The craze for Korean fried chicken has been prevailing for a while in Singapore. Why though? Is there something that stole people’s hearts and smacked the lips? YES! The obvious answer is EVERYTHING about this dish makes your mouth water! Distinctly different from the American version of the fried chicken, the Korean Fried Chicken tastes unique. It is double fried without flour batter adding a sensual crunch to its skin. Most importantly, it’s comparatively less greasy.

Many people have been hit with real cravings after the popular Korean drama ‘Crash Landing on you’ showcased intense love for Korean Fried Chicken. Clearly, the Korean takeover on music, beauty, and self-care wasn’t enough that they upped the game of our dining experience as well. So KFC (Not Kentucky, but Korean Fried Chicken) has laid out a wave of flavorful, addictive, and crunchy outlets to indulge in Singapore.

Wondering which K-pop craze makes you drool the most? Here’s a list of the Best Korean Fried Chicken Restaurants in Singapore

1. Chir Chir Singapore

Chir Chir Singapore – Popular Korean Fried Chicken With Islandwide Delivery  – DanielFoodDiary.com
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Highlights

  • Proprietary sauces and marinades from Korea
  • 20 varieties of chicken
  • Fresh meat

Chir Chir (a.k.a. chi-rei’ chi-rei’) has no reason to be out of your drool-worthy bucket list.  Flying in their proprietary sauces and marinades all the way from the capital of South Korea, Chir Chir Singapore is an authentic brand. This Korean Fried Chicken restaurant has multiple outlets and offers over 20 varieties of roasted as well as fried chicken ($26.90). The portions are good enough to fill two stomachs at a time.

Besides the freshness of meat, the consistency of flavour is addictive and surely brings you back. They keep introducing new menus to keep stay relevant with current trends. Recently, they launched Mala Chicken ($25.90), Nacho Chicken, Cream Onion Chicken, and Yu-Ling Chicken. All served with luscious and creamy onion dipping sauce. Feel free to ask for mayo or mustard alongside. If you like to spice things up, then the Mala dishes go right up your alley. 

AddressBugis Junction | [email protected] | JEM
Contact+65 6509 8364
Must-triesChir Cream Beer ($13.90) complements the fried chicken very well. It is bitter-sweet and chilled, helps you wash down the delectable grease

2. 4 Fingers

How S'pore Fried Chicken Chain 4Fingers Earned $45M In 2018
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Highlights

  • Great quality
  • Reasonable pricing
  • Halal certified

With its flagship outlet located at Ion Orchard, 4 Fingers is super popular among the youngsters due to its incredible quality and reasonable pricing. But what makes them worth the hype? Their use of fresh local produce, organic herbs & spices, and alluring seasonings. Although their competition has considerably increased, this halal-certified Korean Fried Chicken brand has a comfort-food menu to offer.

They are known for the 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken Wings and Drummettes (6 piece combo for $10.95). They come in variations of soy garlic, spicy or mixed sauces. Moreover, the soy garlic and hot sauce wings served as an á la carte (6 piece combo for $8.45) is delicious too. What’s the secret you ask? Unadulterated chicken cooked to leave out to crackle the skin, minus the grease. Furthermore, rubbed with in-house sauces as a coating to maximize flavours. Are you tempted yet? Then go!

Address2 Orchard Turn, #B4-06A, ION Orchard, Singapore 238801
Contact[email protected]
Must-triesTheir Seaweed fries and kimchi fries are phenomenal.

3. Chicken Up

Highlights

  • Great wings
  • Reasonable pricing

A beginner to the K-pop world of chicken wings? Chicken up can be the best kick-starter to your Korean Fried Chicken journey. Rightly claiming to be ‘The Best Korean Fried Chicken In Singapore’, Chicken up allows you to feel every bit of the loud gratifying crunch. Their signature Spicy Up Chicken (S$34) is tongue-tingling. In fact, it has the full potential to turn into your new favourite. Wrapped in crispy skin and the perfect amount of oil between the meat and coating, this one’s indulgent!

However, it’s an incredibly tasty express stall that is also present in one of the food havens – Singapore Polytechnic’s foodcourt 3. Then, another hot seller on the menu is the Soya Chicken Wings glazed with Korean soy sauce. To illustrate, they are served super succulent. Additionally, it is known for serving tender meat. Hence, it is the only brand that is growing rapidly on the lines of Starbucks, McDonald’s, Subway and many others.

Address48 Tanjong Pagar Road Singapore 088469 (Tanjong Pagar MRT)
Contact+65 6481 4495
Must-triesThe K-town outlet for a wholesome Chimaek experience. Try the soy Ganjang ($12/four pieces), sweet Yangnyum chilli ($12/four pieces) seasonings. In addition, flush them down with the watermelon soju ($38), served in a cored-out melon (Slurps).

4. Burger +

Burger+ – 30% OFF Takeaway & Deliveries. Korean Gourmet Burger & Fried  Chicken Joint, With REAL Truffle Burger & Fries – DanielFoodDiary.com
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Highlights

  • No frozen meat used
  • Several locations
  • Various parts available

Taking fried chicken a notch higher with its ‘bread quotient’, Burger+ is a Korean burger joint that also serves Korean Fried Chicken in Singapore. Firstly, they pamper you with delightful KFC (Korean Fried Chicken), fries, milkshake, sides, and the whole shebang! Secondly, they are super popular for not using frozen meat and taking the fresh road to glory. Thirdly, their dishes are available in drumsticks, wingettes, drumettes as well as mix parts.

Burger+ is the best place to visit in the middle of a shopping spree, after a crazy day at work, or even to grab a quick bite before running to the movies. Therefore, they are not only located in multiple areas of Singapore but also have various options depending on the no. of people dining at a time. Lastly, here’s a glimpse into their menu, the drumsticks are as follows: 3 pieces at $10.80, 6 pieces at $19.80, and 9 pieces at $29.80. While the Wingettes & Drumettes go at $9.20 for 6pcs, $17.20 for 12pcs, $24.80 for 18pcs.

AddressWisma Artria, Clarke Quay Central
Must-triesEveryone’s all-time favourite Signature Honey Chicken ($15.80 for half, $28.20 for full). In addition, it is glazed with the sugar-sweet honey sauce and makes you want to drool! Try the Yangnyeom Fried Chicken which is tangy and sweet, especially if you’re at the Burger+ at Clarke Quay Central.

5. Kko Kko Nara

Kko Kko Nara Restaurant | Singapore Directory | Honeycombers
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Highlights

  • Large portions
  • A secret blend of flours and spices
  • Fresh meat only

Kko Kko Nara is the passion-to-paycheck story of a man who would scroll through garbage bins of Korean restaurants. Consequently to find out how they made the best chicken in the world! This self-taught owner provides more than just Korean Fried Chicken at Kko Kko Nara. In brief, providing a whole authentic Korean menu. Sticking to his  Korean roots, Kko Kko Nara has become a big name in the K-wave game. They use freshly procured meat and before deep-frying it, they rub it in a secret blend of flours and coat it with spicy/garlic sauces.

If you’re a buffet-lover then go for the Combo Chicken Set (9 pieces with 3 different flavours – original, sweet, and special garlic soy sauce). On the other hand, the Deep Fried Chicken ($25) is perfectly golden-brown skin is insanely delicious! Even if you binge-eat and reach the 12th piece of their signature dishes, you won’t feel sick or funky from all the (Not so much) grease.

Address68 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088489
Contact+65 6224 8186
Must-triesTheir mixed platter is a lip-smacker and it consists of different styles of Yangneom too. Additionally, the garlic soy Chicken sauce is a best-seller. Don’t forget to try other Korean dishes like Sam Gye Tang (Ginseng chicken soup) ($28), Dak Bal (spicy chicken feet) ($30) as well

6. Pizza Maru

Pizza Maru: Add Some Seoul To These Korean Pizzas At Northpoint City
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Highlights

  • Great chicken and pizza offerings
  • Healthy options available

Sitting on top of the pyramid that they built themselves is *drum roll* Pizza Maru – the world’s largest Korean pizza chain. Having made their way into Singapore’s Northpoint City, they provide melt-in-your-mouth deep-dish pizzas with thick crusts and chewy textures right out of the 90s era. As a result, those who are perpetually looking for healthy options and hate sacrificing their pizza cravings can opt for their premium pizza menu. Besides, Pizza Maru makes its patented nutritious green tea well-being pizza dough and black rice dough to cater to the fitness freaks.

When the two best types of comfort foods are combined and served on a cheesy platter, life can surely get overwhelming! Speaking of life-changing, you can customize your own pizza crusts with multiple options like the Gold Edge Crust (additional $3.20-$5.50) packed with sweet potato mousse and cheese (drool-drool). Nonetheless, all the Instagrammers should unleash your cameras to welcome the Spam Tower ($12.80) which is an intriguing impression of the classic bibimbap – made with chicken spam, fried kimchi, egg, sriracha sauce, parmesan cheese and topped with heaps of potato crisps. Moreover, it is deconstructed! This place is like a fast food haven gone, gourmet.

Address930 Yishun Ave 2, #B1 – 192 / 193, Singapore 769098
Contact+65 6634 0930
Must-triesDO NOT MISS getting your lips on the Real BBQ Chicago ($26.80) featuring a truckload of cheeses from cream cheese mousse, creamy double mozzarella cheese, and string cheese to paired with icing sugar sprinkles, almond flakes, and BBQ sauce. (How inviting does this sound!?)

7. Mom’s Touch Chicken & Burger

Mom's Touch – Famous Korean Fried Chicken Brand At Paya Lebar Quarter,  Crispy BUT Dry – DanielFoodDiary.com
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Highlights

  • Home-style fried chicken
  • Extra crunch
  • Juicy chicken

Mom’s Touch is an established entity since 2004, owning over 1,187 outlets in South Korea, the chain has smoothly seeped into Singapore. The name implies the purity in which a mother prepares a meal for her family. This is why the chicken is hand-breaded, battered, crafted, and marinated with Mom’s Touch special blend of seasoning for a juicy, wholesome, and tender landing on your taste buds. The restaurant has limited seated and is located in the PLQ arena, pretty popular among students.

The menu has two sections: Chicken and burgers, with fried chicken items including Mom’s Fried Chicken in Original or Spicy ($8.70 for 2 piece set, $11.70 for 3), Mom’s Spicy Sauce Chicken ($8.90 for 2 piece set, $12 for 3), Chicken Tenderloin ($7 for 3 piece set). Additionally, you can relish a bucket of 9 pieces at $27 and 12 pieces at $35.80 for the Mom’s Fried Chicken. They are widely famous for their extra crunch and intense crisp levels.

Address10 Paya Lebar Quarter #01-37 Singapore 409057
Contact+65 8601 3369
Must-triesTry the Mom’s Thigh Burger ($8.70), Incredible Burger ($9.80), Bulgalbi Chicken Burger ($8.20), and Deep Cheese Burger ($8.80). Besides, the Cajun fries make for great munchies

8. Nene Chicken

Highlights

  • Reasonable pricing
  • Decent quantity
  • Halal-certified

If anyone asks you about this place, you should nod confidently and take its name in all glory ‘NeNe’ (Translation: Yes Yes). Their Korean Fried Chicken menu is good enough for you to say ‘Nene’ on almost every item. Being one of the best KFC fast-food chains, it is reasonably priced, maintains high-quality production, and sees a lot of regular customers (A la carte at $35.40 and combo sets at $39.90 served with 3 drinks. It’s a steal, isn’t it!?

Popularly known as a halal-certified Korean fried chicken chain, they serve a lot more beyond just fried chicken. For instance, the chef’s signature Nene Pasta ($11.50) is served with a drumstick, curly fries, some salad and a drink. The dip-fanatics will love their wide range to go with the main dish like Swicy (sweet and spicy), Freaking Hot, Soy, Honey Mustard, Green Onion, Cheese, and Garlic. If you’re ordering for one, try their two-piece Chicken Meals ($9.90). They also offer sharing sets of Whole Chicken ($26.90 for 18 pieces) and Tenders ($26.90 for 20 pieces).

AddressBedok Mall | Serangoon Nex | Buki Panjang Plaza | Star Vista
Must-triesRecommended to go with a group of friends and dive into the 50cm Hotplate Chicken which is a platter stretching through the length of your table. Expect Korean stewed chicken, half chicken, and curly fries all drowned in cheese dips for the delectable stretchy cheese pull-outs with every bite

9. Twins Korean Restaurant

Twins Restaurant – Korean Fried Chicken, Army Stew And Cheese Galbi By  Handsome Twin Chefs. Double Oppa – DanielFoodDiary.com
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Highlights

  • Various parts of chicken available
  • Varying spice levels
  • Fresh chicken only

A pair of gorgeous twins cooking a plethora of fried chicken recipes just for you – isn’t that an authentic dream? Well, the Twins Korean restaurant lets you live it. Ethically sticking to fresh chicken for retaining flavours and moistness, the twins and their team glaze in-house sauces to make each piece sumptuous and juicy. For those who like exploring various parts of the chicken, this one’s your ultimate destination.

Their Original Fried Chicken (Half $18, Whole $36) every local’s go-to. It comes with Yangnyum Spicy (Super spicy option), garlic and cheese powder, soy & garlic, and Boneless with home-made onion sauce (Mouth-watering!). If you are a first-timer at twins try the Original Korean fried chicken without any sauces in all its glory to feel the flavours infused in the crispy meat. A great mix of spicy, savoury, and legitimately original, this KFC takes you back to Korea with each bite.

Address7 Craig Rd Singapore 089667 (Tanjong Pagar MRT)
Contact+65 6221 5205
Must-triesTry their menu beyond Korean Fried Chicken – Street food, rice, noodles, stews, stir-fried chicken served with rice cakes. All this among chicken dishes from various other cuisines. Knock yourself out

10. Oven and Fried Chicken

Highlights

  • Signature cooking style
  • Healthy fried chicken

There are two gems (legendary restaurants) in the KFC community back in the homeland of Korea and they have fiercely made their entry as a joint entity in Singapore called Oven & Fried Chicken (OFC). Bringing down the inherited recipe and unique cooking techniques from their parents, Okkudak has expertise in baking chicken without oil, while Ssaldak aces chicken preparations using rice flour instead of the commonly used wheat flour. Giving tribute to the best of both worlds, OFC fancies its very own signature style of cooking.

Boasting of dedicated menu sections, they have the power to you’re your desires in all forms of the art: Crunch Chicken which is essentially healthy chicken cooked without oil, Fried Chicken mostly coated with rice flour and fried, and finally, the Yangnyeom Chicken which is the classic KFC drenched with a choice of sauce. No matter how you like your chicken – roasted, fried, or another way, OFC satiates all those Korean Fried Chicken cravings. Do try the healthy grill-roasted chicken marinated with the restaurant’s signature marinade. Additionally, the Roasted Mixture ($32 for the whole, $17 for half) delicious as well.

Address182 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068630 and at 16 Chun Tin Road, Singapore 599603
Contact6222-5959
Must-triesSink your teeth into your favourite part of the chicken – boneless thigh, wings, or a concoction of both. Besides, feel free to check out and indulge in other Korean dishes on their menu and you will not regret it

11. Ah Tan Wings

Highlights

  • Most delicious wings
  • Affordable rates
  • Regular promotional schemes

With free delivery throughout the island with a minimum order of $30, Ah Tan Wings are sold like hotcakes throughout Singapore. Located in the newly built Yishun Park Hawker Centre, Ah Tan Wings sells the tastiest and crispiest Har Cheong Gai around in the whole hawker centre. They believe in quality more than in quantity which can be interpreted from their small but full of delicious dishes on the menu. Their menu contains some of their highly loved and praised dishes including the Shrimp Paste wings, and the Atas Wing Meal which includes aromatic rice, a fried egg and two shrimp-paste wings, all for just $5.20!

The succulent and juicy chicken is cooked to make it the crispiest chicken you will ever eat. Loaded with the right blend of spices curated to please the taste buds of Singaporeans, it rightly earns the crown of one of the best chicken wings in the whole of Singapore. This mouth-watering golden-brown colour of the wings and the fragrant tickles all the senses before satiating your hunger with their delectable taste. Just add a beer to the whole meal. Voila! you have the perfect meal for the perfect you.

Address51 Yishun Avenue 11, #01-40, Yishun Park Hawker Centre
Contact[email protected]
Must-triesShrimp Paste Wings, Har Cheong Gai
Official PagesWebsite | Facebook | Instagram

12. Jinjja Chicken

Highlights

  • Halal-certified
  • Ingredients sourced from Korea
  • Sauce of choice

Jinjja Chicken has become rather popular for their Korean fried chicken, and jjajangmyeon. It is located at the front section of Bugis Village and is also halal-certified. Inspired by the rich eating culture of Korea, Jinjja chicken takes care of its each and every customer through the various classical and urban Korean dishes ranging from Bibimbap, seafood jjamppong, Tteokbokki, kimbap, Bulgogi burger, and of course fried chicken!

The ingredients are sourced from Korea to maintain the authenticity of its taste and give you only the most fabulous Korean fried chicken. Their 100% fresh chicken used for their signature dish, the Korean Fried Chicken Wings. These are extremely juicy, crispy and loaded with ingredients prepared without the excessive use of any additives, preservatives and processed ingredients. The wings are evenly coated with a layer of sauce of your choice without compromising on the crispiness of the chicken. The prices are also affordable and reasonable with good serving portions to satisfy your hunger. The second signature dish, Jinjja Chicken is served in the form of wings or drumlets in portions of half or whole, combined with delicious sauces ranging from soy garlic, yangnyeom which provides the best combination of flavours to your taste buds. 

Address249 Victoria Street (Bugis Village), Singapore 188032 (Bugis MRT)
Contact[email protected]
Must-triesJinjja Chicken

13. HohoChimek

Highlights

  • Free finger gloves with chicken
  • No MSG, artificial flavour
  • Value for money

Hohochimek serves what is probably the most addictive Korean fried chicken you have ever come across in Singapore. Located in East Village in Simpang Bedok, this restaurant regained its popularity after hit television series “You Who Came From The Stars”. This small 15-seater offers Korean fried chicken along with pancakes, stew and soups such as Sam Gye Tang. All this is sold at an affordable price. To enhance the taste of chicken to a higher level, it is served with a variety of sauces that are just delicious.

They also give free finger gloves along with each serving of chicken to prevent your fingers from getting oily and maintain hygiene. The menu keeps on growing extensively to accommodate customers from all walks of life and ages having varied taste and preferences. The team at Hohochimek believes in “tasty, addictive and healthy food for the win!” which they proudly showcase through their scrumptiously addictive food.

Each item here is cooked with love and perfection without the use of any tenderiser, MSG, artificial flavouring and preservatives with only the best quality ingredients and fresh chicken. Every customer leaves the place with full satisfaction and value for money with their delicious chicken and a wide variety of delectable dishes to choose from the menu. This restaurant is a must-try whenever you are in the vicinity of the East Village.

Address430 Upper Changi Rd, #01-45, Singapore 487048
Contact6733-2828
Must-triesKorean fried chicken with soy garlic sauce, Cheesy Popcorn Chicken

14. Woorinara

Highlights

  • Delicious sauces with chicken
  • Fresh Korean ginseng added
  • Variety of dishes

Woorinara is an authentic Korean restaurant specialising in Seoul cuisine. Situated along Lorong Kila in Bukit Timah, this restaurant serves a variety of dishes from fresh bibimbap with beef, eggs and chilli to Korean fried chicken that too having delicious flavours to tickle those taste buds. The famous Korean fried chicken is served with mouth-watering sauces in which the chicken can be dipped for a wonderful experience and memorable taste. The gloriously crispy skin of chicken gives the perfect taste and is enough of a reason for you to come and visit this place.

Here the dishes are prepared using fresh Korean ginseng that enhances the flavour, along with providing additional health benefits. The restaurant also serves the traditional gimbap rolled with vegetables and spam as well as another variant rolled with cheese. Another one of their famous delicacy worth mentioning is their beef bulgogi served with rice. The marinated sweet and savoury thick slices of beef present a wholesome package of flavours and aroma with every slice equally and perfectly tender and juicy.

This place is on top of many highly recommended restaurants of various people of varying ages and tastes and a must-go-to place for Korean food lovers.

Address19 Lor Kilat, #01-02, Singapore 598120
Contact+65 6464 9282
Must-triesKorean Fried Chicken, Army Stew

15. Hongdae Oppa

Highlights

  • The vibe of off-beat Korea
  • Different varieties of fried chicken
  • Chicken is extremely fresh

Hongdae Oppa is the new kid on the block and is clearly rocking it with its delicious fried chicken, sizzlers, ttekbokki, ramyeon, budae-jjigae to name a few. HongadaeOppa presents itself with the one of its kind unique dining concept designed especially for the young and fun-loving foodies in Singapore. Situated in the basement of Plaza Singapore, Hongdae stands for youthful ambience, creativity and offbeat eateries.

The restaurant surely stands up to its name with its youthful and creative menu items and the ambience. Most of the dishes are inspired by the owners’ visit to Hongdae Food street and the night market in Korea. But. they’ve also added some local twist to appeal to the local palate which makes the menu perfect for Korean food lovers in Singapore. Their fried chicken is made from 100% pure and fresh chicken which is marinated for up to 12 hours to give it an excellent flavour profile. The deep-fried crunchy chicken is offered in different variants including Original and Gochujang.

The original fried Chix is prepared using an original recipe before deep frying to a crunchy texture whereas the Gochujang fried Chix is a spicier version of fried chicken served with home-made gochujang sauce but has an impeccable balance of savoury, sweet and spicy. Definitely, a must-try!

AddressPlaza Singapura #B2-47,68 Orchard Road
Jurong point, #03-56, 63 Jurong west central 3
Contact+65 9169 5817
Must-triesFried Chix- Gochujang, Bokkeumbap, and Sizzlers

That brings us to the end of our list of the best Korean fried chicken restaurants in Singapore. Order some, pair it up with a cold beer and switch on a great movie. The perfect ending to any day.

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