Where to find the best fried chicken in Seoul (Part 1)


Fried chicken is one of the most popular dishes in South Korea that are favored by all ages of Korean. Tourists can easily find a fried chicken shop in Korean streets. The most famous type is ‘chimaeg‘, a blend of fried chicken (chi) and beer (maekju), as a standard meal combo during South Korean night outs. Here are some addresses for you to enjoy fried chicken in Korea.

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Poulet Chicken 뿔레치킨

Poulet Chicken is not your ordinary chicken place. They’re famous for their specialty items, such as ‘Carbonara Chicken’. The tender chicken pieces go incredibly well in their creamy carbonara sauce giving you a whole new Korean fried chicken experience. Poulet Chicken also offers their own craft beer ‘fresh cream draft beer’ that enhances the flavor of the chicken even more.

Address: 52-20 Changcheon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea

BBQ Chicken via imgaram.com

BBQ Chicken 비비큐치킨

While BBQ Chicken is a nationwide fried chicken franchise in Korea, there is one particular location in Seoul that has become a popular place for K-Pop fans. What does fried chicken have in common with Korean pop music? Not much except for the fact that this BBQ Chicken in Seogyu-gu is operated by Infinite Sungyeol’s parents. The Korean pop idol says he even sometimes helps his parents at the restaurant. Maybe you can catch a glimpse of him if you visit.

Address: 395-46 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Sai Chicken 사이 치킨

While it is a relatively new restaurant in Seoul, Sai Chicken has become one of the most popular fried chicken places in the city. If deliciously breaded chicken served in a relaxing atmosphere tickles your fancy, Sai Chicken is the place for you. Not only do they serve lip-smacking chicken here, but the fries are said to be among the best in Seoul as well.

Address: 257-3 Buam-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Chicken in the Kitchen via Time Out

Chicken in the Kitchen

This is one of those places you’ll find customers lining up in front of all week long. Chicken in the Kitchen makes all their meals, sides and sauces from scratch using fresh, local ingredients. You can order chicken plain fried or with sauce. The meals are served with onion rings, wedge potatoes, and Korean rice cakes. Due to the massive demand, Chicken in the Kitchen only serves 50 chickens a day.

Address: 4-42, Wausan-ro 29-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Nonsense Whole Chicken 엉터리통닭

Even though the name might sound a little quirky, once you take a bite of the tender chicken, you’ll understand why Nonsense Whole Chicken made it onto this list. Just like other chicken joints that have been around for decades, it’s not an especially fancy place but you get what you paid for. You’ll also need to order soju or beer if you want to eat in.

Address: 38-1, Hoenamu-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

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