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Steinenbachgasslein 3, Basel, Switzerland
+41 61 281 45 95
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
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Steinenbachgasslein 3, Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant with good service and good food. Typical Turkish food! Me like very much! During warmer months you can sit outside as well.

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We went twice there within the last week's for the variety of delicious, turkish dishes, the exceptionally friendly service and it's uniquely calm and relaxed athmosphere despite a location just around the corner from Basel’s pulsating central Barfüsser-Platz. I can only recommend this nice restaurant....More

Thank Ilexmuesli
Reviewed 9 November 2016

I have been here in larger groups and as a couple, and have always been pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. The service has always been good, and friendly. Its probably good to reserve a table at the weekends as it tends to...More

Thank stevenrp
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

We ate here this evening; good thing we booked as it was packed. We asked for a mixed cold and hot starter for 6-it was really tasty. Our main meals was a mixture of several lamb dishes and some veggie dishes- the lamb melted in...More

Thank Missbasel
Reviewed 9 March 2016

As a happy returning customer I can only give Restaurant Kelim my best recommendations! Always friendly service, delicious meals and a cozy atmosphere. Staff go out of their way to give the customers a great experience. Prices are more than fair - we will return...More

Thank BiBr2014
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Nice meal as usual. If the server was a bit friendlier, it would have 5 stars. He just seems a bit irritated to be having to be there talking our order, rarely smiles & overall not a very warm inviting feeling......but, as long as you're...More

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Hidden in the Steinenbachgässli you find the oriental / turkish restaurant Kelim. We wanted to sit outside in the backyard which was poorly lit. The staff, one waiter and waitress, welcomed us restrained. As a starter we wanted to order Börek which after while turned...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

Kelim is off the beaten path but a great Turkish restaurant in Basel. I had lamb cutlets with grilled veggies and cuscus. This is one of my go to restaurants and the service and food are all excellent. I've brought colleagues and clients here before...More

Thank BRHoover
Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

To be honest, we were quite disappointed from what we got offered for CHF 260.- for a birthday diner for 5 Persons, 1child. Small portions, not enough rice or bulgur, vegtebales or meat.

Thank Marcel G
Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

Been recommending this restaurant for years and do go there regularly as well. It offers a wide-array of different lamb dishes, all delicious in their own way and I could not pick a favorite. Just try them all, you will not regret it. Service is...More

Thank Michael H
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Restaurant Details

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Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Steinenbachgasslein 3, Basel, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel>  > Vorstädte
  • Neighbourhood: Vorstädte
  • Phone Number: +41 61 281 45 95
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