I had super good Korean fried chicken in, where else, South Korea last October. We had ordered an entire whole fried chicken to go and enjoyed it in our hotel room while watching TV. Imagine my surprise when I found out that the place where we got the fried chicken from, Kyochon, had a branch in Ktown! Got that bookmarked quickly on Yelp for a future visit!
We don't go to Ktown often because we don't like to deal with parking. I had forgotten my credit card in a boba shop in Little Tokyo so I figured since I was heading there to get it, might as well drive a couple miles more and get Kyochon. While looking at Google Maps for parking options, I found that I've been to the plaza where Kyochon was....just didn't realize it was there at the corner spot. So that meant parking was either $3 for valet in that plaza lot or street parking. We opted for street parking and drove a couple of blocks around the neighborhood before we found a spot.
The fried chicken I had at Kyochon in Korea was really, really good so I tried to have no expectations in case Kyochon Los Angeles did not live up to it. BF and I both got their Wings Combo ($11.99) which also comes with a side and can of soda. I totally misinterpreted their menu and thought the wings combo comes with all of the following: 6 pieces of soy or hot Kyochon wings, 5 pieces of honey wings, and 5 pieces of rice wings. Unfortunately, you only choose one of options above, so BF and I both ended up with the soy wings instead of 1 order of soy and 1 order of honey to split and share. BF got his order with a side of French fries and I got the broccoli salad. We received a mixture of both wings and drumsticks. We dug in and were happy to find that we loved it! The chicken was crispy, but not dry. The size was perfect too! We've concluded (from eating at other places) that the larger the piece of fried chicken, the more the breading wasn't going to be good. So the pieces at Kyochon were just right. Our sides were great as well. Fries were hot and crispy and the broccoli salad was light and refreshing (dipping sauce comes on the side and the salad includes broccoli, bacon, raisins, and sunflower seeds).
The setup here is interesting. You can take a seat first anywhere inside, grab a menu to decide what you want, and then place your order at the register. They'll give you a number and then bring the order out to you. It's not that huge inside, so it might be hard to find seating for large groups together. Better for groups of 4 or smaller.
Hoping to be back to try their honey wings and whole fried chicken!