October 6, 2008 6

Kyochon (Koreatown)

By in 07: Mid-Wilshire


It was one of those days I suddenly craved unhealthy junk food. So even though I’m not a fan of fried chicken, it was a good chance to give the Korean fried chicken chain Kyochon a try as my friend once raved about it. The interior was more designy than I expect, and it was packed.

It’s a fast food joint but the price is not exactly cheap. We got 4 small wings that cost $5 and a $15.99 combo that includes 6 small drumsticks + salad (with chop fried chicken pieces) + soda. The salad was not good at all, I wish I got the rice instead (or just stick with fried chicken only).

The fried chicken was outstanding! The skin was lightly battered and double fried, so it’s very crispy and thin — exactly how I like it. We got the garlic soy sauce flavor and it was very delicious! I prefer the wings over the sticks because the meat were more moist and juicy.

Pity they don’t serve beer, it would have been perfect with the food. My junk food cravings was satisfied though I felt unhealthy and regretted a little afterward.

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

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6 Responses to “Kyochon (Koreatown)”

  1. Jet says:

    Their chicken rocks! I also like Bonchon on 6th and Catalina same high price same delicious chicken. And I agree with the beer 😉

  2. Irene says:

    Hi! I love your blog! I’ve been reading it for awhile, and I’ve also been looking for chinese tamales for awhile too. I just realized that you might know of a place where I could get zongzi… My friend’s mom used to make it for me, but I would like to be able to buy it somewhere. I would appreciate any ideas you might have.

    Thank you!
    Keep eating!


  3. Joan says:

    Hey Irene, thanks I’m glad you like the blog.
    There’re lots of places sell zongzi at San Gabriel Valley but I’m not sure which place has the best. Are you looking for the Cantonese style (with mung beans) or Taiwanese/other Chinese regional style (sans mung beans)? I’ll ask my mom who would know more where to get good Zongzi and get back to you.

    Jet, I like to try Bonchon too! Do they have other flavor?

  4. TonyC says:

    While Kyochon’s OG, BonChon has a meatier product and a thinner, crispier skin. Overall, I still like Chicken Day the best because of their herbal sauce, and BBQ Chicken the LEAST because olive oil is not conducive to frying.

  5. Jet says:

    Joan, I have only tried their original and hot chicken, I don’t think there are other flavors. I can’t seem to find any difference between Kyochon and Bonchon, other than Kyochon also serves up other Korean food like chicken bulgogi (really hot, I was sweating bullets eating this).

    TonyC, thanks for the heads-up on Chicken Day, I hope to try it soon.

  6. Jet says:

    I think it’s Dokboki rather than bulgogi.