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10 Places to Get the Best Fried Chicken in Manila

Fried chicken never fails to make our mouths water! Growing up, it’s been such a staple with Filipino kids that it’s practically served everywhere—from fancy food joints to your favorite fast food chains.

If you’re looking for the best fried chicken in Manila though, here’s where you should go:

 

1. The Pullet

The Pullet
Image Credit: @thepullet/ Instagram.com

  • Location: Industrie Food Loft, City Golf Complex, Doña Julia Vargas Avenue, Pasig City
  • Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday: 4PM – 2AM

The Pullet’s fried chicken is so meticulously cooked and is generously coated with a flavorful powder that reminds you of the chips that you use to munch on when you were little.

It’s best to pair their chicken with Soft Waffles (PHP198) or with the buttery Corn on the Cob (PHP218).

2. Señor Pollo

Señor Pollo
Image Credit: Señor Pollo Facebook page

  • Location: F7 Building, Scout Rallos Street cor. Tomas Morato Avenue, Laging Handa, Quezon City
  • Operating Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 11:30AM – 1AM; Friday and Saturday: 11:30AM – 2AM

One look at Señor Pollo’s fried treats and you know you’re in for a delightful gastronomic experience.

Available in original and spicy variants, Señor Pollo’s Fried Chicken (PHP95 – one piece, PHP165 – two pieces, PHP229 – three pieces) is brined overnight to keep the richness of the meat’s flavor. Pair it with coleslaw or spicy rice and you’re good to go.

3. Sincerity Cafe & Restaurant

Sincerity Cafe
Image Credit: Sincerity Cafe & Restaurant Facebook page

  • Location: Ground Floor, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Binondo, Manila
  • Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday: 10AM – 10PM

If you’re looking for Chinese-style fried chicken in Manila, head over to Sincerity. The restaurant is known for its buttery and peppery fried chicken that’s been tickling taste buds since 1956.

Other crowd-pleasing dishes include Honey Fried Chicken (PHP380 – whole) and Curry Chicken (PHP200 – half, PHP380 – whole).

4. Main Street

Main Street
Image Credit: Main Street Facebook page

  • Location: 10 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City
  • Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday: 9AM – 11:30PM

Located in Kapitolyo, Main Street offers customers a cool place to stay at while eating their famous Buttermilk Fried Chicken (PHP230 – two pieces, PHP290 – three pieces).

The chicken can be paired with either a hefty serving of potato fries or a cup of fragrant rice sprinkled with various herbs.

Don’t forget to dip the chicken in the buttery garlic sauce that perfectly complements that sweet coating of the meat.

5. Catabolic Cafe

Catabolic Cafe
Image Credit: Catabolic Cafe Facebook page

  • Location: 22 Malingap Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City
  • Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday: 11AM – 11PM

If heading north, visit the Catabolic Cafe. The cafeteria is not only known for its thirst-quenching line of beverages, but for its Fried Chicken and Waffles (PHP231) as well.

The meat is tender and salty but in a good way. The mildly spicy sauce that comes with the dish complements the chicken’s saltiness.

6. Bad Bird

Bad Bird
Image Credit: Bad Bird Facebook page

  • Location: Hole in the Wall, 4/F Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City
  • Operating Hours: Monday to Thursday: 11AM – 9PM; Friday and Saturday: 10AM – 10PM; Sunday: 10AM – 9PM

Planning to have dinner at Bad Bird? We suggest you come early. The restaurant’s Fried Chicken Platters (PHP695 – four pieces, PHP990 – six pieces) are so delicious customers keep coming back for them.

They consider seasoning powder as their ultimate ingredient. If you’re into really hot and spicy meat, choose the Chemical heat level.

7. 210° Kitchen + Drinkery

210 Degrees
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  • Location: Ground Floor, Icon Plaza, 25th Street cor. 6th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
  • Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday: 5PM – 1AM

210° Kitchen + Drinkery is under the helm of Chef William Mahi, a chef who has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants. Their Parmesan-crusted Chicken (PHP640) comes with artichokes, basil, and lemon butter for an additional flavor.

The restaurant only serves boneless fried chicken for a more pleasant dining experience. While you’re there, try their wines and spirits, too.

8. Palm Grill

Palm Grill
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  • Location: 175 Tomas Morato Avenue corner Scout Castor Street, Quezon City
  • Operating Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 11AM – 11PM; Friday and Saturday: 11AM – 12AM

An under-the-radar joint in Tomas Morato, Palm Grill excites customers with their chicken stewed in coconut milk, roasted until its natural juices come out, or fried until the skin gets golden and crisp.

Carefully coated in herb breading, the restaurant’s Oswalda’s Fried Chicken (PHP229 – quarter-, PHP339 – half, PHP649 – whole) is served in a savory sauce.

9. Lucky Chick

Lucky Chick
Image Credit: Lucky Chick Facebook page

  • Location: 3/F Ayala Malls The 30th, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City
  • Operating Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 11AM – 9PM; Friday and Saturday: 11AM – 10PM

The Original Fried Chicken (PHP110) is one of the main stars of Lucky Chick’s menu. It has a thick and tasty breading with a bold flavor, making it a heavy favorite among regular customers.

Recently added three new chicken flavors include spicy hot, sriracha butter, and tangy lemon.

10. Nono’s by Classic Confections

Nonos
Image Credit: Nono’s by Classic Confections Facebook page

  • Location: 2/F The Podium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
  • Operating Hours: Monday to Thursday: 11AM – 10PM; Friday to Sunday: 10AM – 10PM

If you’re a true-blue fried chicken fan, you should taste Nono’s offerings. Their Homestyle Fried Chicken (PHP325) is served on a pretty wooden platter and comes with thick-cut fries, country-style gravy, and honey.

Visit the restaurant and enjoy their lip-smacking solution to your fried chicken hankerings.

 
Check out Explore by Traveloka for more restaurants you should check out!

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