BonChon Chicken

BonChon Chicken

Korean Restaurant, Fried Chicken Joint, and Fast Food Restaurant$$$$
Koreatown, New York
  • Nancy K.
    "My fave korean fried chicken spot!"(15 Tips)
    "Don't get the watermelon soju it doesn't come in the watermelon!"(8 Tips)
    "Maybe things have changed over time but KyoChon's chicky is better."(5 Tips)
    Glen M.
    "Try the Soy and Garlic Chicken - #Delicious garlic soy chicken!"(7 Tips)
152 Tips and reviews
  • chicken
  • spicy food
  • good for a late night
  • lively
  • kyochon
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  • Em E.
    Em Emiko 😛April 25, 2013
    Yes their wings are delicious but not as spicy as I would like my wings to be. If you love super spicy wings like me, try next door KyoChon. If you dont care for the heat, this place is amazing for u
  • Nicole C.
    Nicole ChecoMay 18, 2015
    Happy tummy leaves this place always! Their mac and cheese wedges are awesome. Some of the best dumplings ive had & their fried chicken is really good too.
  • Brigitte P.
    Brigitte PerezJune 29, 2015
    Main floor is for a quick bite. Upstairs dine in. Combo #1 spicy with sweet potato fries. Boy was it spicy!!! Love the garlic and mustard sauce.
  • Martha R.
    Martha RotterFebruary 12, 2013
    The fried mac & cheese sounds very strange but get it. When it arrives, you'll wonder why anyone would serve a cheese dipping sauce with fried mac & cheese, but just go with it - it's delicious
  • Lisa
    LisaDecember 11, 2012
    While a bit more expensive than "normal" wings, they are worth it. I suggest getting the mixed box and unless you like it REALLY HOT, skip the hot/spicy sauce. Quick service and totally addictive.
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 27
    Popular chain Bon Chon Chicken has helped popularize Korean-style chicken wings in NYC. They offer a quick fix for not too much cash. 10 wings for $11.95 Read more
  • Food Republic
    Food RepublicJune 18, 2012
    Say what you will about the glut of Korean fried chicken in this 'hood, Bonchon's larger portions & thoughtful restraint w/chili flakes give all the crunch & flavor with none of the mouth-melting burn
  • Steve M.
    Steve MarOctober 16, 2012
    Order the mixed chicken. Definitely go with spicy if you can handle it. Regular wings were a tad on the sweet side. Didn't really live up to the hype but still very delicious
  • Abby
    AbbyJanuary 14, 2013
    Get a half/half order of wings & spicy potstickers. But beware if you're going for a late-night snack - they're open til 4 but often close the kitchen much earlier. Hello, I'm not here for the beer.
  • First We Feast
    First We FeastAugust 3, 2014
    These wings are so addictive, we sometimes order a second box once we've finished the first. Are we proud of this fact? Most definitely. Read more
  • Nancy K.
    Nancy KangMarch 20, 2012
    My fave korean fried chicken spot! Crispy & tasty on the outside, juicy & tender inside. [Drool] Warning: The spiciest vers issue VERY hot.
  • Nancy K.
    Nancy KangMarch 20, 2012
    My fave korean fried chicken spot! Crispy & tasty on the outside, juicy & tender on the inside. Warning: The spiciest vers is VERY hot.
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 4
    Whoa, this Korean chain has over 100 locations internationally. And after sampling the spicy soy garlic wings, we think it could use a few more. Read more
  • Jane C.
    Jane ChuMay 7, 2012
    I liked this place more than the Korean Fried Chicken joints in LA, but the quality here came down a bit after switching to owners/management. Still worth checking out. Gets very noisy.
  • Metromix
    MetromixAugust 12, 2010
    Personally, we prefer Bon Chon to Kyochon. The cluckers here are more reasonably priced and better-seasoned than Kyochon's, and go for under ten bucks a person, depending on your appetite.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceSeptember 16, 2013
    Korean fried chicken at its finest, make sure to try the sweet soy-garlic sauce or spicy chili glaze!
  • LogoTV
    LogoTVOctober 9, 2012
    Crispy goodness on the outside, tender heaven on the inside. Order the wings already! - Jake Manabat, Hunting Season
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SchlesierMarch 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Hands down the best fried chicken I've ever had. Try the rib eye wraps with the spicy mayo. Delicious!
  • Christian
    ChristianOctober 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fried chicken wings (split between garlic and hot), potstickers, and a pitcher of Kirin beer. Yum!
  • Janice .
    Janice 🎀October 30, 2014
    Korean style chicken that hits the spot. Good for large groups but expect some waiting. Music video and sports on multi screens.
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MoAugust 17, 2014
    Best wings in NYC. Get the wings instead of drumsticks if you want more of the crispy skin.
  • Ricard T.
    Ricard TorresSeptember 26
    15$ for 10 strips. They're not that good. I wish you could order less than 10. Make portions smaller!
    EMILYAugust 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The fried mac n cheese triangles are delicious (although not exactly authentic). Get the lunch special.
  • Almira V.
    Almira ValdezMarch 23, 2013
    Best chicken wings if your looking for spicy this is the place to be:) salad with tofu .
  • Ashley K.
    Ashley KiyanaJune 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    the spicy garlic chicken is the best. it may look like a little bit of food, however it is very filling.
  • shuo z.
    shuo zhangFebruary 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Come here tons of times, and if u want to drink, drink the sujo, drink the Aloe, yoghurt soju.
  • Jeff F.
    Jeff FiorelloOctober 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Expensive as hell... But wow, so good. White meat or drums sticks are the best bet. Way better than the midtown east location.
  • Morgan W.
    Morgan WangOctober 24
    Korean fried chicken is crispier and more flavorful than your average KFC. But really, it's actually amazing.
  • heidiologies
    heidiologiesFebruary 28, 2011
    All Korean fried chicken places take 15-30 mins to fry the chicken so best to call inane order ahead if you're pressed for time.
  • Biboy A.
    Chicken yummy! Bartender cute ! Projectors in the wall and music videos are great !
  • Mai T.
    Mai TaMarch 9
    Crispy, tasty fried chicken. Don't get the spicy ones if you cannot handle spice.
  • Libster C.
    Libster CJune 25, 2012
    The ginger soy wings are awesome. Plus they have sweet potato fries! Open until 4am!
  • Glen M.
    Glen McPhersonAugust 14, 2012
    Try the Soy and Garlic Chicken - #Delicious garlic soy chicken! Must try!
  • Ying L.
    Ying L.January 27, 2014
    Great ambience here... Full bar... Delicious chicken and their fries are to die for!
  • Victor C.
    Victor ChenOctober 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the wings, forget the rest. You're welcome
  • Christine W.
    Christine WilsonOctober 13, 2014
    Amazing chicken! The fact that it's not dry when deep fried is wonderful
  • Clyde Erwin B.
    Clyde Erwin BarrettoNovember 11, 2010
    The new location makes it seem more of a bar than hidden cool lounge of past. But the chicken is still fantastic!
  • Jerry C.
    Jerry CSeptember 7, 2014
    Open Weekends until 4AM. Perfect if craving K-fried chicken after drinking!
  • Tom M.
    Tom MengSeptember 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the chicken wings and a side of rice. That's all you need to make your night.
  • Helen
    HelenDecember 4, 2014
    Their chicken is amazing! Get the cole slaw on the side.
  • Alan H.
    Alan HuangOctober 13, 2012
    The calamari and scallion pancake are terrible here. Soy garlic is delicious
  • ММ
    ММDecember 16, 2014
    Mac n Cheese fritters. I know it's a chicken place but my, oh my. So, so good!
  • Alicia
    AliciaAugust 7, 2014
    Don't get the watermelon soju it doesn't come in the watermelon! Tastes like a jolly rancher and is t made with fresh juice
  • David D.
    David DunhillJanuary 10, 2015
    If you like nourishing fried chicken and bottles of shochu, you will like it here.
  • Marie D.
    Marie DAugust 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The wings are amazing and come in 3 sizes. You choose the size, the flavor and the meat (white/dark)
  • Amata K.
    Amata KongJune 25, 2013
    Wings (half/half) & potstickers were fantastic!
  • JP P.
    JP ParkAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best fried chicken in NYC, I would argue best fried chicken in the world.
  • Joe G.
    Joe GruchaczJuly 25, 2011
    The best chicken wings anywhere. Don't even bother looking at the rest of the menu. Read more
  • Daniel F.
    Daniel FrancisFebruary 19, 2011
    If you plan on splitting a medium + sides with someone, get the meal specials instead. Cheaper and you get drinks included.
  • Wei V.
    Wei VaynDecember 28, 2013
    Try the Bon Chon (Korean Fried Chicken) - Half spicy and half garlic.
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