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The gist: This Upper West Side eatery from owner and chef Jun Park (also of Jun-Men Ramen) doesn’t just limit itself as a Korean fried chicken restaurant, but instead, considers itself as a fried chicken destination in general. At Chick Chick, Korean-inspired items cooked with a batter of 15 spices are crunchy and juicy without an overtly greasy flavor, and additional menu options include classic American-style dishes along with choices like Chicken Ramen (are you seeing the theme here?). If you’re too hungry to share your food, grab one of their counter stools that offer a primetime view of their open kitchen.
The food: Korean fried chicken is available in half/whole Chicken, wings, and tenders with the option for sauces like Korean sweet gochujang, soy garlic, and just the plain original. Sandwiches selections include a Nashville Hot Chicken option; a Chicken & French Toast item with apple chips and maple bourbon; and the signature Chickwich with Chick Chick sauce. Add on homemade biscuits, truffle fries, salads, ramen, kimchi fried rice, and the newer crispy chicken bites in sweet & spicy or honey garlic. Fried chicken sets that go as big as 50 wings or 25 chicken tenders with sides are also available. The lone dessert option is Green Tea Cheesecake, and drinks include soda, draft beer, and bottled beer.