Had a great date night with the husband yesterday. This was his first time eating Korean fried chicken. My friend Jessica has brought me leftovers a few months back and I really enjoyed it.
Last night we were both craving hot wings and I suggested kyochon. I got the red wings and my husband got the soy wings. I can usually eat really spicy foods, but the red wings kicked my butt! It was still pretty good though. I really enjoyed the soy wings much more and consider going back today to get them.
Service was super slow. We sat down for what seemed to be 15 minutes before someone came and took our order. In fact a couple sat down after us and their order was taken before us... that lead me to believe they were a bit disorganized. Service was great when we got it, but super duper slow.
I know it's unfair to compare to the original, but having just had Kyochon in Korea a couple weeks ago and being completely blown away, I had to get my fix here in America. It was not the same. Not even close.
First, it's pretty expensive. We got a large half and half Hot and Soy Garlic wing order, which is $20.99 for "about 20 wings" (according to the dude on the phone when I called). Now I'm a slob who has eaten as many as 36 wings in one sitting, so I don't think this is a good deal for the price.
The wings were TINY. I'm talking some of the smallest I've ever seen. Maybe I'm used to genetically altered and modified chickens but damn it these made me feel like Andre the Giant when I was eating them.
The hot ones were decent, but not that hot and not super flavorful. But the soy garlic wings were DRY AS HELL and had ZERO flavor. Dryer than a 90 year old lady's lady part.
Overall, super disappointing. Where you just eat food because it's there and look at the aftermath and be like, "why did we just do that? That wasn't even good."
I will fly back to Korea to get the real thing.
Love their wings!! But 2 out of 5 if I order for delivery they say 1+hrs wait or theres no people to deliver..
We are a huge fan of Korean Wings, and don't have any good Korean Wings place in Atlanta. Usually, when we are traveling to NYC, Bonchon is a must go to place for us. While we were visiting LA, we were super excited to try out a new korean wings place but unfortunately KyoChon was a disappointment. The place was packed when we got there for dinner so we had to wait about 20 mins for a table outside since the restaurant is really small.
You have to do valet parking for $2 + tips for this restaurant.
Once we got sat down, we ordered drinks with the server and the food since it didn't take us too long to figure out what we wanted. We ordered the large 1/2 soy garlic and red wings to share between two people. The wings took about 20 mins to come out. The wings were very average, it just seemed like typical wings you would get at wingstop dipped in the flavor, there wasn't anything special about it and we definitely had better. Our server wasn't helpful at all, she didn't come by once to ask if we liked our food or not. The food was not good at all compared to what we had at Bonchon, we got about 20 wings with the Large portion and only had about 12 between the two of us. The server didn't even come by to ask us if we wanted the check, we had to go to the counter and pay after finishing our meal and left shortly after.
I was very excited to try out this place but wasn't happy at all after having dinner there. They should learn to get better at their customer service and increase the quality of their food.