NYC’s Best Asian Chicken Wings

Check out these nine spots in New York City where the Asian-style chicken wings rule, according to buzz on the Manhattan and Outer Boroughs Chowhound boards. We've listed them in alphabetical order:

BONCHON CHICKEN
325 Fifth Avenue (between 32nd and 33rd streets), Manhattan
212-686-8282

The first Korean fried-chicken specialist to land in New York still rocks, spicy or soy-garlic style.
#1 on map

KUMA INN
113 Ludlow Street (between Delancey and Rivington streets), Manhattan
212-353-8866

The signature Filipino-style wings are slow-cooked à la adobo, crisped in the fryer, and topped with coconut sauce.
#2 on map

MISSION CHINESE FOOD
154 Orchard Street (between Rivington and Stanton streets), Manhattan
212-529-8800

Chongqing wings get a fiery rub of Sichuan pepper, cumin, and more. Crisp-fried tripe puts them over the top.
#3 on map

MOMOFUKU NOODLE BAR
171 First Avenue (between E. 10th and 11th streets), Manhattan
212-777-7773

Look for smoked wings—punched up with garlic and pickled chile—on the late-night menu and sometimes at lunch.
#4 on map

NEW WORLD MALL FOOD COURT
Lower level, 136-20 Roosevelt Avenue (between Main and Union streets), Flushing, Queens
718-353-0551

Spicy BBQ wings at stall number 25—which hawks Korean-Chinese Yanbian dishes—are meaty and savory, coated with chile and cumin.
#5 on map

POK POK NY
127 Columbia Street (between Kane and Degraw streets), Brooklyn
718-923-9322

These hound-endorsed wings, a Vietnamese-style import from the original Pok Pok in Portland, Oregon, are sweet, sticky, and seasoned with fish sauce and garlic.
#6 on map

TANGRA ASIAN FUSION
39-23 Queens Boulevard (at 39th Place), Sunnyside, Queens
718-786-8008

Lollypop drumettes, prepared Chinese-style by way of Calcutta, are spiced, battered, fried, and served with irresistible chile mayo.
#7 on map

TEBAYA
144 W. 19th Street (between Sixth and Seventh avenues), Manhattan
212-924-3335

Nagoya-style seasoning with soy, black pepper, and sesame seeds delivers plenty of flavor, minus cayenne heat.
#8 on map

UNIDENTIFIED FLYING CHICKENS
71-22 Roosevelt Avenue (near 72nd Street), Jackson Heights, Queens
718-205-6662

This whimsically named Korean spot offers BBQ mustard and sweet-spicy flavors alongside the usual hot and soy-garlic styles.
#9 on map

Photo of Pok Pok wings by Flickr member H.I.L.T. under Creative Commons


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