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Steinenbachgasslein 3, Basel, Switzerland
+41 61 281 45 95
17:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 00:00
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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. Also try some of the tasteful Turkish wines ....

Thank Ilexmuesli
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 be quite busy.

Thank stevenrp
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193 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 our mouths-tender and tasty! With wine,the meal came to 60 per person :-) We enjoyed... More 

Thank Missbasel
Basel, Switzerland
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 to this lovely place for sure!

Thank BiBr2014
Basel, Switzerland
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 willing to overlook that, the food is well worth the trip & we continue to... More 

Thank Karen A
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 out to be not available so we took turkish spring rolls filled with cheese. Our... More 

Thank John H
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 and have never been disappointed. For Basel, the price is reasonable. If you want something... More 

Thank BRHoover
Basel, Switzerland
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 always friendly and attentive.

Thank Michael H
Basel, Switzerland
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2014

We were at Kelim for a dinner to celebrate friends birthday, reserved table in advance, food was just awesome authentic Turkish cuisine all the food items we ordered were presented well and taste yummy. Restaurant was house full and there was only one person to server which delayed in service, had to wait for a long time to place order... More 

Thank Kodepaka A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?