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“Zankou Garlic Sauce” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Zankou Chicken

Zankou Chicken
5065 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (Central L.A)
(323) 665-7842
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Ranked #660 of 8,660 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Armenian, Middle Eastern
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Neighborhood: Central L.A
Redondo Beach, California
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Zankou Garlic Sauce”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Zankou is a chain of Lebanese/Armenian restaurants that offer typical food for that part of the world, but they do it fast food style. Their roasted chicken is similar to such things as El Pollo Loco with the difference being their garlic sauce. This is what puts it two or three steps above El Pollo Loco. Building a pita sandwich with some chicken and their garlic sauce seems similar to doing the same thing with a tortilla/chicken/salsa....but it is not. Try it and you will understand

Visited June 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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144 reviews 144 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Cheap, Fast, Good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Although they have recently raised their prices, they are still really reasonable - and it isn't easy to find a restaurant that hits on all three sides of the triangle. (Usually you only get two sides: cheap and fast, but not good, etc.) Zankou is the exception to the rule. Unfortunately I cannot speak to all the foods here, since I get the same thing every time .. the 1/4 dark chicken plate - very juicy chicken (although Joey likes it drier). The pita and hummus are excellent, the side salad plentiful.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Cheap and tasty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Great roasted chicken, hummus, and salad. Super quick. Locations all over LA and they're all good though my favorites are in Burbank and Toluca as they're the nicest locations.

Visited January 2013
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Hollywood, California, United States
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Tastes great but be careful”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

I would avoid, but it does taste great. It's just not the kind of restaurant for people who have to be extra careful about food. The prices are really good.

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West Los Angeles, California, United States
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14 restaurant reviews
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“Chicken shawarma - yum!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Zankou's chicken shawarma is extremely delicious - maybe that's why it takes two to fill me up. There are some healthy and tasty options on the menu. Your order usually comes out fast too.

Visited November 2012
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