Perth’s Best Fried Chicken Spots

bySally Hall
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Whether you’re into southern, katsu, karaage or Korean, read on below for some of the best spots to pick up fried chicken around Perth and beyond. Oh and before you get all up-in-wings about it, we have separate article for fried chicken burgers right here.

Restaurant Jun

Jun has long been a cult favourite of Japanese lovers in Perth, and their karaage and katsu do not disappoint. Super golden, super crispy, super tasty – and for some reason, when fried chicken is called katsu, it doesn’t feel quite as guilt-inducing? A rose by any other name and all that…

568 Hay Street, Perth


Popo Lee

Korean and Mexican are not two genres of food you often see mixed together, which makes Popo Lee restaurant something of a curio around town. Yet here we are, and you haven’t lived until you’ve had one of their fried chicken quesadillas we tell you what. The three-piece fried chicken serving also does not disappoint – a worthy little spot to seek out around Northbridge.

Popo Lee

1/134 Aberdeen St, Northbridge


Wingman

Low-key legend Wingman will – as their logo attests – take you on the highway to the flavour zone. Just TRY to say that without singing it. Offering wings in either Malaysian bbq or southern fried styles, these guys keep it simple and ultra-tasty. Catch them at the next Inglewood Night Markets to try it for yourself.

Various Locations


7grams Chicken Cafe

We’ve had an influx of Korean fried chicken spots over the past few years, and we’re not complaining. 7grams has quietly built a loyal following since its opening in 2016 in North Perth. For ultra crunch go for the original, but the spicy garlic or soy are pretty hard to pass up, too. They’ve just moved closer to Northbridge, and you’ll find their new little spot on Lake Street – just follow your nose.

212 Lake St, Perth


Lola’s Filipino Diner

Started by the team behind beloved burger joint RoyAl’s, Lola’s Filipino Diner pays homage to their Filipino heritage and the food they grew up with. The crowd favourite is, of course, the fried chicken gravy – Lola’s ode to Jollibee’s chicken joy. And for good reason, this stuff will keep you coming back over and over again!

Perth's Best Filipino Restaurants, Lola's Filipino Diner, East Vic Park

8/885 Albany Highway, East Victoria Park


Hwaiting

Another Korean kitchen that’s popped up in 2019, Hwaiting is tucked away in Northbridge’s bustling Old Shanghai. Baskets of crispy chicken with your choice of sauce – and make sure to take advantage of their chicken and beer deal: a $3 beer with any fried chicken purchase, or if you’re with a mate, two beers for five bucks.

Old Shanghai, 103-109 James Street, Northbridge


Chimek

If you really want to get deep then Chimek is where it’s at.  Indulge in a humungous range of different fried chicken flavours and pair it up with some classic beer and soju. Bring a friend or 10 and an appetite because the serving sizes are out of this world.

77A James St, Northbridge
818 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park
1 Holmes St, Southern River WA 6110


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