13 places for mouthwatering Korean fried chicken in Singapore

By Balvinder Sandhu January 16, 2024
13 places for mouthwatering Korean fried chicken in Singapore
Photo (clockwise from left): Bonchon Singapore/Instagram, Oven & Fried Chicken/Instagram, Kko Kko Nara/Instagram

Let’s face it — we love everything Korean. From skincare products to K-pop, K-dramas and K-fashion trends, Singaporeans seem to snap up everything the country has to offer. In the same vein, Korean food is certainly something we have been fans of for years — just look at the line of Korean restaurants along our self-professed K-Town, Tanjong Pagar

Aside from good ole Korean barbecue, another thing that Singaporeans have come to embrace —out of all the K-food trends to hit our shores — is Korean fried chicken. 

Forget Colonel Sanders, this KFC — Korean Fried Chicken, that is — presents a unique take on the fried chicken that we all love. Sure you can have your chicken plain, but why go for that when you can opt for yangnyeom (sweet and spicy), ganjang (soy garlic) or even honey butter or cheese snow? 

One thing’s for sure, Korean fried chicken may not be as widespread in Singapore compared to its American counterpart KFC, but there is no shortage of Korean fried chicken spots in Singapore. 

We’ve done the legwork and sussed out the top 13 Korean fried chicken places in Singapore you should try.

1. BHC Chicken Singapore 

Marina Square, 02-332A/332F, 6 Raffles Boulevard
Open: Monday to Sunday (11am to 9pm) 

Kinex, B1-36, 11 Tanjong Katong Road
Open: Monday to Sunday (11am to 9pm) 

Taste Orchard, 01-07/08, 160 Orchard Road
Open: Monday to Sunday (11.30am to 9.30pm) 

korean fried chicken singapore

Why visit? The biggest fried chicken brand in South Korea got us fans excited when it opened its first Singapore outlet in April 2023. It’s clear its formula works — its third outlet in less than a year just opened its doors on Orchard Road The letters in BHC Chicken Singapore stand for “better and happier choice” and you’ll definitely agree, once you bite into its juicy bits of chicken

The menu at BHC fried chicken Singapore is a condensed version of what it serves back home but all the good stuff is on it, so you’ll still get a good BHC experience, even if you’ve had it elsewhere before. 

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: It certainly won’t be an easy decision to choose between the eight chicken flavours here, as they all sound equally delicious. The signature flavour is bburinkle, which is made up of cheese and vegetable seasoning. Get them as wings (S$23.90), boneless (S$27.90) or the whole chicken ($31.90). Spice-lovers can opt for the hot retro flavour available as wings (S$21.90), boneless (S$25.90) or the whole chicken (S$29.90). 

If you prefer milder flavours, try the macho king flavour, which is bathed in a soy and honey-based oriental sauce, available as wings (S$23.90), boneless (S$27.90) or the whole chicken (S$31.90).

2. Nene Chicken Singapore

Multiple outlets islandwide
Open: Operating hours vary across stores

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Photo: Nene Chicken Singapore/Instagram

Why visit? ‘Ne’ means ‘yes’ in Korean and you’ll definitely be nodding in approval once you taste the chicken at Nene Chicken Singapore. The South Korean chain has more than 1,000 outlets in its home country and Singapore was its first international venture in 2012. 

Since then, it has gone on to open outlets in a number of countries, including Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Canada, and Japan. Its sauces, said to be made from secret recipes, are mouth-wateringly delicious and give its already-tasty crispy chicken an extra level of flavour.

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: Try the crispy coated chicken in wings and sticks (from S$11.80) and choose the K-sauce flavour you prefer — soy, smoky barbecue, Swicy, Hot Bling or Double Freaking Hot. If you like your fried chicken with carbs, give the fiery fried chicken K-pizza (S$23.90) a go! 

3. More Batter

Available across multiple delivery platforms including GrabFood.

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Photo: More Batter/Instagram

Why visit? Love fried chicken but don’t like getting your hands dirty with chicken bones? Then this is the brand for you — More Batter specialises in boneless, bite-sized chicken bits served up with accompanying dips. 

The brand features chicken inspired from different places in the world, taking on “one fried chicken season at a time”. Korea is the inspiration for its current menu. There are a number of flavours to choose from: Seaweed, honey garlic, cheesy gochujang, white slaw, ginger soy, and ghost pepper. 

Being a delivery-only business, there are no physical stores, but you can place an order online to either have it delivered or ready for pick up at malls such as Bugis Junction and Causeway Point. Muslim KFC fans, take heart — this is a halal Korean chicken spot in Singapore.

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: You can opt for its build your own box of three rows (suitable for one to two diners, S$19.70) or six rows (suitable for three to four diners, from S$39.40), depending on your party size. Customise the flavour of chicken you want, as well as sides such as seaweed fries and fried mashed potato

If you can’t make up your mind, get the Daebak Sam set (suitable for one to two diners, S$22.70) with white slaw, honey garlic fried chicken and seaweed fries, or the Wanjeondaebak Siks set (suitable for three to four diners, S$44.40), which lets you choose four types of chicken flavours and two servings of fries.

4. Waker Chicken Singapore 

Multiple outlets islandwide
Open: Operating hours vary across stores

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Photo: @ireallylovepekingduck/Instagram

Why visit? Ask anyone who has tried Waker Chicken in Singapore about their thoughts on this KFC brand and the first thing they’ll probably talk about how crispy the chicken is, or how the flavours stay with you long after your meal is over. 

Waker Chicken was launched in Singapore by two native Koreans who missed the taste of authentic Korean fried chicken. One of them has an uncle who owns Waker Chicken in Seoul, so it only seemed natural that they launch the brand’s Singapore outpost, together with a Singaporean business partner.

All its outlets are hawker stalls in the heartlands so the chicken is reasonably priced — a bonus if you’re looking for affordable fried chicken in Singapore. Only fresh chickens are used and fried upon order so you’ll get a piping-hot meal each time.

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: The original crispy (from S$13) is a must-try, as it represents the original authentic Korean taste that the brand is proud of. But you absolutely have to try their other flavours too. 

There’s an option for every tastebud: Fire spicy (from S$14), sweet spicy (from S$14), soy sauce (from S$14) and honey butter (from S$15). Prefer your chicken boneless? You can also get them as tenders (from S$6.50).

5. Chir Chir Singapore

313@Somerset, B3-04/05/06, 313 Orchard Road
Open: Sunday to Thursday (11am to 10pm), Friday and Saturday (11am to 11pm)

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Photo: Chir Chir Singapore/Instagram

Why visit? This well-known brand has over 100 outlets in countries such as South Korea, China and Taiwan, with the first Chir Chir Singapore outlet opening here in 2015.

The brand, which used to be known as Fusion Chicken Factory, has over 20 variations of fried chicken, so we don’t blame you if you can’t decide what to order. Some unique flavours that caught our eye include nacho chicken, a Tex-Mex inspired dish complete with tortillas, and K-urry chicken, which is made up of curry seasoning, curry leaves and sliced almonds. 

Chir Chir’s portions are generous and its chicken flavours pair excellently with its beer cocktails, so it’s unsurprising that it’s an extremely popular dinner spot for diners to catch up over chimaek (chicken and beer).

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: If your friends are down to have some Korean fried chicken in Orchard then share a chimaek bundle with them (S$83.80, for four diners). You’ll get crispy half chicken in garlicky soy or spicy yangnyeom flavours, as well as double mac and cheese, spicy tteokbokki (rice cakes) and four Cass beers. A two-person bundle is also available, at S$49.90. 

If all you want is chicken, order the half crispy fried chicken (S$18.90) or half garlicky soy chicken (S$19.90).

6. Oven & Fried Chicken

182 Telok Ayer Street
Open: Monday to Friday (11.30am to 2.30pm, 5.30pm to 12am), Saturday & Sunday (4pm to 12am)

16 Chun Tin Road
Open: Monday to Sunday (11.30am to 2.30pm, 5.30pm to 12am)

230 Tanjong Katong Road
Open: Monday, Wednesday to Saturday (11.10am to 2.30pm, 5.10pm to 11.30am), Tuesday (5pm to 11.30pm), Sunday (11.10am to 2.30pm, 5.10pm to 11pm)

korean fried chicken singapore
Photo: Oven & Fried Chicken/Instagram

Why visit? Some may not know this, but Oven & Fried Chicken has been in Singapore for almost a decade now and is a combination of two of the most popular chicken restaurants in Korea — Okkudak and Ssaldak. 

There are three types of chicken available here: Fried chicken (which is coated with rice flour, unlike traditional Korean chicken, which is made with wheat flour), crunch chicken and roasted chicken. Both crunch and roasted chicken dishes are baked, though crunch comes with — as you might expect — added crunch. True to its namesake, Oven & Fried Chicken is the perfect place to gather for both oven and fried chicken in Singapore.

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: Get the fried boneless thighs (from S$24) or fried wings (from S$21) — the latter a must-try if you love your chicken crispy. 

For a slightly healthier, non-cheat day option, roasted wings (from S$20) are ideal. For something unique, give its crunch chicken a go, though be prepared to wait up to 30 minutes long for the chicken, as they’re baked upon order. The crunch original (from S$20) or crunch yangnyeom (from S$23) are hot favourites and available as wings, boneless or mixed.

7. Bonchon Singapore

Multiple outlets islandwide
Open: Operating hours vary across stores

korean fried chicken singapore
Photo: Bonchon Singapore/Instagram

Why visit? “Bonchon” means “my hometown” in Korean. The brand hopes that once you tuck into a Bonchon meal, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to the home of Korean fried chicken. 

Hailing from Busan, Bonchon is determined not to serve oily, unhealthy fare so only the freshest ingredients are used here, with zero trans fats. 

Bonchon has a unique way of preparing the chicken — hand-battered, double-fried (so extra crispy, yay!) then hand-brushed with sauces, which come from its global kitchen in South Korea. 

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: Try the original recipe chicken to get the full effect of its double-frying method. A small serving of whole chicken parts will set you back S$20, or go for a large one for S$36. Wings are available from S$10.50, or try the boneless option, from S$13.80. There are two sauces to choose from — soy garlic and spicy sauce — or you can do half and half to sample both. 

8. Jinjja Chicken

Multiple outlets islandwide
Open: Operating hours vary across stores

korean fried chicken singapore
Photo: Jinjja Chicken/Instagram

variety of urban street food as well as bibimbap (mixed rice) and jjajangmyeon (noodles in black bean sauce). It prides itself in serving up only the freshest chicken, without excessive use of preservatives and overly-processed ingredients. 

This casual joint is also perfect if you’re looking for halal Korean chicken in Singapore, but want a dose of variety on the side.

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: The fried chicken here comes coated with its signature flavoured sauces — soy garlic (sweet, savoury and vegan-friendly), yangnyeom (a tangy mix of soy and chilli, made with the brand’s secret recipe) and Monster (spicy hot sauce).

Opt for your chicken as Jinjja wings (from S$8.50), Jinjja drumsticks (from S$9.50) or K-pop chicken (boneless, S$5). What’s more: You can make your meal a combo from just S$2.40 more.

9. Wonderful Bapsang

Suntec City Mall, Tower 3 (East Wing), 02-609/610, 3 Temasek Boulevard
Open: Monday to Friday (11.30am to 3pm, 5.30pm to 10pm), Saturday, Sunday & public holiday (11.30am to 10pm)

IMM, 02-25, 2 Jurong East Street 21
Open: Monday to Friday (11.30am to 3pm, 5.30pm to 10pm), Saturday, Sunday & public holiday (11.30am to 10pm)

Thomson Plaza, 01-112, 301 Upper Thomson Road
Open: Monday to Friday (11.30am to 3pm, 5.30pm to 10pm), Saturday, Sunday & public holiday (11.30am to 10pm)

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Photo: @heynomchalant/Instagram

Why visit? If you’re looking for Korean fried chicken in Suntec City, head to Wonderful Bapsang. The restaurant is located at the back of a Korean mart, Lee Mart, so keep your eyes wide open when you’re searching for this spot. 

There’s a plethora of Korean dishes to try here after you’re done shopping at the mart, but the fried chicken is a definite must-try. Besides being a secret K-food spot, this place also provides a good view of the iconic Fountain of Wealth at Suntec City. Wonderful Bapsang also has outlets at IMM and Thomson Plaza, if you prefer visiting it in the heartlands.

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: Get the dak nalgae twigim (fried chicken wings, from S$13.80) or the dak bong twigim (fried chicken drumlets, from S$11.80). Flavour choices include sweet and spicy sauce, soy sauce, cheese powder or yuzu sauce, all of which stand out without being overpowering, so you’ll still get to appreciate the juicy chicken taste. 

Boneless chicken fans can try this dish (dak gang jung, S$25) in three options: sweet and spicy, soy sauce and cheese powder.

10. Jade’s Chicken 

Johnson Eatery, 01-523, Block 125 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh
Open: Thursday to Monday (12pm to 3pm, 5pm to 8.30pm)

Ci Yuan Hawker Centre, 01-18, 51 Hougang Avenue 9
Open: Monday to Sunday (11.30am to 9pm)

korean fried chicken singapore
Photo: @jiak.gao.song/Instagram

Why visit? Located in kopitiams, Jade’s Chicken was formerly part of the Waker Chicken franchise, but is now independently run by a Korean couple. Run by a Korean couple, the stall serves fried chicken along with a variety of Korean dishes, such as army stew and jjajangmyeon — new additions that it could not previously offer as a franchisee. 

Despite decoupling itself from the popular brand, Jade’s Chicken still draws the queues. Everything is also fried to order so you might have to wait a while, but it will be well worth it.

Price range: $

Crowd favourites: Almost everyone here goes for the original crispy chicken, which is so delightfully flavourful and juicy you won’t need any sauce to devour it — trust us. If you want to try it with trimmings, there’s the popular honey butter or the usual safe variations of soy sauce or sweet spicy

All types of fried chicken are priced at S$15 for seven pieces and S$29 for 14 pieces. You can also get chicken tenders/fillets, which are boneless (S$7 for four pieces or S$13 for eight pieces), or get it as a rice set (three pieces and rice) at S$6.50.

11. Kko Kko Nara

68 Tanjong Pagar Road
Open: Monday to Friday (12pm to midnight), Saturday & Sunday (12pm to 3pm, 6pm to midnight)

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Photo: Kko Kko Nara/Instagram

Why visit? It’s often said that a mother’s cooking is the best and this restaurant proves that adage correct. The menu at Kko Kko Nara features recipes from its owner’s mother, who hails from South Korea. Opened in 2008, Kko Kko Nara was one of the first Korean restaurants in Singapore to introduce the concept of chimaek (a portmanteau of chicken and maekju, which means beer in Korean) to our food-loving population. Today, this Korean food stalwart still holds its own, attracting consistent queues, despite the many new Korean eateries that pop up every month.

Price range: $$$

Crowd favourites: Soy garlic chicken (wings and drums from S$23) is its signature dish and bestselling chicken so it’s definitely a must-try. The sauce is made with hand-crushed garlic as well as other ingredients specially imported from Korea. 

If you’re game for a bit of fusion chicken, there’s boneless mala chicken (from S$38). For the purists, there’s original chicken (from S$23) if you want to keep it simple. Or if you can’t make up your mind, there’s always the combo set (from S$28) to sample three flavours of fried chicken.

12. Phat Fingers 

Multiple outlets islandwide
Open: Operating hours vary across stores

korean fried chicken singapore
Photo: Phat Fingers/Instagram

Why visit? You’ve probably seen Phat Fingers on your local food delivery apps. It started as a virtual restaurant serving up Korean chicken in Singapore. However, it has since begun offering dine-in at selected outlets.

Phat Finger’s chicken is unmistakably crispy and golden and the sauces are Korean fried chicken classics — soy garlic, yangnyeom and original. Those feeling brave enough can try its Nuclear Xtra Spicy flavour for an extra kick. 

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: Its chicken comes in different forms, as chicken poppers (S$8.99), wings (S$8.99) or tenders (S$5.99). Those who prefer more carbs with their proteins can also opt for burgers (from S$9.99) or rice bowls (S$9.99) which come with the same chicken flavours. 

We know chicken is the star of the show here, but its kimchi slaw (S$3.99) and Szechuan mala fries (S$6.99) are not to be missed. 


13. 88 Chicken

The Venue Shoppes, 01-24, 2 Tai Thong Crescent
Open: Monday to Sunday (11.30am to 2.30pm, 5.30pm to 10.30pm)

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Photo: 88 Chicken/Instagram

Why visit? The key to good KFC is ensuring that it is perfectly crispy on the outside, while staying juicy on the inside. It seems like neighbourhood joint 88 Chicken has perfected this so well that it has die-hard fans. Each order of chicken is served piping hot so you can taste the flavours bursting out of each bite.

The cosy, no-frills spot used to be a hidden gem only known to those living in the Potong Pasir, Woodleigh and Bidadari area, but we’re certain that once you try it, you’d agree that it holds its own against some of the best Korean fried chicken places in Singapore

Price range: $$

Crowd favourites: There’s just three types of chicken here — original, yangnyeom or soy sauced chicken. We recommend going with the OG 88 fried chicken (from S$19) to taste the true freshness of the brand’s offerings, and adding on the yangnyeom (from S$20) if you have space. Regulars also swear by its hearty army stew (from S$22) and its sundubu stew (spicy soft tofu stew, S$15) to wash down all that chicken with.  

Still hungry? Read our guides on the best JB cafes for your weekend trips up North, and where to get the best claypot rice in town

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Balvinder Sandhu


Balvinder has been writing professionally for more than 25 years. She needs a dose of spice every other day and will tell anyone who listens that Singapore has the best and most-affordable food in the world, okay?

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