What to Eat at Kyochon, Finally Serving Korean Fried Chicken in Midtown

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Photo: Melissa Hom

Kyochon, the double-fried-chicken pioneer that has grown to over 1,000 stores in Korea since being founded in 1991, finally unveiled its Manhattan flagship last night (lunch starts Friday). The opening is a year overdue, and a look inside explains the delays. The bi-level 4,600-square-foot space offers plenty to balk over (and why shouldn’t it — we’re talking about a company that in 2006 claimed assets in the $19 million range). There's a first-floor takeout area with counter seating for 10 and a second floor with table seating for 50.

In addition to the light, extra-crispy fried chicken that you know and love from the Flushing location, there’s Korean beer as well as soju cocktails, from 11 a.m. till 2 a.m. And oh yes — there’s delivery. To heat and sweeten things up a bit, Eater notices signs indicating that rival Bonchon plans to open down the block at 325 Fifth Avenue. Before we start counting the days till that, check out Kyochon's menu.

Kyochon Original Chicken
Choice of Sauce: Soy Garlic or
Hot & Sweet

Signature Wings
S (5pcs) $5.99
M (10pcs) $9.99
L (20pcs) $17.99

Grilled Wings
S (5pcs) $5.99
M (10pcs) $9.99
L (20pcs) $17.99

Drumsticks
S (2pcs) $4.99
M (4pcs) $8.99
L (6pcs) $13.99

Honey Wings
(Honey Sauce Only)
S (4pcs) $5.99
M (8pcs) $9.99
L (16pcs) $17.99

Kyochon Original Chicken
Choice of Sauce: Soy Garlic or Hot & Sweet
Signature Wings
R $17.99
L $24.99

Grilled Wings
R $17.99
L $24.99

Drumsticks
R $12.99
L $18.99

Honey Wings (Honey Sauce Only)
R $17.99
L $24.99

Dinner Plate

Chicken Steak
(Add: $1 Rice)
Choice of Rice Ball, Pickled Radish $13.99

Rice Ball “DUO”
(Choice of Green Tea, Broccoli Salad, Bul-gogi/Spicy Bul-gogi/Bi-Bim-Bap)
Side of Sal Sal Strip $9.99

Kyochon Fresh Baked Sandwich
(Choice of Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Pickle, Mozzarella OR American Cheese, Bacon)
Choice of Sauce: Garlic, Mango Mayo, Creamy Onion, Jambalaya, Apple
Sandwich served until 9PM
W/ Potato Wedges $11.99

Kyochon Samplers
Sampler #1 - $11.99
2 Soy Garlic Wings
2 Hot & Sweet Wings
2 Honey Wings
2 Croquettes

Sampler #2 - $11.99
1 Soy Garlic Drumstick
1 Hot & Sweet Drumstick
2 Original Sal Sal Strips
2 Croquettes

Sampler #3 - $11.99
2 Soy Garlic Grilled Wings
2 Hot & Sweet Grilled Wings
1 Chicken Steak
2 Croquettes

Sampler #4 - $26.99
2 Soy Garlic Wings
2 Hot & Sweet Wings
2 Honey Wings
1 Soy Garlic Drumstick
1 Hot & Sweet Drumstick
2 Original Sal Sal Strips
2 Soy Garlic Grilled Wings
2 Hot & Sweet Grilled Wings
1 Chicken Steak
2 Croquettes

Kyochon Special Dishes
Original Sal Sal Strips (6pcs) - $12.99
With Side Salad
Served with sauce trio (Garlic/Jambalaya/Honey Dijon)

Soy Sal Sal - $12.99
Chicken Steak - $12.99
Fruit Sal Sal - $12.99

Side Orders
Cole Slaw $3.99
Chilled Broccoli Salad $4.99
Pickled Radish $2.49
Potato Wedges $4.99
Mixed Green Salad $3.99
Chicken Croquette $4.99
White Rice $1.00

Kyochon, 319 Fifth Ave., nr. 32nd St.; 212-725-9292