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Rhodos-Grill

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Rhodos-Grill

Hasselsstraße 99 40599 Düsseldorf

When you combine elements of a local family owned business with a fast food restaurant, you almost certainly have a friendly staff willing to go the extra mile to satisfy each and every need.  The prices are generally favorable and the food is by and large fresh and top-quality.  Sometimes, being a frequent customer has its rewards as they may even receive extra portions as a nice gesture.  This concept is not confined to eateries in the United States, but also found overseas – as is the case at Rhodos-Grill.

 

Enter this fast food locale and you will immediately become aware of the large service counter.  There is a huge glass display case containing stored cold items that are ready to be cooked.  Nearly half of the items on the menu are visible through this display – fries, schnitzel, rice, sauces and dips, and various types of salads.  Don’t plan on coming here with large groups as there are only 5 tables here with enough seating for 4 at each spot.

The food here is a mixed bag.  Gyros are extremely good.  Portion sizes are huge and worth the 5,10 euro price tag.  The meat is well seasoned and full of flavor.  There is a good amount of fat attached to the meat, which can provide a tasty addition depending on how you look at it (of course, this can be upsetting for many people).  An order also comes with banana peppers that complement the gyros well.  The only downside is the addition of raw onions, instead of grilled.  As a result, you will be left with onion breath long after finishing the meal.

The rice dish, flavored with tomatoes, chunks of softened carrots, and huge chunks of chicken meat, is an absolute mess.  On this visit, the starch was completely mushy and the entire dish wasn’t heated up enough to qualify as a warm dish.  Moreover, the dish suffered from quite a good amount of plain chicken fat in the dish that made it even more repulsive.  I’m fairly certain that rice isn’t supposed to be watery and gooey like that.  There were large chunks of chicken breast and small cuts of dark chicken meat that made it a meal in itself.  Nevertheless, despite costing only 3 € for a large portion, it was a total disaster.

 

The 2,10 € order of currywurst is lackluster, not too spectacular.  The curry sauce itself is a little bit sweet for the sausages.  Maybe there wasn’t a lot of curry added or they expected the sausage’s saltiness to counteract it.  Nonetheless, the flavor is pretty predictable.

 

Another popular fast food dish in Germany, aside from currywurst, is Frikadelle – minced meat combined with various spices and ingredients, formed into balls or shaped into patties, and then pan-fried.  Think hamburger, but a lot tastier and thicker.  Order them hot and you get a nice crust on the top and bottom – a nice contrast to the meat inside.  Simply put, the frikadellen here are a pleasure to eat.  And at 1,60 € per, it is certainly a good deal.

One of the better items to order at Rhodos-Grill is the rotisserie chicken.  Whole chickens can be seen from outside the window spinning on the rotisserie.  The chicken is absolutely amazing – each piece of meat is moist and juicy.  Cut right into the bird and you not only see the clear juices running off the bone, but also the steam rising up from the piping hot chicken.  The skin is full of flavor and isn’t overly salty.  At 6 euros for an entire chicken, it may be a tad pricy.  But finding good roasted chicken is hard to come by in these parts of town, so it is definitely worth it.

 

On an earlier visit, the fries were cooked fresh and served hot and crispy.  The second stop, though, was a completely different result.  The potatoes were soggy and lacking that crunchy texture.  The third visit was in between.  With so many entrées being served with fries, it’s extremely important to maintain a good French fry consistency.

Rhodos-Grill is a favorite of the locals – and with good reason.  Filling, tasty, and moderately priced – what more can you ask for from a local joint?  If you happen to be in the Hassels area of Düsseldorf, this fast food Greek establishment is worth paying a visit.

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Summary:

A local fast food restaurant in an urban part of Düsseldorf, Rhodos-Grill serves up an assortment of typical quick service foods including pizza, baguettes, sausages, roasted chicken, burgers, gyros, and French Fries.  Friendly atmosphere.  Extremely inexpensive.  Delivery service available.

(Note: Food was ordered to-go and served at home – hence, the plates are not from the restaurant)

Overall – 4 stars

  • Gyros mit Zwiebeln (with Onions) – 4/5
  • Rice with Chicken – 2/5
  • Currywurst – 3.5/5
  • Frikadelle – 4.5/5
  • Rotisserie Chicken – 5/5
  • French Fries – 4/5
  • Service – 5/5

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Written by geschmack

January 2nd, 2010 at 11:54 pm

Schnitzel Huber (Update)

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Schnitzel Huber 

Berger Straße 14 40213 Düsseldorf                 [CLOSED]

My second time around at this fast food establishment in the Düsseldorf Altstadt was better than the first.  How can that be?  Well, this time Schnitzel Huber offered discounted plates at reduced prices!  This is extremely advantageous when you’re walking by so many different restaurants, but don’t want to pay outrageous prices for a meal.

I stopped by this place for lunch on this Monday afternoon.  I ordered one of their special plates, consisting of a decent sized piece of schnitzel, French fries, a small portion salad with your choice of Italian, French, or yogurt dressing, and a small drink (think kid’s meal drink) – all for 5,50 EUR!

The schnitzel came with a wedge of lemon and chives scattered over the top.  Even though my aunt said that it tasted somewhat old, I thought that the schnitzel was absolutely perfect.  The pork was moist and flavorful.  It was breaded really well and turned out nice and crisp.  The French fries were not hot and golden, but they still tasted decent.  I chose to get French dressing for my salad.  Although it was very creamy and yummy, they poured a bit too much over the vegetables.  For my drink, I ordered a Lift apple soda.

Schnitzel Huber offers both indoor and outdoor seating.  The inside seating areas are quite modern and comfortable.  If you enjoy people watching, then the seats outside are the perfect places to sit.

By the time I finished eating the entire plate, I was completely happy.  If schnitzel tastes this good at a fast food joint, I can’t imagine how good it tastes at a fine dining restaurant in Germany!

 

Summary:

Schnitzel Huber serves up tasty German schnitzel at affordable prices.  A must stop for those looking for delicious German food at prices that can’t be beat!

Overall – 4.5 stars

  • Schnitzel – 4.5/5
  • French Fries – 4/5
  • Salad – 3.5/5
  • Service 5/5

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http://www.schnitzelhuber.de/

Written by geschmack

September 28th, 2009 at 11:35 pm