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Zankou type places

Burger Boy May 9, 2007 02:45 PM

What and where are the other places like Zankou with great garlic sauce and fair prices?

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  1. Chowpatty RE: Burger Boy May 9, 2007 02:48 PM

    Chicken Al-Wazir on Glendale Ave. is pretty good. Everything I had there had a distinctively lemony flavor -- not bad, but different from Zankou. Here are some more of my impressions:

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      rupertmonkey RE: Chowpatty May 9, 2007 03:00 PM

      Is yours related to the one in Hollywood? There's no mention of a Glendale location on their website. In any case, I recommend Al-Wazir Chicken at Hollywood and Gower.


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        Chowpatty RE: rupertmonkey May 9, 2007 03:11 PM

        I don't know for sure whether they're related, but I kind of think they're not -- one is Chicken Al Wazir, while the other is Al Wazir Chicken! And the one in Glendale seems to have a somewhat different menu -- the shwarma comes in flatbread, not pita, and they mix tomatoes into their mutabal, and they serve rice pilaf.

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      Vegasbuff RE: Burger Boy May 9, 2007 02:58 PM

      Louie's Chicken Cafe.
      3938 Grand Ave., #B
      Chino, CA 91710
      (909) 613-1377

      Located in the Chino Spectrum.

      Their chicken is sometimes a little dry, and their garlic sauce is similar to Zankou's but a little bit stronger.

      Whole chicken and 2 sides are $8.99

      1. ipsedixit RE: Burger Boy May 9, 2007 03:12 PM

        Try TiGeorges Chicken and their "Ti Malis" sauce


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          Chowpatty RE: ipsedixit May 9, 2007 03:17 PM

          I like TiGeorges too, but Haitian food is cheating! Maybe this thread should be solely about Armenian/Lebanese roast chicken.
          How about Marouch? I seem to recall their roast chicken as being quite good.

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            ipsedixit RE: Chowpatty May 9, 2007 03:24 PM

            Caught red-handed ...

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              JeetJet RE: Chowpatty May 9, 2007 08:44 PM

              But when you start with a chicken that has great flavor and fair prices you don’t need all that garlic sauce.

              Canadian Café
              125 East Colorado Blvd.
              Monrovia, CA 91016
              (626) 303-2303

          2. a_and_w RE: Burger Boy May 9, 2007 03:30 PM

            I have been impressed by the chicken shawarma with garlic sauce at Sham in Santa Monica and Sunnin in Westwood, both of which are superior to the chicken tarna at Zankou, imo.

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              navystreet RE: a_and_w May 9, 2007 09:41 PM

              I second Sunnin. I think their chicken shwarma with garlic sauce is far superior to Zankou. Also Moishe's at the Farmer's Market has great chicken shwarma.

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              silverlakebodhisattva RE: Burger Boy May 9, 2007 04:27 PM

              The true price-beater, and not bad if you get'em fresh off the rack (ask) is Super-King, on San fernando which on many weekends seems to be running a TWO WHOLE CHICKENS FOR $10 SPECIAL! Yep, you read that right. You don't get much sauce or bread, but they'll sell you more, and I have no knowledge of the available sides, but still, TWO CHICKENS FOR $10.00?!?

              1. annagranfors RE: Burger Boy May 9, 2007 07:58 PM

                an oldie-but-mmmgoodie...

                Sevan Chicken
                601 W Glenoaks Blvd
                Glendale 91202

                a more diverse collection of sides, too...even fries or rice pilaf. and the chicken, esp. when properly smeared with their garlic sauce, is dee-lish.

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                  MaryT RE: annagranfors May 9, 2007 08:29 PM

                  There is also a Sevan in La Crescenta (I think there used to be one on Lake around the time I moved to Altadena).

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                  wendy8869 RE: Burger Boy May 9, 2007 09:25 PM

                  Hrazdan Chicken in whittier



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                    Timabruin RE: Burger Boy May 11, 2007 10:45 AM

                    Dino Burgers on Pico Blvd has great chicken. It is the epitome of a hole in the wall. I think a half of chicken with fries and coleslaw will cost you $6.00. A Burger joint where every one orders chicken...go figure.
                    Dino's Burgers
                    2575 W. Pico Blvd., L.A.


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