Cult-Favourite Charcoal Chicken Shop El Jannah Is Opening Its First North Shore Outpost

El Jannah's god-tier garlic sauce will hit Crows Nest in March, finally bringing the beloved chain to Sydney's north.
Libby Curran and Ben Hansen
February 22, 2024

El Jannah has earned cult status for its Lebanese-style charcoal chicken and god-tier garlic sauce, but if you've been living anywhere between the Sydney Harbour Bridge and northwest Sydney, your closest locale is Newtown or Burwood. Until now.

Glorious news for North Chore chicken heads: El Jannah Crows Nest will open its doors on Saturday, March 2, introducing a whole new region of Sydney to the joys of its beloved charcoal chicken plates, ultra-crispy (and possibly underrated) fried chicken, and standout burgers and rolls.

The new North Shore chicken haven will be located on the corner of Willoughby Road and Burlington Street, right by Bravo Trattoria, Kickin'Inn and The Stoned Crow.

If you're new to El Jannah, the best way to attack the menu is by finding a partner in crime and ordering a whole chicken meal between the two of you — the all-star lineup of a butterflied charcoal chicken, hot chips generously sprinkled with chicken salt, the all-time great garlic sauce, warm Lebanese bread, mixed pickles and drinks. Heaven.

El Jannah

The El Jannah fried chicken is also up there with the city's best. And the crispy chilli chicken burger is a truly levelled-up version of a certain Colonel's fan-favourite burger.

The growing chain of chicken shops started with a Western Sydney store in 1998 and has since grown to almost 30 locations — with that number expected to hit 50 at some point next year. If you want to be the first to get your mitts on the cult-classic feeds in Crows Nest, head along to the grand opening on Saturday, March 2.

El Jannah Crows Nest will open at 34 Willoughby Road, Crows News on Saturday, March 2. Head to the restaurant's website for more information.

Published on February 22, 2024 by Libby Curran
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