Eating here was just out of luck, chance, random act of randomness. I always seen this place on Vermont in Koreatown, but we needed to eat dinner in Irvine. I saw BBQ Chicken and thought I’d give it a try. I went inside, and it looked promising.
The name BBQ Chicken is a bit misleading. They don’t specialize in BBQ at all. They are more of a specialized fried chicken restaurant. Amazingly, Koreans do fried chicken well. BBQ Chicken’s fried chicken was really delicious. Not dry, not too greasy — it was just good good food.
We ordered the half and half, one regular and one spicy. The chicken here is delicious — plain and simple. The sides as salad and rice were perfect for this. The pickled daikons were perfect. It helped cut the rich fattiness of the fried chicken. Add that with some rice and side salad, it was a great meal.
Warning: If you love spicy food, I would reconsider the spicy chicken. Honestly, the spicy sauce they put on the chicken was uncomfortably spicy. It was good, nice and crispy, but this stuff was mouth torturing. Even for the advanced spicy food eaters, this would be a challenge. Hey, if you love spicy food, order it. Just remember that I warned you.
After the spicy meat sweats, I looked back on the meal. For a good price, I had a really tasty meal. Decent fried chicken and experienced some of the spiciest food ever. If you happen to be at Diamond Jamboree Shopping Center or Koreatown in Los Angeles, check out BBQ Chicken. You will regret eating it, and regret not eating it.