Zankou Chicken

★★★★★
  • 1296 E Colorado Blvd

    Pasadena, CA 91106

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  • 626-405-1502

About Zankou Chicken

Hours
7 Days A Week, 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m

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OMG! The food is horrible, the employees need to be tested for Drugs, and it is the most disgusting floors and chairs they have. I had the chicken plate and I can't explain how sick I got. NEVER AGAIN.

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★★★★★

OMG! The food is horrible, the employees need to be tested for Drugs, and it is the most disgusting floors and chairs they have. I had the chicken plate and I can't explain how sick I got. NEVER AGAIN.

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The food is pretty good. I would stick with Chicken. It's pretty juicy. dont' like the kabobs :P

3
★★★★★

The food is pretty good. I would stick with Chicken. It's pretty juicy. dont' like the kabobs :P

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Tasty middle eastern eats. Rotisserie chicken, humous, falafel, etc.
My favorite dish is the marinated chicken Tarna wrap.
I come here for lunch with co-workers once in a while. Just don't forget to use your mouthwash afterwards (LOTS OF GARLIC!!)
Generous portions, reasonable prices.
Not a fancy place, just down to earth.

4
★★★★☆

Tasty middle eastern eats. Rotisserie chicken, humous, falafel, etc.
My favorite dish is the marinated chicken Tarna wrap.
I come here for lunch with co-workers once in a while. Just don't forget to use your mouthwash afterwards (LOTS OF GARLIC!!)
Generous portions, reasonable prices.
Not a fancy place, just down to earth.

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Food is great! This place is always busy, but they make an effort to serve you pretty quick. The kabobs are the best, no matter which one you get. :o)

5
★★★★★

Food is great! This place is always busy, but they make an effort to serve you pretty quick. The kabobs are the best, no matter which one you get. :o)

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Look it's not the most amazing place in the world. Its ambience could be better and yes maybe the service could be improved. But the food is so reliably good for so many years! Shawerma heaven. When my kids were young and McDonald's junkies I would purposefully take them to Zankou, have them eat, and with grinning faces I'd point out the golden arches next door and tell them "see, you're now eating real food! not the processed stuff from next door". well the messages worked and they always choose zankou before any other 'fastfood' type of place.

4
★★★★☆

Look it's not the most amazing place in the world. Its ambience could be better and yes maybe the service could be improved. But the food is so reliably good for so many years! Shawerma heaven. When my kids were young and McDonald's junkies I would purposefully take them to Zankou, have them eat, and with grinning faces I'd point out the golden arches next door and tell them "see, you're now eating real food! not the processed stuff from next door". well the messages worked and they always choose zankou before any other 'fastfood' type of place.

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I use to love this place. When i went the first time, i fell in love with it, the second time i went, i got food poisoning! It got me really sick! Now I can even smell the food from there.

2
★★☆☆☆

I use to love this place. When i went the first time, i fell in love with it, the second time i went, i got food poisoning! It got me really sick! Now I can even smell the food from there.

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Zankou is addictive! The chicken, hummus and garlic sauce is the best I have found. Once you have tried Zankou's chicken, you will crave it. I don't think I could live anywhere that wasn't within 25 miles of a Zankou. Hopefully they will open more restaurants.

2
★★★★★

Zankou is addictive! The chicken, hummus and garlic sauce is the best I have found. Once you have tried Zankou's chicken, you will crave it. I don't think I could live anywhere that wasn't within 25 miles of a Zankou. Hopefully they will open more restaurants.

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I was first introduced to this Zankou many years ago. I loved coming here for a $4 lunch. Their garlic sauce is soooo good! I've been to many other Zankou locations but this one will always have a special place in my heart as it was the first time I experienced the yellow tshirts and rotisserie chicken!

2
★★★★★

I was first introduced to this Zankou many years ago. I loved coming here for a $4 lunch. Their garlic sauce is soooo good! I've been to many other Zankou locations but this one will always have a special place in my heart as it was the first time I experienced the yellow tshirts and rotisserie chicken!

Pros: awesome quality for the price

Cons: parking, long wait during lunch

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It was fortunate that Zankou Chicken was literally steps away from my school. It saved me many a times from the mystery meat the school cafeteria called "chicken nuggets". For less than $7, I was able to feast on a healthy delicious meal. It's been more than a decade since I graduated, but Zankou in Glendale (and now in Burbank!) is still my go-to place for the best rotisserie chicken in the world. The best thing on the menu is their 1/4 white meat chicken meal which comes with 2 pcs. of pita bread, garlic sauce (the best darn sauce in the world), hummus, and some pickled veggies with tomatoes and chili peppers. Service, however, is wee-bit iffy... like the SoupNazi on Seinfeld. But then again, I don't really care. I can handle a small amount of attitude in exchange for some o' that garlic sauce and chicken. If you want better service and ambience, go to the Burbank branch. They're friendlier and the restaurant itself is far, far away from the strip-mall decor the Glendale and Sunset restaurants have.

2
★★★★★

It was fortunate that Zankou Chicken was literally steps away from my school. It saved me many a times from the mystery meat the school cafeteria called "chicken nuggets". For less than $7, I was able to feast on a healthy delicious meal. It's been more than a decade since I graduated, but Zankou in Glendale (and now in Burbank!) is still my go-to place for the best rotisserie chicken in the world. The best thing on the menu is their 1/4 white meat chicken meal which comes with 2 pcs. of pita bread, garlic sauce (the best darn sauce in the world), hummus, and some pickled veggies with tomatoes and chili peppers. Service, however, is wee-bit iffy... like the SoupNazi on Seinfeld. But then again, I don't really care. I can handle a small amount of attitude in exchange for some o' that garlic sauce and chicken. If you want better service and ambience, go to the Burbank branch. They're friendlier and the restaurant itself is far, far away from the strip-mall decor the Glendale and Sunset restaurants have.

Pros: Value and Food

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Zankou is the best place in town for good, cheap, filling food to go. Their chicken is great, but so is everything else. I particulary like their hummus. Some of the meals don't come with garlic sauce, but if you ask nicely, they'll throw it in for free :)

5
★★★★★

Zankou is the best place in town for good, cheap, filling food to go. Their chicken is great, but so is everything else. I particulary like their hummus. Some of the meals don't come with garlic sauce, but if you ask nicely, they'll throw it in for free :)

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Delicious chicken. I thought the garlic sauce was a bit greasy the first time I ate there, but now I'm adddicted and can't get enough of it. The hummus is excellent, and the fuschia-colored pickles are a nice condiment. Delicious, inexpensive and satisfying.

5
★★★★★

Delicious chicken. I thought the garlic sauce was a bit greasy the first time I ate there, but now I'm adddicted and can't get enough of it. The hummus is excellent, and the fuschia-colored pickles are a nice condiment. Delicious, inexpensive and satisfying.

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OMG. I CANT BELIEVE HOW GGOD ZANKOU IS. ESPECIALLY THE ONE IS PASADENA. I NEVER HAD YUMMY CHICKEN LIKE THIS ONE EVER. ALSO THE WORKERS ARE THE BEST. ALSO THE PRICE IS VERY GOOD FOR SUCH YUMMY FOOD.

5
★★★★★

OMG. I CANT BELIEVE HOW GGOD ZANKOU IS. ESPECIALLY THE ONE IS PASADENA. I NEVER HAD YUMMY CHICKEN LIKE THIS ONE EVER. ALSO THE WORKERS ARE THE BEST. ALSO THE PRICE IS VERY GOOD FOR SUCH YUMMY FOOD.

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as long as you don't plan on having any after you eat there. this is the best chicken sandwich you can get. i drove there from sf just to eat there. i want to move to la just for zankou chicken. please open one up in san francisco!!

2
★★★★★

as long as you don't plan on having any after you eat there. this is the best chicken sandwich you can get. i drove there from sf just to eat there. i want to move to la just for zankou chicken. please open one up in san francisco!!

Pros: best, best, best

Cons: not in sf

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It boils down to one reason to dine at this establishment...the food. The ambiance is lacking but the chicken is melt in your mouth good. The chicken is slowly cooked in a rotisserie and then served with mouth watering garlic butter. I always make sure to ask for extra pita because it tastes the best with the pita bread. Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!

4
★★★★☆

It boils down to one reason to dine at this establishment...the food. The ambiance is lacking but the chicken is melt in your mouth good. The chicken is slowly cooked in a rotisserie and then served with mouth watering garlic butter. I always make sure to ask for extra pita because it tastes the best with the pita bread. Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!

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you can't get a better chicken deal than zankou. this beats kfc, el pollo loco, or boston market any day. the portions are huge and the prices are unmatched. it's best to take it to go, as this is not a fancy place. i always get their rotisserie chicken. it comes with pita and their famous garlic butter. i think it's the garlic spread that makes it so delicious. i'm drooling now just thinking about it. there are also other things like shiwarma, hummus, and falafals. you can't get a better deal or taste anywhere else!

PROS: fast, large portions, cheap, yummy
CONS:

5
★★★★★

you can't get a better chicken deal than zankou. this beats kfc, el pollo loco, or boston market any day. the portions are huge and the prices are unmatched. it's best to take it to go, as this is not a fancy place. i always get their rotisserie chicken. it comes with pita and their famous garlic butter. i think it's the garlic spread that makes it so delicious. i'm drooling now just thinking about it. there are also other things like shiwarma, hummus, and falafals. you can't get a better deal or taste anywhere else!

PROS: fast, large portions, cheap, yummy
CONS:

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The chicken here is tasty, tender and juicy. Although there are times when I can't tell the difference between this chicken and a really good rotisserie chicken, I'm thinking that they still prepare it differently. Adding that Garlic sauce definitely gives it that extra kick. However they make it, it's damn good. The half chicken plate leaves me satisfied and full.

5
★★★★★

The chicken here is tasty, tender and juicy. Although there are times when I can't tell the difference between this chicken and a really good rotisserie chicken, I'm thinking that they still prepare it differently. Adding that Garlic sauce definitely gives it that extra kick. However they make it, it's damn good. The half chicken plate leaves me satisfied and full.

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should that be a big consideration in the case of this institution? The answer is, without a doubt, "no." Zankou falls into the category of food establishments that offer such an unusually high quality product that thousands would face the staffs' abuse with a big fat grin as they imagine the soft roasted chicken melting in their mouths, smothered in the glorious deliciousness that is the garlic sauce.

PROS: THE FOOD
CONS: the service

4
★★★★☆

should that be a big consideration in the case of this institution? The answer is, without a doubt, "no." Zankou falls into the category of food establishments that offer such an unusually high quality product that thousands would face the staffs' abuse with a big fat grin as they imagine the soft roasted chicken melting in their mouths, smothered in the glorious deliciousness that is the garlic sauce.

PROS: THE FOOD
CONS: the service

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How they make chicken taste so good is beyond me. I've heard there are little elfs in the back performing some ancient magic cause that chicken is the best you will ever eat. The counter staff is surly, it's usually crowded, and the workers aren't the best around but you won't even notice once that magic bird hits your mouth.

PROS: The chicken
CONS: Can't think of any, I'm in on a chicken high.

5
★★★★★

How they make chicken taste so good is beyond me. I've heard there are little elfs in the back performing some ancient magic cause that chicken is the best you will ever eat. The counter staff is surly, it's usually crowded, and the workers aren't the best around but you won't even notice once that magic bird hits your mouth.

PROS: The chicken
CONS: Can't think of any, I'm in on a chicken high.

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Whenever hunger pangs hit and you need a cheap satisfying meal - head for Zankou. Shawerma with their tahini, hummus and garlic will fill you up, turn your mouth into a garlic fest for hours if not days, but I promise you, you won't go home hungry. I love their Tarna and salads too. It's a great fast food alternative to the tired old McD next door.

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★★★★☆

Whenever hunger pangs hit and you need a cheap satisfying meal - head for Zankou. Shawerma with their tahini, hummus and garlic will fill you up, turn your mouth into a garlic fest for hours if not days, but I promise you, you won't go home hungry. I love their Tarna and salads too. It's a great fast food alternative to the tired old McD next door.

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Great falafel wraps and the falafel plate is good too. The garlic sauce is excellent! I hear their chicken is good, too.

PROS: Wraps with lots of fresh veggies
CONS: Service can be haughty

4
★★★★☆

Great falafel wraps and the falafel plate is good too. The garlic sauce is excellent! I hear their chicken is good, too.

PROS: Wraps with lots of fresh veggies
CONS: Service can be haughty

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Once you have had this chicken, you will never go back to KFC again. The best part about Zankou chicken is the garlic paste. Its aftermath on your body is devestating, but while you are eating it, it is heaven.

5
★★★★★

Once you have had this chicken, you will never go back to KFC again. The best part about Zankou chicken is the garlic paste. Its aftermath on your body is devestating, but while you are eating it, it is heaven.

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This is my wife's and mine favorite place to eat lunch. You get a lot of food and can easily split a plate. Just get some extra pita and hummus, which, by the way, is some of my favorite in town. My favorite on the menu is the chicken tarna sandwich. SOOOO Good. Service is fast and the place is clean.

4
★★★★☆

This is my wife's and mine favorite place to eat lunch. You get a lot of food and can easily split a plate. Just get some extra pita and hummus, which, by the way, is some of my favorite in town. My favorite on the menu is the chicken tarna sandwich. SOOOO Good. Service is fast and the place is clean.

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I always get their fallafel plate but they are famous for their grilled chicken. Their hummus here is great and if you haven't tried their garlic butter spread, you are in for a quite tasty treat.

4
★★★★☆

I always get their fallafel plate but they are famous for their grilled chicken. Their hummus here is great and if you haven't tried their garlic butter spread, you are in for a quite tasty treat.

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They must have sold their souls to the Devil to get chicken and that white sauce to taste that good!

5
★★★★★

They must have sold their souls to the Devil to get chicken and that white sauce to taste that good!

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Zankou is delicious! This restaurant is a tradition in the LA area. The prices are pretty good, the atmosphere is nothing special, but the food is very, very good. You can get a plate of food or a sandwich, choosing from beef, chicken, or falafel. Be aware that there are two kinds of chicken at Zankou: "Tarna," which is a specially marinted chicken, and just plain "chicken," which is a little cheaper. The Tarna tastes great, but the "chicken" is quite bland.

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★★★★☆

Zankou is delicious! This restaurant is a tradition in the LA area. The prices are pretty good, the atmosphere is nothing special, but the food is very, very good. You can get a plate of food or a sandwich, choosing from beef, chicken, or falafel. Be aware that there are two kinds of chicken at Zankou: "Tarna," which is a specially marinted chicken, and just plain "chicken," which is a little cheaper. The Tarna tastes great, but the "chicken" is quite bland.

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Zankou Chicken specializes in broiled chicken done in a middle eastern style. They also have Shawerma and falafels, but it is the chicken where they excel. You can get a whole broiled chicken, parts, or a sandwich. The prices are amazingly good especially when you get the whole chicken. Finally don't forget to get extra garlic sauce. That is really what makes their chicken taste amazing!!!

4
★★★★☆

Zankou Chicken specializes in broiled chicken done in a middle eastern style. They also have Shawerma and falafels, but it is the chicken where they excel. You can get a whole broiled chicken, parts, or a sandwich. The prices are amazingly good especially when you get the whole chicken. Finally don't forget to get extra garlic sauce. That is really what makes their chicken taste amazing!!!

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They have more than chicken, the Shawerma Beef plate is full of sliced char beef...delicious!!! They have many sandwiches too - Falafel or Shawerma. It's a great place to eat and right on the money.

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★★★★☆

They have more than chicken, the Shawerma Beef plate is full of sliced char beef...delicious!!! They have many sandwiches too - Falafel or Shawerma. It's a great place to eat and right on the money.

Pros: food

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Wow, that's some great garlicky chicken. And don't forget the hummus.

5
★★★★★

Wow, that's some great garlicky chicken. And don't forget the hummus.

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I didnt know chicken could taste so good.

5
★★★★★

I didnt know chicken could taste so good.

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Zero decor, only decent service, but MAN is the schwarma and falafel good.

4
★★★★☆

Zero decor, only decent service, but MAN is the schwarma and falafel good.

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Cheap, good, no frills. Like fast food, only very tasty. And possibly better for you.

5
★★★★★

Cheap, good, no frills. Like fast food, only very tasty. And possibly better for you.

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A Los Angeles institution for a reason. Extremely good food in a fast food atmosphere. They have one of the top Zagat food ratings in LA and you can get lunch for under $5 and a big dinner for under $10. The only problem is you need to remember to bring cash or face the shame of using the in resturant ATM (like I said fast food atmosphere).

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★★★★★

A Los Angeles institution for a reason. Extremely good food in a fast food atmosphere. They have one of the top Zagat food ratings in LA and you can get lunch for under $5 and a big dinner for under $10. The only problem is you need to remember to bring cash or face the shame of using the in resturant ATM (like I said fast food atmosphere).

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I have to say Zankou has the best Chicken Tarna sandwich. Everything is good there and the price is great. I would recommend anyone in the pasadena, glendale, van nuys, anaheim or hollywood area to visit zankou for a fast and great meal. The garlic is by far the greatest!

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★★★★★

I have to say Zankou has the best Chicken Tarna sandwich. Everything is good there and the price is great. I would recommend anyone in the pasadena, glendale, van nuys, anaheim or hollywood area to visit zankou for a fast and great meal. The garlic is by far the greatest!

Pros: food, price

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What KFC? Go to Zankou chicken where the food is delicious, fresh, and sure to make your mouth water. My personal favorite is the 1/4 white meat chicken plate, but the tarna(chicken) and shawerma (beef) sandwiches are to die for as well. The restaurant itself is not much to look at, but trust me, you'll be so glad you went.

2
★★★★★

What KFC? Go to Zankou chicken where the food is delicious, fresh, and sure to make your mouth water. My personal favorite is the 1/4 white meat chicken plate, but the tarna(chicken) and shawerma (beef) sandwiches are to die for as well. The restaurant itself is not much to look at, but trust me, you'll be so glad you went.

Pros: Delicious Food, Inexpensive

Cons: , Comfort

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I have been to the one in L.A. and Pasadena and by far the Pasadena location is the best. The L.A. location has the worst service. They act as though they can't stand having your business.

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★★★★★

I have been to the one in L.A. and Pasadena and by far the Pasadena location is the best. The L.A. location has the worst service. They act as though they can't stand having your business.

Pros: Food, Service, Prices

Cons: Cash only

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my goodness their chicken schwarma sammich is like a little slice of heaven. i just tried it today and i am definitely spending my $ there again. service is very fast and its a bargain. (thank you from a student) they give you pickles...mmm. chicken is flavorful and marinated with a delish sauce. this is the best food i have tasted in la by far. stay clear of everything else. and keep your $ in your pockets while being satisfied oh so well.

2
★★★★★

my goodness their chicken schwarma sammich is like a little slice of heaven. i just tried it today and i am definitely spending my $ there again. service is very fast and its a bargain. (thank you from a student) they give you pickles...mmm. chicken is flavorful and marinated with a delish sauce. this is the best food i have tasted in la by far. stay clear of everything else. and keep your $ in your pockets while being satisfied oh so well.

Pros: awesome value, tastes good, fast friendly service

Cons: no frills ambiance

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The best chicken ever! The chicken is sooooo tender and flavorful at a price that can't be beat. I recommend the 1/4 Dark Plate. It comes with dark chicken, hummus (thee best) some red stuff (I'm not sure what it is, but it's yummy) and pita bread. All of this for $3 or $4 bucks.

2
★★★★★

The best chicken ever! The chicken is sooooo tender and flavorful at a price that can't be beat. I recommend the 1/4 Dark Plate. It comes with dark chicken, hummus (thee best) some red stuff (I'm not sure what it is, but it's yummy) and pita bread. All of this for $3 or $4 bucks.

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Forget atomosphere--whats in the sauce? Its the tastiest deal in town. Chicken schwarma sandwich is my staple, but best bets have to include a 1/2 or whole roasted chicken for under $7. I only wish there was a location west of Hollywood. Not recommended for dates (garlic sauce and you'll be accused of being cheap) but perfect for everything else. Know what you want going in because the people at the register are no-nonsense and aren't hired to help you decide.

2
★★★★★

Forget atomosphere--whats in the sauce? Its the tastiest deal in town. Chicken schwarma sandwich is my staple, but best bets have to include a 1/2 or whole roasted chicken for under $7. I only wish there was a location west of Hollywood. Not recommended for dates (garlic sauce and you'll be accused of being cheap) but perfect for everything else. Know what you want going in because the people at the register are no-nonsense and aren't hired to help you decide.

Pros: price, quality

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Yum-Yum. Not many options for a vegetarian, but for all the carnivores out there this is a place that may set your tummy right. Falafels are great, and their Hummus is even better.

2
★★★★☆

Yum-Yum. Not many options for a vegetarian, but for all the carnivores out there this is a place that may set your tummy right. Falafels are great, and their Hummus is even better.

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I go there for the garlic butter, and I always ask for extra. Their chicken is the best... you really can't beat the way they roast it. I always go there for a quick and cheap meal.

2
★★★★★

I go there for the garlic butter, and I always ask for extra. Their chicken is the best... you really can't beat the way they roast it. I always go there for a quick and cheap meal.

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And make some interesting and tasy "fast" food. Stop at Zankou and enjoy the flavorful meat dishes with tasty pita and delectable hommous offerings. And pick up a tee shirt on the way out for only $3.99!

2
★★★★☆

And make some interesting and tasy "fast" food. Stop at Zankou and enjoy the flavorful meat dishes with tasty pita and delectable hommous offerings. And pick up a tee shirt on the way out for only $3.99!

Pros: tasty, cheap, fast food alternative

Cons: slow cooking food

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The chicken is addictive ... and cheap. Around $7 for an entire bird. The garlic sauce only lasts through half a pita. Recommend take-out.

2
★★★★☆

The chicken is addictive ... and cheap. Around $7 for an entire bird. The garlic sauce only lasts through half a pita. Recommend take-out.

Pros: the chicken

Cons: cash only

 

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