Let be honest, who can resist that crispy, golden fried chicken? It’s oily, it’s crunchy, it’s suitable for all ages, and believe it or not, everyone loves it. Fried to perfection, flavorful and crunchy on the outside, juicy and tender on the inside. The OG is classic good, the new flavors like salted egg, cheese, tomyam or even matcha, are adventurous and fun. Today, we’re introducing you some of the best fried chicken in KL. Some are restaurants, some are unpretentious, some are neighborhood-friendly, so watch out your belly.
10 Best Fried Chicken in KL:
1. Table & Apron
A neighbourhood-friendly restaurant that looks nothing like a fried chicken joint. Indeed, Table & Apron is a restaurant cum bakery, but those who have visited couldn’t deny that they serve some of the best fried chicken in KL. That crispy, flavorful chicken skin made out of buckwheat flour and soda water crackles between your teeth. Sink into the meat and you find the juices flowing out into your mouth. It’s that GOOD, and they’re always packed. So make a reservation to avoid disappointment.
Address: 23, Jalan SS 20/11, Damansara Kim, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hour: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., 6 p.m.-10 p.m. (Closed on Mondays)
2. Chir Chir Fusion Chicken Factory
Despite its cute, quirky name, you know they’re serious when it comes to fried chicken. Chir Chir is a fusion restaurant, a combination of Korean and Western gourmet. Here, you can find some serious Korean fried chicken in KL with a twist. There’s no other place serving Korean fried chicken together with potatoes or spaghetti. Don’t get us wrong, they’re good. Choose your flavor like Honey Butter or Garlicky chicken, and pair it with a side. By the way, Chir Chir is pronounced as “Chi-Re Chi-Re.”
Address: Lot 1.108.00, Level 1, Pavilion Elite, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Daily)
3. Familia Fried Chicken
Malay-style roadside fried chicken always know what they’re doing, Familia Fried Chicken is no different. So what makes Familia so special? Apart from the crispy fried chicken and sinful cheese sauce, they have something special on their menu. Chicken Tower it is. Four tiers of devilish fried stuff. Starting from the base: Crispy fried chicken, fries, and nachos all drenched in mayo and cheese sauce. Finish off with the top which is more sauces, indulge my friends. This is seriously one of the most unique fried chicken in KL.
Address: Stadium Kampung @ Laman Selera Kg Baru 53800, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 6 p.m.-1 a.m. (Daily)
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4. Chicken King Chicken Rice 鹅唛四支鸡王鸡饭
Gombak and Setapak locals are no stranger to this famous chicken rice stall. You’d be thinking “Woii this is fried chicken article not some chicken rice shenanigans.” They serve fried chicken rice okay? Yes you heard that right. Evenly battered chicken thrown into the boiling oil, fried on-the-spot. You either eat it on its own, or pair with steam rice and a soup, thumbs up for this.
Address: 1, Jalan Prima Setapak 3, Off Jalan Genting Klang, Setapak, 53000 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Closed on Mondays)
5. Ne Ne Chicken @ Starling Mall
While there are quite a number of options when it comes to Korean fried chicken in KL, many would still revisit Ne Ne chicken. Their well-marinated and battered fried chicken is a win, especially their Freaky hot wings, highly rated. Portion wise, just right given the price point. Owh did you know you can get these babies in Genting Highland as well? Nothing beats piping hot fried chicken on a cold weather.
Address: Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Operating Hour: 10 am.-10 p.m. (Daily)
6. Broasted Chicken King
A better alternative to the famous “Granpa” fried chicken joint claimed by many, Broasted Chicken King serves some really good fried chicken in KL. Unlike Korean fried chicken or whatever, they serve Arabian broast style fried chicken. Cook upon order, it might take some time but guaranteed fresh. Their chicken is served with a generous portion of fries and garlic sauce, and we’re drooling just by thinking of that combination.
Address: Kementah, 54100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 12 p.m.-1 a.m. , (Fri) 2:15 p.m.-1 a.m.
7. Korean Chicken House
Set in Solaris Mont Kiara where parking is always a problem, yet this didn’t stop the crowd from flocking Chicken House. So what’s so special about this Korean fried chicken in KL? Their famous soy and garlic fried chicken of course. Lightly coated, you can taste the seasonings and at the same time the flavors of chicken as well. it’s not overpowering, yet enough to intrigue you to dive in more.
Address: 15, Jalan Solaris 4, Solaris Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hour: 12 p.m.-12 a.m. (Closed on Mondays)
8. Sei Ngan Zhai Fried Chicken @ Pudu
You might not know the place from the name until we mention it’s on Wai Sek Kai. Yes it’s the famous fried chicken along the street with tonnes of Chinese street food. Queue always forms during peak hours. You can smell the fragrant of fried chicken from miles away. Crisp, juicy and tender fried chicken with a hint of pepper, the skin is evenly seasoned. Besides the typical chicken parts like drumstick and wing, they too offer fried chicken feet and bishop’s nose.
Address: Pudu Wai Sek Kai, Jalan Sayur, Off Jalan Pudu, 55100, City Center, Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 4:30 p.m.-12 a.m.
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9. Restoran ZK
A mamak restaurant famous for its fish head curry, Restoran ZK is a hidden gem for fried chicken in KL. Regulars will know, but if you’re a first timer, their honey fried chicken is another highlight of the restaurant. Lightly brushed with honey on the crispy, juicy skin. The taste isn’t too sweet, but blends well with the juice of the tender meat.
Address: 76, Jalan Kampung Attap, 50460, City Center, Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Daily)
10. Choo Choo Chicken
We promise this is the last Korean fried chicken (last one d of course la) we’re going to recommend. Before that, how cute is the name? This spot for fried chicken in KL offers not one, not two, but 6 different flavors! Crispy, sweet, garlic, soy, honey soy and spicy, pick one or come with a bunch and mix and match. Fried chicken tastes better shared, especially when there’s company.
Address: 22, Jalan Genting Kelang, Taman Danau Kota, 53300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hour: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Daily)
Who’s Up for Some Fried Chicken Now?
We sure you do, so jio your buddies now and grab some fried chicken. On a side note, remember to use your hands when eating fried chicken, they taste a lot better. Fork and spoon is a disgrace hooman.