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Restaurants, Korean Lake View
4 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
(12user reviews)
Photograph: Martha Williams Crisp

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

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.



Address: 2940 N Broadway
Cross street: between Oakdale and Wellington Aves
Transport: El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Wellington. Bus: 22, 36, 76, 77, 151, 156.
Price: Average main course: $9
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11:30am-9pm
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Users say (12)

5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.6 / 5

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I have really been meaning to come here forever. I've heard so much about these wings that I knew I needed to make this a priority in my life. We went there during a busy drinking weekend in the neighborhood so the place was packed. Tables are mostly communal seating and there isn't a ton of it. We placed an order for each of the wing varieties. I loved the Korean wings so much. They were perfect ratio of sweet and spice. Very crispy and huge. Where do they find these chickens?! Never mind, I don't want to know. All I need to know and all you need to know is that these wings are not to be missed. Make it a priority in your life now!


These are my favorite wings in the city - hands down. I always get the Seoul Sassy, though I've tried all the flavors and sauces with other people. Anytime I'm in lakeview, i can't leave without getting an order of those extra crispy full of flavor wings though. If for whatever reason you do want to be healthy, the buddha bowl is actually REALLY good too! Makes a nice 'side' for my wings :)


The exterior of Crisp is unsuspecting, but the interior is very cute with wooden tables and bright green metal chairs. The chicken is the star of the menu here. I got an order of the Seoul wings and loved 'em. Finger-licking good. I definitely want to go back for more of these tasty cheap eats and will probably try the bbq wings next. 

The food is on point every single time and the staff are all really chill. The atmosphere is great as well, a place I always take someone from out of town.

Crisp has some of the best wings in the city and they are very large sized portions. I go in for their big bowls as well and they never disappoint. as long as I can put their seoul sassy sauce on it, I love it! I have gone in before and taken some of the seoul sassy sauce home to use on other foods as well!

Take me to your wing leader!

One of the best birthday presents I ever received was a trip to this Korean fried chicken gem. I take my wings very seriously, so I was excited to try this take on a dish I hold so dear. I was overjoyed. What Korean barbecue gets right that so many other spots try to emulate is the amazing crispy chicken with that sticky, sweet, addictive sauce. Not everyone can do it, and Crisp nails it. When I go now I almost always get a split order of wings. Half Seoul Sassy (the wing adorned with green onions below) and half Crisp BBQ (other wing pictured). For a gal who likes her spice, the BBQ is the winning wing, but it's a lot to handle all on its own, so switching out with the sweeter, milder Seoul Sassy is a game strategy that means I can keep eating for a long time. Bring some friends and BYOB for a dynamite wing experience. 

moderatorStaff Writer

Don't second guess yourself, order as much fried chicken as possible topped with the Seoul Sassy sauce and try not to lick every drop of it off your fingers.


If there's a better place to get Korean wings in Chicago, I haven't found it yet. Crisp is as delicious as its name suggests, offering up perfectly fried wings that are tossed in one of two sauces. I always opt for the sweet and slightly spicy Seoul Sassy sauce—you can use sriracha to add some heat if you need it. If you're not in the mood for something deep-fried, there are vegetable bowls that are almost as good. Beware: an order of 10 wings here is more like 20—you're getting the full wing.

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!