Have a hankering for Korean fried chicken? Kko Kko Nara in Tanjong Pagar will sort you out with its crunchy gems that are also tender, spicy and, surprisingly, non-greasy. Fans love the flavours here, which range in original, soy garlic, sweet & spicy, and hot & spicy – best enjoyed with an ice cold Cass or Hite beer from Korea in true chimaek fashion. Conveniently located on Tanjong Pagar Road in the heart of Singapore, Kko Kko Nara tends to get busy so we highly recommend that you book ahead.
If you go back in time to when Korean fried chicken first burst onto Singapore’s culinary scene, you’ll notice that Kko Kko Nara was among the pioneers. Back in 2008, owner Ms Eon Lee had spent six laborious months perfecting her very own fried chicken recipe before establishing her restaurant in Tanjong Pagar, and it turned out to be an instant hit that has been going from strength to strength ever since.
The secret to Kko Kko Nara’s loyal following? Fried chicken that is tender, crunchy, and non-greasy all at once – different from those typically found at American fast food chains. They even come in an appetising range of flavours, so try the original or go for the sweet & spicy should you prefer something with a bit of kick. The best complement to fried chicken, of course, is none other than an ice cold pint of Hite or Cass beer, although the restaurant also offers other types of Korean liquors including soju and rice wine to quench your thirst. Still hungry for more? Fill up on Korean specialities like al tang (spicy pollack egg soup), hong dab ddeok bok gi jjim (steamed mussels and rice cake) or nengche jok bal (boiled pig trotter with vegetables and mustard sauce), to name a few. If you were to ask us, Kko Kko Nara is definitely a step above the rest in its genre across Tanjong Pagar; if not the whole of Singapore. Reserve ahead of your visit to this gem along Tanjong Pagar Road to avoid disappointment.
Restaurant owner was extremely nice and didn't chase us away at their break time.
Recommended. Excellent service & food satisfactory, Waiting time was pretty fast. They are always up to standard. Overall pleasant experience and definitely will return again.
We order fried chicken and they are fantastic. Army stew (large) is just nice for the 5 of us. We also ordered kimchi pancake and watermelon soju. Excellence service too.
Prompt, quiet and thoughtful service, and the food is of course awesome. We ordered a 2nd helping of the fried chicken after we finished the first!
Service staff were very friendly and greeted us with a smile. We were slightly early and they had just opened for the evening but they let us in anyway and took our orders accurately and efficiently. Food was great as usual, it would be my second time at this outlet. For the two of us, we paid $30 each and were so stuffed by the end of our dinner. Would highly recommend this place for authentic Korean food if you are looking to have something else besides Korean BBQ for once, they have most of the classic Korean dishes and for an affordable price if you dine with 1 or more persons.
Kko Kko Nara will always be one of my favorite places for Korean Fried Chicken in Singapore. The service is good, the chicken juicy and tender, the kimchi pancake is not too bland/doughy and the ambience is great!
Hi, I am a regular customer for many years, I enjoyed having lunch with colleagues and bring overseas guest and introduce them to Kko Kko Nara. Reason being, staffs are friendly and make we feel comfortable.
Its good to see a korean restaurant having a korean owner as they tend to make sure that the food is authentic. Environment was pretty chill, staffs were friendly, and the food arrived timely! Nevertheless to say, food was mashisseoyo!! Overall, it was a good and enjoyable experience!! :)
The service was excellent! We shared the kimchi stew, soy garlic chicken wings and leek pancake - everything was beyond delicious. Also, moscato soju! How have I never heard of this till now. All in all, a wonderful casual dining experience - two thumbs up!
Food was great. Service could be improved. Ordered oden and Budae jjigae. There were 5 of us, but no bowls were served along. Had to ask twice for it. Bell on table is not efficient for calling service staff as they do not respond when we press bells. That being said, food was good. Had the standard fried chicken and added pancake as well. Both nicely crisp.