Rüyam is one of many hidden secrets that Berlin keeps in plain sight. I have been in front of this diner kebab imbiss in Schöneberg too many times to count, but I finally visited the place in late September 2017, and now I know why so many people consider it to have the best chicken döner in Berlin.
Rüyam can be found on Haupstraße, close to where David Bowie used to live in Berlin and needs to be visited by more people since its döner is delicious. But most people that visit Berlin will continue to make the mistake of going to Mustafas in Kreuzberg for their döner. It is a pity since I almost feel sick whenever someone tells me how amazing they thought the döners at Mustafa’s were.
My take here is simple. The döner at Mustafa’s is good, but if I have to stay in a queue for more than 30 minutes to eat something, it improves my life. I need angels and some instant peace of mind. This is just a tourist trap. But…
Back in Rüyam, there are no queues, and the food is excellent.
The Best Chicken Döner in Berlin
Rüyam has been in Schöneberg, in front of what seems to be a parking lot, for as long as it could be. They have two tables inside the imbiss and some beer garden tables outside. I sat out with some friends, and it was more than fine.
Inside Rüyam, you are going to have to choose some stuff. Most of them are related to the bread, which surprised me since most döner places in Berlin only have the classic flatbread or a dürüm option. But Rüyam is different, so I’m writing this review.
I ordered a classic flatbread döner, and it was the best chicken döner I ever had in Berlin. One of my friends called a dürüm, and she loved it so much that she took a picture hugging it. This is what makes Rüyam such a great place. They turn döner into art, and after you taste it, you will regret all the former döner choices you made while in Berlin. I still have my favorite place, Imrem in Neukölln, but Rüyam is a clear second.
To summarize, Rüyam Gemüse Kebab has the best chicken döner I ever had in Berlin. You can find them on Haupstrasse in Schöneberg, free of a long queue. Go there with your friends and show them how good a chicken döner can be.
Rüyam Gemüse Kebab: where you can eat Berlin’s Best Chicken Döner
Hauptstraße 133, 10827