Boka

Korean Restaurant$$$$
East Village, New York
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  • Jeffrey K.
    Jeffrey Kao2 weeks ago
    Been here 5+ times
    My favourite Korean Fried Chicken place in NYC. Sorry, K-Town.
  • Mateo R.
    Drumsticks are great. Spicy sauce is pretty spicy, fyi.
  • Eamonn C.
    Eamonn CareyFebruary 14
    The kimchi jigae is super spicy here. Amazing. Also get the chicken wings. Some of the best I've ever had.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Cynthia S.
    Cynthia SainteusFebruary 12
    The wings are amazing. Also the pork buns. The service was great and fast!!! Cash only place
  • Eugene N.
    Eugene NJanuary 28
    Korean fried chicken 🍗
  • Victoria W.
    Victoria WoosterDecember 11, 2016
    The best fried chicken I've tried. Specially the one with the soya sauce and garlic. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
  • Geraldine V.
    Geraldine ViscoDecember 7, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the beef soon and hot sake if u have a cold come here!
  • Morgan W.
    Morgan WangOctober 24, 2016
    The fried chicken here is from Bon Chon aka it's amazing.
  • Gigi R.
    Gigi RodOctober 4, 2016
    Get the galbi steamed buns they're great
  • Jo
    JoJuly 16, 2016
    The food here is very hit or miss. I recommend the kimchi pancakes and the rice balls, but steer clear of the tasteless bibimbap (first bibimbap I've had that doesn't come with an egg)
  • Ina L.
    Ina LiJuly 10, 2016
    Fried chicken wings and steak and eggs, all time classic
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly SprinklesJune 13, 2016
    Spicy chicken
  • Jordan D.
    Jordan DaileyMay 13, 2016
    Wings are the way to go!
  • D C.
    D C🐧April 14, 2016
    dumplings, spicy fried chicken
  • Dina R.
    Dina RughaniMarch 30, 2016
    Spicy pork and kimchi bibim.bop. Also the spicy wings of course!
  • 💎T
    💎TMarch 29, 2016
    Their bibimbap is sorely lacking any flavor. Get ANYTHING else.
  • Katie E.
    Katie EytchMarch 15, 2016
    Come for the fried chicken and stay for the drinks, and then another round of fried chicken.
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedyFebruary 24, 2016
    If you're with a big group of friends and you're drunk, come in here and order combo Korean fried chicken platters, and don't think about how you'll feel in the morning.
  • Ronald B.
    Ronald BarbaFebruary 22, 2016
    The spicy chicken isn't as spicy as I usually find at other Korean fried chicken places, and the service could be a little better.
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinFebruary 17, 2016
    Definitely go drum sticks btw
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinFebruary 17, 2016
    This spot is hidden in plain site. Bonchon stands up to the best of K Town spots. Find it!
  • Desiree G.
    Desiree GambrellFebruary 4, 2016
    Soy garlic wings, always!
  • Tim F.
    Tim FrietasJanuary 31, 2016
    Fried chicken is life changing.
  • Caroline
    CarolineJanuary 21, 2016
    The best Korean fried chicken in NYC. Get a mountain of it with an ice cold beer and go to town.
  • Jeffrey Z.
    Jeffrey ZhaoNovember 18, 2015
    Watermelon soju all day
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LumaOctober 25, 2015
    The wings!
    Upvoted May 4
  • Raphael L.
    Raphael LangenscheidtOctober 22, 2015
    Chicken wings are delicious, but the Bulgogi and the steamed pork buns were a bit disappointing. Order a pitcher of beer and a huge plate of wings!
  • Alice N.
    Alice NamOctober 16, 2015
    Cheese ddukboki and fried chicken wings
  • Dru B.
    Dru BramlettOctober 11, 2015
    Excellent fried chicken!
  • Caroline
    CarolineOctober 7, 2015
    Their tofu soup is really good! The service is super pushy, even when the place is less than half-full
  • Caroline D.
    Caroline DengOctober 4, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Come here for the Korean Fried Chicken wings, and for their spicy rice cake!
  • Jefri M.
    Jefri MesaSeptember 30, 2015
    If it's you and 2-3 people, get the medium sized spicy wings and drumsticks as an appetizer, followed by bibimbap on the hot plate. Delicious!!
  • Ferenc T.
    Ferenc TóthSeptember 12, 2015
    When they say spicy, they mean it.
  • David L.
    David LiuAugust 29, 2015
    Steak and eggs, combo chicken wing/drums, and lastly that watermelon sojuuu
  • Dane
    DaneAugust 17, 2015
    The bon chon (Korean fried chicken), of course! You can't go wrong with a mixed order (half spicy, half soy garlic).
  • DR G.
    DR GJuly 21, 2015
    Watermelon cocktails served in a watermelon. Oh yes.
  • LETTUCEDINE
    LETTUCEDINEJuly 19, 2015
    Watermelon soju and Korean fried chicken!!
  • Moses N.
    Moses NelsonJuly 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The Korean fried chicken is awesome! You can get wings, drumsticks, or a combo. For the weaker stomach, get Soy Garlic. Everyone else spicy. Or maybe a combo of that too
  • Jessica N.
    Jessica NgMay 30, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Korean Fried Chicken place I've been to so far in NYC!!!
  • Steven N.
    Steven NièMay 20, 2015
    Order Chicken Wings :)
  • Willem V.
    Willem Van LanckerMay 10, 2015
    Incredible wings. Skip the restaurant, order delivery.
  • jasmine j.
    jasmine jeffersonApril 18, 2015
    The wings are amazing! And the Passion Paradise is a plus it sneaks up on you :)
  • Honghui Y.
    Honghui YuApril 1, 2015
    For jjigae, you're better off going to BCD Tofu. And there's no ban chan!!
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmMarch 31, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Order 20 Bonchon wings, all spicy. Maybe one of the watermelon sojus if you're feeling crazy. Thank me later.
  • Angela K.
    Angela KoMarch 23, 2015
    Fried chicken
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AmbsMarch 17, 2015
    Spicy fried chicken is incredible
  • Giovanni D.
    Giovanni D'PalmaMarch 15, 2015
    The Korean fried chicken was delicious! Also, tried the spicy rice which was very flavorful.
  • Olof C.
    Olof CarlsonMarch 5, 2015
    Best wings I've had. Index towards wings and garlic soy, rather than towards drumsticks and spicy if you can choose.
  • Christine W.
    Christine WongFebruary 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    chicken wings :) :)
  • Adam V.
    Adam ValleyFebruary 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Wings & pancakes.
  • Maryam A.
    Maryam AlyFebruary 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The watermelon soju is delicious and strong.
  • Damian B.
    Damian BayonaFebruary 3, 2015
    Fried chicken excellence. Get the large mixed spicy combo - more than enough for 2 and so so good
  • Yan Z.
    Yan ZhongFebruary 1, 2015
    Staff is rude. Worst takeout experience ever. Not only it takes longer than 75min to deliver, you get shouted at when calling to check on the order status.
  • Yi Z.
    Yi ZhangJanuary 15, 2015
    Don't bother with hot wings, get the other one
  • Jeffrey K.
    Jeffrey KaoDecember 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Korean Fried Chicken is the best kind of KFC.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Barton S.
    Barton SmithDecember 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Listen to Dens, not your girlfriend.
  • Barton S.
    Barton SmithNovember 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Seriously great wings, and I much prefer garlic soy over spicy.
  • Christina Y.
    Christina YoshiiNovember 9, 2014
    Wings wings and yes wings
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhNovember 5, 2014
    Crispy, juicy fried chicken
  • Diana
    DianaSeptember 22, 2014
    Chicken is good
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BrightSeptember 21, 2014
    This places illustrates how Koreans deserve the KFC moniker over Kentuckians. Wings, ribs, and watermelon soju... you're going to have a good time.
  • Chiara M.
    Chiara MezzanottefondaSeptember 13, 2014
    Fried chicken is really spicy and tasty, needs a try. Buns are also good, maybe the cocktails a little less so
  • Casey
    CaseySeptember 12, 2014
    AMAZING fried chicken
  • Ben M.
    Ben MackeySeptember 4, 2014
    While it is extremely hard not to order the Korean Fried Chicken here, they also do a good Bibimbap
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MoSeptember 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Bonchon chicken and watermelon soju are the classics but the fire chicken, Korean steak & eggs, and spicy rice cake are also good.
  • Elaine N.
    Elaine NgoSeptember 2, 2014
    Get the watermelon soju! They come in different sizes as well so spends on how much you want to drink. The lycée soju wasn't that great in my opinion same with the kimchi pancake.
  • Amina H.
    Amina HussainAugust 30, 2014
    Good for big groups. Delicious Korean fried chicken and cheese rice cakes.
  • Peter W.
    Peter WuAugust 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Of course you're gonna get the fried chicken (soy garlic is the way to go) but don't miss the watermelon soju. It comes in a real watermelon!
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuAugust 23, 2014
    The fried chicken, half and half, is a must. The kimchi pancake and galbi jiim are a second must. The yuzu soju is yummy.
  • Dens
    DensAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Some of the best chicken wings to be found downtown IMHO. Skip the hot wings (too hot!) and go all-in on the garlic soy. Get some rice on the side too.
  • Michael F.
    Michael FongAugust 19, 2014
    Watermelon Soju, spicy fried chicken, ocean pancake were all good
  • Edmund B.
    Edmund BoeyAugust 15, 2014
    FRIED CHICKEN, period..
  • Pablo
    PabloAugust 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fried chicken? Oh yes, please! So delicious
  • Amir M.
    Amir MirzaeeAugust 11, 2014
    Korean fried chicken all day!
  • Max F.
    Max FlashenbergAugust 6, 2014
    Gonna be chugging glasses of water after eating these wings. Really spicy and some of the best I've ever had!
  • Gordon M.
    Gordon MeiJuly 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    It's all about the fried chicken here, but if you're feeling something brothy, try the Soon Tofu Soup.
  • Ben M.
    Ben MackeyJuly 22, 2014
    Korean Fried Chicken all the time. Spicy.
  • Jisu P.
    Jisu PJune 29, 2014
    The grilled shrimp skewers and spicy tuna and avocado rice balls are amazing!! Lychee soju was delicious. I love this place!
  • JJ P.
    JJ PangJune 7, 2014
    Try the lychee soju, it is really good! Get it with a side of kimchi pancake!
  • JR N.
    JR NewMay 31, 2014
    Korean soy garlic fried chicken!
  • Vanessa P.
    Vanessa PhamMay 22, 2014
    Underrated sweet potato fries. Get them.
  • Jeanelle M.
    Jeanelle MakApril 27, 2014
    Galbi Jjim, Sweet Potato Fries, Watermelon Soju
  • Alex G.
    Alex GodinApril 26, 2014
    Step 1: get pretty drunk. Step 2: more chicken than you think you need. Step 3: watermelon soju. Step 4: win at life.
  • Linda W.
    Linda WuMarch 13, 2014
    Not impressed with the food, but still enjoyable to some extent. Service is terrible.
  • Radhika N.
    Radhika NarangMarch 5, 2014
    Amazing food. Average service! The fries chicken is the best I ever had! I wish they were polite and more welcoming. May the success has gone to their head.
  • Juwon
    JuwonMarch 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Every visit solidifies why I hate this place. My group was accused of turning the TV on/off like we were some fucking poltergeists or some shit. Everyone, just go to Mad For Chicken.
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer RodriguezFebruary 27, 2014
    fried chicken and kimchi are finger lick in' good
  • Vivian
    VivianFebruary 14, 2014
    Korean fried chicken mmmm
  • Simon H.
    Simon HFebruary 1, 2014
    Garlic and soy Korean fried chicken is mmmmm!!
  • Manny O.
    Manny OrtegaDecember 27, 2013
    Their soy garlic chicken is heavenly. It will leave you wanting to lick the plate! The service was also superb. Definitely worth checking out
  • Manny O.
    Manny OrtegaDecember 27, 2013
    Their soy garlic chicken is heavenly. It will leave you wanting to lick the plate! Definitely worth checking out
  • Radhika N.
    Radhika NarangDecember 21, 2013
    Worst place ever. The owner / manager James is so rude!!! This place sucks!!!!!!!!!! James you suck!!!!
  • Alex B.
    Alex BentonDecember 6, 2013
    Carol Lim: "If you order ten pieces, half come sweet, and the other half spicy."
  • Sara M.
    Sara MauleOctober 11, 2013
    Fried chicken: AMAZING!!!
  • Dan K.
    Dan KaoOctober 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite bon chon place in nyc. Get the fried chicken and watermelon soju!
  • SunJet
    SunJetSeptember 18, 2013
    Don't get the watermelon soju. It's a rip off
  • Susan C.
    Susan ChonSeptember 15, 2013
    the food here is always sooo good!!!
  • Chris H.
    Chris HavranekSeptember 14, 2013
    Don't look at the menu. Get the wings.
  • Chrissy E.
    Chrissy EmanueleAugust 24, 2013
    Don't miss the fried chicken
  • Russell S.
    Russell SinclairJuly 8, 2013
    Deep fried chicken wings. How could you go wrong?
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