The Ultimate Fried Chicken Guide: Makati Edition

Which one's your favorite?
by | July 19, 2017

Fried chicken.

No two words put side by side can spark the same crazed effect within us as “fried chicken.”

No matter where we are, even when we’re surrounded by dozens of food options, we tend to naturally gravitate towards crispy, golden brown skin and juicy chicken meat. The comforting and familiar taste and the scent of fried chicken just can’t compare.

If you find yourself in the busy streets of Makati, here’s where you can get your indulgent fried chicken fix!

Big Mama

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Azotea De Bel-Air Condominium Building, Polaris Street, Poblacion, Makati City
(+632) 504 28 33, (+632) 750 00 48 | Facebook
Open Monday to Saturday from 9 A.M. to 4:30 A.M., Sunday from 9 A.M. to 2 A.M.

People come here mainly for two things: chicken and beer.

This Korean restaurant is among the hidden treasures of Makati that serve quality food but at affordable prices. They offer different flavors of their savory chicken, the best among which is the Yang Nyum — that sweet and spicy flavor that Korean-style fried chicken lovers know and love. If you’re not a fan of spice, opt for the tangy Soy Sauce flavor that’s just as delicious and mouthwatering.


Bad Bird

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Hole in the Wall, 4F, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue Corner Salamanca Street, Poblacion, Makati City
(+632) 887 20 76 | Facebook, Instagram
Open Sunday to Thursday from 11 A.M. to 10 P.M., Friday to Saturday from 11 A.M. to 12 A.M.

There’s nothing else Bad Bird is known for other than its gigantic, crunchy, and deliciously sinful umami chicken which you can have with your choice of spiciness level. Customers fall in love with how juicy, perfectly fried, and well-seasoned the chicken is, and how it’s a perfect match with waffles.


Korean Traditional Chicken

5648 Don Pedro Street, Poblacion, Makati City
(+63) 917 476 6611, (+63) 929 477 9393
Open every day from 1 P.M. to 3 A.M.

Some are quick to say that KTC serves the best Korean-style fried chicken you could ever eat, and it’s left to you to discover whether or not it’s true. This small unassuming restaurant hidden in the quiet streets of Poblacion doesn’t offer much on its menu (no more than four items) so there’s no sound enough reason for you not to get the fried chicken. It comes to you fried and golden with a kick of spice and small plates of pickled radish and sesame salt on the side — enough to give Max’s a run for its money!4



5666 Don Pedro Street, Poblacion, Makati City
(+63) 916 754 5140, (+632) 886 99 55 | Facebook, Instagram
Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 11 A.M. to 10 P.M., Friday to Saturday from 11 A.M. to 11 P.M.

Bucky’s doesn’t only serve its sweet treats in its brick-and-mortar shop in Poblacion. Indulge in their savory food items before grabbing dessert, among which is the golden brown fried chicken cooked to tasty perfection and served with melt-in-your-mouth mashed potatoes — a dish you’ll definitely keep coming back for more of.


The Girl + The Bull

GF, Grand Midori Building, Bolanos Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
(+63) 926 038 0965 | Facebook, Instagram
Open Monday to Saturday from 6 P.M. to 11 P.M.

Even date nights can call for some comforting guilty pleasures. If you find yourself eating fancy at The Girl + The Bull, don’t neglect their Buttermilk Fried Chicken. You get three heavenly pieces of crispy and juicy fried chicken that have been marinated in buttermilk for over 12 hours, drizzled generously with balsamic maple, and resting on two hick pieces of Brioche French Toast. This is one dish you and your date won’t be embarrassed to get your hands dirty over.


Señor Pollo

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5767 Ebro Street, Poblacion, Makati City
(+632) 246 90 69 ext:381 | Facebook, Instagram
Open Sunday to Thursday from 11 A.M. to 2 A.M., Friday to Saturday from 11:30 A.M. to 3 A.M.

Customers flock to Señor Pollo mainly for their roasted chicken, but their fried chicken is likewise well-deserving of the spotlight. On its own, the fried chicken is packed with so much flavor that you don’t need to partner it with anything else to enjoy each bite. The crunchy skin is music to your ears, and its meat is so moist that you’ll be left salivating until there’s nothing left on your plate. Have it with some tangy coleslaw or the soft Sweet Potato Mashed to complete your meal.

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