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163 First Ave. (E. Tenth St.) Send to Phone
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Chicken sandwich spot in the East Village from David Chang.

Lunch Wed.-Sun.
  • Dress code: Casual

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Fuku, New York, NY

Fuku Restaurant Review

: With Fuku, chef David Chang is attempting to do for chicken sandwiches what he did for the pork bun when he opened Momofuku Noodle Bar. Set in the former Momofuku Ko space, this first Fuku is the original of Chang's expanding lineup of Fuku locations. The habanero-marinated buttermilk-soaked fried chicken patty spills out of the soft, non-intrusive bun. The texture is all delightful crunch and then the subtle spiciness sinks into the taste buds; the interior is chewy and juicy. Or try your chicken in Fuku Fingers form, equally crispy and satisfying. Other menu options include fries (which are the inferior steak fries and should be skipped), creamy tomato soup, and a good salad of farro, Mandarin oranges and shio. Soft drinks and alcoholic libations are available, too, like a pineapple ginger soju slushie and a Ramona grapefruit spritz.
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