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20 Best Places for Fried Chicken in Sydney [2024]

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Looking for the best fried chicken Sydney? Look no further! We have compiled a list of the 20 best places to get fried chicken in Sydney. Whether you are looking for classic fried chicken Sydney or something a little more exotic, we have got you covered. So what are you waiting for? Start eating your way through Sydney’s best fried chicken today!

1) Ribs and Burgers

Key ServiceChicken wings and slow-cooked ribs
Address88 George Street,
The Rocks, Sydney
Phone02 9251 4488
Operating HoursSun-Thurs: 11:30am-9pm
Fri/Sat: 11:30am – 9:30pm

Ribs and Burgers are a popular restaurant chain in Australia that specializes in, you guessed it, ribs and burgers. But their chicken wings are also noteworthy. The company prides itself on using only “real ingredients,” so you can be confident the chicken is 100% free range and hormone-free. Choose from barbecue, chili, or smoky sauce to accompany your wings, with ranch dip served on the side.

Key Differentiators:

  • Carefully sourced produce
  • Flavourful chicken burgers
  • Great flavour/marinade

Customer’s Review:

Very yummy ribs and wing. The Cabbage salad nice and refreshing. Have to come back for the burger. The package for two for rib wing salad and french fries really worth the money.

Tuti Buntaran

2) Fat Belly Jack’s

Key ServiceCrispy chicken tenders and burgers
Address145 King street newtown, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Operating HoursMonday – Tuesday
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday – Thursday
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

From Brisbane, Fat Belly Jack’s was created by Sydney native Ben Kagan, who has brought a limited food selection back home to keep us nourished and cheerful throughout the lockdown period. The burger restaurant is now located in Newtown at The Marly and offers a modest but excellent menu. The three choices are a popular Nashville fried chicken (or tofu) burger with oak lettuce and red-eye mayo, a Kentucky, southern-style fried chicken burger with American cheese, Kentucky BBQ sauce and sweet mayo, or something completely new with truffle aioli, Kentucky slaw, bacon chunks, and Swiss cheese. 

Key Differentiators:

  • Serves Nashville fried chicken burger
  • Uses American cheese
  • Serves Buffalo wings

Customer’s Review:

Superb food, smash burgers are authentic as they come, garbage fries are a must and don’t forget the blue cheese sauce with the hot chicken!! had a great night there And love the new look hotel, will be back very soon.


3) Chicken V

Key ServicesOffers a variety of fried chicken flavours
Address345b Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Phone+61 2 9267 5401
Operating Hours12pm-1am daily

Chicken V is the way to go for those who just want to sample a few tastes. We’re talking about snow flake, honey butter, ludicrous spicy, shallot, curry, seasoned (with gochugang-based sweet and spicy sauce), soy seasoned, cream cheese, malatang and onion. You’ll sacrifice some quality by doing so because you can only get boneless chunks from the tray (parts on the bone are usually more flavorful and delicate). Don’t forget about the classic if you’re looking for quality rather than surprise.

Key Differentiators:

  • Generous portions
  • Sells boneless fried chicken chunks
  • Has a classic fried chicken option

Customer’s Review:

We were gobsmacked by the generous portions offered at Chicken V. When we ordered the rose cream tteokbokki, we did not expect to get a huge tray of it. It was absolutely delicious, though! The snow cheese chicken was crisp and just the right amount of salty. Had a great dinner with friends.


4) NeNe

Key ServicesGood variety and flavours of fried chicken
AddressShop 3445, Herring Rd &, Waterloo Rd, North Ryde NSW 2113, Australia
Phone+61 2 8964 2698
Operating Hours11:30am-8:30pm Sunday to Wednesday
11am-9:30pm Thursday to Saturday

One of South Korea’s most famous fried chicken restaurants has fallen to ruin, giving us all the crispy deliciousness we’ve been missing out on for so long. With every bit of those delectable sauces coming straight from Korea, the Australian version of the Korean restaurant will be as authentically as possible.

Key Differentiators:

  • Famous Korean fried chicken chain
  • Serves mega bowl of chicken
  • Sauces are imported from Korea

Customer’s Review:

Yummy Korean fried chicken with lots of variety of flavours! My favourite is the snowing cheese flavour. Service is great and fast. Lots of Korean-styled items, such as tornado potato and soft serves.

Jen Xie

5) Flying Tong

Key ServicesJuicy, succulent and flavourful Korean fried chicken
Address99 Enmore Rd, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
Phone+61 2 8056 5985
Operating Hours5pm-9:30pm Monday to Saturday

The unique culinary style of Flying Tong takes a different approach. Instead of following the usual pairings, it employs four new variations, including a sweet and spicy number garnished in peanuts and parsley, a soy-garlic version with sesame seeds, and an extra-spicy dish toasted with coriander leaves after cooking

Key Differentiators:

  • Friendly staff
  • The sweet and spicy variation is garnished with peanuts and parsley
  • Fantastic little Korean Fried Chicken restaurant

Customer’s Review:

Juicy Korean fried chicken! Lovely little place for a good bite!

Jack Tea

6) Danjee Korean BBQ Restaurant

Key ServicesUpscaled Korean mains and chicken
Address1/7 Albion Place, Sydney CBD
Phone(02) 8084 9041
Operating Hours12pm-2pm and 5pm-9pm Monday to Thursday
12pm-3pm and 5pm-10pm Friday to Saturday
12pm-2:30pm and 5pm-9pm Sunday

If you’re searching for a real Korean meal, this is the place to go. Danjee serves five different types of Korean fried chicken: regular, boneless, sweet and spicy, garlic, and Noonkkot, in which the chicken is tossed in a special cheese powder.

Key Differentiators:

  • Great selection of Kbbq and Korean fried chicken
  • Serves BBQ dishes & share plates
  • Bright, modern dining room

Customer’s Review:

There are many of these restaurants doted around the CBD but this one was memorable – the food was excellent and quick to be served. The waiters friendly and attentive. If you go there in a group make sure you book well ahead as it gets packed with patrons. Clearly a very popular eatery. Highly recommended.

Attila TILZ

7) Wings X Tins

Key ServiceHouse-made Buffalo wings
Address2 Chapel St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia
Operating HoursMon – Closed
Tuesday – 5pm
Wednesday – 5pm
Thursday – 5pm
Friday: Midday!
Saturday – 5pm
Sunday – 6pm

The Wings X Tins restaurant is still relatively new, yet it has acquired a lot of attention for its easy and enjoyable cuisine. This is the type of place you go to not just for the food, but also for the dive bar atmosphere. The Cajun Dry-Rub, which is twice fried and comes with a garlic and parmesan dip, is excellent. After something more traditional? Try one of the house-made Buffalo wings or Salt and Pepper crispy wings, which are simple yet delicious.

Key Differentiators:

  • Dive bar atmosphere
  • Cajun Dry-Rub is made extra crispy by being twice fried
  • Beer and wings

Customer’s Review:

Great vibe. So good to chuck ya sucked wings in the tin while drinking a tinny.

Peter Ferguson

8) Sparrow’s Mill

Key Services12 different kinds of Korean fried chicken
Address3/116-120 Liverpool St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Phone02 9805 1260
Operating Hours11am-8:30pm Monday to Sunday, 11am-9:30pm Friday

The Sparrow’s Mill is a relatively new player in Sydney’s fried chicken market, yet it has gained a strong following. The menu includes snow cheese chicken, which is dusted with cheese powder and seasoned. Sounds unusual, but it’s strangely appealing.

Key Differentiators:

  • Big portions
  • Huge place for group bonding
  • Fast service

Customer’s Review:

Delicious Korean fried chicken, they are one of the top Korean fried chicken in Sydney! Chickens were juicy and crispy, the sauces were nice too. I’d recommend bookings when dining in a large group as they were busy when we dine on a weeknight.


9) Red Pepper Bistro

Key ServicesBest for Korean bulgogi & fried chicken
Phone02 9701 0911
Operating Hours11am-9:30pm Sunday to Thursday
11am-10pm Friday and Saturday

Red Pepper is a popular restaurant among the Korean community and Strathfield locals who love Korean fried chicken. The 12-hour marinade ensures that the chicken is moist, while double frying keeps the batter crisp. You can enjoy your chicken with cinnamon-spiked gangjeong sauce or chilli paste.

Key Differentiators:

  • Located inside a sports club
  • Cafeteria-style dining room 
  • With many options of toppings and/or sauces

Customer’s Review:

Juicy Korean fried chicken with the perfect crunch. Make sure you order chicken with the bones for the best flavour. Ordered the original and spicy which was perfect to share with 3 other friends. It’s worth mentioning that they are quite busy, so you can expect to wait up to an hour during peak times. Definitely worth the wait if you’re craving the ultimate cheat meal.

Hakan Tarakci

10) Harts Pub

Key ServiceMeaty and crispy fried chicken
AddressEssex St &, Gloucester St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Phone(02) 9251 6030
Operating HoursMonday – Wednesday 12pm – 11pm
Thursday – Saturday 12pm Until Late
Sundays 12pm – 8pm

With a huge range of local ales, it’s easy to see why Harts Pub is such a popular local spot. This pub in Sydney’s historic ‘The Rocks’ offers a traditional jovial atmosphere with some of the city’s greatest chicken wings. Their chicken wing dish is well-known among Sydney residents, making Harts Pub an ideal place to go for both lovers of excellent pub food and great wing. Harts Pub also has 12 different Australian craft beers in its impressive collection.

Key Differentiators:

  • Impressive collection of local beers
  • Serves gourmet burgers & grills
  • Old-style corner pub 

Customer’s Review:

Good food, fast friendly service. We were there for lunch on a weekday, and the place was empty. The chicken schnitzel was meaty, crispy and cooked well. Didn’t care for the tub of gravy though.

Graham Cattley

11) Bat and Ball

Key ServiceCrispy fried chicken with fantastic sauce and coleslaw
AddressCnr of Cleveland St And S Dowling St, Surry Hills, NSW, Australia
Phone+61 2 8399 0303
Operating HoursMonday 11:30AM–11PM
Tuesday 11:30AM–11PM
Wednesday 11:30AM–11PM
Thursday 11:30AM–11PM
Friday 11:30AM–1AM
Saturday 11:30AM–1AM
Sunday 11:30AM–10PM

The pub is called Bat and Ball, which is located in Redfern and is all about excellent food, attentive service, and enjoyable times. You can select from either hot or mild wings served with ranch sauce, keeping it simple. Whatever you pick, you’ll be sure to get some of the best chicken wings Sydney has to offer. Monday’s offering of 1kg buckets of hot wings are only $10 if you visit Bat and Ball.

Key Differentiators:

  • Sydney’s best-kept secret for fried chicken
  • Has a wide variety of food items on their menu
  • Very reasonable prices

Customer’s Review:

I love the bat and ball. Best chicken wings I’ve had outside the USA with ACTUAL RANCH on the side! Beers are cold. Staff are wonderful. Really well priced too. Becoming my go to pub even when there’s no sport on.


12) The Bavarian Beerhouse

Key ServicePerfectly fried chicken wings
Address24 York St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Operating HoursMonday 12–9PM
Tuesday 12–9PM
Wednesday 12–9PM
Thursday 12–9PM
Friday 12–10PM
Saturday 12–10PM
Sunday 12–8PM

The Bavarian Beerhaus isn’t the only thing that springs to mind when you think of The Bavarian Beerhaus, because this lively inner-city restaurant also serves a variety of delectable chicken wings. Get half a kilo of one of Sydney’s greatest chicken wings in BBQ, Buffalo, or the hot Diablo flavors with a side of creamy blue cheese dipping sauce for dessert.

Key Differentiators:

  • A wide variety of beers available
  • Has a great atmosphere for watching sports
  • European comfort food

Customer’s Review:

Great place for an epic carnivorous feed filled with Bavarian delights. Pork knuckles, pork bellies, Schnitzels & snags. This place also has a great offering of German beer and also others from Australia and around the world. Look out for the daily specials like 10c wings on Mondays and sign up for the club for special deals.

David Chy

13) Stuffed Beaver

Key ServiceBest for burgers, wings & cocktails
Address271 Bondi Rd, Bondi NSW 2026, Australia
Phone+61 2 9130 2423
Operating HoursMonday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 5–11PM
Thursday 5–11PM
Friday 2PM–12AM
Saturday 12PM–12AM
Sunday 12–10PM

Stuffed Beaver is a Canadian-style dive bar that will make you feel right at home. With some of the best chicken wings in town, you can’t go wrong no matter what you order. The Bang Bang Wings are dry rubbed and come with a kick of hot sauce, while the Tom’s Hot Wings are served with ranch dressing for a more mellow flavor. And if you’re after something truly sticky and satisfying, don’t miss out on the Beaver BBQ Wings. You can wash it all down with one of our many craft beers on tap or a refreshing cocktail.

Key Differentiators:

  • Festive North American bar
  • Good atmosphere
  • Serves Canadian-style poutine and wings

Customer’s Review:

Good wings (bang bang wings love) and chicken tenders are better than kfc crispy strips.

Frances Lolohea

14) The Hayberry

Key ServiceServes burgers, BBQ wings and tacos
Address97 Willoughby Rd, Crows Nest NSW 2065, Australia
Phone0412 438 140
Operating HoursMonday: Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 5pm till late
Friday: 12pm till late
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm till late

Chicken wings are a favorite late-night bar dish in the area, and The Hayberry on Crows Nest serves up all of the standard alcoholic fair food you could want, including delectable chicken wings. With craft beer on tap to complement a wide range of delicious and nutritious choices, you’ll want to make this your regular hangout. Choose from Buffalo or BBQ wings served with ranch or blue cheese sauce, or try the Southern Fried Chicken Fries for a change of pace. Even better yet, take advantage of their Thursday deal for $1 chicken wings.

Key Differentiators:

  • Rustic bar
  • A good atmosphere with decent selection of beer and food
  • Friendly staf
  • Awesome burgers and delicious waffle

Customer’s Review:

Food is great at this place. Burgers, wings and tacos were the best.

Abishek Pathak

15) The Char Rotisserie

Key ServicePortuguese style chicken
Address125 Bondi Rd, Sydney NSW 2026, Australia
Phone+61 2 9389 3446
Operating HoursDaily 10 AM to 8:30 PM

The Char Rotisserie is one of Sydney’s best chicken restaurants, and it serves a wide range of fowl with a grin. For just $2.50 per piece, you can pick from the Char crispy batter, teriyaki, coconut milk and lemongrass, garlic pepper and soy or sweet chilli marinated chicken wings. The Char also offers Devil Wings as an alternative if you’re looking for something with a kick.

Key Differentiators:

  • Reasonable prices
  • Nice local chargrill chicken place
  • Wide selection from salads, roasted vegetables and protein options

Customer’s Review:

Perfect for a nice takeaway meal with the BBQ chicken or Portuguese style chicken a winner. They offer a really wide selection from salads, roasted vegetables and protein options. Thumbs up.

Damien Chan

16) Johnny Bird

Key ServiceSpecializing in American-style fried chicken
Address48 Willoughby Road
Crows Nest 2065
Phone(02) 9436 4672
Operating HoursMonday-Sunday
11:30am – 9pm
Open late Friday & Saturday

While Johnny Burger’s offers all the classic fried chicken forms including tenders, thighs, sticky wings with your choice of sauce, in popcorn form or on loaded fries–their burgers are where they really shine. The go-to is their “Johnny Burger” complete with fried chicken, pickles, coleslaw, tomato relish and chipotle mayo. But if you’re feeling adventurous opt for the “Sticky Ricky” instead featuring sticky Szechuan sauce along with lettuce spring onion and sesame. Add a side of mac & cheese or southern slaw to round out this meal fit for a foodie king or queen!

Key Differentiators:

  • Legit-good tofu and vegan options
  • Good music, friendly staff
  • Casual restaurant with modern decor, plus burgers

Customer’s Review:

Dirty bird is always a favourite and probably one of the better chicken burgers in Syd. Their cheeseburgers, tenders and mac and cheese are also great.


17) Clem’s Chicken Shop

Key ServiceBBQ chicken and pasta bakes
Address210 King St, Newtown, NSW
Phone9519 6000
Operating HoursDaily 9AM–10PM

Clem’s has been a renowned fried chicken chain in King Street since 1982. If you’re ever feeling hungry late at night, this is the place to go. They serve all of your regular suspects like roast chicken and veg dinners, but their real specialty lies in their delicious fried chicken. Despite being pretty lowkey and simple compared to some other places on this list, Clem’s definitely holds a special spot in many Sydneysiders’ hearts due to its family-owned roots.

Key Differentiators:

  • Family-owned and operated
  • Late-night fried chicken spot
  • Mouthwatering fried chicken

Customer’s Review:

Delicious tasting chicken. Well seasoned. Really enjoyed it. Would return to try what other delights they have to offer!

Jane D

18) Burgers Anonymous

Key ServiceSix different varieties of fried chicken
Address80 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia
Phone0415 980 019
Operating HoursMonday 11AM–2:45PM, 5:30–9:30PM
Tuesday 11AM–2:45PM, 5:30–9:30PM
Wednesday 11AM–2:45PM, 5:30–9:30PM
Thursday 11AM–2:45PM, 5:30–9:30PM
Friday 11AM–9:30PM
Saturday 11AM–9:30PM
Sunday 11AM–8:30PM

Burgers Anonymous, a 2-minute walk from Museum Station, is one of the city’s best chicken wing providers. Garlic Soy, Honey BBQ, and Buffalo are just a few of the delectable dishes at Burgers Anonymous. The Maple Mayhem wings are a delightful sticky and sweet fried wing that will make your mouth water.

Key Differentiators:

  • Inspired by American and Asian flavours
  • Serves burgers, fries and shakes
  • Famous for Heisenburger

Customer’s Review:

Great burgers. I usually order Burgers Anonymous’s chicken burgers but decided to try their cheeseburger (pictured). It came as a meal with a drink and fries. The burger patty was nice and thick, bun was soft and included lots of delicious cheese oozing out of the bun.


19) Butter

Key ServiceSuper crunchy and crispy chicken wings and chips
Address345 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood, NSW 2067
Phone0431 113 947
Operating HoursMonday, 11:00am to 8:00pm
Tuesday, 11:00am to 8:00pm
Wednesday, 11:00am to 8:00pm
Thursday, 11:00am – 8:30pm
Friday, 11:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday, 11:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday, 11:00am – 8:00pm

The Butter in Surry Hills, Sydney’s only fried chicken and champagne bar, is a hybrid sneaker that mixes butter with champagne. Celebrating everything peng, this isn’t a location to miss on the Chicken Shops of Sydney tour. Butter serves some of the greatest fried chicken burgers, wings, and collared greens all paired with your pick of champagne, with a unique touch of elegance. Make sure you stop by their website after you’re done shopping so you can view the newest streetwear and sneakers.

Key Differentiators:

  • Serves fried chicken, sneaker and champagne bar all in one
  • Features some of the best fried chicken burgers, wings and collared greens in Sydney
  • Catalogue of the latest streetwear and sneakers for you to check out while you’re there

Customer’s Review:

Loveeeee Butter. Have been to their spot in Parra and also tried them a few times at Parra Lanes festival. Their fried chicken is life. They also have this amazing-looking Ramen with fried chicken. Also so famous for their cinnamon donuts!

Peta McConachie

20) Super Nash Brothers

Key ServiceSpiced fried chicken batter
Address22 Waitara Ave, Waitara NSW 2077, Australia
29 Amelia Street, Waterloo NSW 2017, Australia
503 Willoughby Road, Willoughby NSW 2068, Australia
Phone+61 486 028 723
Operating HoursMonday Closed
Tuesday 11:30AM–8:30PM
Wednesday 11:30AM–8:30PM
Thursday 11:30AM–8:30PM
Friday 11:30AM–8:30PM
Saturday 11:30AM–8:30PM
Sunday 11:30AM–8:30PM

Remember when we said that Nashville-style fried chicken is the bee’s knees? Super Nash Brothers has a lot more where that came from. With outlets in Waitara, Waterloo, and Willoughby, you’re able to get your fried chicken fix easily! Look for spiced fried chicken batter that nearly approaches a deep crimson color to identify Nashville gold if you’re seeking for great stuff. It’s also when you might need extra than one (or eight) of those tiny damp wipes after eating.

Key Differentiators:

  • Juicy fried chicken sandwich
  • With 4 levels of heat
  • Huicy, spicy thigh fillet

Customer’s Review:

Talk about flavour explosion the flavours were long lingering around after I’d finished, making me salivate for another one. Within the first bite of wickedness crunch and chicken ever so succulent brought on a spice hit and then the peach jam which is simply amazing adds a nice sweetness with a smooth cooling touch. Creamy ranch with pickles and some lettuce and buns soft as clouds, best Nashville around.

CHaZZ Raider

Fried Chicken Sydney

The fried chicken at these 20 establishments is sure to tantalize your taste buds. Whether you’re looking for a burger and fried chicken Sydney combo or some Nashville-style fried chicken, we’ve got you covered. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start exploring the best fried chicken Sydney!

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