Zankou Chicken
Mediterranean Restaurant$
Today 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
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2424 W Ball Rd Anaheim, CA 92804
2424 West Ball RoadUSCaliforniaAnaheim92804
$Mediterranean RestaurantToday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 10:00 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 10:00 am – 10:00 pmThursday 10:00 am – 10:00 pmFriday 10:00 am – 10:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 10:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
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Local chain branch serving spit-cooked chicken with garlic spread & other Mediterranean quick eats.- Google
"I opted for the Tri-tip shawerma plate and the meat was tender & juicy."
"Best rotisserie chicken and garlic spread!"
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Howard Parks
a month ago
I am writing this while sick, unable to taste with a grating scratch inside of my throat. This is not a good idea. I try to write about food, but I have forgotten what flavor is. That isn't to say that the rating I am giving Zankou is based on that. No, this one was thought out before I even got sick. The reviews made this place seem promising, but it could not live up to that promise. We came in, surrounded by insane people, and ordered our food. I got the tri-tip wrap and my lovely almost wife got the chicken wrap. Both were close to $7.00. That is overpriced. I don't pretend to know about food costs for this business intimately, but mine was some steak in a piece of pita bread with chunks of tomato and garlic sauce. It was probably the least effort that could have gone into the wrap as could be humanly conceived. I don't even know if that sentence worked out gramatically, but I sure as hell am not going to go through the trouble to figure it out. The flavor was decent, at least on the steak. The garlic sauce was overly salty, and I say that having eaten plenty of this style of food that others complained were like a heaping bowl of salt. Save your money and go to Genie Den instead. Or better yet, get some pita bread from Trader Joe's, whip up some garlic sauce from an online recipe and grill your own tri-tip. I'm done here, can I have my check now?...oh right, I do this for free. Dammit.
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d4daniel usa
4 months ago
My friend love Zankou's reasonable price and great taste. If you are visiting Anaheim or Disneyland, you should definitely check it out. Please also try some baklava and cookies at Sarkis Pastry next door. MSG alert! My mouth felt bitter 1-2 hour later. If you wash it down with soda, you may not notice. If you are allergic, please stay away. * Family meal is a great deal at $17.50. It includes 1 whole chicken, 2 large sides, pita bread, and pickles. * Rotisserie chicken is crispy outside, tender inside, and tasted great. One newspaper voted it the best chicken. I agree, because I grew up on MSG. ;-) * For sides: Rice and Tabbouleh (chopped salsa) are OK. Hummus (chickpeas dip) is better. Mutabbal (eggplant dip) is the best. * The pickles are hard and sour. None of my friends like them. We usually throw them away. If Zankou is listening, please offer other options, like cole slaw or fries. * Other Mediterranean meat plates and sandwiches are also good, but nothing spectacular that you cannot find at other restaurants. Similar recommendations: Please try Baccali Cafe & Rotisserie in Alhambra for chicken and Malaysian food, or Istanbul Grill California in Fountain Valley for Turkish Halal food.
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Jim Thornburg
6 months ago
Garlic sauce! Garlic sauce! GARLIC SAUCE!! I could eat gallons upon gallons of this stuff, but it's supposed to go on the food, so I guess I can suffer eating their shawarma. The parking is terrible, and the decor and atmosphere are like an abandoned 70's diner that should have been demo'd years ago. But who cares? The food is amazing! It's either bad or good that I don't live nearby because I think I would go broke from eating here every night.
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claudia alvarado
2 months ago
Super great food and that garlic spread is crazy good.we always get good services.
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Annie Battin
a month ago
Id heard and read so much about this place. SO when we were in the area I figured we'd have lunch. However because it was late I dont think we got the best example of chicken. It tasted nice a bit lukewarm and the white meat was totally dry. Agh. Dark meat was still good and it was mostly crispy. Sigh. Hummus, eggplant dip, falafel and radish/tomato/peppers were solid though. Guess you get in early.. 3.5 stars
Alan L
4 months ago
Have eaten here 3x. Each time progressively worse. The last straw was due to receiving charred nuggets instead of chicken. Shorted me on the count also. Called in the order and was informed 15-20 minutes. Actual time was 30 minutes. I guess they needed more time to ensure that the chicken was thoroughly charred.
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Rodney S
8 months ago
How do you do, Zankou? This location has cheaper prices than the Sunset/Normandie location in Downtown LA. The chicken, smothered w/ garlic sauce, is one of life's many joys. I opted for the Tri-tip shawerma plate and the meat was tender & juicy. I've ordered the same dish at the aforementioned downtown LA location and was underwhelmed by the quality of the meat. Very dry & flavorless there. Here, good stuff! The sides are a great accompaniment to the entrees & can be the main dishes in and of themselves. Using humus to dip a chicken & salad stuffed pita takes things over the top. Plus, I don't feel so bad eating a lot because it's healthy. There's lots of seating & the place does get quite busy. The ventilation seems to be out of whack because the smoke was wafting around the dining area. Not good for those sensitive to smoke, but the smell of grilling meats does make you hungry. Come by & order a chicken plate. Don't forget lots of garlic sauce. Which, BTW, I've heard is actually made with mashed potatoes. Who knew? NOMNOMNOMNOMNOM
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Adam Wooten
a month ago
Best chicken ever! Best place for a garlic fix!