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.
Ordered the combo chicken set and tteokbokki with additional cheese, and everything including the side dishes was delicious! The portion size was also perfect for 2 people.
Excellent experience. We were seated despite arriving before our reservation and the restaurant being relatively full. Food arrived fast and service staff were very attentive.
Super yummy fried chicken! They even have a loyalty program that rewards you 5% of your total bill for your next visit use :) Super cosy place too