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Dec 3, 2010 06:14 AM

Chicken Wings in SF

When J's Pots of Soul closed its door, I lost my chicken wing connection. Where are you dining when chicken wing fever peaks?

The Spicy Chicken Wings at To Hyang are uber-spicy and good.
San Dong
Shanghai House
San Tung

Shanghai House
3641 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121

To Hyang
3815 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118

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  1. Capital's salt and pepper wings. No sauce, but so plump and juicy they don't need any!

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    1. re: Ruth Lafler

      The wings at Kezar used to be really good. I haven't been for a couple of years now.

    2. Love the s&p wings at China First on Clement.

      China First
      336 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118

      1. My nomination is #53 Chef Special Chicken Wings at the newest version of Beijing Restaurant, 3925 Irving St. between 40th and 41st Ave.

        Hot crispy deep fried wing sections glazed with savory and sweet caramel... yum!

        Beijing Restaurant
        3925 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122

        1. Johnson's BBQ on San Bruno has very good fried wings (whole). Unfortunatly nothing else there is worth ordering.

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          1. re: Civil Bear

            Little Star Pizza has surprisingly good wings.

            I haven't had the wings at Mission Chinese Food yet but have heard good things.

            Little Star Pizza
            846 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

            Mission Chinese Food
            2234 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

            1. re: tvham

              First time I had them at Mission Chinese Food, they were amazing. Second time, I thought the spice mix was too aggressive. I love spicy food and can eat Thailand's hottest, but I couldn't taste the chicken last time. I'm due for another visit.

              1. re: tvham

                I was not excited about Mission Chinese Food's wings. I thought the spice was uni-dimensional. Although they are supposed to be a riff on Chongqing chicken (fried chicken joint pieces with chilies, spices, and oil) like that at Z&Y, I much prefer Z&Y's more flavorful and nuanced chicken.

                Mission Chinese Food
                2234 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

                1. re: david kaplan

                  Not sure if I've had them at Z&Y, but I prefer Spices' version to Mission Chinese Food.

                  Mission Chinese Food
                  2234 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

                  1. re: Windy

                    I've had them at all three places and prefer Spices'.

            2. SO is very good, but I prefer Nombe's version. If you're looking for traditional American style wings, Kezar is decent.

              2491 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110