Of all the flightless birds, chickens remain America’s favorite kind to eat, narrowly beating out penguins, kiwis, and Larry Bird. Make bird the word with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of chicken wings, drumsticks, drinks, and more at BonChon Chicken in Midtown. BonChon dishes out a bird of a different feather; crispy fried chicken without a smidgen of trans fat, coated in a concoction of special soy-garlic sauce. Fly to fullness with a large platter of wings (20 pieces, $21.99) or form a bone band with their drumsticks (10 pieces, $21.99) before washing it all down with an esophageal deluge of chilled sake ($15.99–$17.99 a bottle). Green eyes can ogle then gobble the sesame ginger tofu salad ($10.99) while malnourished meatheads can moo down on bul-go-gi taco, marinated rib-eye beef sautéed with scallions and onions, kept snug in a toasty tortilla with lettuce and ranch sauce on top ($8.99). BonChon boasts 16 draft and bottle beers ($6–$7 a pint) and daily happy hour specials from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
BonChon Chicken has been featured in the New York Times, Serious Eats NY, and Time-Out New York. Esquire named it Best Buffalo Hot Wings in America, and more than 110 Yelpers give it a 3.5-star average.
- The sticky, soy and garlic variety is irresistible, though the spicy wings and drumsticks amped with gochujang and tempered with a touch of honey are even better. – Krista Garcia, Serious Eats NY
- Bon Chon is Korea's answer to Buffalo and the wing-qua-wing riddle — are chicken wings worth all the bother? — and the answer, from bite one, is the bliss of a whispered yes. It isn't merely today's best chicken; it's perfect, the best fried chicken I've ever had. – Scott Raab, Esquire
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