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Mar 11, 2007 07:31 PM

Honey Kettle's Fried Chicken

I live in the Culver City area, and I always pass by a restaurant called "Honey Kettle's Fried Chicken". My question is has anyone ever tried this place before and liked it? I'd really like to know before deciding whether or not to go there with some pals. Thanks!

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  1. I really liked the chicken the one time I hat it. I'm not very knowledgeable about fried chicken, but this was nice and crispy outside and very moist inside. I also liked the hush puppies and the biscuits.

    It's pretty much a fast food arrangement. You order at a counter and get your food there. Service is not the best. There are some posts on this board about long waits.

    1. The food is good ... but the two times i went the waits were long ... give yourself some extra time if your on your lunch hour ...

      1. I really wanted to like this place but found their chicken disappointing on more than one occasion. Way too salty and greasy, it has the dried out flavor of something that has been sitting under a heat lamp for hours. I know they fry their chicken fresh, it just tastes off to me.

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        1. re: hrhboo

          We order perhaps once a month, more, the most problems we have had is that when we show up, it is not ready, and we give plenty of time. It is not dried out, it is wonderful!

          However, finally, we asked, why not ready? Reply often people don't show up for orders, they don't like to cook until one shows up. Now, I am not talking walk in and what has been sitting under the lamps, but we find it fabulous, delicious, crispy.
          Now we know to expect a wait, even for called in orders. There are other subject threads on this, do a search. For your taste, it may be salty or greasy, but dried out I will not agree with. Service is another issue. Cole slaw is very good. Bisquits also.

          1. re: Jesdamala

            I walked in on three separate occasions and had dry salty chicken. I'm glad your experience has been different.

            1. re: hrhboo

              It has been. Greasy? Well, won't dispute it is fried...however, when one gets it fresh, and waiting is required, it is great friend chicken. Am I an expert, no. Sorry for your experience.

        2. We like the chicken but IMHO the sides are what set them apart. However, we weren't overwhelmed by the food. I'm not huge on fried chicken, and when we are in the area which is often, we usually have something else as there are so many great choices in that immediate neighborhood.

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          1. re: bulavinaka

            I mostly enjoy the wings. Plump and yummy and crunchy when fresh! Yes, agreed, so many choices in the 'hood. Still, when the craving hits, we order, pick up, live minutes away, bring them back, and smack away! We also like the potato salad. I will say the service can be lacking, we simply accept it, and get it regardless!

            1. re: Jesdamala

              Yeah, I think if they were closer to where we live, we might try them more often as well... But my wife is now a vegetarian, and places like Honey Kettle don't rank high on vege-friendly lists, so trips to Tender Greens are more standard now - they have good choices for just about everyone...

              1. re: bulavinaka

                I certainly would not suggest Honey Kettle for vegetarians! For that chicken wing or fried chicken fix, yes, I would!

          2. I liked my chicken and catfish just fine, but I love love loved the biscuit. Light as air and crispy around the edges, with a great buttery scent. I'm pretty sure it's artificially enhanced to smell that buttery, but it's divine.

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            1. re: Pei

              I have heard good things about the biscuits there. How many do you get in an order, and can you order just a side of them, with no chicken?

              1. re: Diana

                I got mine as part of a meal, but here's the menu:


                One for 69 cents, 6 for $4.