BonChon Chicken

Restaurants, Korean Midtown West
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BonChon Chicken
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BonChon Chicken

Before fried chicken became the It dish, Korea’s version enjoyed its own following, thanks to an impressively crisp shell and moist meat. For those who haven’t gotten their fill, two Manhattan locations of one of the city’s most celebrated purveyors have opened. BonChon Chicken offers wings, drumsticks and breast meat with one of two sauces (soy-garlic and hot-and-spicy). Beer (Sierra Nevada, Blue Moon), sake and shochu are already available in the Financial District, while the midtown spot expects to carry alcohol soon.


Venue name: BonChon Chicken
Address: 207 W 38th St
New York
Cross street: between Seventh and Eighth Aves
Opening hours: Daily 11am–11:30pm
Transport: Subway: N, Q, R, 42nd St S, 1, 2, 3, 7 to 42nd St–Times Sq
Price: Average main course: $12. AmEx, MC, V
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BonChon!!!! Most people know, asian cuisine is not my favorite cuisine. However, the korean fried chicken at bonchon is poppin!! The boo is a quarter korean so when I was asked to try out this place, I happily obliged. The boy knows his stuff! We came and ordered chicken. Lots of chicken. 30 pieces to be exact. I know, how did we eat it all??!!! Well, folks, we are of the cost effective kind, so we went with the largest size to get the biggest bang for our buck. Plus, whatever we don't eat there, we pack for later as a midnight snack or lunch the next day. And it's still goooood. I'm personally a chicken strips person (why work so hard to get the meat off the bone when it can be done for you?) but you got your choice of wings or drums or strips or if you're feeling adventurous, a mix of all. The chicken comes in two flavors, soy garlic,or spicy, or half & half. We usually opt for the half and half cuz he's more spice, and im more nice. Ha! Anyway, be warned, the spicy chicken is quite spicy, at least for me. I eat more of the soy garlic half. I'm not really a big fan of soy but you can't really tell it's in there anyway. It just tastes garlicky. Yum yum. The menu has all sorts of other korean dishes to choose from. I did have the french fries once but they were ok. It's all about that fried chicken. Who knew? I like korean fried chicken! Yum yum! Go BonChon!