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1243 Commonwealth Ave
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 787-2400

as well as Color and Bon Chon have been recommended for Korean Fried Chicken. I think that one of them has long lines to get in and long waits for the chicken to arrive.

Is Bon Chon the slowest?

1243 Commonwealth Ave, Allston, MA 02134

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  1. i don't know but i did not find Roppongi comparable in quality to Bon Chon. Have not tried Color.

    1243 Commonwealth Ave, Allston, MA 02134

    1. there won't be a line at color or roppongi but the fried chicken at bon chon is vastly different

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      1. re: galangatron

        At around 9:00 on a Tuesday the wait for a table for two at Bon Chon was a bit less than 20 minutes. In addition to the chicken we ordered three other dishes which arrived quickly. The fried chicken was the last to get to the table. So all told the time between arrival at the restaurant and actually biting into a piece of fried chicken might be about 30 to 35 minutes.

        I had tried Roppongi months ago and it is definitely inferior to Bon Chon. I tried spicy at Roppongi and soy garlic at Bon Chon so the comparison was not totally equivalent, but I can't imagine changing that detail would make any difference in my judgment.

        ATTENTION THOUGHT POLICE. Please remove the second Roppongi address from this thread and also please try to have some humor. .

        BTW the Bon Chon address that has not been robo-added is 123 Brighton Ave. Allston

        Further addition. The food was ok, grilled shitake mushrooms on a bed of cabbage were simple and tasty, bipim pap was OK, but that is not my favorite dish. The snow crab role was tasty, but poorly constructed; it kept falling apart. The chicken was excellent, though I wish they had breast meat with bone-in as well as legs, wings and strips. I am not a fan of chicken fingers and I suspect that the strips would be too easily dried out so we did not order them.

        On the other hand my glass of draft Sapporo was among the worst glasses of draft beer I have had tasted. It was flat and dull. I might have been tempted to send it back, but I did not want to make a fuss, particularly since this was a work-related dinner meeting.

        1243 Commonwealth Ave, Allston, MA 02134

      2. I've made it before and it takes some time to make if made to order. It's not something you can rush out.

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        1. re: ahack

          No complaints on that score simply an attempt to alert the customers to what is involved.