Zankou-style Chicken in Manhattan
Does anyone know of a place that serves chicken the way this great L.A. place does? The closest I've come so far is Senor Pollo in the East Village, which is Peruvian...any thoughts?
Can you give a little more detail as to what you're looking for? Not all posters will be familiar with Zankou.
As I understand it, Zankou is Armenian style roasted chicken served with their own brand of garlic sauce and pita bread.
Are you looking for the whole package or just the roasted chicken part?
As a fellow former Angeleno, I understand the love for Zankou. There's no real 100% equivalent, but the Pio Pio roast chicken with extra green sauce is epically good. If you want to try something different, Congee Village's house special chicken is amazingly good -- garlicy soy flavor, extra crispy skin.
If you're willing to go further afield, Chicken Festival in Astoria for Peruvian is worth the trip. There's an Armenian joint there too that I cannot remember the name of that's the closest analogue to Zankou i've had here, but it's still not the same -- garlic sauce isn't as good.
Try Naya Express on 3rd ave and 44th str.(?). It has grilled chicken instead of the rotissary chicken but the garlic sauce is almost a match for Zankou's.