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Zankou Chicken

1296 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106-1901
626-405-1502
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Ranked #196 of 585 Restaurants in Pasadena
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Armenian, Middle Eastern
Dining options: Lunch
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Dining options: Lunch
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English first
Beirut, Lebanon
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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Pasadena, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I was so excited to see a Zakou near by when I moved to Pasadena. Always a good choice for great reasonable price. I get it to go.

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Pasadena, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I go here periodically though I have not in recent months. The last two times the food seemed stale. Another time I asked not to have hummus because I am allergic (seriously allergic). When I got home even though I did not have anything with hummus I tasted it on the food and my tongue started swelling. I like their... More

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Covina, California, USA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

However, that doesn't change the fact that the chicken was dry dry dry. This is the standard garlic sauce available in many Mediterranean style restaurants, so I wouldn't go rushing over to get the chicken just because of the garlic sauce. When we complained that the chicken was dry, they didn't offer to replace it with some fresher chicken. Haven't... More

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Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

I like coming here; it's a guilty pleasure, although not too guilty about it. Falafel is a weakness, and they have a great falafel sandwich. Their chicken dishes are not too shabby, either!

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Glendora
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78 reviews 78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We go here every time we're in Pasadena, great food for good prices. The side dishes are as good and fresh as you could ask for and they have added some extras lately....Even if all you do is take out, you will love this place and keep going back...Kudos to the owners ...by the way when will you be opening... More

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