El Jannah is famous in Sydney for having the most delicious charcoal chicken accompanied with garlic sauce and pickles. It originated in Granville which has stiff competition.El Jannah has gained a lot of popularity over the years and has since morphed into a chain across Sydney. I have been to their competition at Hawa which is delicious. El Jannah however is the joint that where people travel vast distances to eat.
The decore resembles a fast food chain and there is a bit of a line to order as I enter early at 11:30am on a Saturday.
I peer into take away glass and check out the chicken as well as the mountains of garlic sauce and other condiments. I am hungry!
I order the half chicken which comes with garlic sauce, pickles and lebanese bread ($10.50). This is a portion that is easily shared for two people. As I am a massive chip lover, I also order a small chips for $5. So overall, this makes for a meal that is reasonably cheap and cheerful.
Highlights: My experience definitely lived up to the reputation. The chicken is flavoursome and is a perfect partner to the garlic sauce with pickles. I love dipping the chips into the garlic sauces as well. The chips are well cooked, crunchy and seasoned. This meal can get quite addictive and I often crave this flavour combination! I love this place.
Suggested Improvements: The line up is a bit confusing with people everywhere! I can only imagine what this is like when it's peak lunch time. I assume they have staff directing people where the line is when its super busy.
Price: $10-15 per person
Location: 4 South St, Granville. Right near the station so catch the train or park nearby at the station parking.
Opening Hours: 10 am to 12 pm daily
Summary: Lisa's Rating: Check it out!! This is highly recommended.
Food: 10/10 for casual dining
Customer Service: 5/10