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Looking for great Korean fried chicken duing our visit

ftarazu Apr 2, 2012 12:05 PM

We'll be in town this Saturday and would like to try some great Korean-style fried chicken for lunch--a first for us! Any suggestions?

We'll be in the MoMA & Time Square area, but are willing to drive a bit further.


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    peter j RE: ftarazu Apr 2, 2012 12:08 PM

    Try Mad For Chicken on Fifth Avenue between 31st and 32nd Street. I think it's better than Bonchon or Kyochon

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      thegforceny RE: ftarazu Apr 2, 2012 12:08 PM

      Mad For Chicken

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        ftarazu RE: thegforceny Apr 3, 2012 04:26 PM

        Sounds great, we'll give it a try.

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        freshlycured RE: ftarazu Apr 3, 2012 04:39 PM

        Another thumbs up for Mad for Chicken. It can be a little hard to find, as it's upstairs and not well marked.

        1. chompchomp RE: ftarazu Apr 3, 2012 06:29 PM

          Mmmmm Mad for Chicken

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            ftarazu RE: ftarazu Apr 9, 2012 11:38 AM

            Unfortunately, Mad for Chicken was not open for lunch on Saturday, despite what their website clearly says (which is pretty lame--if you have a fancy-smancy website, you could at least keep it up to date).

            So went to the nearby Bon Chon in K-town instead. My companions loved their first taste of KFC, but I noticed that the spicy was much less so than the Bon Chon I've had in Boston. In fact it was so unspicy, I couldn't really say it was much different from the garlic and soy version.

            It's interesting how each of these restaurants are so different from each other. I guess franchises have a lot of flexibility.

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              foodiemom10583 RE: ftarazu Apr 9, 2012 08:59 PM

              It looks like that location may have closed. Does anyone know for sure?

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