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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, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Big Portions And Great Garlic Sauce

Tried the chicken, beef and sausage (there were three of us) and all were good. This is fast food, stand-in-line and order, sit on plastic chairs so allow for that. But it's an interesting take on things with its own flair.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dave N
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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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130 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried the chicken, beef and sausage (there were three of us) and all were good. This is fast food, stand-in-line and order, sit on plastic chairs so allow for that. But it's an interesting take on things with its own flair.

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Thank Dave N
South Pasadena, United States
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Have been coming to Zankou for years. Amazingly consistent and delicious. The schwaerma (beef) is great, and the tarna (chicken) is a close second. Get them either in a pita wrap or as a plate with a couple sides...my favorites are the tabbouleh, humus, and tahini, but the pickles/salad is also very good as is the mutabaal (falafel).

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Thank Chris F
Central Coast California
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226 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 410 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This place has the best shawerma plate I've had in the LA area. It is always clean and the people are friendly. You order at the counter. They have a picture menu. Truck stop portions, and the plate orders are served in to-go cartons so you can take some home. Mid week this location was open til 10pm. Park in... More 

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Thank California_Wine
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here driving through Pasadena on a road trip. I ordered the Shira plate which is grilled steak pieces with basmati rice and yummy hummus. Took 15 minutes for my plate to arrive but was well worth the wait. The garlic butter they serve it with is amazing. My friend got the chicken wrap and a side of falafel... More 

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Thank Whit3986
Frankfurt, Germany
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227 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Jellylow
Pasadena, California
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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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Thank KatPlay
San Francisco, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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Thank Mark D
San Jacinto, United States
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128 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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Thank Ricky J
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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157 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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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Thank Ninee
Newhall, California
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313 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 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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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: Mediterranean, 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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