Boom Boom Chicken - Dude Grade: A
553 Main St
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Phone: (201) 592-9700
I was craving some fried chicken, so I hit up Porthos and he recommended the outstanding Boom Boom Chicken. There's been a wave of Korean Fried Chicken and Boom Boom (snickering aside) is far and away the best. Highly Recommended.
For those of you who haven't enjoyed Korean Fried Chicken, it's basically very crispy chicken (without the thick crunchy bits like the classic American version) glazed in some style of sauce - think hot wings, but less liquid. At Boom Boom, they have a soy/garlic glaze that's a little sweet and a spicy fried chicken that's not super spicy - both are delicious and very addicting. My first bite into the chicken and a complete WTF moment overtook my senses. It's insanely juicy, perfectly crispy, and surprisingly has good chicken flavor. By far the best fried chicken I've ever had and I 100% want to go back for more.
--- What the F - in a bad way | (no stars - poor to average) | * Good | ** Great | *** What the F – in a good way
Overall Restaurant Experience
- Food (A) – The best fried chicken ever - so crispy and sooo juicy. 'Nuff said.
- Service (N/A) – Typical fried chicken joint where you pay at the counter and you get the food from the counter when it's ready. Make sure you call ahead since it takes 20 minutes from when you first order.
- Atmosphere (N/A) – 3 high tables in this joint with about 2-3 chairs per table, so plan on eating in the car if you go during the lunch rush hour.
- Price (B) - $12 for 6 drumsticks (small order), a can of coca-cola, and pickled radish. Seemed pretty pricey for fried chicken, but after your first bite, you realize it's totally worth it.
Don't let the wait deter you since this place friggin' rawks - tops in my book. It was so good I finished all 6 drummies in one sitting.