Fuku

  • 3.85
  • Excellent!
  • Food:3.9
  • Decor:3.0
  • Service:3.0

163 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003New York / Manhattan / East Village  [ Map ]

(000) 000-0000  [ Website ]

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Fuku

    • 4.9
  • Food: 5.0
  • Decor: 4.4
  • Service: 4.1
  • Meal Price: $0 - $9
Fuku is one of the latest restaurants by the talented, Chef David Chang. The money maker here is their chicken sandwich. Seriously, look at how much chicken you get. It's like "would you like bread with your chicken?" They fry these to perfection, and I enjoy mine "Koreano" style which is topped with pickled daikon. This just adds an extra flavor and crunch to your sandwich. 
The place is a bit small, so I usually take mine to go and enjoy it somewhere in the East Village. A good thing about this place is that they serve alcohol. So you have something good to wash down your sandwich with. Definitely a place to hit up when you want a really good chicken sandwich!
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It's funny how each season a new food fad takes over the city.  Of course there was the cupcake, the Cronut, everything made with ramps, then everything made with kale...and now we've entered the Fried Chicken sandwich explosion.  I believe it started with Danny Meyers creation at Shake Shack but now Delaney BBQ, Mighty Quinn and the always amazing David Chang have all jumped on board with their own version.

 

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Fuku, located inside the former Ko space in the East Village, isn't much more than a counter with a small menu of food and drink and one communal area for dining.  I showed up for a late lunch Friday afternoon, hoping to avoid the crowds, but found a line outside the door. Luckily their service was surprisingly efficient and I was able to place my order within about 15 minutes.

 

Here's the sandwich breakdown- chicken thigh marinated in habanero puree, then coated with buttermilk and dredged through a blend of spices.  Then it's into the fryer and placed on a potato roll with pickles and a swipe of butter. 

 

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As you can see this sandwich is HUGE.  The chicken overlaps the bun from every angle and the first few bites are kind of a mess.  However once you get past that it's pretty awesome; the spices are on point, the outside stayed crisp and I could seriously slather that ssam sauce on everything.

 

However since it's chicken thigh there's both dark and white meat with strange pockets of fat in between.  This made a few bites incredibly off putting for a texture freak like me.

 

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I ended up getting a free order of Potato Wedges because my order took so long which was nice.  Plump and crunchy with tons of spicy salt on top; these are a potato wedge fan's dream.

 

Fuku just expanded to midtown at 56th and 5th with a larger menu including Sichuan Pork Flatbread and Mission Chinese Fuku Fingers.   

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Finally got to try davidchang's #Fuku Spicy Chicken Sandwich on a potatorolls bun with compound butt

Finally got to try davidchang's #Fuku Spicy Chicken Sandwich on a potatorolls bun with compound butter and pickles, and it was banging good! I loved the crispy skin and juicy thigh meat which was brined with habaneros for a kick of heat. So flavorful, I prefer it without the Ssam sauce. Fun lunching with nomnomnycgirls befatbehappy and gratuitousfoodity after our BreakfastInBed event. You can always count on food lovers to keep eating! momolongplay sandwich

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Meh

    • 3.0
  • Food: 3.0
  • Decor: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Meal Price: $10 - $19

The much-hyped Fuku from David Chang for those craving spicy fried chicken sandwiches meant that there was a wait when they first opened. So,I was prepared and waited about 20 minutes to get into the door.

 

I went for the Lunch Combo, which includes a spicy chicken sandwich, french fries and a non-alcoholic beverage. The spicy chicken sandwich was not as juicy as I would prefer thigh meat to be. I find that chicken thighs usually retain their juiciness, but somehow it was slightly dry. Also, if you're selling me a spicy chicken sandwich, can we make it SPICY? I'd categorize this more as spiced and not spicy... I'm guessing the sandwich is not made to order, as mine was not fresh out of the fryer hot, but rather middling between lukewarm and hot.

 

The french fries are of the wedge variety. I love potato wedges. But, I did not love these. They need more time in the fryer. I need potato wedge fries to be fried until the outside is crisp with amazingly crunchy edges and soft potato goodness inside. These were fried, but soggy. If the sogginess is not partly due to underfrying, then it being served in a glassine bag contributes to the moisture - maybe a cardboard boat would be better?

 

Overall, the meal was tasty, but not out of this world. I haven't been back to this particular location, but have given them another chance at Fuku+. Still meh.

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Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich momofuku is the real deal,  steak fries not so much (Work on it please?

Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich momofuku is the real deal, steak fries not so much (Work on it please?). Thanks for lunching with us over some great jeaniusnyc befatbehappy nomnomnycgirls #EastVillage #YelpEatsNYC

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Enjoying a #FriedChickenFriday lunch with snac at Fuku.
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Enjoying a #FriedChickenFriday lunch with snac at Fuku. Seen: Spicy fried chicken sandwich with lots of daikon. Fries. Seltzer. Unseen: MilkBarStore confetti cookie. That's a sizable piece of fried chicken and the wedge fries were pretty filling. Somehow we still managed to have room for . #HungryEditor #HungryEats #HungryEastVillage

  • Enjoying a #FriedChickenFriday lunch with snac at Fuku.
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Close up inside Momofuku's newest crispy  sandwich at #FukuNYC Sooooo goooood  East Village #NY

Close up inside Momofuku's newest crispy sandwich at #FukuNYC Sooooo goooood East Village #NY

#BucketDish  sandwich for lunch today at #FukuNYC  Crispy outside, very juicy inside  #Momofuku patr

#BucketDish sandwich for lunch today at #FukuNYC Crispy outside, very juicy inside #Momofuku patrolling with tabelogus #NY

  • Close up inside Momofuku's newest crispy  sandwich at #FukuNYC Sooooo goooood  East Village #NY 188773
  • #BucketDish  sandwich for lunch today at #FukuNYC  Crispy outside, very juicy inside  #Momofuku patr 188774
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Wondering about David Chang's chicken sandwich hype? Well here it is : an enormous chicken thigh tha

Wondering about David Chang's chicken sandwich hype? Well here it is : an enormous chicken thigh that was rubbed with secret spices , jalapeo pure and buttermilk then dived into a big frying bath. Once out it is layered on a potato roll with sliced pickles and smooth butter.. A fuku spicy sauce goes on top to kick things a bit more . That's a good chicken sandwich but does it stand out to all the hype? There is one way to find out ... Now back on track for something new --

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And after our amazing dumplings mimichengs, we just had to swing around the corner to momolongplay's

And after our amazing dumplings mimichengs, we just had to swing around the corner to momolongplay's Fuku for a spicy fried chicken sandwich #AllButtonsBursting for the best day of #EastVillage eats! #PowerMove #HowISummer #Fuku

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So my poor little spicy fried chicken sandwich from fuku got a little squished on its fastbite tryca

So my poor little spicy fried chicken sandwich from fuku got a little squished on its fastbite trycaviarnyc delivery to my desk, but still SO good and delivered quick on a rainy day - can't complain! -- Link in bio for $5 off your first order! babynyc

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Finally Fuku-ed it, and let me tell you, it was the bomb.com. And you know it's real when you finish

Finally Fuku-ed it, and let me tell you, it was the bomb.com. And you know it's real when you finish the whole thing AFTER already being at a food event where I stuffed my face. Thank you jeaniusnyc nomnomnycgirls gratuitousfoodity and timchaliy for being awesome company #EEEEEATS #FITA #FUKU #Momofuku #VSCOcam #DEVOURPOWER

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Post football Sunday fatty food  was next door at  - a classic David Chang spicy fried chicken sandw

Post football Sunday fatty food was next door at - a classic David Chang spicy fried chicken sandwich on the left and the special "Koreano" version with vinegary-sweet daikon slaw on the right. Must try both! offthemenu

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OH HEY, FUKU // Decided to try out the new fuku yesterday and almost passed it because I didn't see

OH HEY, FUKU // Decided to try out the new fuku yesterday and almost passed it because I didn't see a line. Pretty sure this is how the universe shows its love for me. Good things are happening inside...

FUKU, FUKU, FUKU... FUKU IM OUT // Got the spicy chicken sando with the off the menu daikon slaw, fr

FUKU, FUKU, FUKU... FUKU IM OUT // Got the spicy chicken sando with the off the menu daikon slaw, fries and a drink! Actually I ordered two sandwiches, don't judge me. Lots of meat, lots of flavor. I thought i'd eat half, but I ate the whole thing. Can't go wrong with an $8.00 sandwich by #LMLfavs

FUKU KITCHEN // For those of you who are far from #NYC and want to try  this is for you...

FUKU KITCHEN // For those of you who are far from #NYC and want to try this is for you... CC: momolongplay

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So my poor little spicy fried chicken sandwich from fuku got a little squished on its fastbite tryca

So my poor little spicy fried chicken sandwich from fuku got a little squished on its fastbite trycaviarnyc delivery to my desk, but still SO good and delivered quick on a rainy day - can't complain! -- Link in bio for $5 off your first order! babynyc

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#Pickle actions at Fuku

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Golden. Brown. Delicious. Spicy fried chicken sandwich from David Chang's Fuku in New York City.

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Golden. Brown. Delicious. Spicy fried chicken sandwich from David Chang's Fuku in New York City. davidchang momolongplay

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  • Golden. Brown. Delicious. Spicy fried chicken sandwich from David Chang's Fuku in New York City.

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El sndwich de pollo para poner fin a todos los sndwiches de pollo (FUKU, dude!!!). sandwich photography hub

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Finally tried the sandwich taking New York by storm! This is the secret menu spicy Korean chicken sa

Finally tried the sandwich taking New York by storm! This is the secret menu spicy Korean chicken sandwich with daikon slaw on top - deliciously juicy, perfectly cooked, and really tasty! The classic sandwich is great too! One of the most smoothly-run kitchens I've seen to date! Better than the ChickenShack, and definitely tops Chick-fil-A!

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So tried out davidchang new fast food restaurant Fuku which served a simple fried chicken sandwich w

So tried out davidchang new fast food restaurant Fuku which served a simple fried chicken sandwich which you can top it off with Korean chili sauce (ssm sauce). I got the lunch special for $12 which comes with wedge potato fries and a drink. The fries weren't evenly seasoned and be careful cause it's really hot. As for the sandwich I would say it was nicely seasoned and juicy. I would go back for the sandwich again and not the fries. ies blooger pics shot spotting photography #NYC #Fuku

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After a long week of craving fuku, I managed to be at the right place at the right time.  With 10 mi

After a long week of craving fuku, I managed to be at the right place at the right time. With 10 minutes left before they were closed for the evening, I was able to experience their new sandwich and satisfy my craving. It's been another fantastic evening. It couldn't have been any more perfect.

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The sandwiches at David Chang's Fuku definitely live up to the hype. This is the Koreano, an off-men

The sandwiches at David Chang's Fuku definitely live up to the hype. This is the Koreano, an off-menu sandwich featuring a chicken thigh marinated in a habanero pure, coated in buttermilk, and deep fried before being inserted into Martins potato roll with pickles and butter. The pickled daikon adds an acidic note and optional Ssm sauce adds complexity to the spice. Just as Chang intended, it has a very crispy exterior and boasts a juicy and moist center.

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The amazing chicken sandwich at  - $8 for juicy dark meat, perfectly fried, seasoned just with enoug

The amazing chicken sandwich at - $8 for juicy dark meat, perfectly fried, seasoned just with enough spice. Don't forget to ask for daikon cole slaw on it, adds another sweet flavor profile! Thank you davidchang for an amazing and fulfilling lunch!Pro-tip: go 20 mins before they close for super short lines and no wait. They serve this right till 4pm!

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Information of Fuku

Location
163 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003
Phone Number
(000) 000-0000
Category
American (Traditional)
Business Hours
Sun:11:00AM - 4:00PM 6:00PM - 11:00PM
Mon:11:00AM - 4:00PM 6:00PM - 11:00PM
Tue:11:00AM - 4:00PM 6:00PM - 11:00PM
Wed:11:00AM - 4:00PM 6:00PM - 11:00PM
Thu:11:00AM - 4:00PM 6:00PM - 11:00PM
Fri:11:00AM - 4:00PM 6:00PM - 11:00PM
Sat:11:00AM - 4:00PM 6:00PM - 11:00PM
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