Nothing beats the satisfaction of tearing into some juicy, crispy fried chicken. Delicious and decadent, the best fried chicken awaits at these comfort food spots in Hong Kong.
While eating clean with vegetarian meals, salads, and healthy deliveries is nourishing and all, there are times when we simply crave comfort food. And our favourite one of all? Fried chicken. A classic dish that’s been popular for decades, fried chicken is loved by the masses around the world, with versions from the American South as well as South Korea. Rip into some of the best fried chicken in Hong Kong at the restaurants below.
Best fried chicken in Hong Kong
1. Uncle Padak
If the frequent crowds around Uncle Padak aren’t an indicator, this is fried chicken that’s worth waiting for. This Korean fried chicken recipe is one for the books, with bone-in and boneless in different flavours. Soy or Spicy Soy, Sweet & Spicy, and Half & Half are available to customise the chicken to your choosing. Definitely try the signature The Padak – complete with dumplings, rice cakes, and shredded leeks in a sauce of your choice. While many come just for the chicken, be sure to try the other classic Korean dishes on the menu.
Uncle Padak, Shop D, G/F, 53-65 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 2117 9792
If you’re searching for some classic American fried chicken, look no further than Graceland. The Nashville Chicken Sandwich is thicc, crispy, and juicy, and can be served with a secret mustard blend, classic buffalo-style, or Nashville hot honey. Chicken wings and tenders are also on the menu, but the real star here is definitely the crowd-favourite sandwich.
Graceland, Lisa House, Shop B, G/F, 12-14A Yim Po Fong Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, p. 6112 9448
3. The Last Resort
Leave it to the neighbourhood bars to sling some of the best fried chicken in town. A “respite for the world weary,” The Last Resort offers some fabulously fried Hong Kong three yellow chicken. You can go for the crunchy original or, if you’re feeling adventurous, try the hot chicken for an extra kick. Original and hot chicken sandwiches are also available for those who want to cut their chicken with some monterey jack cheese and kosher pickles. Enjoy your fried chicken with classic dive bar sides like mozzarella sticks, fried mac ‘n’ cheese, and jalapeno poppers.
The Last Resort, 52b Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2442 2440
4. Chicken Hof & Soju
Here’s one for the Korean fried chicken lovers. A Korean beer and soju bar, Chicken Hof & Soju is pretty serious about chicken – with entire pages of the menu dedicated to different styles of the fried dish. Sample the many flavours such as the soy sauce chicken, sweet and spicy fried chicken, honey garlic fried chicken, and more. Make sure to complement your meal with sides of pickled radish or a cheese egg wrap. Finally, wash it all down with an ice-cold glass of Hite beer and you’ve yourself the ultimate chimaek (Korean fried chicken and beer) experience!
Chicken Hof & Soju has multiple locations across Hong Kong.
5. Hansik Goo
Get ready for some Michelin-starred fried chicken! Probably offering some of the fanciest fried chicken in Hong Kong, Hansik Goo’s rendition of this hearty dish is an elevation of the classic flavours. While you experience the wonderful tasting menu here, make sure to add on the Korean Fried Chicken to your meal, presented with Yuzu Jang. The chicken is nice and crispy while the Yuzu Jang gives it a tangy kick.
Hansik Goo, 1/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2798 8768
Those who frequent Jollibee know that it can rival KFC and Popeyes as some of the best fried chicken around. Affordable and delicious, the signature bone-in Chickenjoy is legendary. Order a two-piece with sides like Jolly Spaghetti or Palabok Fiesta, or go for the whole bird with a Chickenjoy bucket.
Jollibee has multiple locations across Hong Kong.
7. Little Bao
While Little Bao made its name in Hong Kong with its tasty baos, we think the fried chicken deserves some love, too! This signature dish features fried three yellow chicken, served in original or Szechuan flavours. There are also Chicken Poppers – bite-sized pieces of the fried three yellow chicken – which are equally succulent. Additionally, if you want to sample some of Little Baos’ famous baos, try the Fried Chicken Bao and Teriyaki Chicken Bao for the ultimate chicken galore.
Little Bao has locations in Causeway Bay and Soho.