Crisp

  • Restaurants
  • Korean
1 Love It
Photograph: Martha Williams
Crisp
Lakeview

This tiny chicken joint in Lakeview is constantly packed, and for good reason. The chicken is fresh, of good quality, and comes slathered in three different sauces: a sticky barbecue, a hot sauce–laced Buffalo and a sesame-soy glaze dubbed “Seoul Sassy.” While we love the latter, even unadorned, the chicken stands out for its juicy meat and crunchy black pepper–dotted crust. There’s also a decent bibimbap (best ordered with “marinated” vegetables, beef, an egg and brown rice), Korean-style burritos whose fresh vegetables benefit from a liberal slather of sweetish hot sauce, and skippable potstickers with innocuous fillings. But the chicken is the thing. At least it was the second time around.

Venue name: Crisp
Contact:
Address: 2940 N Broadway
Chicago

Cross street: between Oakdale and Wellington Aves
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11:30am-9pm
Transport: El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Wellington. Bus: 22, 36, 76, 77, 151, 156.
Price: Average main course: $9

Average User Rating

5 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:1
  • 4 star:0
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
LiveReviews|1
2 people listening
Mark I

Crisp is the go to spot for carry out or delivery (they have a small army of crazy bicycle delivery guys), and the food is absolutely dynamite! You will crave the fried chicken and wings - perfectly crunchy but super moist inside. Three sauces to choose from, you honestly can't go wrong with any of them. They have great vegetables on the side, and the rice bowls keep the vegetarians happy. This joint is a GEM in Lakeview East!