Zankou Chicken’s first Long Beach location is finally open after months of anticipation.

The chain originated in Beirut, Lebanon as a take-out shop before the Iskenderian family immigrated to Los Angeles and re-opened in East Hollywood in the early 1980s. Since then, the restaurant had garnered a cult-like following with references in pop culture and a growing expansion south.

A grand opening hasn’t been officially announced, but the restaurant began serving customers last week in a soft open phase.

The restaurant’s rotisserie chicken plates are among their most popular, especially paired with their famous house-made toum (garlic sauce). Wraps, bowls and salads, kabob plates and Mediterranean plates (your choice of meat and three sides) are also on the menu. Items range from $10 to $20.

Zankou Chicken is located at 2590 N. Lakewood Blvd.