Zankou Chicken

This is a small chain and originally from LA.  There are about 7 of them so far.  They are Armenian and they make some super delicious chicken (and other stuff).  My favorite item there is the Chicken Shawarma (sp?).  If you’ve ever been to a Greek fast food place and seen the big cone of lamb or beef rotating on a machine and cooking slowly from which they cut off the edges to make gyro sandwiches out of, well Chicken Shawarma is made on the same kind of machine.  Stacks and stacks of chicken are piled on the machine along with some stuff at the top that melts and drips all over it as it cooks.

If you order the dinner you’ll get hummus, salad, pita, some other sauce, and some garlic sauce.  The garlic sauce it awesome.

Go try this place.  You will NOT regret it.  Just FYI, it’s a fast food kind of place.  That it’s to say, cheap, no reservations, you order at the counter.  Yuuuuumy!

The two I’ve been to are:

O.C.: Anaheim, On Ball Road between Magnolia and Gilbert (just 10 minutes West of Disneyland). There’s lots of parking at this one.

L.A: Hollywood, On Sunset and Normandie. There’s almost no parking at this one though so far I’ve been lucky and always gotten a space.  There is often a line at this one.

  • anon_Jackie

    Glendale police say that Mardiros Iskenderian, the 56-year-old Armenian-Lebanese immigrant who ran the popular family-owned Zankou Chicken restaurant chain, shot and killed his 45-year-old sister Dzovig Marjik, and his 75-year-old mother Margueritte Tuesday afternoon at Marjik痴 Verdugo Hills home, before taking his own life. According the LA Times story, brother and sister got into a heated argument that afternoon…TAKEN FROM LA EXAMINER

  • Michael
    The Zankou Chicken Murder.

    I understand from the woman sitting next to me at a fund raiser this afternoon that the murder was all about money. Seems the “killer” had brain cancer and knew he was dieing and wanted to leave money to his sons. His mother (who was “generally unpleasent”) wanted the money for herself….and that’s what happened.

  • Jackofalltrades

    You have no clue what you are talking about!  He was terminally ill and had been acting crazy , due to the brain cancer, for a period of time.

  • quuen2k562

    I a very close person to the fam n zankou chiken… so if u think the killer killed him self just to leave money to his sons well its true.. so is when they say it was crazy! U know brain cancer! But it wasn’t his foult he was just scared to be doing things right so he turned into a killer!