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Zankou Chicken

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Middle Eastern, Armenian
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1296 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106-1901
626-405-1502
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
A tasty and healthy fast food lunch

We love middle eastern food and my husband had raved about Zankow, so we visited last week for lunch. We had the chicken kebab plate with the white meat chicken. The portions were so large that we had enough for two lunches. The daikon salad and the hummus were delicious side dishes. All food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
JoanJ77
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Newhall, California
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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124 reviews 124 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Altho I know of others who think Zankou is the best, I wasn't impressed. As a walk in during lunchtime, the service was very slow, and the people behind the counter were very unreceptive. Having never been there before and asking for suggestions, I ordered what I thought would be good. It took quite a long time for the order... More 

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Newhall, California
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53 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We love middle eastern food and my husband had raved about Zankow, so we visited last week for lunch. We had the chicken kebab plate with the white meat chicken. The portions were so large that we had enough for two lunches. The daikon salad and the hummus were delicious side dishes. All food was prepared to order and ,... More 

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LAS CRUCES
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197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We got the Big Family Meal for $66 plus tax for a total of $71.94. This included 2 large humus, 2 large mutabbal, 2 large tabouleh, large basbai rice, garden salad, 4 pita packs, 2 large pickles, and the chicken. It was enough for 8 persons with some left overs. I thought it was OK, but not special.

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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The chicken is killer. I get roasted chickens from Pavilions (no waiting and convenient), Costco (cheap and HUGE), Whole Foods (no salt solution or hormones) and Zankou. Theirs is the best. I say that because the chicken falls off the bone, and is still tender. It has tons of flavor. The staff, however is rude. I can always count on... More 

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Pasadena, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

My family loves Zankou chicken! We always order the family dinner, which comes with a whole roast chicken, picked turnips, Mediterranean cabbage slaw with a vinaigrette, hummus, pita, and garlic sauce. They say it feeds 4 but usually for us it's 3 (dinner for two with one helping of leftovers). The chicken is so much better than other rotisserie chickens... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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134 reviews 134 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Famous Zankou chicken. We got the chicken shawarmas and the beef (which are the original shawarma). Although Zankou roasted chicken is superb, the chicken shawarma was a tad bland. The beef was superb - yum!! Ture, the inside area leaves something to be desired in terms of ambience, we took ours home.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Zankou has a mix of middle eastern and greek food. the restaurants themselves are not fancy but the food is just nice and delicious. it is perfect for a quick bite, when you are looking for some middle eastern, turkish or greek food.

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Los Angeles, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The chicken is delicious. So is the Lule Kebab. I get chicken for the family every other week. For takeout.

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Pasadena, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Admittedly, I don't favor mediterranean cuisine. Chicken was a medium-large portion, not that expensive, but horribly cooked. Flavorless.

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

For a quick dinner or dinner party, go to Zankou. We love their roasted chicken, it is moist and delicious. I don't like chicken skin, but theirs is incredible. Along with the chicken, they give you fresh pita bread, an incredible garlic sauce, and the best Hummus ever! Get the big container of Hummus, you will thank me! They also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1296 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106-1901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: 626-405-1502

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Armenian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?