3833 W 6th St ( )
Los Angeles, CA 90020-3901
3833 W 6th St ( )
Los Angeles, CA 90020-3901
February 5, 20094.0
I was introduced to Kyochon late last year after hearing so many great raves. Granted it took me a while to finally sit down and sampled their wings and yes I am also hooked on Kyochon – my Kyochon loyalty card is full with dates of my visits, II may own stock in this Kyochon and not realize it. See my review on Wing Stop – equally delicious but different styles.
My favorite is the Original Garlic Soy. I have tried their Spicy flavor, now mind you, I love spicy foods but theirs were super spicy that it takes away the original flavoring.
Their service is a hit or miss but it may just be a mis-communication and language barrier. My first visit, they kept getting my bill mixed up with another table. So take my advice, pay for your items first then sit down. If you order and they tell you to pay later – DON’T, they had to charge my credit card 3 times until they got it right and yes 3 days later, I finally received the refund.
They do have other items such as cheese sticks, fried rice, skip them, just stick to the wings.
Parking can be tough, but I’ve been lucky with all my visits and was able to find a spot in the plaza. Parking gods were kind to me.
They have an all you can eat self-serve machine of soft frozen yougurt, tea with hot water carafe. I imagine to ease the spiciness or as a palate cleanser.
I have been a loyal customer to the point that they have given me all Kyochon chotchkies ie; Kleenex , calendar, mugs, pens, pencils….
AAaah, these are crispy, crunchy savory, flavorful, hint of spiciness. So very addictive, and I don’t have an addictive personality but I do have to have these at least once a week.
If FCC comes out with the latest news that Kyochon is not healthy, don’t tell me please. I still would eat their wings.
Will leave a garlic smell in your car for hours so be prepared.
If you like the hot spicy, scorching, burning, blazing sensation in your mouth, then this is the flavor for you.
Order a side of rice or sit next to the frozen yogurt machine – just in case.
skip it, trust me. Unless you like fried mozarella sticks, but why waste your caloric intake?
Also skip it, save your money and order more wings.
February 16, 20094.0
These are some of tastiest wings I’ve ever eaten. Normally when I eat wings they are buffalo-style but here there are two flavors: original garlic soy and spicy. Each dish comes with coleslaw drizzled with hot sauce and pickled daikon. The daikon is to cool one’s palate after each spicy bite. I did not care for the spicy but I really enjoyed their original soy garlic. The chicken was crispy and moist and had a big bang of flavor. They are on the pricey side and will put a dent in your wallet but it’s worth the financial indulgence every now and then. Just remember that this is finger food so it takes a lot to fill you up but once you start licking your fingers willpower will leave so just hand them your wallet and enjoy.
The chicken was crispy and moist and had a big bang of flavor
February 15, 20094.0
Korean BBQ, Korean pizza, Korean tacos and now Korean fried chicken from KyoChon. They’re all good that I’m looking forward to Korean hamburgers and hot dogs at this point. So what exactly is Korean fried chicken? Unlike its American cousin where the emphasis is on the fried and seasoned skin, Korean style is marinated and served without the skin. It seems like heresy, especially if you are a devout fan of American fried chicken like the most excellent Honey Kettle’s. But give KyoChon a try and you might just become a new convert.
About a year or so ago, my brother and I tried visiting the KTown location. Parking was a bitch in the strip mall it was located at, and then when we reached the counter, we were told that the wait was over an hour. I liked the interior – reminded me of a Pinkberry’s. We were hungry and didn’t want to wait that long. I’m sorry, but no fried chicken is worth an hour’s wait.
So flash forward to earlier this month. I needed a dish to bring to a potluck party, and I wanted to try something different. Some Yelpers suggested KyoChon, so I decided to give the place another try. Getting to KTown is usually a hassle because of the side street traffic, but I was lucky with the parking this time around.
I ordered the 20 piece garlic soy sauce wing item, which cost $16.99 plus tax. The order took about 20 minutes. I should have called ahead to place my order. This is not a place for the impatient. They do offer complimentary green tea (self serve) while you wait, so that makes coping with the long wait a little more bearable. I did notice that they have a board of sticker stars that keeps track of customer feedback on their service. They had 3 boxes: Good, Fair and Poor. Interestingly enough, most of the stars were in the Fair and Poor section. I’m not sure if they actually even pay attention to that sticker board or if the employees laugh at it during closing time.
I had to drive all the way to Covina to the potluck party and my car ended up smelling like garlic soy sauce by the time I arrived at my destination place. The marinated chicken is highly aromatic. But it was worth the effort because it was a hit at the party. The chicken tastes as potent as it smells. You truly get a taste of the garlic and soy sauce.
Last weekend, I attended another potluck and I ordered the garlic soy sauce whole chicken item for $17.99 plus tax. The wait took over 30 minutes (again I should have called in advance). I brought an LA Times to read but after finishing it, I finally lost my patience and went to the counter and asked why it was taking so long. The problem was they forgot to call my number when my order was ready. Irritating. I was half tempted to get a star sticker and place it on the Poor Service box. I noticed that some patrons treated this place like a coffee shop – they would place their order, then start working on their laptops or paperwork.
In comparing the quantity of chicken of the 20 piece wing item to that of the whole chicken item, for a dollar more, the whole chicken is a much better bargain. It has white meat for those that prefer white over dark. I drove up the Hollywood Hills to reach the party and again my car ended up smelling like soy garlic chicken. When I placed the chicken at the dinner place, several minutes later, the host thought that something was being cooked, but I just told him it was the aroma of the chicken. Its really that potent. The hassle was worth it though since they dug into the chicken with gusto.
Over the weekend, my friend drove me around and I noticed she had a napkin box with the KyoChon label on it. I asked her how she got it, and apparently KyoChon offers frequent customer cards. If you are a frequent customer, you might as well sign up for it and get freebies. BTW, my friend told me she always calls ahead to place her order.
I have not tried the hot sweet sauce chicken or their brand new crispy rice chicken strip, so I can’t comment on how they taste.
The service isn’t rude. They are just slow. There is very limited parking in the busy strip mall, but they do offer valet service. But really, who uses valet parking to buy fried chicken?
Most flavorful fried chicken you will ever have tasted. The garlic soy combo is highly aromatic and almost intoxicating and it tastes as good as it smells. There’s no skin, but the batter is crispy and crunchy.
June 23, 20073.0
Korean style deep fried chicken, whole or wings. The original style chicken wings was actually pretty good (better than the spicy version): the wings were on the small side, making them extra tasty. Service was surprising good, with free ice cream & soda if you dine in, but it really feels like a fast food joint and most of the people ordered take out.
These dishes from the Kyochon Chicken menu are contributed by Menuism users directly, as part of a restaurant review, or as part of an image upload.