6 of Sydney’s Spiciest and Crispiest Fried Chicken Joints

best fried chicken sydney

Whether it’s crispy, spicy, or served with a unique twist, the fried chicken scene in Sydney is thriving. From Nashville-inspired heat to classic Aussie crunch, we’ve listed our favourite places to get our hands on a range of flavours and styles for fried chicken enthusiasts.

So, grab some napkins, gather your friends, and embark on a finger-licking tour of the best fried chicken joints in Sydney.

best fried chicken sydney

Butter, Surry Hills

Butter has redefined the fried chicken game in Sydney. Their signature fried chicken is a mouthful of pure joy coated in a special blend of herbs and spices. What’s more, you can enjoy it sandwiched between pillowy soft buns or mouthwatering waffles, making it a must-visit spot for fried chicken enthusiasts.

best fried chicken sydney

Belles Hot Chicken, Circular Quay and Barangaroo

Belles Hot Chicken brings the heat to Sydney’s fried chicken scene. With a range of spice levels to choose from, their Nashville-style hot chicken is a fiery masterpiece. Pair it with their house-made sides, and you’re in for a memorable dining experience.

best fried chicken sydney

Johnny Bird, Crows Nest

You can only get fried chicken here, whether it’s sandwiched between a bun, in a bucket, or made into popcorn chicken. The burgers are popular, but just about everything on the menu is as tasty as it looks.

best fried chicken sydney

Gami Chicken and Beer, Multiple Locations

This beloved Melbourne joint expanded its presence to Sydney, and it quickly captured the hearts of Sydneysiders across the city. The brand now serves its delicious Korean fried chicken at multiple locations, including Castle Hill, Penrith, and the CBD. Expect chicken served with gooey fondue and bathed in spicy gochu mayo.

best fried chicken sydney

Honey, Haymarket

Another Korean Fried Chicken restaurant worth going to is Honey. The delicious, crunchy pieces of Korean Fried Chicken can come dressed in a range of sauces, including creamy onion, soy garlic, sweet chilli, and more. Pair it with a Korean beer for the full experience.

best fried chicken sydney

Hot Star, Multiple Locations

Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken, born at Taipei’s Shilin Night Market and now in Sydney CBD, believes in “bigger is better.” A colossal 30-centimetre chicken steak, butterfly-cut from a whole breast, is marinated, expertly battered, fried, and served in a convenient paper bag. Customisable with chilli, seaweed, curry, or plum salts, it’s always a  flavour explosion.

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