Seoul Fried Chicken is another one of those places that seems to be loved by everyone in town. Not going to lie, first trip at SFC, I wasn’t very impressed. We decided to give it another shot for dinner Monday evening. It’s located in the same plaza as Dream Tea and owned by the same people that run Lee House Korean BBQ.
Note: summer hours (May 23 to September 30) change to 12:00pm to 12:00am.
The inside is compact but there are a couple tables scattered around if you decide to eat in. It was probably split 50/50 with people eating in vs. take out. I’m still surprised how busy this place was. Constant stream of people coming in and out.
The menu is pretty straightforward. 7 flavours of KFC to choose from. Everyone seems to get the 5 piece chicken set ($11.00). Don’t make the mistake of ordering the 5 piece chicken + beer ($12.50) combo like I did the first time. You don’t get any of the sides. Literally just the chicken and a beer. Ripoff.
They even have a loyalty card. You have to spend over $15.00 to get one stamp? Pass.
The chicken itself was nicely breaded, for the most part tender but the sauce was barely spicy. A bit too much sweetness for us.
I preferred the garlic soy over the SFC BBQ sauce. Would have liked it to be more garlicky. Again, sauce leans to the sweet side of things.
If you’re going to SFC, the 5 piece chicken set is the way to go. I still feel the same way as I did on my original visit. Decent but nothing special.
Seoul Fried Chicken
7904B – 104 Street