The first thing I eat when I fly into Copenhagen and the last thing I eat before flying home is a shawarma pita from Shawarma Grill House on Strøget in Copenhagen. My friends who have visited agree: This is the best pita any of us have tasted anywhere in the world.
The meat, unlike their sad American brethren, is fresh and made from actual pieces of meat (Compare that to a so-called American ‘gyros’, sold nationwide). It is not a grey slab of washed down meat leftovers that have been bleached, but rather fresh individual pieces of meat with an amazing seasoning, grilled fresh on the rotating stand-up grill. The shawarma is served with fresh pita bread, a bit of lettuce, and a fantastic yogurt dressing that is not overpowering, but rather accentuates the moist meat inside. And there is plenty of meat to go around in one of these. Another amazing taste experience is the home-made chili sauce that sits on all the tables, and which you want to be a little careful with. It’s hot, but not burning hot. It has a tinge of sweetness to it, one that makes this sauce very hard to reproduce in our kitchen. If anyone has a recipe, please post it below!
Overall, this is our absolute top fast-food joint in the world, and even ranking next to restaurants it ranks way up there. It’s a must-eat for visitors to Copenhagen.
They also serve excellent kafta pita, which are excellent but takes 10-15 minutes to cook which gives you time to look at the locals. Very highly recommended; 5 stars
1459 Copenhagen K
Tlf; +45 33126323
Fax; +45 33320089