The Korean wave has hit Singapore

The Korean wave has hit Singapore real hard and it shows no signs of slowing down. With Korean fried chicken restaurants popping up all over the island, our team decided to bring to you the best places to chow down on piping hot juicy KFC.


NeNe Chicken
Yes, yes, to fried chicken! The crispy batter and juicy meat of the fried chicken from NeNe always satisfy our fried chicken cravings. All of the chicken from NeNe is fried after you place your order, to ensure ultimate freshness. The original crispy chicken with honey mustard sauce ($6.90) is sweet yet tangy, which will leave you wanting more.

Multiple locations around Singapore
1 Vista Exchange Green, #01-24 The Star Vista, Singapore 138617

Joo Bar
Escape the clutter and noise of the usual KFC restaurants and head on to Joo Bar. It’s slick and modern interior design will help kick off your weekend celebrations on the right note. Grab a portion of Joo Wings ($16) along with their in-house brewed makgeolli sampler set ($35) for a great night out.

5 Tan Quee Lan Street, Singapore 188094

What’s This Korean
What’s This Korean is the new kid on the block that is just tucked away from the busy shopping district of Orchard Road. This 2-week-old restaurant along Killiney Road has a rather interesting range of flavours such as Ginger Honey Chicken ($15) and Spicy Herb Chicken ($15), which boasts of a light crunchy batter and juicy meat.

87 Killiney Road, Singapore 239533


Chir Chir
Pop by Chir Chir if you’re bored of the usual soy, garlic and original flavours. The famous Nest Snow ($32.90) consists of fried chicken on a bed of sweet potato puree, drenched in cream sauce and a mountain of whipped cream and cheese. P/S It is one of the only restaurants in Singapore now with Honey Butter Fried Chicken ($28.90).

Multiple locations around Singapore
Bedok Mall #02-05/06, 799 New Upper Changi Road, Singapore 467351

Chicken Up
If you just can’t get enough of Korean fried chicken, then head down to Chicken Up for their famed fried chicken buffet ($35 women, $45 men with $20 surcharge on Fridays). It is a steal for unlimited amount of fried chicken, beer and soju. Chow down my friends.

Multiple locations around Singapore
2 Tampines Central 5, #01-44 Century Square, Singapore 529509


4 Fingers
Conveniently located in many shopping centers across the island, 4 Fingers is one of our to-go places for hearty fried chicken. You can just tell the immense popularity of their food from the perpetual snaking queues outside the shop. Get your hands dirty and dig into their wingettes and drumettes (6 pieces $8.45). Grab a party pack ($104.45 for 100 pieces) for the family dinner this weekend, and everyone will love you (even more) for it.

Multiple locations around Singapore 
#B4-06A, ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801

This Korean founded bar might not be a famous spot as compared to its neighbours along the stretch of road at Tanjong Pagar, but their chicken certainly does not pale in comparison. The crunchy wings ($12) served with fries have a good crunch to it, and the variety of sauces that you can choose from makes every bite fun.

64 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088485

Kko Kko Na Ra
Kko Kko Na Ra is one of the pioneers of Korean fried chicken in Singapore. They have been serving up delicious fried chicken since 2008 and still the crowds keep on coming. Get a mixed platter to try out their variety of flavours such as the original, sweet, and garlic chicken ($25). In the terrible Singapore heat, we particularly enjoy the refreshing sliced scallions with special yuja sauce ($8) that compliments the fried chicken perfectly.

68 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088489

OPPA Chicken
A common argument that arises when someone in the group doesn’t want to go for fried chicken is: There is no way I can get full from eating a few pieces of chicken and fries. Well, OPPA Chicken saves us all by marrying classic Korean dishes with its famed fried chicken. Think kimchi fried rice ($6.90), bimbimbap ($5.90), japchae noodles ($6.90), all served with a side fried chicken! Now everyone can have their cake and eat it too. For daredevils, do try their Flaming Yangnyum chicken ($11.90 for 8 winglets). Warning: You might have to chug a few jugs of water to soothe that burn.

274 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058823