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zankou chicken west: report on lunch and questions

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zankou chicken west: report on lunch and questions

jenn | Apr 27, 2005 06:09 PM

Wednesday's are traditionally Mama lunch day in our family. We spend lots of time at Noodle Planet and EastWest Sandwich but today I got the husband and pups to pick-up lunch from the new Zankou Chicken on Santa Monica and Sepulveda.

They got there around 1:10/1:15 and found parking next to the construction site. For those who were questioning last week as to whether the experience at Zankou West was going to be sufficiently authentic, there really is a valet doing parking. yikes. Family passed on the valet as husband hates them for even formal occassions.

If anyone is holding off on going because they've heard of the long lines, based on our experience, I wouldn't let that get in my way. Per Husband, the line to order was not so long and went very quickly. We got three half orders of chicken with the hummus, tomatoes, pickled turnips and pita. Husband considered getting different stuff but then decided he was in a purist mood. As it turned out, the line to pick-up food turned out to be fast too and they were in my office eatting well before 2 pm.

Two grups and two pups consumed fully 2 of the 3 orders of half chicken. The third 1/2 chicken went home for snacks or dinner. Everyone thought everything was very yummy. The little girl--who hasn't really had hummus before---found it tasty especially after she painted her pita with it. Samll boy inhaled everything and made his own sandwich with plenty of garlic paste on round two. We look forward to going again.

Address 1716 S. Sepulveda Blvd. #101
Los Angeles, CA phone 310.444.0550

Now the questions. The food came to around $24. When I look at the menu, it looks to me like it would have been more economical to order a whole chicken. Husband says he didn't do that because we wouldn't get the sides. I think next time we should buy the whole chicken and get sides. So our question is if a single order of side is enough for two or three people?

Second question: do they do big orders? Could they do tons of chickens for say, the next in office luncheon? Because I sure would rather have zankou chicken than cold pizza.

Link: http://www.zankouchicken.com

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