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

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    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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Frankfurt, Germany
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141 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The falafel were awful and generally is the food to fatty and not appetizing looking at all. This is an insult to middle eastern kitchen

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Zankou is not fancy, but the food is delicious and your won't spend a fortune. We usually get their roasted chicken family meal (takes two chickens to feed my family) with a couple of salad and MUST HAVE hummus. Yes, their hummus is amazing and the pitas are very fresh!! Good healthy meal in the place of all the fast... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Quarter White Plate; Tomatoes and Rice; Extra Pita; Extra Garlic Butter. Had this for Christmas dinner.

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San Jacinto, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Love the food here at Zankou, it is fresh and tastes.the garlic was great with the chicken. It is busy but worth the Waite. I really enjoyed this meal.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 20
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Eastern European, 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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