Mad for Chicken (New York)

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    314 5th Ave

    2nd Floor

    New York, USA

    (212) 221-2222

    This place used to be called BonChon Chicken. It’s well known around the city, part of the "Korean Wave" of chicken restaurants that have achieved some popularity.

    It’s pretty much the same as BonChon, I’ve no idea why they changed the name. And if you like chicken or fried chicken, you really need to come here and try this. If you’ve lived in Korea you know all about the fried chicken places there; this is a slightly upscale version.

    Chicken, beer, soju, some california rolls that I never tried… the point of coming here is for the chicken, it’s really something else. Crispy, tender, the texture is really amazing. And how they make it spicy, I just can’t figure it out.

    I’ve yet to meet someone who didn’t like it. It’s far from traditional Korean food, but it’s run by Koreans, the decor reminded me of a nice Korean bar, and the chicken is definitely a Korean fried chicken.

    The service is awful. They might not speak English, and you’ve really got to grab ahold of them or they will never come to help you.


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    I wonder if they changed the name for expansion in the US?

    I have heard about them but have not been close to one. They are supossed to have some great KFC (Korean Fried Chicken).


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