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dandan76 Aug 31, 2007 12:27 AM

hi hounds,
where would u guys consider to have the best fried chicken in los angeles???....

  1. Emme Sep 15, 2007 03:49 PM

    Second Pann's.

    Aunt Kizzy's is also pretty good.

    Albertson's, when it's fresh, and they'll make you a batch if you ask... is very good, esp for superkarket and reasonably priced fr chix.

    If you prefer skinless, try Cynthia's on 3rd St. for spicy skinless fried chicken breasts.

    1. HPLsauce Sep 14, 2007 11:33 PM


      1. sbritchky Sep 14, 2007 03:47 AM

        I'm also a Porky's fan. I'd prefer less coating on the fried chicken, but it's good, it's crunchy, and the juicy, tender bird underneath (I get the dark meat) is outstanding. The counter service can be very charming, too, and the ladies in the kitchen eyeball everyone who comes in but never stop moving. It's a very likeable place, and I wish it were closer to home!

        1. Al Bondigas Sep 13, 2007 09:30 PM

          I too may get booted off but I am partial to Popeyes. I really like their Cajun rice which is like dirty rice. It has small pieces of what I think is liver.

          On a negative note, I disliked the fried chicken at Knott's Berry Farm. I think its a quality problem as they have long lines and your packed in and out. Kind of like an assembly line.

          1. badseed Sep 13, 2007 05:37 PM

            some links

            1496 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

            Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
            6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

            Roscoe's House of Chicken
            1518 N Gower St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

            6521 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

            Porky's BBQ
            801 E Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90301

            Dinah's Fried Chicken
            4106 San Fernando Rd Ste A, Glendale, CA 91204

            Roscoe's House of Chicken
            5006 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019

            Honey's Kettle Fried Chicken
            9537 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

            Kyochon Chicken
            3833 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020

            Honey's Kettle
            2600 E Alondra Blvd, Compton, CA 90221

            Boneyard Bistro
            13539 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

            2068 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

            8370 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

            368 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

            1741 W Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena, CA 90247

            Roscoe's House of Chicken
            106 W Manchester Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90003

            Roscoe's House of Chicken N Waffles
            830 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91104

            Golden Bird
            3767 Santa Rosalia Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90008

            Golden Bird
            4725 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019

            Louisiana Fried Chicken
            4411 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90062

            1. Skunk2Racer Sep 13, 2007 05:24 PM

              Aunt Rosa Lee's Mississippi soul food, El Pollo Camparo, Pann's

              Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
              6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

              Pollo Campero
              1605 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

              Aunt Rosa Lee's Mississippi Soul Food
              2781 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90018

              1. hrhboo Sep 13, 2007 11:56 AM

                I had the best fried chicken I've ever had at Kyochon in Torrance. It takes at least half an hour, so it's worth it to place your order and then browse the market for a while till your chicken's ready.

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                1. re: hrhboo
                  Foodandwine Sep 13, 2007 12:59 PM

                  hrhboo. I have head about that place and its outlet downtown. If you find a moment would you describe it further. Did you get the wings or whole chocken cut up. And I have heard that all is with some type of sauce?? Thanks

                  1. re: Foodandwine
                    hrhboo Sep 13, 2007 01:06 PM

                    It's a food court style counter in a big Korean market. You place your order at the counter and there are tables and chairs. I got the smallest order of spicy wings, which turned out to be about 15 pieces (the wings are split into winglets). After about 1/2 an hour, the wings were served in a wicker basket. They came with some sort of pickled radish thing that didn't appeal to me. The spicy and regular wings are the same, but the spicy ones are drizzled with very hot sauce. I have a high tolerance for heat and was getting quite red after the first few bites! Next time I'll get them without the sauce. The wings are very flavorful and don't really need it.

                    The wings themselves do not appear to be coated with anything and are extremely crunchy. They are fried in oil for 15 mins, butter for 5 and oil again for 5. You can really taste the butter but not in an overpowering way. They are about as non-greasy as wings can possibly be, just crunchy skin and succulent meat with no fatty bits. Very highly recommended!

                    1. re: hrhboo
                      Foodandwine Sep 13, 2007 02:56 PM

                      hrhboo, thank you for taking the time to give that detailed report. the market is Frescia (sp) right.. cost for the wings?? only if you reply. thanks again I am going to go there I think that its Torrance Blvd and Crenshaw..

                      1. re: Foodandwine
                        hrhboo Sep 13, 2007 03:18 PM

                        Yes, that's the market. I don't remember how much I paid but it was a lot of wings. Also, they don't offer much by way of sides, in fact none at all. I needed something to cut the intensity so I bought some bread from the little bakery in the same food court.


                        1. re: Foodandwine
                          DiveFan Sep 13, 2007 04:34 PM

                          The prices are listed in this CH Digest http://www.chow.com/digest?page=8 which also lists a previous topic on Kyochon. Most people seem to be shocked by the prices.

                          1. re: Foodandwine
                            DiveFan Sep 13, 2007 04:38 PM

                            Oh fudge, forgot the link.

                            Kyochon Chicken
                            2515 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503

                          2. re: hrhboo
                            bsquared2 Sep 13, 2007 10:26 PM

                            I really like their fried chicken. The spicy doesn't seem that spicy but it really catches up to you. They really could have more sides or something. When we've been there , many people seem to be ordering take out. Would also like for them to have a more interesting choices in drinks besides Coke and Fanta. That's just my personal preference.

                            Went there tonight and was a little crazy with the parking. I will say that the service was good and the waitress was really friendly and sweet.

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                        blevine99 Sep 13, 2007 11:50 AM

                        For a sit-down finer dining version, Cynthia's on 3rd Street is the place to try.

                        8370 W. 3rd St., L.A.
                        http://www.restaurant3la.com/ (don't let the crappy website fool ya)

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                          bnavda Sep 13, 2007 12:05 AM

                          Maurice's Snack N Chat (takeout only) - be sure to call ahead as it's made from scratch and can take up to an hour. It is worth the wait and I love Maurice and the people that work for her. This place deserves more recognition.

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                          1. re: bnavda
                            kevin Sep 13, 2007 12:08 AM

                            it sure does, a true gem. but check on the hours as it is beyond erratic. and yeah, a wait for one hour for what most people consider to be fast-food is about right.

                          2. Gingerleen Sep 11, 2007 09:38 PM

                            I may get booted too but, I LOVE Louisiana Fried Chicken! It's cheap and I love pouring honey over the salty, crispy skin.

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                            1. re: Gingerleen
                              nomo_fan Sep 12, 2007 05:23 AM

                              Golden Bird Chicken from Porky's
                              Gaja spicy-style fried chicken
                              either the Glendale or the Culver City Dinah's
                              IMHO, all are better than Roscoe's.

                              1. re: nomo_fan
                                kaveh Sep 12, 2007 12:52 PM

                                Honey Kettle for sure!

                                1. re: kaveh
                                  kevin Sep 12, 2007 08:02 PM

                                  i used to like roscoe's but the fried chicken has seriously gone down down downhill.

                                  and it's pricey too around 15 bucks or so for some chicken and waffles.

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                              carter Sep 11, 2007 06:49 PM

                              Only a once a month event, but the Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks does fried chicken on the last Monday of every month, and the swarms of folks partaking tell me it must be good, although I have never tried it as it is typically not my thing, but....

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                                glutton Sep 11, 2007 05:20 PM

                                I fear that I may get booted off the board for this, but my wife loves Albertson's fried chicken, especially when it's really fresh. I have to admit -- it's pretty good.

                                Personally, I like going to Roscoe's for chicken and waffles, but that's partly due to the novelty of chicken and waffles in the same meal. Frankly, their chicken alone is not consistent enough to rank as the "best" in LA.

                                I've heard very high compliments about Kyochon in K-Town and Furaibo.

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                                1. re: glutton
                                  Foodandwine Sep 11, 2007 06:45 PM

                                  Heck I like the Albertsons Chicken as well and have posted that fact before on this board. You can get out of the "chicken closet" its alright. Actually the KEY is When its fresh. You can tell as you can smell it walking by the deli counter.

                                  1. re: Foodandwine
                                    a_and_w Sep 12, 2007 01:03 PM

                                    Totally agree with this advice -- getting the chicken fresh at Albertson's is key. I also love their creole potato salad.

                                  2. re: glutton
                                    Feed_me Sep 11, 2007 09:44 PM

                                    I just bought the fried chicken at Porky's on Manchester in Inglewood last Saturday. They make/sell Golden Bird fried chicken and it was as good as I remember (which I won't claim is "the best," but it's pretty good). The chicken was fresh and they threw in 4 pretty nice biscuits. I ordered 8 pieces (some were big), a side order of fries and potato salad; I don't know why I got the 4 biscuits with my order, but I was pleased when I got my order home. Their menu also has waffles included, so you might check them out if you are a fan of the waffles and chicken combination.

                                    1. re: Feed_me
                                      monkuboy Sep 11, 2007 09:54 PM

                                      I vote for Golden Bird's chicken also - from Porky's. To me, that's da best.

                                  3. tatertotsrock Sep 11, 2007 04:41 PM

                                    Lately, I've really enjoyed the chicken at LARKINS in Eagle Rock.
                                    Spicey, for sure, and I think it's a cornmeal southern crust. Good Stuff.

                                    1. mermy Sep 11, 2007 03:57 PM

                                      Honey Kettle in Culver City...

                                      It's so yummy! or Furaibo Teppansaki Chicken wings

                                      My bf and I tried Kyo-Chon fried chicken recently... good but not worth the wait or the money.

                                      1. DiveFan Aug 31, 2007 01:35 AM

                                        You might want to check this topic from August 18 out since it has the Exact Same Title.
                                        Good hunting!

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                                          echo eater Aug 31, 2007 12:50 AM

                                          pann's on la tijera and la cienega!!!!!!!!!

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                                          1. re: echo eater
                                            Foodandwine Sep 14, 2007 06:37 PM

                                            Actually went to Panns last night and had the 6 wing dinner. The Split pea soup was very good. The 6 wings while very meaty were kind of missing the flavor that I like in Fried Chicken. It tasted rather bland to me. The sides of french fries were just OK and the cole slaw ( I went traditional as you can see ) was creamy with a hint of pineapple. The corn bread muffin was dry and stale and the butter and honey did not even wet it up a bit. On the other hand my dining companion had the Brisket Dinner from this months Smokehouse Special. Now that dinner tasted good. All in all Albertsons, Popyee's, Lousiana, Furaibo ( great place ) are way much better IMO. Perhaps everyone has a different palate. Rosecoes Blows it away too. The service was brisk and friendly and based on all the Panns recs on the board I was kinda let down. However, I am a hound and the search for good food everywhere will continue. Just not at Panns for Chicken. I had a burger there 3 years ago and that was a much better experience..

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