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There’s nothing better than treating yourself to a glorious piping-hot piece of fried chicken, with the crispy, greasy and golden perfection of fried chicken is the perfect companion to a boozy Friday night, a brilliant hangover remedy and a beloved indulgent snack.
While Adelaide is home to an array of eateries serving up the delicious deep-fried dish, it can be hard to whittle down the ever-growing list of places whipping up the salty snack.
Luckily, here at Glam Adelaide, we have compiled our top spots where the fried chicken is seriously finger-lickin’ good!
Ban Ban, 145 Franklin Street, Adelaide
Visit the popular flagship Franklin Street store for all your fried chicken needs, or take a trip to their sister store Little Ban Ban in Rundle Mall for a lunchtime grab ‘n’ go feed. Cut through the crunchy, salty goodness with a refreshing cold beer.
Ban Ban Franklin St is open Monday to Sunday from 5 pm until late.
Beags, 63 Light Square, Adelaide
New outdoor bar Beags in Light Square is the latest spot to indulge in all that deep-fried chicken goodness. Hosting $10 Wednesday Wing nights, with Beags dishing up spicy southern style chicken and cauliflower coated in Katie’s hot sauce.
Adjacent to The Lab, Beags the perfect place to have a beer, boogie and a quick bite to eat, particularly as Adelaide moves into the warmer months.
Beags is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 5 pm until late.
Busan Baby, 270 Morphett Street, Adelaide
This Korean fried chicken and soju cocktail bar is a hidden gem on the corner of Gouger Street and Morphett Street. Served in either sticky soy garlic, a tangy spicy sauce or OG flavour Busan Baby is the perfect spot for vegans, veggos and chicken lovers, with the deep-fried dish available in chicken or cauliflower,
For those a sweet treat after their fried feast, Busan Baby is the next-door neighbour to the sweetest spot, Soeul Sweeties.
Busan Baby is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 5 pm onwards.
Chicken & Dumplings, Shop2, 31 Manoora Street Greenacres
What could be better than indulging in crispy, golden fried chicken and hand-made dumplings?
Chow down on original, soy and honey butter Korean fried chicken or challenge your senses to a plate of hot spicy fried chicken. Chicken & Dumplings in Greenacres is your one-stop shop for all things Korean food and fried chicken.
The storefront is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am until 8 pm.
CnB, 177-193 The Parade, Norwood
Dishing up golden Korean fried chicken, burgers and quirky K-Dogs CnB is teaming with an array of mouth-watering menu items. The funky new Norwood storefront is the perfect place to indulge in some deep-fried goodness before the cinema or to grab a quick bite on weekends.
CnB is open seven days a week, from 11:30 am until late.
Gunbae Chicken & Beer, 11-29 Union Street, Adelaide
Just a stone’s throw from the iconic Ebenezer place resides Gunbae Chicken & Beer, the ultra-modern hole eatery in the wall serving up the fried chicken of your dreams. The mouth-watering menu features sweet, spicy Yang Nyoem fried chicken, alongside regular crowd favourites of soy & garlic, sticky soy and original flavour.
Gunbae Chicken & Beer is open Monday to Saturday from 11:30 am – 2 pm and 5 pm- 9 pm.
KOKKO CHICKEN, 1/1 Margaret Street, Norwood
Expertly handcrafted by co-owner Julie Kim, the fried chicken served at Kokko celebrates not only the tastiness of the deep-fried dish but the exciting union of flavours and textures. Featuring flavours like citrus mayo, sweet soy and extra spicy volcano sauce, Kokko champions the Korean fried chicken that we have come to know and love.
There’s something for everyone at Kokko with the tucked away Norwood eatery serving vegetarian fried chicken and deep-fried cauliflower fries.
Kokko is open from Tuesday to Friday in two seating sessions from 11:30 am – 3 pm and 4:30 pm – 9 pm.
KPub, 167 Gouger Street, Adelaide
The authentic Korean Bar and Bistro have long been one of Adelaide’s favourite places for a bite of juicy fried chicken and an ice-cold Korean beer.
Serving sweet chilli, sticky honey, spicy volcano and original flavours, the Gouger Street restaurant has also impressed vegan and vegetarians near and far with their delectable vegan version of the popular fried chicken.
Kpub Wednesday to Monday from 5 pm onwards, and closed on Tuesdays.
May Q Korean Restaurant & Bar, 13 Leigh Street, Adelaide
A love letter to Korean cuisine, May Q is tucked away on the bustling Leigh Street, serving up fried chicken and soju all night long. The golden, crispy chicken comes coated in sweet chilli, sweet soy or spring onion sauce, as well as the classic orginal Korean seasoning.
May Q is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 5 pm until late.
NOLA, 28 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide
What could go better with a neat glass of smoky whiskey than a serving of piping-hot, salty fried chicken? Adelaide’s beloved craft beer and whiskey bar Nola understands our love for this perfect pairing, adopting the southern style of fried chicken served in New Orleans, from which they draw their inspiration.
Nola is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 4 pm onwards Tuesday – Thursday, and from midday across the weekend.
Wing It, 89 King William Street, Adelaide
Bringing the best qualities of the USA over to ‘Oz, sports bar Wing It is the best place in town to watch the NBA, NASCAR and footy while chowing down on delicious deep-fried goodies.
Home to Southern fried chicken with jalapeño aioli and an incredible variety of crispy chicken and cauliflower wings dripping in a sauce of your choice. The King William sports bar also hosts a wicked Wing It Wednesday deal, where the golden-coloured chicken and vegan wings are half price.
Wing It is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 5 pm onwards Wednesday & Thursday, and from midday ‘til late on Friday and the weekend.
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