Restaurants, Korean Edgewater
32 Love It
Save it
Photograph: Martha Williams
Dak spicy BBQ wings

There's a reason a full roll of paper towels tops every table in this mod chicken shack: The signature Korean-style chicken wings are enormous, saucy, sticky and hopelessly messy. They are also hopelessly delicious, so order double the amount you normally would. (Here's a tip: Wings drenched in soy-garlic "Dak sauce" are more craveable than those in the spicier—but less interesting—barbecue sauce). One of the rice bowls—say, the tender bulgogi—is probably in order, too, not so much for the meat but for the rice, which can soak up any sauce the wings leave behind.


Venue name: dak
Address: 1104 W Granville Ave
Cross street: between Broadway and Winthrop Ave
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11:30am-9pm
Transport: El stop: Red to Granville. Bus: 36, 136, 147, 151.
Price: Average main course: $9
Do you own this business?
To improve this listing email: feedback@timeout.com

You may be interested in:

Average User Rating

4.3 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:1
  • 4 star:3
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
1 person listening

dak offers huge, delicious wings and some addictive fries. It's a great carryout option.


There are many different listings of where to find the best Korean style wings, and there is a reason why Dak places near the top in most of them. 

For one, the taste is great with the sweet ginger sauce, and the spicy BBQ complimenting the chicken very well. The wings are crispy despite the glaze, and the meat falls off the bone as if it were slow cooked.

Secondly, the value is incredible. A single order of 5 wings is 9 dollars. Now, that may sound pricy, but these things are massive. So massive that you can easily split them with a friend and still leave full. That rounds it down to around 5 bucks a person after tax. If you doubt me, a simple side of white rice for $1.50 on the side will make sure you leave full.