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Jul 7, 2011 09:55 PM

Famous roasted chicken in East Bay?

I'll be in the Berkeley-Emeryville area for lunch. I recall some posts about a great roast chicken place (possibly Middle Eastern spiced) in Albany or El Cerrito? Does this ring a bell with anyone? What other good places for lunch in that part of East Bay? Thanks in advance.

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  1. Zaki Kabob House ?

    Zaki Kabob House
    1101 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706

    1. are you thinking of Zaki Kabob House?
      It's on San Pablo Ave, in Albany. at lunch time, it's a quick ride and easy parking.

      Zaki Kabob House
      1101 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706

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      1. re: escargot3

        Zaki's! Yes, that's the one. Thank you both!

      2. Close by in Richmond at Central in and around the Pacific East Mall, Daimo, Saigon Seafood Harbor, Asian Pearl and several other decent places including the Ranch 99 deli.

        Saigon Seafood Harbor Restaurant
        3150 Pierce St, Richmond, CA 94804

        Asian Pearl
        3288 Pierce St, Richmond, CA 94804

        Pacific East
        3288 Pierce St # M126, Richmond, CA

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        1. re: wolfe

          Thank you, Wolfe. We ended up at Zaki today, and the roast chicken was fantastic! The chicken shwarma was delicious too. Very good value as well. Would definitely go back. It's good to know there are so many great options in that part of East Bay.

          1. re: carolineinthecity

            The lamb burger is now $19.95, and a hamburger is $14.50 (each w/fries and a drink). A plain whole chicken is now $16.95. The combo plates for 2 are up to $40. A glass of the mint lemonade is now $4.50. Some of the menu hasn't gone up much, but some has nearly doubled in a 2 year period.

        2. You might ask about lunch options in a topic with a more relevant heading.