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Wings Joint and Korean Restaurant$$$$
NoMad, New York
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  • Muhammad G.
    Muhammad GalibFebruary 28, 2015
    KyoChon wings were really good. Got the half and half where 10 wings were garlic and 10 wings were spicy. The spicy wings were really good and really spicy. If you can't handle spice, don't get it
  • Bryant B.
    Bryant BalatbatDecember 3, 2015
    Wings have less breading than other places. The hot and sweet is decently spicy and flavorful while the soy garlic is blander than what I'm used to but somehow go well together. Wedges are a must!
  • Caroline Kay Hwa T.
    Caroline Kay Hwa TanAugust 12, 2012
    I was pleasantly surprised. The spicy chicken wings are actually spicy! Whenever I get Korean fried chicken I always get all spicy coz the other favors just taste bland to me. Great dining experience!
  • Em E.
    Em Emiko 😛April 25, 2013
    Bonchon or KyoChon? It's Kyochon for me cuz the wings here can be very spicy - just how I like 'em. Bonchon can't reach this level of spiciness. When I want hot wings I want 'em HOT!!!!
  • Gitika A.
    Gitika AhujaJanuary 12, 2012
    U have to want to go fattening to enjoy here. I went for the grilled chicken and it might as well have been from any deli. Also a side of vegetables means some iceberg… (1 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Michael L.
    Michael LiuFebruary 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Hands down better than Bon chon or mad for chicken. The sal sal chicken salad with mango dressing is remarkably good. Cant go wrong with signature wings soy garlic style.
  • LeAnna C.
    LeAnna ChristiansenAugust 30, 2014
    Food is DELICIOUS! Honey wings are amazing! Splurge on the Strawberry Soju Cocktail - can't be missed. Plus they play KPOP videos on large TV screens!
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BarnettDecember 6, 2014
    Try all the wings. Sweet and got are spicy, possibly too spicy for most but sooooo good. They'll warn you. Listen to them and order them anyway.
  • Dan G.
    Dan GrissApril 7, 2012
    the Garlic Soy Sauce wings were awesome. I don't know if its for just that kind or all but if you get "hot sauce on the side" BEWARE! For spice heads only. Flavorfull tho.
  • Bina E.
    Bina EOctober 5, 2013
    No matter how much spice you think you can handle, the spicy wings WILL be painful! Try the garlic/soy wings.
  • Joel T.
    Joel ThenJuly 24, 2015
    Nowhere near as good (or as cool) as BonChon Chicken, but a decent alternative if it's too crowded or the wait time is too long. This place is good for groups, there is a ton of seating upstairs!
  • Lowell R.
    Lowell RocolcolJuly 8, 2012
    While Bonchon soy garlic fries chicken wings is better than KyoChon's, I would choose KyoChon's grilled soy garlic wings anytime! I would go back for this...
  • CEO, iMageMD M.
    My Very Close Runner Up to Mad for Chicken. This place is modern and love it. Must ask for a Beer Float!
  • Alberto P.
    Alberto PerezApril 15, 2012
    The wait was not long at all. The honey fried wings were awesome, very crispy. I'd recommend it. And yes the mens room did have digital displays of peoples eyes staring at u at the urinal...creepy
  • Jim P.
    Jim PharisDecember 9, 2011
    Got the grilled chicken salad which had quality ingredients & very tasty dressing, but amounted to a $11 appetizer for me. Grabbed cart food afterwards. Throw a piece of bread on the side or something
  • benjamin b.
    benjamin bannisterApril 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Bon Chon Chicken competitor here! I would say Kyo Chon is equal in terms of quality, with a variety of different flavors to differentiate themselves.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 14, 2013
    The Korean fried chicken wings can carry a spicy kick. Be prepared to wait a little--these wings take time.
  • ivy♥
    ivy♥May 30, 2011
    Wow, this place is way better than BonChon! More flavorful and spicier. One big con: the service is lousy and the wait is a bit longer (than BonChon). Anyways, it's the food that counts, right? :)
  • Simon L.
    Simon LeungDecember 22, 2014
    Rating: 3 Nice spicy sauce with a good kick. The wings were a little smalleaning there was not a lot of meat. Maybe not amazing for the price. Good for casual pickup of chicken.
  • Elizabeth Q.
    Elizabeth QuispeSeptember 21, 2012
    You can call for help from any of their tables. Their screens on the second floor show video from places around the world. Makes you wanna take the next plane out!
  • Christian
    ChristianJuly 5, 2014
    Wings were very crispy and tender. I enjoyed the spicy wings (WARNING: Pretty dang spicy) and the garlic wings but overall it was just alright. I still prefer Bon Chon.
  • Jeremy
    JeremyMarch 11, 2012
    The best designed restaurant I've ever seen. Be sure to check out the urinals (if you can). Def get the honey wings
  • Deanne W.
    Deanne WSeptember 1, 2011
    I love the honey wings...I discovered KyoChon in the spring and will always stop in when in NYC...Hope they branch out to Chi-Town
  • ✨Pun B.
    ✨Pun Bandhu ✨April 1, 2010
    I only waited 6 mins. The Hot and Spicy wings are so tasty..but my tongue is burning. True, one of the wings was small. Love the garlic dipping sauce. They give you a wet nap and a plastic glove!
  • Melissa N.
    Melissa NanquilAugust 22, 2015
    Soy garlic wings are always the best! Their combos are worth the price, especially with the fries.
  • Jannette G.
    Jannette GJanuary 26, 2014
    Very modern looking, great crispy chicken, and the adult soda is great too. Open until 2am
  • gammy d.
    gammy dodgerSeptember 26, 2014
    When you go in there is no one to tell you that upstairs is different to downstairs. If you want to sit go up for service at the table. If you want to stand order at the counter downstairs.
  • Marjorie W.
    Marjorie WSeptember 11, 2014
    The chicken tenders are really good. They're only lightly coated and the meat is fresh and juicy.
  • Maurisse J.
    Maurisse JohnsonOctober 4, 2013
    The wings are the best I've tasted. The drinks are really fresh especially the mango chu.
  • Rosa E.
    Rosa EstrellaMarch 2, 2013
    They show k-pop videos!! Awesome! And give you wipes to clean your hands! I'm amazed and I haven't even had food yet!
  • Sarah Maria Y.
    Get the wings and the pickled vegetables. Skip the fried stuff and the other sides. This is the good stuff.
  • Teddy L.
    Teddy LuApril 11, 2015
    nice, clean restaurant. spicy wings are sufficiently spicy, but a little soggy. i'd like it to be crunchier.
  • William Á.
    William ÁlvarezMarch 6, 2013
    The restrooms are top-notch. Very futuristic. Worth the visit. And chicken is good too.
  • Olivia N.
    Olivia NguyenJuly 30, 2013
    Get the booths in the back on the second floor for privacy and order the honey wings!
  • Craig C.
    Craig CalderJune 12, 2013
    Honey soy wings are my favorite. Ask for well done if you like 'em crispy.
  • Martine B.
    Martine B.May 21, 2010
    Hot and Spicy wings are so delicious, but only if you can handle alot of spice. I am a spice fanatic and my mouth was definitely burning for a little bit!
  • Sevcan U.
    Sevcan U.July 9, 2011
    Drumstick is way better than grilled chicken wings, the korean hite beer is also easy to drink, give it a try
  • Tony X.
    Tony XerrayDecember 20, 2012
    It's fine, but that's unfortunately all that it is. Pricey for the small portion as we'll and my sweet potatoes wedges we're soggy. Chicken on the other hand was deliciously crispy and flavorful.
  • Brittany
    BrittanyNovember 16, 2013
    I've ordered sandwiches to go from here a million times for lunch and never realized they have a restaurant upstairs.
  • Jaro G.
    Jaro G4December 20, 2011
    Try the Soy Garlic/Ginger And Spicy Garlic Drums With Fried Rice Cakes - #amazingly #delicious #Fantastic
  • Victor C.
    Victor ChenDecember 26, 2015
    They don't kid around, the spicy chicken wings are SPICY!
  • 💎T
    💎TFebruary 23, 2015
    Always get the chicken wings. It's double fried goodness. Don't get spicy unless you can seriously handle spice. It's dangerous!
  • Vero
    VeroJanuary 28, 2012
    If you like sweet potato then try the sweet potato fries they are great, cut round and not thick
  • Deepak S.
    Deepak ShrivastavaApril 8, 2014
    Fast food chicken - k style. Except it took FOREVER to get my food when I was like the second person on line. Unlike Ny style - lazy staff.
  • ✨Adrienne✨
    ✨Adrienne✨February 28, 2014
    I could OD on their Soy Garlic wings and Honey wings. Yes, they are that good!
  • Jenn M.
    Jenn MaldonadoMay 18, 2013
    Try the Kyochon Hot and Sweet wings but beware, they will make you cry.
  • Shiva S.
    Shiva SinghNovember 22, 2013
    The chicken steak is very good, and portions are generous.
  • William K.
    William KDecember 16, 2014
    My must-go when in NYC. Spicy fried chicken the way I like!
  • Helen
    HelenDecember 31, 2014
    The rice bowls are good but overpriced for what they are and has way too much sodium. Chicken wings however are delicious of course.
  • Alastair T.
    Alastair TseNovember 13, 2011
    Only get the fried chicken wings, they're amazing. Not so much for the other stuff.
  • Built F.
    Built FrenchiéAugust 27, 2012
    Try the Curry Rice With Kurobuta Sausage Added - Yummy
  • Built F.
    Built FrenchiéAugust 28, 2012
    Try the Green Tea And Pumpkin Cupcake - Green Tea And Pumpkin Cupcake
  • Joe B.
    Joe BoccioMay 21, 2014
    That they serve shredded iceberg lettuce should tell you all you need to know about this place
  • Will M.
    Will MinMarch 20, 2011
    Just found out the hard way that the Korean-style spicy chicken displaces you in a bathroom even if you're Asian #notimmune
  • Michael Steven W.
    Michael Steven WilliamsSeptember 11, 2014
    Soy garlic wings? ✅ #Yezzir Chicken strips? ✅ #Winning Awesome spot on the way to Penn Station!
  • Ricardo M.
    Ricardo MillánOctober 14, 2016
    It's an awesome wing place. Share a combo with friends.
  • Thomas H.
    Thomas HoladayJune 9, 2013
    The pepper-burn from the spicy wings lasts at least ten minutes. Almost Finnish!
  • Jennifer V.
    Jennifer VelazquezAugust 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The real name of this restaurant is Kyochon. Make sure you check in the right venue because they offer 20% off to whoever makes it to Mayor. Read more
  • Ann-Mary
    Ann-MaryJanuary 26, 2012
    That's some good chicken! Get the bowl. (2 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Amy
    AmyMay 25, 2013
    Sodas that come with the combo are huge!
  • Sandro P.
    Sandro PuglieseJuly 28, 2010
    Wings are so-so but the drumsticks are really great, especially if you opt for the nose tickling spicy sauce
  • Myra
    MyraSeptember 14, 2016
    This place is great. It's futuristic and I love all the screens.
  • Akvile
    AkvileMarch 8, 2011
    Chicken wings and sauce! Super tasty! Get extra sauce!
  • Tw P.
    Tw P.March 15, 2012
    Kyochon.. In love the interior! Plus, the honey & grilled chicken ftw!
  •  Keagan
     KeaganAugust 18, 2010
    Darn good chicken! I couldn't finish so I took my leftovers to go and they gave me crazy extra stuff!
  • prince c.
    prince campbellJuly 1, 2010
    Upstairs is for meals. Downstairs for the on the go crowd. It takes some time to prepare the food so be ready to wait.
  • The Tiny TieRant
    The Tiny TieRantJune 7, 2012
    Try the Soy Garlic Fried Chicken - #noms with @whatashleywears reminds me of @blackblondeone
  • 1lostnewyorker
    1lostnewyorkerMay 17, 2010
    You want spicy chicken? They got you covered MUST try thier Signature Wings Hot and Sweet. YUMMY! SPiCY Read more
  • Kelvin C.
    Kelvin CabreraMay 12, 2010
    The men's room has a VERY creepy Asian pervert vibe. They've got video frames embedded in the walls with pictures of girls looking at you while you go.
  • drew t.
    drew tarvinMay 25, 2015
    The best Korean Fried Chicken Wings in the city.
  • Eugene L.
    Eugene LipskyJanuary 9, 2013
    Went for lunch today. Wings were tiny, overcooked and flavorless. Worse than a typical mediocre NYC wings place. Perhaps got them on a bad day, makes it worse if they are inconsistent for the price.
  • Stephanie C.
    Stephanie CarinoAugust 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best chicken sandwich, hands down!
  • Calvin M.
    Calvin MultanenJanuary 7, 2016
    Slow service but the soy and garlic wings are delicious
  • Built F.
    Built FrenchiéAugust 28, 2012
    Try the Warm Miso Chocolate Cake
  • Billie C.
    Billie ChristieDecember 2, 2011
    Wow, I can't believe I just paid $13 for lettuce with a few bites of chicken...worst value for your $.
  • Benny W.
    Benny WongJuly 18, 2011
    Beware: The spicy is SPICY. bring milk Read more
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanOctober 25, 2015
    Bonchon is better but it satisfy the craving for a quick fix.
  • Teddy L.
    Teddy LuMay 23, 2015
    korean fried chicken is overrated. KFC, popeyes are superior for a fraction of the price. period.
  • AJ A.
    AJ AlonMarch 9, 2013
    If you sit upstairs, sit in the back. Its cooler.
  • Booie
    BooieAugust 4, 2015
    Just like Bon Chon but more assorted wings and meals
  • Being Fatty
    Being FattyFebruary 11, 2015
    Soy garlic wings
  • Lee M.
    Lee McGrathApril 28, 2014
    Just great. Cheap and tasty.
  • Jane K.
    Jane KimJuly 18, 2010
    So disappointing... Portions are tiny, the chicken isn't crispy and it's actually cold! Both Mad for Chicken and soon-to-open Bon Chon Chicken next door make to order & have bigger portions.
  • Built F.
    Built FrenchiéAugust 28, 2012
    Try the Kuromistu And Chocolate Coconut Soft Served
  • Built F.
    Built FrenchiéAugust 28, 2012
    Try the Chicken And Tofu Sliders
  • geniece d.
    geniece divinoDecember 15, 2012
    Love the soy garlic wings
  • Built F.
    Built FrenchiéAugust 28, 2012
    Try the Matcha Shortbread
  • Gitika A.
    Gitika AhujaJanuary 9, 2012
    When they say "seasonal vegetables" they mean iceberg lettuce, 2 cherry tomatoes and a slice of onion. Really? Skip the chicken bowl. All rice, little chicken. Disappointed.
  • Buz
    BuzAugust 13, 2010
    Excellent chicken sandwich with great flavoring. No wait.
  • Built F.
    Built FrenchiéAugust 28, 2012
    Try the Green Tea Creme Brulee
  • Built F.
    Built FrenchiéAugust 28, 2012
    Try the Barbecued Unagi
  • Meghan C.
    Meghan COctober 17, 2010
    Get pickled radish to help with those spicy wings.
  • CakeLady B.
    CakeLady BXMay 9, 2012
    They find the smallest pieces of chicken and charge you the highest prices! Good potato wedges tho
  • Built F.
    Built FrenchiéAugust 28, 2012
    Try the Matcha Latte
  • Sean R.
    Sean RisleyAugust 11, 2013
    Great food, awful music.
  • Built F.
    Built FrenchiéAugust 28, 2012
    Try the Soymilk Soft Served Sundae
  • Oliver D.
    Oliver De leonAugust 18, 2012
    I suggest ordering the steak Kyochon
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PantojaDecember 5, 2012
    Who has better fried chicken on this block is debatable, but they do have better packaging/presentation here.
  • Trang T.
    Trang TranSeptember 1, 2010
    what's good: honey wings - the crispiest wings i've ever had.
  • Thomas S.
    Thomas SimpsonJanuary 26
    Whole chicken is great here!
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