full. But we able to share a table, which was fine. The food was excellent value (with 2 menus with wine for CHF 70). The service is very friendly. Their...More

Thank Philip4153
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$31
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
09:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Herbergsgasse 1, Basel 4051, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
  • Phone Number: +41 61 261 02 39
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