20 Korean Fried Chicken Spots in Koreatown LA

Korean Fried Chicken, aka KFC, is a huge essence of Korean food culture. Especially in Koreatown, there are dozens of KFC locations to try out and experience different versions of chicken. Fried chicken is a staple within the Korean experience because once you try it, you end up craving it once more. Korean fried chicken can be enjoyed by all ages as there are a variety of flavors from original, sweet and spicy, garlic, and more. 

Why is Korean Fried Chicken Worth the Try?

Korean Fried Chicken is special as it is dressed in light, crunchy batter. There are also different flavors that can be mixed onto the fried chicken. Paired with pickled radish, KFC is worth a try as there is an important focus on batter and retaining the juiciness of the chicken. 

In South Korea, there are thousands of fried chicken restaurants throughout the country. Fried chicken is extremely convenient to order and deliver right to your door as South Korea places great importance on delivery food. Koreans consider fried chicken as the food to order when inviting friends over, watching a sports game, eating a midnight snack, and just something you can eat any time of the day and occasion. 

Gastropubs also serve their versions of Korean fried chicken as it is an easy finger food you can order along with drinks. And if you’re at the legal age to drink, you will find yourself eating fried chicken with a nice cold can of beer, which compliments the greasiness of the chicken. Known as “Chi-Maek” or “Chicken Beer,” it’s a common go-to food with friends or family who are of the age. 

Koreans are obsessed with fried chicken, but this is incorporated into Koreatown, Los Angeles. Non-Koreans are also exploring the whole world of Korean fried chicken and are falling in love with the chicken, drinks, side dishes, and ambiance each place delivers. Whether you are dining in or taking out, KFC restaurants are worth giving a try on your weekend night with friends. 

Here are our recommended top 20 locations that you need to try out! 

1. Twozone Chicken

Twozone Chicken has crispy and flavorful chicken that is delicious both bone-in or boneless. Not only do they have chicken wings as well, but they also have other side dishes. Their soy garlic wings are the most recommended when ordered. 

450 S Western Ave #104,
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 819-9899

2. The Prince

As the restaurant was featured on New Girl, The Prince has a different vibe and mood. Giving off 1920’s old Hollywood vibes, it is definitely worth giving a try on your weekend night. The spicy boneless chicken with mozzarella, kimchi fried rice, and fried chicken are all recommended items on the menu.

3198 W 7th St, 
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 389-1586

3. The Gangjung

The Gangjung is a great place to try fried chicken if you are new to Korean fried chicken culture. Their Spring Chicken and Garlic Fried Chicken is the most recommended and well-loved. You can also add delicious rice cake to your order, and it is a great combination.

621 S Western Ave Suite 302A,
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 915-0803

4. Chicken Hut

Chicken Hut sells both chicken and other dishes like bento boxes and bibimbap. Customers recommend sweet chili and soy garlic chicken wings that are crispy and flavorful. The batter and sauce both compliment the chicken, and it is a great place to visit and eat it with AYCE meat at Bulgogi Hut.

3600 Wilshire Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 388-1988

5. Chicken Day

Chicken Day has been around for a while, and it does not disappoint. Not only do they cook the chicken deliciously with great flavor and remain crispy, but customers also make sure to order other sides to make their experience more enjoyable. The rice burger is a well-recommended side dish by customers to eat with fried chicken. 

301 S Western Ave #107,
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 387-9933

6. Hite Kwang Jang

Hite Kwang Jang is the place to go on a Friday night with your friends for delicious, crunchy chicken with classic Korean side dishes. Try out Hite if you want to go for a delicious chi-maek moment with your friends. Older adults seem to enjoy the ambiance as the store also plays sports games that you can watch as you eat.

3121 W Olympic Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(213) 908-6440

7. Chef Kang Sul Box

Chef Kang Sul Box is a gastropub with delicious soup, sides, and chicken wings! As it’s open until 1 am, customers can order chicken wings late at night as they all love and crave over the restaurant’s fried wings. Customers can enjoy a variety of flavors like honey butter, soy garlic, Korean glaze, and more. 

3881 Wilshire Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 302-2622

8. ChiMac Star

ChiMac Star is the place to visit with friends and family for a delicious KFC night. Not only do they serve crispy and flavorful fried chicken, their spicy rice cakes and fries are both sides that customers order along with their chicken. ChiMac also serves flavors that are most loved in Korea like snow and honey garlic soy. 

3054 W 8th St,
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 383-0003

9. Papa's Chicken

Papa’s Chicken has a different approach to the breading of the chicken as they use rice flour, which is not commonly found in many chicken restaurants. Rice flour tends to be crunchier for a longer period, and it is lighter for your stomach to intake, in comparison, to regular flour. 

3003 W Olympic Blvd #103,
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(213) 674-7490

10. Chicken Pong

Chicken Pong serves delicious wings with regular, galbi, Kingston black, and yangnyeom (sweet and spicy) flavor. They also serve amazing sides like mashed potatoes and fried shrimps that are well-loved by customers. The wings are especially loved by customers and are the most recommended.

3377 Wilshire Blvd #110,
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 263-9693

11. 77 Kentucky

77 Kentucky serves chicken differently by also adding fries to some of their chicken orders. The chicken has a crispy texture with delicious flavors you can pick like garlic or sweet&spicy. Customers enjoy ordering coleslaw on the side, and they also recommend getting a beer with the chicken on the spot. 

698 Vermont Ave #101,
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 263-2686

12. Gol Tong Chicken

Gol Tong is owned by Kil Chae Jeong, a director whose film career didn’t take off and started to focus on fried chicken. The menu only has three items: soy garlic chicken, chili chicken, and the classic crunchy fried chicken as the meat are all from boneless thigh meat. However, customers highly recommend the “Director’s Cut” as it includes all 3 chickens. 

361 S Western Ave #101,
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(323) 716-6116

13. HK Chicken

HK Chicken is tucked deeply inside H.K Market in Koreatown with amazing fried chicken and red-bean taiyaki. As you wait for the chicken to be fried, you can shop around the market and munch on some red-bean taiyaki as you do. The chicken is freshly fried by the older ladies who run the shop, and they make sure each chicken leg is full of flavor. Served with radish and provided sauce, the chicken leg is crunchy and flavorful.

124 N Western Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 469-8934

14. Witch's Chicken

Witch’s Chicken is where you need to go if you want delicious chicken where you can order crispy drumsticks, wings, tenders, and a whole chicken. With reasonable prices, customers experience fried chicken with tender and juicy meat with a light, crunchy batter. It is hidden away in Galleria Market, and you need to stop by!

3250 W Olympic Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(323) 733-9292

15. Michin Dak

Featuring a new take on fried chicken, Michin Dak serves delicious fried chicken and chicken sandwiches that are the perfect lunch or snack. With their special house sauce, customers rave that it is worth a try. You can adjust the spiciness level to your preference.

3324 W 6th St,
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 263-2700

16. BBQ Chicken

BBQ Chicken is the biggest South Korean Korean fried chicken franchise that is well-loved by Koreans and non-Koreans. They serve delicious fried chicken and other sides like pasta that easily compliment the chicken. BBQ Chicken is the best place to go if you want to taste the flavor of the most well-known KFC franchise. 

3450 W 6th St #102,
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 739-1047

17. Hoho Chicken

Hoho Chicken is delicious, crispy, and full of flavor. The coating is well-loved and complemented by customers. Make sure you check out Hoho chicken if you are new to the KFC culture! 

2625 W 6th,
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 384-9595

18. Bon Dak

Bon Dak takes fried chicken to another level as it is a classic fried chicken style. The chicken is fried as a whole, and Bon Dak also sells porridge and sweet Korean pancakes (hottok). The fried chicken is a classic that is well-loved by fans as it is buttery, crisp, and great paired with white radish.

888 S Vermont Ave #120,
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 202-6208

19. Kokio Chicken

Kokio Chicken is a place to go if you want a great place to eat bone-in/regular chicken. With great service and delicious chicken, you can enjoy eating chicken at Ktwon Chicken with your friends with both takeout and dine-in. 

3417 W 6th St,
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 263-9899

20. Kyochon Chicken

Similar to BBQ Chicken, Kyochon Chicken is a huge franchise in South Korea. Making its way to Koreatown, customers all enjoy eating in or taking out from Kyochon. Their wings are the most loved!

3833 W 6th St,
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 739-9292

Make sure you check out these KFC restaurants in Koreatown! We totally recommend you diving into the culture of the best type of fried chicken!


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