We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Steinenbachgasslein 3, Basel, Switzerland
+41 61 281 45 95
17:30 - 00:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 17:30 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 34: English reviews
Level Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 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
Level Contributor
127 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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. Also try some of the tasteful Turkish wines ....

Thank Ilexmuesli
Level Contributor
43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 be quite busy.

Thank stevenrp
Level Contributor
212 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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
Level Contributor
29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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
Level Contributor
32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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

Travellers who viewed Kelim also viewed

Basel, Canton of Basel
Basel, Canton of Basel
Basel, Canton of Basel
Basel, Canton of Basel
Basel, Canton of Basel
Basel, Canton of Basel

Been to Kelim? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Kelim staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?