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Rapidly Expanding Singapore Fried Chicken Chain Opens First U.S. Location in West LA

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4Fingers brings Korean-style fried chicken to Sawtelle

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Singapore fried chicken chain 4Fingers Crispy Chicken opens first U.S. location in West LA.
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Cathy Chaplin is a senior editor at Eater LA, a James Beard Award–nominated journalist, and the author of Food Lovers’ Guide to Los Angeles.

Singaporean purveyor of Korean-style fried chicken 4Fingers Crispy Chicken opened its first U.S. outlet on August 22 on Sawtelle Boulevard in West Los Angeles. The quick service restaurant goes head-to-head with standard bearers Kyochon and Bonchon for its share of the local Korean fried chicken market.

“Sawtelle is home to a vibrant community much akin to the melting pot we call home,” says Arun Ratnaa, head of marketing for 4Fingers Crispy Chicken. “It’s a culturally rich enclave that is bustling with charm that makes it uniquely LA.”

Founded by four friends who experienced Korean-style fried chicken for the first time while vacationing in New York City, 4Fingers Crispy Chicken serves its signature wings in two flavors: hot and soy garlic. Also on the menu are burgers, sandwiches, and salads. Side items include steamed white rice, french fries, and a house-fermented kimchi coleslaw. All dishes are made using hormone-free chicken.

“We are always looking at ways of adapting our menu to suit local taste buds,” says Ratnaa. “For our LA restaurant, we had added a vegan burger option [and] will also be releasing limited time offers.”

The 10-year-old chain boasts 35 locations internationally, with stores in Malaysia, Australia, Indonesia, and Thailand. Look for additional outlets in LA, as well as in Orange County and Texas, as 4Fingers Crispy Chicken further expands stateside.

The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays to Wednesdays and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays.

4Fingers Crispy Chicken. 2206 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064.