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Good Fried Chicken in the City

Looking for primo fried chicken anywhere in the city. Thoughts?

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  1. Ma Peche
    Blue Ribbon
    Momofuku Noodle Bar

    1. The Dutch during lunch.

      1. im going to assume you are looking for traditional, southern-style fried chicken, but in case not, the fried chicken thigh at Somtam Der in the East Village is great.

        1. +1 to both Ma Peche and Dutch

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          1. re: Ziggy41

            Another vote for Ma Peche! They have both a habanero and a traditional version. I've had only the habanero that is wonderful!

            Momofuku Noodle Bar also has a large format fried chicken dinner that provides both Korean fried chicken and Southern fried chicken. Group size is 4-8 people, and a reservation on the Momofuku website is required. Cost is $125.

          2. I haven't tried it yet, but I recently got a Blackboard Eats deal for Unidentified Flying Chickens, which recently opened in the East Village. It's Korean, and the original in Jackson Heights, since 2007, has gotten very favorable reviews. I hope to try it next week and will report.

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            1. re: rrems

              Sorry I forgot to report on this. Our dinner there last week was very good, but in the end it's still just fried chicken. The fried shrimp appetizer was excellent, they have a great beer selection, and the chicken was quite tasty, but I have a hard time getting excited about it. If you are a big fan of fried chicken, you will probably have a very favorable reaction to this one.