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Doner Mediterranean Grill

Mediterranean Food in San Diego


Mediterranean cuisine is known for its fresh and clean flavors. The dishes are prepared using succulent and well-marinated meats, crisp and fresh vegetables, and an assortment of mild sauces and spices that give it that tangy flavor we all love so much.

Have you been looking for a Middle Eastern restaurant near you to enjoy Mediterranean food at? My Doner Grill is the right place for you! Our restaurant is located in downtown San Diego and serves some of the best Mediterranean food in the region. From shawarmas and wraps to Greek salads and our signature plates, we’ve got something for everybody. You can even get food catering for small parties that you host at your residence.

So what are you waiting? Browse through our menu and place your order now for the best Mediterranean food in town! We promise you fresh and flavorful food that will have you coming back for more.
A DONER is a Mediterranean Dish made of Meat and cooked on a vertical Rotisserie. The Arabic name “Shawarma” is also used to describe the “DONER”.

Top quality fresh beef, lamb, and chicken DONER prepared daily. Available in mouthwatering options: box, pita, wrap, plate and plate. We add our fresh veggies and top it off our amazingly reviewed homemade sauces. ….. Our customers say we have the best falafel, hummus and French fries in town. This authentic Mediterranean cuisine is right in Downtown San Diego.
Turkish Doner Kebab in San Diego
Many names and variations have been given to the Turkish doner kebab. There are many variations on the Turkish doner kebab: tacos al pastor, shawarma, and gyros. They all share one thing in common: they are made with beaten meat, generously seasoned and grilled vertically.

At My Doner Grill, we bring to you the humble Turkish doner kebab in all its glory. You can choose between chicken and beef, pick your choice of side, and enjoy the perfect Mediterranean meal. Browse our menu to find the Turkish doner kebab that you like best and place your order.
Best Food Catering Services in San Diego
It’s not easy to cook for large groups. Between preparing food and making sure everything tastes fresh and delicious, you barely get any time for yourself and your guests. Doesn’t sound like a fun dinner party, does it?

My Doner Grill is here to help you with your food catering needs. We can cater for any occasion, whether it’s a brunch, a barbecue, an intimate gathering, or holiday party. We offer the best catering services for small groups and will make your event a success with our affordable catering. You can even hire us for catering wedding receptions, corporate and private events, and small parties!

You can choose from a variety of salads, a la-carte meals, sides, wraps, desserts, and entrees from our catering menu. We also offer our single-serving signature plates that can be ordered per head. Our catering company is sure to make your event in San Diego a memorable one.

Call us today for more details about our catering menu and services.

Shawarma vs. Doner
Shawarma is the most common Middle Eastern dish, in comparison to doners. The dish’s name is derived from an Arabic word meaning “turning,” as it’s prepared with a stack of meat grilling on a vertical grill. This delicacy belongs to the Arab-Middle Eastern region.

Similarly, doner kebab is a popular street food kebab variety in the US. To cook vertically, thinly slice the meat and stack them over each other. Doner kebabs belong to the Turkish-Middle Eastern region.

Major Differences between Shawarma and Doners
Meat Variety
Initially, the only two types of meat used to make shawarma were lamb and mutton meat. As the dish gained popularity, other meats were added to the mix, including chicken, turkey, chicken, and beef. However, what remains staple is the pieces of lamb fat between each layer to keep the meat juicy.

Doner kebabs can be made with lamb or mutton. But as the dish became increasingly popular, different varieties of meat started being used to cater to all types of customers. Pork is the only protein that can’t be used in any of these dishes.

Cooking Method
For shawarma, the layers of meat are stacked to slowly grill on a rotisserie as the rod continues to rotate. Once the outer layer has been cooked, it can be shaved and used to make a wrap.

On the other hand, doner kebabs are cooked in many ways; they can be made on skewers on the fire or coals, oven, or fried in a pan. These kebabs can also serve as a stew, similar in style to Tas kebab.

Shawarma follows a staple method of preparation and cooking. Doner kebabs can have a different recipe depending on where they are being prepared. This dish can be found in Egypt, Turkey and Arab countries. Each country has its own cooking method.

Serving Style
Shawarmas are served in two ways only: wrap-in bread or a platter where each element is placed separately. In comparison, kebabs are served on skewers in plates.

Garnishing and topping
Shawarma is often served with tahini and hummus. These condiments are essential for great shawarma.

Doner kebabs on the other hand are served with tomatoes, pickled cucumbers and onions, as well as tzatziki sauce and yogurt.

Turkish kebabs

Where to Eat Authentic Shawarma and Doners in San Diego?
San Diego residents are fortunate to have My Doner Grill, where you can enjoy authentic Middle-Eastern food.

Our restaurant offers a wide range of Middle Eastern cuisines. We offer San Diego catering services as well as the best doner Kebabs.

For more information, visit our website.

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Doner Mediterranean Grill


823 Fifth Ave
San Diego California 92101
United States


(619) 228-9997

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About San Diego

San Diego ( SAN dee-AY-goh, Spanish: [san ˈdjeɣo]; Spanish for 'Saint Didacus') is a city in the U.S. state of California on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and immediately adjacent to the Mexican border. With a 2020 population of 1,386,932, San Diego is the eighth most populous city in the United States and second most populous in California (after Los Angeles). The city is the county seat of San Diego County, the fifth most populous county in the United States, with 3,338,330 estimated residents as of 2019. The city is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches and parks, long association with the United States Navy and Marine Corps, and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. Historically home to the Kumeyaay people, San Diego is frequently referred to as the "Birthplace of California", as it was the first site visited and settled by Europeans on what is now the West Coast of the United States.


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