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 Doner Kebabs in Chicago?

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Doner Kebabs in Chicago? Tue, 11/29/11 11:17 PM (permalink)
I have a friend who lived in Germany and he is craving doner kebabs like he had there.  He wants to take me to a place that has them but we're having trouble finding a place.  While we live close to Madison, we figure we'll have to go to Chicago for these. 
I would appreciate any insight as to where to find them. 
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    Re:Doner Kebabs in Chicago? Wed, 11/30/11 12:50 AM (permalink)

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      Re:Doner Kebabs in Chicago? Wed, 11/30/11 1:31 AM (permalink)
      sweet...thank you!

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        Re:Doner Kebabs in Chicago? Wed, 11/30/11 2:43 AM (permalink)
        Coincidentally, there was a thread over at LTHForum that included this very item!  I'd never heard of Doner Kebabs until I read that post.  Here's the link:
        And another thread I just discovered:

        Have fun!
        SP Kebab
        6808 North Sheridan Road
        Chicago, IL 60626-3812
        (773) 856-3755
        <message edited by BuddyRoadhouse on Wed, 11/30/11 2:45 AM>

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          Re:Doner Kebabs in Chicago? Wed, 11/30/11 9:06 AM (permalink)
          Since I was unsure of the ethnicity of doner kebabs I did a google search, and lo and behold somebody asked a very similar question about 4 years ago:

          Have either of you been to Husnu's in Madison?  There are several kebab dishes listed on the menu but none are specifically called "doner kebab" so I don't know if they'd be of interest or not, but I thought it worth mentioning.  Husnu's is the only Madison restaurant listed in the Yellow Pages as specifically Turkish.

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            Re:Doner Kebabs in Chicago? Wed, 11/30/11 1:45 PM (permalink)
            Outstanding!  My buddy should be really happy.  Now all we need to do is find time and money for a road trip. 

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              Re:Doner Kebabs in Chicago? Thu, 12/1/11 11:56 AM (permalink)
              I usually think of Kababs as being on a skewer. The Doner Kabob looks more like a German Gyro!

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                Re:Doner Kebabs in Chicago? Thu, 12/1/11 12:36 PM (permalink)
                A place we go to for kababs is Naf Naf Grill in Naperville, Illinois. I absolutely love the Kifta Kabab which is a spicy beef patty covered with a tahini sauce in a fresh baked pita. Yum!!! I don't relate them to Germany though, Naf Naf is Israeli in origin. The Kifta Kabab at Naf Naf looks similar to Buddy's link to lthforum and labeled Kabab in a Lahmacum wrap. 

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                  Re:Doner Kebabs in Chicago? Mon, 01/9/12 5:10 AM (permalink)
                  The Doner Kebab sold in Germany is esecially a turkish dish modified to suit the european taste. So it's origin is Turkey, but the kind your friend is looking for is German.
                  They taste quite different so it is important to make this distinction!
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