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The Best Korean Fried Chicken in Toronto

Best Korean fried chicken are baskets of battered bird, usually sauced up, onion-sprinkled, or covered in cheese. The last few years has seen a boom of Korean fried chicken chains arriving in Toronto, taking the city's chimaek game to another level.

Here's the best Korean fried chicken in Toronto.


Mama Lee's Korean Kitchen
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Mama Lee's Korean Kitchen

Sitting at Yonge and Lake Shore Boulevard is a South Core hit by Young Lee, a.k.a.Mama Lee. The Daegu-born cook makes all her childhood staples, including a crispy Korean fried chicken with a secret ingredient in the batter.

Dakgogi on Wellesley
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Dakgogi on Wellesley

Padak boneless chicken with sweet-and-sour mustard sauce or soy garlic wings are popular orders at this chill and reliable spot by Wellesley station, with anothert location just south of Finch station.


Don Chon Korean BBQ & Wings
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Don Chon Korean BBQ & Wings

Fried chicken only comes in two flavours at this homey restaurant on The Queensway: soy sauce or a sweet sauce that’s slightly spicy. Order up to 15 pieces per order. You can get your chicken pre-mixed or get the sauce on the side for dunking.

Galleria Supermarket
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Galleria Supermarket

Tucked inside the Galleria Supermarket on York Mills is Mom’s Chicken: the food court fave for fried chicken takeout. Containers of wings tossed in Mom’s soy sauce, seasoned spicy, padak or plain go perfectly with a can of coke and pickled radish on the side.


Burning Fridays
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Burning Fridays

Get decked out mountains of fried chicken at this Koreatown spot for comfort food. Honey garlic glaze or half-and-half flavour wings go well with an extensive menu of carblicious starters. They also offer platter combos with rice and fries.


Chicken in the Kitchen
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Chicken in the Kitchen

The cheese volcano chicken platter covered in fried chicken and creamy sauce is epic and comes highly recommended, if you feel like indulging in some bird, bread, and cheese. This Koreatown North restaurant is the first location of this Seoul-based brand.

The Fry
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The Fry

One of the first Toronto chains to ride the Korean fried chicken wave, The Fry’s locations in the Annex and by Yonge and Wellesley serve up platters of crispy chicken in the usual array of flavours like green onion and soy garlic.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez of Dakgogi.


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