Fuku

Fuku

(Now Closed)
Fried Chicken Joint$$$$
East Village, New York
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  • Nhat-Khanhheart icon on user image
    Nhat-KhanhJune 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Fried chicken with a kick. The line moves pretty quick and definitely good bang for your buck!
  • Nick A.heart icon on user image
    Nick AndlingerJune 19, 2015
    Awesome chicken. Could be way spicer. Make sure to get the koreano
  • Christine H.
    Christine HaMarch 4, 2016
    Solid spicy fried chicken sandwich reminiscent of Chick-Fil-A but with gochujang sauce. Multiple locations. 🌶👍🏼
  • Willem V.heart icon on user image
    Willem Van LanckerMay 30, 2016
    Fuku's spicy fried chicken sandwiches are the pinnacle of the genre.
  • Alexandria I.heart icon on user image
    Alexandria IfillDecember 6, 2015
    Chicken sandwich was good. Fries seasoned really well. Have the orange creamsicle to finish. Oh and the only take cards NO CASH!
  • David B.heart icon on user image
    David BrahlerJuly 13, 2015
    Get the chicken with a side of fries to stay but order a back up sandwich to go. Trust me. You'll want it.
  • Faye H.
    Faye HJuly 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken is nice and crispy, but still juicy and well seasoned. Not the least bit spicy though, and ssam sauce is overrated. It's more sugar than chili.
  • WEI W.heart icon on user image
    WEI WEIDecember 19, 2015
    Wonderful fried chicken sandwich. Great for a quick bite then hopping to other places around
  • Foodiesprheart icon on user image
    FoodiesprAugust 6, 2015
    A chicken sandwich, you will never forget! Saam sauce it's a must
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WiebeOctober 21, 2015
    Go on a weeknight at a random time -- perhaps after a couple adult beverages in the area. Chicken + Tecate = dream drunk food for me. Doesn't hurt that it's David Chang's place.
  • Casey S.heart icon on user image
    Casey SchoonoverJuly 8, 2015
    Spicy chicken sandwich is on point! Try it with the pickled daikon for more of an Asian flavor.
  • Todd D.heart icon on user image
    Todd DiamondJuly 2, 2017
    Chicken tenders were out of this world amazing!
  • Andrew C.heart icon on user image
    Andrew ChoiFebruary 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Spicy chicken sandwich is all you need. Drizzle some Ssäm sauce on top and you're golden.
  • Charley T.heart icon on user image
    Charley ToddOctober 10, 2015
    Literally inspired by chikfila, spicy and delicious. Also potato wedges were nice complement
  • Mathew J.
    Mathew JenningsJune 17, 2015
    Gotta get that chicken sandwich. The flavor is incredible. Didn't find the fries or the salad particularly inspiring.
  • Matthew W.heart icon on user image
    Matthew WilliamsJuly 16, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The chicken gets bigger everytime. 
  • Ben K.heart icon on user image
    Ben K.July 10, 2015
    Get the chicken sandwich ya dummy. Slather it in Ssam sauce.
  • Omer Z.heart icon on user image
    Omer ZachAugust 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Slather some ssam sauce on your already-spicy chicken sandwich. The fries are also insanely good.
  • Chris G.heart icon on user image
    Chris GampatSeptember 30, 2017
    Dat spicy chicken sandwich is dope. Put more of the spicy sauce on it and ask for daikon.
  • Kit&kafoodleheart icon on user image
    Kit&kafoodleNovember 24, 2015
    The fuku strips are pretty damn tasty with the JD sauce and ssam sauce. Love it.
  • Dina R.heart icon on user image
    Dina RughaniJuly 2, 2015
    Get the spicy chicken sandwich and add the daikon slaw.
  • Carolynheart icon on user image
    CarolynJune 28, 2015
    The sandwich is fantastic, and the salad is an unexpected treat. Good fries, too
  • Matt E.heart icon on user image
    Matt EdwardsJanuary 5, 2016
    Get the sandwich and the fries, combo is pointless. Fries are heavily seasoned but pretty great.
  • Silas M.heart icon on user image
    Silas MorriseySeptember 6, 2015
    The chicken sandwich is always great, but the spiciness seems to be in flux, as if the recipe is constantly being modified.
  • Harry R.heart icon on user image
    Harry RaymondFebruary 10, 2016
    Lives up to the hype. Chicken sandwich is spicy and delicious. Card only.
  • Zachary S.heart icon on user image
    Zachary ShevichJuly 4, 2017
    The sweet and spicy tenders might be NYC's most delicious fried chicken
  • Chez O.heart icon on user image
    Chez OngApril 22, 2016
    Go Koreano with the Chicken Sandwich! The fries weren't wedges like most of the photos here though--they were thick cut and meh. Skip the fries and get one of their Milk Bar desserts instead.
  • Sean S.heart icon on user image
    Sean SmithFebruary 11, 2018
    Chicken sandwich with ssaam sauce is so good. Staff were incredibly nice.
  • Sherie S.heart icon on user image
    Sherie SwerdlowFebruary 10, 2016
    Wasn't as good as I anticipated. But still a good sandwich at an incredibly low price for NYC.
  • Omidheart icon on user image
    OmidSeptember 16, 2015
    Credit card only. Excellent. A bit spicy.
  • Brook S.heart icon on user image
    Brook ShelleyOctober 1, 2015
    The best chicken sandwich. So juicy and crunchy you might want 2
  • Carolineheart icon on user image
    CarolineAugust 22, 2015
    Great sandwich and perfect for a quick post-beach snack or hangover fix!
  • Joseph "KWEST" C.heart icon on user image
    Joseph "KWEST" CruzOctober 28, 2015
    man, that spicy chicken sandwich with the ssam sauce is serious!!! .....
  • David S.heart icon on user image
    David SchorrJune 13, 2015
    I found the sandwich did not live up to the hype. It was a good sandwich. Definitely not close to the best I've ever had.
  • Lorenzo T.heart icon on user image
    Lorenzo TaylorAugust 24, 2015
    The Spicy Chicken Sandwich is just as great as everyone said it would be! Do it!
  • Allison K.heart icon on user image
    Allison KasicApril 23, 2016
    I want to put the Ssam sauce on everything. Amazing chicken sandwich!
  • Danny T.heart icon on user image
    Danny TrejoAugust 23, 2015
    6:45 - 7 is a great time to go. No line.
  • Anthonyheart icon on user image
    AnthonyMarch 17, 2016
    The chicken sandwich is akin to a divine spiritual experience. Get it.
  • Cynthia L.heart icon on user image
    Cynthia LinAugust 2, 2015
    Dark meat lovers rejoice. Avoid lines and get room at the standing bar if you come before noon on weekends
  • Ariheart icon on user image
    AriJune 18, 2015
    The sandwich is definitely worth the wait. Juicy and spicy but not overwhelmingly so
  • Jastine K.
    Jastine KhoNovember 6, 2015
    The chicken is humongous. Still prefer chick fil A though- at least there are seats there
  • Andrei K.heart icon on user image
    Andrei KryssovFebruary 4, 2016
    I liked the fries even more than the sandwich. But the sandwich was great!
  • Chad H.heart icon on user image
    Chad HornerJune 13, 2015
    they don't cheat you on the chicken here! the sandwich is overflowing with it. currently only one sandwich on the menu, but rumor has it there are more to come
  • Eric M.heart icon on user image
    Eric MorrisJuly 22, 2015
    Awesome spicy chicken sandwich, quick service. Fries were great too.
  • Amberheart icon on user image
    AmberMarch 17, 2016
    The fried chicken sandwich is a little spicy. And very good.
  • Cory M.
    Cory McCollumSeptember 29, 2015
    It's slightly overrated in my opinion. I would rate Bobwhite's over this for overall taste, and Chick-fil-A over this for value. That said, it's decently cheap for a David Chang experience. Try it.
  • Jason B.heart icon on user image
    Jason BrewAugust 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The chicken sandwich completely lives up to all the hype
  • Adrian C.heart icon on user image
    Adrian CBAugust 3, 2015
    Drop the Ssam sauce and enjoy the batter as it was meant. Delicious!!
  • Annie P.heart icon on user image
    Annie ParkJune 20, 2017
    Huge portions, good service
  • Miguelheart icon on user image
    MiguelMarch 27, 2017
    The hot sauce makes the meal. Apply liberally.
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