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MarietteB Jan 13, 2011 06:33 AM

I saw a new Bon Chon Chicken across from the Home Depot at Fairfax Circle. It is not open yet - it looks like they are still painting and setting up. I haven't found any info about when they are opening. But, they are now listed on Yelp. Has anyone heard anything about it opening soon?

3242 Old Pickett Rd
Fairfax, VA 22031

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Bon Chon
6653 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003

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    yohanjohnlee Jan 13, 2011 07:43 PM

    It has not opened yet but I expect it to be open very soon. Stay up to date by following on twitter or facebook. http://twitter.com/#!/bonchonfairfax Search Bon Chon on facebook.

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      MarietteB Jan 14, 2011 04:06 PM

      Thanks for the info - can't wait for opening day!

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        yohanjohnlee Jan 14, 2011 07:12 PM

        Disregard this message if you've already read the twitter, but we are opening January 22, 2011. woot!

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          MarietteB Jan 15, 2011 01:50 AM

          I'll be there, probably along with hordes of others!

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            yohanjohnlee Jan 19, 2011 06:02 PM

            Make sure to print off your Coupon! Cant wait to meet you. http://www.facebook.com/pages/BonChon...

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        MarietteB Jan 22, 2011 01:03 AM

        I think today (Sat 1/22) is grand opening day - I am working but sending my husband for pick up!! My mouth is watering!

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        MikeR Jan 22, 2011 07:34 AM

        I'm pretty sure (without trying a search here) that people reported waits up to about half an hour to get an order at the Bon Chon in Annandale. I wonder if this one in Fairfax is similar. It may be the nature of the prep technique and need to be right out of the fryer.

        Gentlemen and ladies, start your stop watches. <g>

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          Dennis S Jul 19, 2011 07:21 AM

          Can this be confirmed? The post below mentions that wings take 30 minutes, but is that only for wings?

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/773451

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            DanielK Jul 19, 2011 08:27 AM

            No, it doesn't matter. They cook to order, and have limited cooking capacity, so it's always at least 20-30 minutes after you order.

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              comestibles Jul 19, 2011 08:28 AM

              I ordered a combo (wings and drumsticks) once at the Annandale location and the waiter told me it would take about 35 minutes, and it did. And this was on a Sunday afternoon ~3p with the place about 75% empty.

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                Dennis S Jul 19, 2011 01:30 PM

                Thanks to you and DanielK.

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                  MarietteB Jul 19, 2011 02:51 PM

                  They are good with call ahead. Since it is cooked to order - it takes a while But it is yummy.

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                    ahack Jul 19, 2011 09:31 PM

                    It takes 35 minutes to get because it takes 35 minutes to cook. I've made it several times at home and while the first couple times took about an hour, I've got it down to about 30 minutes. It's all made to order. It doesn't matter how full the dining area is.

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                      CDouglas Jul 20, 2011 12:13 PM

                      ahack, do you make the soy-garlic wings? If so, would you share your recipe?

                      I have tried several times to duplicate them at home but never quite get the right taste.

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                        ahack Jul 22, 2011 03:54 AM

                        Umm... It's mostly seasoned to taste, but i did start from this recipe: http://www.theravenouscouple.com/2009... and added a several cloves of smashed garlic. Try it out and see what you think.

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