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
Kyochon Chicken [Koreatown]
3833 W. Sixth Street, Los Angeles
Kyochon Chicken [South Bay]
2515 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance
Chicken Day [Koreatown]
301 S. Western Avenue, Los Angeles
Chicken Day [San Fernando Valley–East]
2383 Foothill Boulevard, La Cañada Flintridge
TBBC Barbecue [Koreatown]
In Wilshire Center
206 N. Western Avenue, Los Angeles