It would seem logical to conclude that chicken, or more specifically, fried chicken, is one of the best forms of comfort food around. Practically every culture has their own version of it—from the Koreans, the Americans and even Singaporeans.
Unless for health reasons (or dietary restrictions), it’s practically impossible to find anyone who dislikes fried chicken. The golden crust, the sheer succulence enclosed within its crusty exterior and the sensation you get the second your teeth sink into and through the crunchy layer to expose all that piping-hot chicken deliciousness—is frankly all it takes to transport us to gastronomic heaven.
The very thought of fried chicken on an empty stomach, or even on a cold, rainy day is enough to arouse our appetites, but enough of that, here are 22 best places to get fried chicken in Singapore.
Singapore’s answer to fast-food-style Korean fried chicken and quite possibly the reason why and how the trend started in the first place, 4Fingers is a popular chain where all you can live out all your fried chicken fantasies.
Crispy, sweet and downright addictive, their soy-garlic chicken is one fried chicken item that will have you licking bone to fingers to savour every morsel of flavour.
2 Orchard Turn, #B4-06A,
ION Orchard Mall
Tel: +65 6509 8641
Sun to Thu: 11am – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard
BAN LEONG WAH HOE SEAFOOD
Ban Leong Wah Hoe Seafood is packed with hungry diners daily despite the lack of visibility from the main streets. Its slight inaccessibility is clearly not a deterrent as foodies would travel all the way to Casuarina to satisfy their fresh seafood cravings.
Besides their famous chilli crabs and black pepper crabs, the place is also renowned for their mouthwatering har cheong gai or prawn paste chicken; crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, this is one dish that you’ll see at almost every table.
122/124 Casuarina Road
Tel: +65 6455 2824
Mon to Thu: 11am – 2.30pm, 5pm – 11pm
Fri to Sun: 11am – 2.30pm, 5pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Yio Chu Kang
Run by a team of experienced chefs from a multitude of culinary backgrounds, Edwin & Cooks is a Western-focused restaurant in Upper Thomson that delights with their innovative renditions of restaurant classics.
The Chicken Burger is something of a treat that even the most discerning of palates can agree with. Sandwiched between a toasted charcoal bun is a crispy chicken thigh that is given a healthy dose of their finger-licking homemade buffalo wing sauce and cheddar cheese sauce.
11 Sin Ming Road, #01-13
Thomson V Two
(Closed on Mondays)
Tue to Thu & Sun: 12pm – 10.30pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 11.30pm
Nearest Station: Marymount
Fish & Chicks is a no-frills eatery that specialises in a range of delectable deep-fried goodies—most of which are subsequently drenched in their signature salted egg sauce. This humble stall debuted in the heartlands of Ang Mo Kio and eventually found its way among the big boys in town.
While they are known for their fish and seafood, their fried chicken is pretty awesome too. The Chicken Cutlet is great, but we highly recommend opting for the Spring Chicken Half for a better variety of textural components.
8 Grange Road
Cathay Cineleisure Orchard
Basement 1 (Koufu)
Tel: +65 9828 3490
Daily: 11am – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Somerset
At Grub, diners will be able to feast on hearty wholesome food in a casual, family-friendly setting while being surrounded by the gorgeous greeneries of the park. They have a wide range of burgers but the one that you absolutely must try is their Har Cheong Gai Burger.
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Bishan Park 1
Blk 510, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
Tel: +65 6459 5743
Mon to Fri: 11am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Bishan / Ang Mo Kio
A new travel-lifestyle concept cafe and the first of its kind in Singapore, HyfeCafe over at Tampines 1 is set to tantalise taste buds as well as to make planning your travel itinerary a lot more hassle-free.
Their Wings Of The East (S$6.90) absolutely stole our hearts. They were so flavourful that we could not find it within ourselves to just stop at one. Choose from 3 different Asian-inspired sauces such as teriyaki soy, salted egg yolk sauce and curry honey.
10 Tampines Central 1
#03-25 Tampines 1
Tel: +65 6572 5522
Daily: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Tampines
One of the reasons why Ikea is a hot dining spot among families is probably its stellar chicken wings which also happens to be their bestseller.
Tasty, crispy and oozing with juicy chicken goodness upon each bite, there is no surprise as to why nearly every table makes it a point to order up a portion or three of these bad boys.
317 Alexandra Road,
Sun to Thu: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Queensway
For quality fried chicken that is neither too oily nor difficult to knock back after 2 or 3, the ones at Kko Kko Na Ra are solid to boot. Fan favourites include their Honey Shiok Fried Chicken as well as Sweet and Spicy Fried Chicken.
The restaurant opens until late at night so you really have to drop by for some sinful fried chicken wings and soju when the hunger pangs strike after midnight!
68 Tanjong Pagar Road,
Mon to Sat: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 3am
Sun: 6pm – 1am
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar
NO. 5 EMERALD HILL
Better known as a hotspot for post-work shenanigans, many would be surprised to know that No. 5 Emerald Hill serves up a lot more than just a wide array of martinis and other booze-filled creations.
Their Fried Prawn Paste Chicken Wings are absolutely to-die-for and the sheer savoury notes coming off the chicken coupled with its extremely crispy skin warrants a round or two of ice-cold beer.
5 Emerald Hill Road
Tel: +65 6732 0818
Mon to Thu: 12pm – 2am
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 3am
Sun: 5pm – 2am
Nearest Station: Somerset
The Steven Chicken (8 pieces – S$12, 12 pieces – S$18, 16 pieces – S$24) blew our minds; it is no surprise this signature has been keeping regulars back for more for many decades.
Marinated in a sweet sauce (in-house secret!) and deep-fried to perfection; this bestselling dish ain’t no ordinary chicken wings. We dare say it’s even better than Korean fried chicken! Take a closer look and you will notice that the flesh has been scraped from one wing end to the other for easy consumption.
1 Bah Soon Pah Road
Tel: +65 6756 0311
Daily: 11am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Khatib
The Original Thai Boat Noodle at Changi City Point is a relatively new restaurant everyone needs to know about. Although famed for their lip-smacking Thai Boat Noodles, we must admit that their Tasty Chicken Wings are pretty darn tasty as well.
Served piping hot, the wings are crispy and decadent and while they are definitely not the best around, it is still worthwhile to stop by if you are near the area.
5 Changi Business Park Central 1,
Changi City Point #B1-34A
Daily: 11.30am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Expo
The deep-fried har cheong gai was bursting with robust and fragrant flavours such that every bite into the crispy wings was a delight. Upon biting into the chicken wing, the crackling skin broke apart to reveal succulent and tender meat. Dipping it into the chili at the side gave the dish another dimension of flavours. As sinful it may be, the wings were worth every calorie.
96 Somerset Road, #01-01, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard
Sundays to Thursdays: 8am – 11pm
Fridays and Saturdays: 8am – 12am
Tel: 6238 8348
Nearest Station: Somerset
OVEN & FRIED CHICKEN
Whether you crave chicken that’s baked, fried or smothered in ice cream (yes, we’re serious), Oven & Fried Chicken over at Tanjong Katong Road has it all covered. Expect to tuck into a splendid array of crispy-beyond-belief Korean-style fried chicken, tender baked chicken as well as a fine selection of Korean traditional side dishes.
Their fried chicken is seriously out of bounds. Crispy, succulent and not oily at all, don’t judge but we could easily knock back a full plate of 10—each.
230 Tanjong Katong Road
Tel: +65 6247 9242
Sun to Wed: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 12am
Thu to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 1am
Nearest Station: Paya Lebar
Famous for their plethora of fusion-style pizzas, pasta, bibimbap towers and wildly-popular Korean fried chicken, Pizza Maru in Yishun is one spot that we highly recommend to get your fix of comforting Korean grub.
Available in 3 delicious flavours, our favourite has got to be the Honey Butter Coat wings. Offering the perfect balance of sweet and savoury, the generous dusting of sweet, buttery powder truly takes it to another level.
930 Yishun Avenue 2
1 Northpoint Drive #B1-192/193,
Northpoint City (South Wing)
Tel: +65 6254 4307
Daily: 11.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Yishun
PUNGGOL NASI LEMAK
For those of you craving nasi lemak with excellent fried chicken in the dead of night, Punggol Nasi Lemak is your best bet. Serving up a more Chinese-influenced version of the iconic rice dish, what you can expect is a full range of ingredients to pile onto your plate.
Both the drumstick and the wing are available here with the former boasting more meat and a thicker coating of their tasty fried batter.
965 Upper Serangoon Road,
Tel: +65 6281 0020
(Closed on Thursdays)
Mon to Sun: 5.30pm – 3am
Nearest Station: Kovan
Trust us when we say that Royale’s version of Singaporeans’ favourite Har Cheong Gai is insanely addictive. The crispy and succulent prawn paste chicken is richly marinated in shrimp paste and just the aroma of this dish alone is enough to whet your appetite.
Royale has executed this dish so brilliantly such that die-hard fans of prawn paste chicken will definitely be pleased. Do note that Royale’s Har Cheong Gai is only available as part of its Rasa Sayang BBQ Buffet from now until 26 August 2018.
From 01 June to 26 August 2018, indulge in a huge array of local goodies which features an extravagant lineup of over 30 local and Asian delights. You may quote ‘ladyironchef’ to enjoy 30% off the buffet upon making reservations from Sundays to Thursdays, and 20% off on Fridays and Saturdays. The discounts are not applicable on Father’s Day, Eve and Public Holidays.
Level 3, Mercure Singapore Bugis
122 Middle Road
Tel: +65 6521 6030 / or email [email protected]
Buffet Dinner: 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Bugis
Presenting a choice of more than 30 items—featuring rice, noodles, dim sum, and more, Ruyi is a 24-hour, quick service dining concept in Resorts World Sentosa that satisfy your hunger pangs with hearty comfort food.
If you’re looking for a teatime snack or light supper, try the humble selection of Chinese snacks Ruyi has to offer. Their Crispy Chicken Wing is delicious and a definite must-have to go along with your bowl of beef noodles.
26 Sentosa Gateway, #B1-222/223,
Resorts World Sentosa,
Nearest Station: Harbourfront
SE7ENTH AT OAKWOOD PREMIER OUE SINGAPORE
Guaranteed to delight your palate and take you on a euphoric journey, Se7enth over at Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore is one restaurant that epitomises the phrase ‘seventh heaven’.
They whip up mean chicken wings that had us yearning for more. Yes, we’re talking about their Truffle Maple Chicken Wings.
6 Shenton Way OUE Downtown 1, Level 7,
Tel: +65 6812 6050
Daily: 6.30am – 10.30am, 12pm – 2pm, 6pm – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar
With a menu filled with modern interpretations or traditional local favourites, Sinpopo Brand is an extremely charming retro café that sits amongst the many shophouses in Joo Chiat.
With all its many quirky renditions of classic sweet and savoury treats and drinks, perhaps the one item that warrants a return visit—only because we fell in love with how incredibly tasty and crispy it was—is the Har Cheong Gai Wings.
458 Joo Chiat Rd Singapore 427671
Tel: +65 6345 5034
(Closed on Tuesdays)
Sun to Thu: 12pm – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Dakota
Decked out in Melbourne cafe-style decor, this unassuming and seeming pretentious eatery in Ann Siang Hill serves up excellent nasi lemak. The food here is by no means affordable, especially since a plate goes at S$12.80, but what you do get, however, is a slightly healthier version of the iconic dish.
The Coconut Club’s MSG-free Nasi Lemak entails a generous portion of fragrant coconut rice, cucumber slices, peanuts, dried anchovies, a fried egg, sambal sauce and the most important item of all—succulent chicken leg.
6 Ann Siang Hill
Tel: +65 6635 2999
Mon to Sat: 11am– 3pm, 6pm – 9.30pm
Sun: 11am – 3pm
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer
We are such big fans of TungLok Group’s arsenal of restaurants and one of the places we frequent most is TungLok Teahouse for their delectable, handcrafted dim sum. But steamed delights aside, what you really should go for is their Boxer Chicken—believe us, it’s worth every darn calorie.
10 Sinaran Drive
#01-73 Square 2
Tel: +65 6893 1123
Daily: 11am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Novena
Aside from their highly acclaimed chicken galbi, Yoogane in Singapore also features a myriad of stellar dishes such as Army Stew, Dosirak, and Korean-style fried chicken that features three lip-smacking flavours.
Yoogane’s chicken wings are marinated for a minimum of 12 hours to ensure that the flavour penetrates deep into the meat and is then coated with a light homemade batter. An alternative to consider should you wish to elevate your fried chicken experience is to opt for the Fried Chicken Cheese Pool that sees your chicken wings served atop a pool of warm, melty cheese.
4 Tampines Central 5,
Tel: +65 6544 1098
Daily: 11.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Tampines
I’ve recently tried a new Korean cafe & restaurant hidden somewhere at Yio Chu Kang road, beside ST Engineering near my work place. I believe a lot of people who have eaten their fried chicken would agree that theirs is a very unique taste, something you can’t get in Singapore…somehow made me kept going back there for it as well as their other dishes. Nevertheless I can daringly say that they are the only “Kpop” as in really Kpop cafe in Singapore. They call themselves NAYANA Kpop Cafe & Restaurant…not sure what it meant.
Ikea? You should go to CHOMP CHOMP and try ‘All Bout Chicken (ABC)’!
Best fried chicken ever!