BonChon and Beyond

BonChon, the Korean fried chicken purveyor, has settled in Koreatown, and the twice-fried, garlic-and-soy-seasoned chicken is wonderful. The parking sucks, though—and don’t even think about asking for a doggy bag.

Drumsticks and wings are a good size, and juicier than those at competitor Kyochon. The original flavor is sweeter than Kyochon’s, and the spicy iteration is subtler and more complex. And BonChon offers salad as well as radish pickle on the side, with the radish pickle being much better than Kyochon’s medicinal version.

But in K-town, both places have been surpassed, says TonyC. Chicken Day has better sauce, and TonyC’s new favorite is the “sickeningly addicting charcoal grilled chicken” at TBBC Barbecue.

BonChon Chicken [Koreatown]
3407 W. Sixth Street, Los Angeles
213-487-7878

Kyochon Chicken [Koreatown]
3833 W. Sixth Street, Los Angeles
213-739-9292

Kyochon Chicken [South Bay]
2515 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance
310-320-9299

Chicken Day [Koreatown]
301 S. Western Avenue, Los Angeles
213-387-9933

Chicken Day [San Fernando Valley–East]
2383 Foothill Boulevard, La Cañada Flintridge
818-957-9933

TBBC Barbecue [Koreatown]
In Wilshire Center
206 N. Western Avenue, Los Angeles
323-466-7334

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