Great Kabob, Shawerma, Gyros - Pico and Fairfax Area FINALLY!
I live near Pico and La Cieniga, which is a haven for anything Kosher.
Unfortunately for me, I love all kabob... except for Kosher. I've been to Haifa which is alright, but overpriced.... and just not as tasty as other Mediterranean style food. I just want a quick Mediterranean meal or pita sandwich, great sides and reasonable price.
Anyway, I'm writing this because 4 days ago I was driving on eastward on Pico, past Fairfax and saw "City Best Chicken" on the north side of the road (5303 W. Pico, 90019). It's a little farther east than I usually travel on Pico, so I had never seen it before.
I have literally been there 4 days in a row to make sure I was positive about it before posting. So far I have had the chicken shawerma, the chicken kabob, the chicken lula (like koobideh), and the beef and lamb gyros, along with tabouleh, hommus, mutabel (babaganus), greek salad, etc.
Everything is delicious! The place is clean, staff friendly (seems to be a family joint, I think Armenians), there's a little sunny outdoor patio, it even has a parking lot (only holds 4 cars, but plenty of st. parking).
Another thing i love about the place is the entrees come with a choice of 4 sides. I really like Gaby's Mediterranean on Venice, but to get all the sides you need to order that appetizer platter... gets pricey, and not exactly local. Here you choose the 4 you want with your meal - it's perfect!
Anyway, the place has consistently been empty every day I have been there... which is a huge shame. It's clean, seems newish, the food is great - there's no reason it shouldn't be packed. I made this post because I don't want my new favorite, local kabob joint to shut down.
If you live or work in the area you should really check it out. Its 4 or 5 blocks east of Fairfax on Pico, north side of the road. I realize this seems like some covert advertising, but I'm just an impassioned customer - I swear (check my previous posts, FishFood is legit).
Thank you SO much! It's right across the street from our Church and have wondered about it (We tend to be there WAY before it opens... and the Church Ladies feed us well. :)) We'll def. have to check it out!
We ate there last Friday night. The chicken was tasty but the sides were terrible. Tabouli over salted, hummus underspiced..needed lemon, and the rice very bland. How can one ruin rice???
So rather disappointed because it sounded like a real find and so close!