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Zankou Chicken

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1296 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106-1901
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Plenty of lip smacking food at a decent price. Chicken was flavorful and moist, falafel was the real deal. Can't wait to get back.

Thank chappalachia
San Gabriel, California
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

When we are in a rush and want a healthy meal we stop at Zankou. Chicken is yummy and their garlic sauce rocks!! We also love their hummus and pita bread. We normally order their family meal because it feeds 6 of us and it's a great value!

Thank ckpsgv
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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76 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016

This place has some excellent chicken!! The flavor! So I really could have eaten a 1/2 chicken, the birds are pretty small but with all the sides you get you really fill up. I got a 1/4 dark with Hummus and Salad, my daugher got the 1/4 dark with the tabbouleh and I tasted her tabbouleh and it was really... More 

Thank lovedasunAtlanta_GA
Manhattan Beach, California
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398 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

On our happy way to experience Rainforest IV at the Neighborhood Church (Pasadena) by the Southland Ensemble, we stopped here for a munchie! The place is lit up unlike us as we were on the edge of the bright side. Look at the menu over the counter, order, pay, leave a tip, and take the 'gizmo' with red flashing vibrating... More 

Thank ycnans coat
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2016

Bought the falafel and beef wrap.Falafel was reasonably tasty.The beef wrap was too small for the price and lacked enough flavour to make anyone want to buy another.The garlic they give you is not a sauce but a thick chunky blob in a small cotainer we ended up discarding.Cashier was friendly and service was quick.

Thank RonnelRamdhan
Los Altos, California
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

Small and family friendly counter service with table seating. The Chicken, Falafal and Trip-Tip Shwarma plates were delicious. Side dishes of hummus, salad and matabol were also excellent. Very reasonable prices as well. Easy street parking. Service got a bit slow when it got busier, but overall great service with someone coming around to check if you are enjoying the... More 

Thank Ren A
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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157 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016

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.

Thank Dave N
South Pasadena, United States
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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).

Thank Chris F
Central Coast California
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226 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank California_Wine
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lebanese, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Turkish, Greek, Armenian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1296 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106-1901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: 626-405-1502

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?