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Two Wings Chicken.
Wonho Frank Lee

18 Spots in Los Angeles for Crispy, Perfect Chicken Wings

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Two Wings Chicken.
| Wonho Frank Lee

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.

Removed: Beers n Wings, Donahoo’s Golden Chicken, Emporium Thai, Bomb Chicken

Added: Two Wings Chicken, Dino’s, Mom’s Touch, Wing Ferno Gardena

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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. Pedalers Fork

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23504 Calabasas Rd
Calabasas, CA 91302
(818) 225-8231
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Calabasas staple Pedaler’s Fork has return to its usual routine, cooking a variety of smoked meats from an offset smoker on weekends. That includes pit-smoked maple wings with just a touch of chili heat.

3. 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

4. Bone Kettle

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67 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 795-5702
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For chicken wings with Southeast Asian flare, look no further than Bone Kettle. The citrus-brined wings are made using free-range chickens and served with a charred lime on the side.

5. 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 Buffalo wings spiced at ‘suicide’ level. An extra pitcher of beer is highly recommended.

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.
Bonchon Chicken
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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. 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.

9. 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 longstanding spot a try.

A trio of buckets of wings in various spice levels and colors.
Dino’s wings.
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10. Brooklyn Ave Pizza Co.

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2706 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 968-1106
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For something more off the beaten path, consider the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos-crusted wings from Brooklyn Ave. Pizza Company in Boyle Heights. Yes, there’s a nacho cheese drizzle on top — and maybe all wings should come with nacho cheese from now on.

A basket of flamin’ hot crusted cheetos wings with nacho drizzle.
Flamin’ Hot Cheetos wings
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11. Furaibo

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2068 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 444-1432
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Japanese tebasaki-style wings are the thing to get at this izakaya on Sawtelle. A cold Kirin Ichiban pairs beautifully with the chicken’s sesame-soy glaze.

12. Go Go Bird

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629 S Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Chef Brandon Kida’s Go Go Bird is one of the best things to come out of this ongoing pandemic. The pop-up restaurant is doing some of the crispiest, most delicious fried bird (including whole birds and wings) anywhere right now, and Kida is not afraid to bring the heat.

A yellow plate holds fried chicken wings and lots of spicy peppers.
Wings from Go Go Bird.
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13. Comfort LA

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1110 E 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 425-0037
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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.

14. Two Wings Chicken

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777 S Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(718) 928-6603
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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.

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Two Wings Chicken.
Wonho Frank Lee

15. 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 in 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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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, are wings that come in half a dozen different sauces like lemon pepper and spicy garlic.

17. Mom’s Touch

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1400 W Redondo Beach Blvd Unit 120
Gardena, CA 90247
(310) 400-7305
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Korean style fried wings don’t get much better (or much more popular) than at Mom’s Touch, the Gardena newcomer known as one of Korea’s most popular franchises. Stop in for extra-crispy chicken in a variety of flavors.

18. 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.

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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. Pedalers Fork

23504 Calabasas Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302

Calabasas staple Pedaler’s Fork has return to its usual routine, cooking a variety of smoked meats from an offset smoker on weekends. That includes pit-smoked maple wings with just a touch of chili heat.

23504 Calabasas Rd
Calabasas, CA 91302

3. 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

4. Bone Kettle

67 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103

For chicken wings with Southeast Asian flare, look no further than Bone Kettle. The citrus-brined wings are made using free-range chickens and served with a charred lime on the side.

67 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103

5. 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 Buffalo wings spiced at ‘suicide’ level. An extra pitcher of beer is highly recommended.

1831 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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. 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

9. 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 longstanding spot a try.

2575 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90006

10. Brooklyn Ave Pizza Co.

2706 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033
A basket of flamin’ hot crusted cheetos wings with nacho drizzle.
Flamin’ Hot Cheetos wings
Jakob Layman

For something more off the beaten path, consider the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos-crusted wings from Brooklyn Ave. Pizza Company in Boyle Heights. Yes, there’s a nacho cheese drizzle on top — and maybe all wings should come with nacho cheese from now on.

2706 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033

11. Furaibo

2068 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Japanese tebasaki-style wings are the thing to get at this izakaya on Sawtelle. A cold Kirin Ichiban pairs beautifully with the chicken’s sesame-soy glaze.

2068 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

12. Go Go Bird

629 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021
A yellow plate holds fried chicken wings and lots of spicy peppers.
Wings from Go Go Bird.
Erick Turcios

Chef Brandon Kida’s Go Go Bird is one of the best things to come out of this ongoing pandemic. The pop-up restaurant is doing some of the crispiest, most delicious fried bird (including whole birds and wings) anywhere right now, and Kida is not afraid to bring the heat.

629 S Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90021

13. 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

14. 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

15. 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 in 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

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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, 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. Mom’s Touch

1400 W Redondo Beach Blvd Unit 120, Gardena, CA 90247

Korean style fried wings don’t get much better (or much more popular) than at Mom’s Touch, the Gardena newcomer known as one of Korea’s most popular franchises. Stop in for extra-crispy chicken in a variety of flavors.

1400 W Redondo Beach Blvd Unit 120
Gardena, CA 90247

18. 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

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