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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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Bird Box

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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.

Hot Wings Cafe

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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

Anajak Thai Cuisine

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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.

Ye Rustic Inn

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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.

Tam's Noodle House

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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.
Wings from Tam’s Noodle House
Cathy Chaplin

Bonchon Chicken

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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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Cosa Buona

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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. 

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.

KyoChon Chicken

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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.

Dino's Famous Chicken

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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.
Dino’s wings.
Farley Elliott

Comfort LA

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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.

Two Wings Chicken

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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

Hotville Chicken

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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
Matthew Kang

Alondra's Hot Wings, Pizza, Pasta

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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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Alondra’s

Charcoal Venice

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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.

Wings & Pot

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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.

Wing Ferno

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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.

Qchon Chicken

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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.

SoCal Wings

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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.
SoCal Wings

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Bird Box

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.

Hot Wings Cafe

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.

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

Anajak Thai Cuisine

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.

Ye Rustic Inn

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.

Tam's Noodle House

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.

Crispy wings on a bed of greens at a Chinese restaurant.
Wings from Tam’s Noodle House
Cathy Chaplin

Bonchon Chicken

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.

A top-down image of chicken wings and fixings.
Bonchon Chicken
[Official Photo]

Cosa Buona

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. 

Woon

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.

KyoChon Chicken

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.

Dino's Famous Chicken

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.

A trio of buckets of wings in various spice levels and colors.
Dino’s wings.
Farley Elliott

Comfort LA

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.

Two Wings Chicken

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.

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

Hotville Chicken

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.

An owner hands over a bag of hot chicken as a staff member looks on.
Hotville Chicken
Matthew Kang

Alondra's Hot Wings, Pizza, Pasta

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.

A hand dunks a fiery wing into creamy white sauce.
Alondra’s Wings
Alondra’s

Charcoal Venice

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.

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Wings & Pot

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.

Wing Ferno

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.

Qchon Chicken

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.

SoCal Wings

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.

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

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