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Turkish Cuisine


Hey there! Welcome to the best street food option in Santa Cruz and the Bay Area. Arlsans was started by Marissa, a fourth generation local, and her husband, Yunus, who is originally from Turkey. Döner options for the meat lovers, and the best falafel in town for a vegetarian option. Casual, quick and delicious. 

What is  Döner?

A traditional Turkish dish of marinated meats slow roasted vertically on a rotisserie resulting in a mouthwatering, savory dish.

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Our freshly prepared wraps come with lettuce, tomato, red cabbage, fries*, carrots, Turkish seasoned onions, fresh herbs red and white sauce. *Fries only come with döner wraps.


Customize your plate with Chicken Döner, Beef & Lamb Döner or Falafel. Served with Istanbul salad, pita, white sauce and your choice of homemade rice pilaf or bulgur pilaf.

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Start with a base of crispy fries, topped to the bring with your choice of meat or falafel, and finish with one of our made-in-house sauces. 


Good Times' Christina Waters Dines at Arslans

"We left this dining spot happily full and ready to go back soon. Actually, I could have eaten this entire meal all over again. Immediately!"

Kimberly W., Santa Cruz


Quality, flavorful, delicious, exceptional! What a treat! The entire family loves the Beef & Lamb Döner Wrap and their hot sauce pairs perfectly! Yum! Check it out and enjoy! So many Turkish Delights to try to! Also yum!

WOW!!! One of the best Turkish döner wraps I've had--and I grew up in a city where they sold them at every corner. A super fresh, tasty and healthy take on a  dish that often can be too greasy and leave you regretting you had it. Not here! The chef/owner comes  from Turkey and prepares it in a traditional way with lots of fresh greens, and the most delicious yogurt/cucumber sauce. If you feel very hungry, get a side of fries, they alone are worth the trip, or the delicious pilaf rice. Finish with a cup of Turkish tea or coffee and a piece of delicious baklava or Turkish delight and you can pretend you are in Istanbul.

Rob B. 


Delicious addition to Downtown dining scene! Everything was fresh and flavorful. I got the lamb and beef doner wrap and enjoyed every bite. The salad was crisp and refreshing. I can't wait to go back and try the chicken!

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