CONTRIBUTED BY LARISSA KOERSCHNER
If I’m ever in need of a quick, cheap and yummy meal I always stop by Pina for a chicken donör. The location is great; it’s directly across from the gate. I just pull my van right up in front of the shop, place my order and then wait a few minutes for my lunch.
The owner, Adem, speaks great English and is always up for helping me learn a little Turkish while he cooks my food. It’s such a neat experience watching as Adem slices the tavuk (chicken) off of the vertical rotisserie, places it onto the frying dish, adds all the spices and cooks it to perfection.
All of the toppings are delivered fresh and then stored in this encased cooler. You can add lettuce, tomatoes, onions, ketchup, mayonnaise and/or salt to your döner. Adem will also ask you how spicy you like your food. I don’t like any spice, but my husband likes lots of spice. You’ll have to try a few variations to find the right amount of spice for you.
If you have some extra time, you can sit in the restaurant to eat. We did this once and they were more than accommodating to our young children who weren’t as into the döners as we were. They even brought our son some rice and french fries, which isn’t on their menu so I’m not really sure where it came from. But it was so nice of them, and the kids really enjoyed the special attention.
Speaking of their menu, I like that it is posted right out front with the prices on it. I’ve only ever gotten the chicken döner since it’s my favorite and I won’t try anything else now, but Adem has quite the selection. Plus, you can’t beat the price of $2 for a large döner! He will also accept TL as well.
How do you like your döner?
I like mine with everything on it except for ketchup and spice. My daughter only likes the chicken so she gets her’s plain, unrolls it and then eats the chicken out with a fork.
Payment: TL or USD
Facebook Page: Pina Lounge
Hours: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Phone: (0322) 332 9698
Address: İncirlik Cumhuriyet Mh., Atatürk Caddesi, 01000 Adana/Adana Province, Turkey
Google Coordinates: 36.99125, 35.43357