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19 Spots in Los Angeles for Crispy, Perfect Chicken Wings

Perfect for at-home snacking while watching sports

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Los Angeles is a haven for fried chicken of all sorts, from wildly spicy tenders served at the car wash to fried chicken sandwiches cooked up by star chefs — and that’s to say nothing of LA’s fantastic grocery store fried chicken. That certainly extends to the city’s love of chicken wings, from the crackly, double-fried Korean version to the heat-infused, fire-breathing concoctions put out by places like dive bar Ye Rustic in Los Feliz. Here are some of LA’s best wings for a big, messy night in while perhaps watching some sports on television.

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1. Bird Box

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12460 Oxnard St
North Hollywood, CA 91606
(818) 446-6881
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It’s hard to imagine a company more committed to the chicken wing than Bird Box in North Hollywood. The restaurant offers nearly two dozen kinds of sauces and dips for its wings alone, plus bone-in and boneless wings at any scale needed. Want 100 jumbo wings for yourself? Just call them up.

2. Hot Wings Cafe

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4609 Van Nuys Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 784-9464
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Angelenos love Hot Wings Cafe. The restaurant group has been going strong for decades, expanding into different neighborhoods and showing no signs of slowing down any time soon. Expect lots of sauce, differing heat levels, and lots of availability no matter where in the city one resides.

A plate of bright orange hot wings shown from above.
Hot Wings Cafe

3. Anajak Thai Cuisine

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14704 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 501-4201
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Anajak’s wings make for a stellar starter to any meal at this Valley Thai staple, where the sticky tamarind-flavored options are just the right amount of spicy and savory — making them very hard to put down.

4. Ye Rustic Inn

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1831 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 662-5757
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For those who like a little pain with their pleasure, order Ye Rustic Inn’s signature and extremely spicy Buffalo wings. An extra pitcher of beer is highly recommended.

5. Tam's Noodle House

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120 N San Gabriel Blvd #J
San Gabriel, CA 91775
(626) 782-7666
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The fried wings with salted egg yolk are a dream beginning to any meal at Tam’s Noodle House, the staple San Gabriel option.

Crispy wings on a bed of greens at a Chinese restaurant.
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6. Bonchon Chicken

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710 W Las Tunas Dr Ste 3
San Gabriel, CA 91776

Bonchon Chicken is spreading the gospel of Korean fried chicken from coast to coast. It’s amazing how every wing and drumette stays shatteringly crispy even while coated in a sticky sauce.

A top-down image of chicken wings and fixings.
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7. Cosa Buona

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2100 W Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 908-5211
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The chicken wings at Cosa Buona are reminiscent of everyone’s favorite delivery wings. Every order comes doused in chef Zach Pollack’s take on Buffalo sauce with an irresistible side of gorgonzola dip. 

8. Woon

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2920 W Temple St
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 674-7434
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Mama Fong’s five-spice-and-garlic marinade wings are back at Woon, the Temple Street do-it-all restaurant known for its satisfying noodles and eclectic flair.

9. KyoChon Chicken

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3833 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 739-9292
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The godfather of Korean fried chicken, KyoChon’s ultra-crispy and extra-spicy wares never fail to delight. If things get too hot, cool off with the pickled daikon cubes served on the side.

10. Dino's Famous Chicken

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2575 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(213) 380-3554
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LA institution Dino’s on Pico has added wings in recent months, adding to the family-run restaurant’s plan to modernize while still keeping the look and feel of the place intact. For familiar flavors in a new chicken-y package, give the new wings at this long-standing spot a try.

A trio of buckets of wings in various spice levels and colors.
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11. Comfort LA

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1110 E 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 537-0844
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Stop into Comfort LA for chef Jeremy McBryde’s soul food classics any time of day. Particularly noteworthy are the fried chicken wings. Order mac and cheese, rice and beans, and collard greens to round out any meal.

12. Two Wings Chicken

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777 S Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(323) 819-8952
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John Clark has a culinary pedigree a mile long — including Jon & Vinny’s and his own growing brand — and now fans can find him cooking up some of LA’s best wings weekly at Smorgasburg in Downtown LA.

An overhead shot of a black Styrofoam container with wings and sauce inside.
Two Wings Chicken.
Wonho Frank Lee

13. Hotville Chicken

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4070 Marlton Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90008
(323) 792-4835
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Hotville Chicken is run by true Nashville-style spicy royalty Kim Prince. Her standalone South LA restaurant in the Crenshaw neighborhood turns out some of LA’s best spicy bird, available en masse for weekend eating.

An owner hands over a bag of hot chicken as a staff member looks on.
Hotville Chicken
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14. Alondra's Hot Wings, Pizza, Pasta

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8746 Washington Blvd
Pico Rivera, CA 90660
(562) 949-1901
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This growing Southern California chain of pizza, pasta, and wings restaurants already has half-a-dozen outlets spread across Whittier, Pico Rivera, and beyond. Score wings by the dozens, with some 20-odd flavors to choose from, or opt for a six-pack of wings and a side of fries for solo snacking.

A hand dunks a fiery wing into creamy white sauce.
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15. Charcoal Venice

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425 Washington Blvd
Venice, CA 90292
(310) 751-6794
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For a different option, try the grilled wings from Venice’s tony Charcoal, where Josiah Citrin’s crew turns the flavor up to 11 thanks to plenty of smoke and lots of vinegar and chiles.

16. Wings & Pot

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2108 W Manchester Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90047
(323) 920-7575

When it comes to comfort food, Wings & Pot have all bases covered. In addition to potatoes loaded a plethora of indulgent ways, there are wings that come in half a dozen different sauces like lemon pepper and spicy garlic.

17. Wing Ferno

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in Ralphs' Shopping Center, 2221 W Redondo Beach Blvd
Gardena, CA 90247
(310) 817-4456
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With more than a dozen different sauce and flavor options to choose from, it’s easy to see why Wing Ferno in Gardena does so well with its local crowd. Add in a second location in Orange County, and the future looks bright for one of LA’s best wing shops.

18. Qchon Chicken

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2515 Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 320-5935

Torrance’s Qchon chicken keeps lunch-through-dinner hours, serving mild to seriously spicy wings by the half-dozen and beyond. Need to feed the whole crew? a 50-pack is available as well.

19. SoCal Wings

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1800 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90806
(562) 743-0006
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With three dozen different wet options and another ten or so dry-rub choices for its wings, it’s safe to say that SoCal Wings is serious about its bird. Family meal packs are available with sides as well, including waffle fries, salads, and fritters.

An overhead shot of several glistening hot wings with peppers and fries on the side, plus sauce.
SoCal Wings.
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1. Bird Box

12460 Oxnard St, North Hollywood, CA 91606

It’s hard to imagine a company more committed to the chicken wing than Bird Box in North Hollywood. The restaurant offers nearly two dozen kinds of sauces and dips for its wings alone, plus bone-in and boneless wings at any scale needed. Want 100 jumbo wings for yourself? Just call them up.

12460 Oxnard St
North Hollywood, CA 91606

2. Hot Wings Cafe

4609 Van Nuys Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
A plate of bright orange hot wings shown from above.
Hot Wings Cafe

Angelenos love Hot Wings Cafe. The restaurant group has been going strong for decades, expanding into different neighborhoods and showing no signs of slowing down any time soon. Expect lots of sauce, differing heat levels, and lots of availability no matter where in the city one resides.

4609 Van Nuys Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

3. Anajak Thai Cuisine

14704 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Anajak’s wings make for a stellar starter to any meal at this Valley Thai staple, where the sticky tamarind-flavored options are just the right amount of spicy and savory — making them very hard to put down.

14704 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

4. Ye Rustic Inn

1831 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

For those who like a little pain with their pleasure, order Ye Rustic Inn’s signature and extremely spicy Buffalo wings. An extra pitcher of beer is highly recommended.

1831 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

5. Tam's Noodle House

120 N San Gabriel Blvd #J, San Gabriel, CA 91775
Crispy wings on a bed of greens at a Chinese restaurant.
Wings from Tam’s Noodle House
Cathy Chaplin

The fried wings with salted egg yolk are a dream beginning to any meal at Tam’s Noodle House, the staple San Gabriel option.

120 N San Gabriel Blvd #J
San Gabriel, CA 91775

6. Bonchon Chicken

710 W Las Tunas Dr Ste 3, San Gabriel, CA 91776
A top-down image of chicken wings and fixings.
Bonchon Chicken
[Official Photo]

Bonchon Chicken is spreading the gospel of Korean fried chicken from coast to coast. It’s amazing how every wing and drumette stays shatteringly crispy even while coated in a sticky sauce.

710 W Las Tunas Dr Ste 3
San Gabriel, CA 91776

7. Cosa Buona

2100 W Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

The chicken wings at Cosa Buona are reminiscent of everyone’s favorite delivery wings. Every order comes doused in chef Zach Pollack’s take on Buffalo sauce with an irresistible side of gorgonzola dip. 

2100 W Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

8. Woon

2920 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Mama Fong’s five-spice-and-garlic marinade wings are back at Woon, the Temple Street do-it-all restaurant known for its satisfying noodles and eclectic flair.

2920 W Temple St
Los Angeles, CA 90026

9. KyoChon Chicken

3833 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020

The godfather of Korean fried chicken, KyoChon’s ultra-crispy and extra-spicy wares never fail to delight. If things get too hot, cool off with the pickled daikon cubes served on the side.

3833 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90020

10. Dino's Famous Chicken

2575 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006
A trio of buckets of wings in various spice levels and colors.
Dino’s wings.
Farley Elliott

LA institution Dino’s on Pico has added wings in recent months, adding to the family-run restaurant’s plan to modernize while still keeping the look and feel of the place intact. For familiar flavors in a new chicken-y package, give the new wings at this long-standing spot a try.

2575 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90006

11. Comfort LA

1110 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Stop into Comfort LA for chef Jeremy McBryde’s soul food classics any time of day. Particularly noteworthy are the fried chicken wings. Order mac and cheese, rice and beans, and collard greens to round out any meal.

1110 E 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

12. Two Wings Chicken

777 S Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
An overhead shot of a black Styrofoam container with wings and sauce inside.
Two Wings Chicken.
Wonho Frank Lee

John Clark has a culinary pedigree a mile long — including Jon & Vinny’s and his own growing brand — and now fans can find him cooking up some of LA’s best wings weekly at Smorgasburg in Downtown LA.

777 S Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

13. Hotville Chicken

4070 Marlton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90008
An owner hands over a bag of hot chicken as a staff member looks on.
Hotville Chicken
Matthew Kang

Hotville Chicken is run by true Nashville-style spicy royalty Kim Prince. Her standalone South LA restaurant in the Crenshaw neighborhood turns out some of LA’s best spicy bird, available en masse for weekend eating.

4070 Marlton Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90008

14. Alondra's Hot Wings, Pizza, Pasta

8746 Washington Blvd, Pico Rivera, CA 90660
A hand dunks a fiery wing into creamy white sauce.
Alondra’s Wings
Alondra’s

This growing Southern California chain of pizza, pasta, and wings restaurants already has half-a-dozen outlets spread across Whittier, Pico Rivera, and beyond. Score wings by the dozens, with some 20-odd flavors to choose from, or opt for a six-pack of wings and a side of fries for solo snacking.

8746 Washington Blvd
Pico Rivera, CA 90660

15. Charcoal Venice

425 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90292

For a different option, try the grilled wings from Venice’s tony Charcoal, where Josiah Citrin’s crew turns the flavor up to 11 thanks to plenty of smoke and lots of vinegar and chiles.

425 Washington Blvd
Venice, CA 90292

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16. Wings & Pot

2108 W Manchester Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90047

When it comes to comfort food, Wings & Pot have all bases covered. In addition to potatoes loaded a plethora of indulgent ways, there are wings that come in half a dozen different sauces like lemon pepper and spicy garlic.

2108 W Manchester Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90047

17. Wing Ferno

in Ralphs' Shopping Center, 2221 W Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena, CA 90247

With more than a dozen different sauce and flavor options to choose from, it’s easy to see why Wing Ferno in Gardena does so well with its local crowd. Add in a second location in Orange County, and the future looks bright for one of LA’s best wing shops.

in Ralphs' Shopping Center, 2221 W Redondo Beach Blvd
Gardena, CA 90247

18. Qchon Chicken

2515 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503

Torrance’s Qchon chicken keeps lunch-through-dinner hours, serving mild to seriously spicy wings by the half-dozen and beyond. Need to feed the whole crew? a 50-pack is available as well.

2515 Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA 90503

19. SoCal Wings

1800 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90806
An overhead shot of several glistening hot wings with peppers and fries on the side, plus sauce.
SoCal Wings.
SoCal Wings

With three dozen different wet options and another ten or so dry-rub choices for its wings, it’s safe to say that SoCal Wings is serious about its bird. Family meal packs are available with sides as well, including waffle fries, salads, and fritters.

1800 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90806

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