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Fried Chicken at Bantam King in DC

Steve | Sep 14, 2016 06:46 PM

Bantam King is the new chicken ramen and fried chicken place around the corner from Daikaya, its sister restaurant.

The ramen is reasonably priced, though we went for the chicken dinner, which is dinner for two and priced as such. $33.

So is it worth it?

I was told it was a half chicken, but it turns out that wasn't true, it doesn't include a wing. Why do they cheap out and not give you the wing? That's my second favorite fried chicken piece!

The chicken comes with four sides, a couple of dinner rolls, and a surprise tiny jar of strawberry preserves. The collard greens were very good, if salty. The seasoned corn was very good, if a touch salty. The cole slaw was fine, and the mashed potatoes with gravy were dreck. Swanson wants its recipe back. The rolls were worthless, and the preserves were fantastic. Really great and unique.

So does it all add up? I wouldn't get it again. For two people, I 'd still like the wing and at least potatoes that weren't awful. The chicken was very good, but so is Popeye's and Pollo Campero.

Bantam King,
Daikaya - Ramen (1F), Izakaya (2F),
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen,
Pollo Campero
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