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Chicken Wings in SF

Cynsa Dec 3, 2010 06:14 AM

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

  1. Ruth Lafler Dec 3, 2010 06:40 AM

    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
      osho Dec 3, 2010 07:50 AM

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

      1. re: osho
        Nopa Dec 3, 2010 10:08 AM

        They are still great!

    2. Sarah Dec 3, 2010 09:10 AM

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

      China First
      336 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118

      1. RWCFoodie Dec 3, 2010 09:23 AM

        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. Civil Bear Dec 3, 2010 10:40 AM

          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
            tvham Dec 3, 2010 11:49 AM

            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
              SteveG Dec 3, 2010 12:30 PM

              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
                david kaplan Dec 3, 2010 12:48 PM

                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
                  Windy Dec 3, 2010 01:37 PM

                  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
                    DezzerSF Dec 3, 2010 01:41 PM

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

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              rjk6w4 Dec 3, 2010 01:38 PM

              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

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