A Korean fried chicken joint opened a few weeks ago on the Upper West Side and someone finally told us about it. Yes, we went the same night we heard.
Koko Wings, which serves fried chicken, bulgogi (marinated Korean beef), Kimchi coleslaw and other dishes opened in the former home of East Dumpling House on the South side of 106th street just East of Broadway. A fan of the dumpling house tipped us off (it’s not clear why the dumpling house closed, but it was replaced very quickly).
Koko was packed on Friday night and appears to be doing a brisk takeout business too. The wings are marinated in either soy garlic or hot and spicy sauce, both of which were tasty. You can also order drumsticks or chicken strips in the same marinades. The Kimchi cole slaw had a nice kick, as expected. Other Korean dishes like mandu (dumplings) and pa-jeon (scallion pancakes with seafood) are also on the menu, which is posted here. There are about 25 seats in the restaurant.