Roro's is a whole in the wall in a little strip mall. Sitting adjacent to a dodgy 7-11 you might just pass it up thinking it is too sketchy. Well, let me point you to the light - Roro's ROCKS! They offer you a ton of food for about eight bucks. It will leave you full for a day. I've not tried any of the lamb dishes but the chicken shawerma, hummus and falafel are among the best I've found anywhere. And this includes high priced Mediterranean restaurants. The chicken shawerma plate is so good I wake up in sweats craving it. As if I'm a vampire feeling The Hunger. Carved, all white meat, marinated and roasted on a spit sits over a bed of fluffy white rice. This is surrounded by a delicious light salad and pickled beets and a generous helping of their tangy, diabolicly delicious hummus. I usually order a couple of falafels on the side. Don't skip or skimp on the dish of garlic horse radish they serve. Spread it thick inside the warm pita and then stuff it full of all that chicken, hummous and salad. You will take a bite and then embarrass yourself as you will then proceed to devour it in a matter of minutes. That good!
if you can stomach grease and appreciate golden, crunchy & crispy, pioneer shouldn't disappoint. there's less flavor in pioneer chicken than in kfc's original recipe, but PC still beats most $15+ fried chicken. it's my personal favorite fried chicken of all-time for the sake of nostalgia, but do think PC is comparable in quality to church's, and maybe popeye's--both of which i think are also better than most $15+ fried chicken. pioneer tastes almost exactly as it did when i first fell in love with it decades ago. 5 stars no question. i won't factorambience--this is a low-maintenance fast food fried chicken joint. though you may appreciate the ambience like i do bc it brings me back...back to the days when pioneer chicken was as ubiquitous as kfc.
Savory, Rich, and buttery sweet. Some say you can't successfully combine all three, well that may be the case in other places in the universe but not here. Every time I pass through L.A., I gotta to make a stop. Get the gravy on the side and enjoy a glass of the half lemonade-half ice tea concoction (not an Arnold Palmer) that is oh, so sweet! And for the hardcore foodie, try an order of fried chicken livers along with the rest of your meal. Soak up that L.A. grit while you wait outside with the locals and the other tourist. Don't be suprised about the tight fit, it just adds to the no-frills ambience and intimacy of the place.