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The Best Korean and Japanese Fried Chicken in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / May 20, 2014

Fried chicken torontoThe best Korean and Japanese fried chicken (karaage) in Toronto is the other KFC. This fried chicken isn't the traditional buttermilk-soaked specialty of the Southern states, it's arguably better, especially when painted with fiery chilis or served with a cooling side of sweet kewpie mayo -- it would make the Colonel himself start salivating.

From Korean to boneless nuggets of Japanese karaage or Malay-spiced, here is the best Korean and Japanese fried chicken in Toronto.

See also:

The best korean restaurants in Toronto
The best late night Korean restaurants in Toronto
The best izakaya restaurants in Toronto
The best fried chicken in Toronto
The best BBQ chicken (churrasqueiras) in Toronto

Momofuku Noodle Bar

Momofuku Noodle Bar

Fried chicken is offered as a large format meal ($125) on the first floor of Momofuku's Toronto complex in the Shangri-La Hotel. Two whole fried chickens, one southern-style and the other Korean, will feed 4-6 people and come with scallion pancakes and various condiments for self assembly. More »

Guu

Guu

Both Church St.'s Izakaya and Bloor's Sakabar serve addictive nuggets of karaage ($6.80) with sweet garlic mayo on the side. Made with soy marinated poultry, the deep fried dish boasts a golden, crispy-skinned flesh. More »

Gushi

Gushi

Located inside the 707 Market, this restaurant in a shipping container offers a lunch box ($8) with four pieces of boneless dark meat marinated in soy and sake before being dredged in potato starch and deep fried. A white meat option, done with gluten-free soya sauce, is available too. More »

Kingyo

Kingyo

This izakaya in Cabbagetown does two types of chicken karaage, one peppery version ($8.60) in the style of O-Sho (a popular restaurant in Japan) and one spicy variation, dubbed "death chicken" ($7.80), tossed in diablo chili sauce. More »

416 Snack Bar

416 Snack Bar

This cutlery-free snackbar on Bathurst has been known to offer its own take of twice fried chicken on its daily line-up of specials. Tossed in a sweet and spicy Korean BBQ sauce, drummettes are finish topped with sesame and green onions. More »

Don Don Izakaya

Don Don Izakaya

This Japanese watering hole on Dundas specializes in pub grub that goes down best with a frozen beer. While the menu doesn't major in fried chicken, golden plates of ginger fried chicken ($8) with kewpie mayo is one of the most popular picks. More »

Soos

Soos

The Malay-style fried chicken ($12) is served three pieces of boneless dark meat per order with slaw on the side. The flavourful favourite starts with marinated poultry that's then dredged and bathed in a coconut milk and egg before being breaded with a rempah spiced oats. More »

Home of Hot Taste

Home of Hot Taste

Multiple locations are renowned for baskets of lightly battered fried chicken served with saliva-inducing dipping powder. The house speciality is the Blazing Fire Chicken ($15) that sees boneless nuggets tossed in peppery hot sauce. More »

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