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May 25, 2005 05:14 PM

Best chicken wings in L.A.?

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I've never posted here before but have been reading other people's posts for a while...anyways, does anyone have any suggestions as to where I can find some good ,crispy, not soggy, wings besides Hooters? My preference is the Westside but would be willing to travel to the valley or the South Bay...

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  1. Furaibo. Drool.

    Sawtelle one block north of Olympic. Green Awning. Do it. Do it with beer.

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    1. re: slaks99

      One member on here raved about Ruben's Red Hots on Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks, are these that good?

      Believe it or not, I love the wings at ELEPHANT BAR which is a chain restaurant..

      Happy Eating,


      1. re: slaks99

        furaibo is one of the best chicken wing restaurants i've been to. however, it's a japanese rest. so if you're looking for bbg wings or something more saucy, you might want to reconsider.

        1. re: slaks99

          I second Furaibo!! I don't usually eat chicken and even more rare for me to eat chicken skin but I LOVE the chicken wings and eat all the skin for the ones at furaibo =) something about the seasoning! yum!

          1. re: Alice

            Third it! You have to ask for extra spicy to get any hint of spice at all. Wonderful, crispy and non-greasy.

            1. re: hrhboo

              Furaibo wings -- yes, crispy, well-seasoned ordered spicy, and non-greasy. But note, very tiny. Nibbles rather than real bites of meat.

          2. re: slaks99

            We went there yesterday and tried out the famous chicken wings. Sadly they weren't our style at all... I much perfer the ones at Panns. The Hampen Cheese however was indeed worth returning for... LOL!


          3. Hot Wings Cafe in Glendale has about the best I've had. 4 different degrees of hot sauce.

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            1. re: Moose

              I completely agree on that. The service isn't so good, but the wings are spicy and amazing, and damn if they don't make a mess. There is also a Hot Wings Cafe on Melrose, but I don't like it nearly as well, I thought the wings were much dryer and smaller.

              Big Wangs is pretty good too, and they only serve drums, no wings.

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              Hershey Bomar

              The spicy KT hotwings are great but only available for lunch.

              Kruang Tedd 5151 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, (323) 667-9800

              1. I don't know about best, but the chain wingstop is pretty good if the location near me is any indication. I eat a lot of wings and these are pretty good. I posted my experience a couple of weeks ago.

                Check out the link for a location near you.


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                1. re: Jase

                  Hot Wings on Melrose has the BEST wings. And breasts.

                  1. re: twobitesUH

                    haha. i can't believe no one caught this one.

                  2. re: Jase

                    I've was a big fan of the Hot Wings Cafe; been to ALL three locations. But a few years back they completely changed the sauces and it just wasn't the same. Haven't been back to them in a year or so I much prefer the wings at Wingstop know.

                    1. re: nrique

                      And I got a new fav, Hoagies and Wings on Venice Blvd.
                      Did a write of my experience here:


                      It's a shame they don't have a East side location. (East L.A.)

                      1. re: nrique

                        I love the lemon pepper wing at wingstop, very crispy and if you want hot you have to go Cajun. For a chain I think BJ's has awesome wings but I find the rest of the food bland. Couple of orders of wings and a pale ale makes a lovely lunch.

                    2. My favorites, all equal to my mouth:

                      1. Hot Wings on Melrose or in Glendale on Brand Blvd.
                      2. Ye Rustic Inn
                      3. Hoagies and Wings on La Cienega. I haven't been to their Venice Blvd location.

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                      1. re: stuartontour

                        We tried Hoagies and Wings on La Cienega last night.... both the hot wings and the lemon pepper were way too salty :(