10 Best Spots For Fried Chicken In Vancouver, Canada

best fried chicken in vancouver

Fried chicken is one of people’s favorite comfort food all over the world. If you love chicken and live, work, or are visiting Vancouver, British Columbia, then you are in luck. Chicken lovers will find a long list of choices that offer the juiciest, crispiest, and tastiest piece of chicken they will ever have. Whether you like it hot or just plain, fried chicken is a satisfying meal any time of the day. If you are craving for chicken wing, breast, leg, thigh, or sandos (sandwiches), you just have to walk around a little bit and you will be able to satisfy your appetite. Scroll down for our list of the best spots for fried chicken in Vancouver, Canada.

1. L.A. Chicken

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Vancouver natives swear that this tiny joint serves the best fried chicken in town. The spicy variant goes well with the rich, thick gravy and crisp fries. The regular variety comes packed with flavor and oozes with so much juice that makes you want to order seconds. For the sides, the eatery serves some of the best salads and potatoes that go well with every bite. You can order their chicken by the piece or have it in one of their combo meals. No matter what you order, you are going to get fried chicken with crispy skin and juicy meat. It is best that you come early as the restaurant has limited seating.

L.A. Chicken

Address: 11780 Thorpe Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 1J5, Canada

Website: L.A. Chicken

Opening hours: Sat - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri: 11am - 8pm

2. Phnom Penh

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Phnom Penh restaurant is an institution that continuously draws in throngs of diners. The main reason for this is their popular chicken wings. Tourists and locals love the Asian-inspired Phnom Penh fried chicken wings. Each piece is marinated for long hours in a mixture that includes Asian herbs. It is then fried to a golden-brown crisp and is served with a luscious lime dip. It gets tossed in garlic, green onions, and cilantro to hike up the Asian flavors and mixed with some sugar. The latter balances everything and makes the chicken taste better. It’s no wonder every table in this restaurant orders them.

Phnom Penh

Address: 244 E Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1Z7, Canada

Website: Phnom Penh

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 7pm (closed on Sun)

3. Zabu Chicken

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Posted by Zabu chicken on Sunday, May 24, 2020

Zabu Chicken serves Korean fried chicken. Their most popular menu item is the soy original chicken which comes packed with flavor and crunch. The restaurant uses younger chickens, assuring you that you will get a juicier and tender fried chicken for dinner. The batter is crisp and light with just the right amount of coating around the chicken. Because of this, you will get the same crispness wherever you take a bite. Zabu’s fried chicken is fried two times. The first frying process happens at a lower temperature to get the inside fully cooked, and the second process is fried at a higher temperature to get the desired crispiness on the surface.

Zabu Chicken

Address: 1635 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1C8, Canada

Website: Zabu Chicken

Opening hours: 5pm - 12am (daily)

4. Juke Fried Chicken

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Posted by Juke Fried Chicken, Ribs and Cocktail Bar on Tuesday, September 21, 2021

The fried chicken at Juke is one of the tastiest you will ever find in Vancouver. Here, the chicken is consistently good when it comes to flavor and crunch. This is because every piece of poultry is seasoned on point. The chickens are fried at a certain temperature to achieve the uniformed crispiness of the surface. But what sets them apart from other chicken places is that their food is gluten-free. They don’t play around when it comes to their fried chicken waffles, one of the favorite menu items. A meal here won’t be complete without an order of their side dishes which are equally good.

Juke Fried Chicken

Address: 182 Keefer St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1X4, Canada

Website: Juke Fried Chicken

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 11pm

5. HiFive24

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Posted by HiFive Chicken on Saturday, February 6, 2021

HiFive24’s fried chicken comes in two variants, spicy and regular. Whichever you order, you’re guaranteed to have one of the best fried chicken meals in your life. The outer layer of the chicken is perfectly fried, while the inside is ensured to retain all the flavor and moisture to make it one of the most flavorful and juiciest fried chickens in town. The poultry used in this eatery is all organic and free-range, which is why you can taste its natural flavors. The pieces are air-chilled which intensifies the flavor and texture of the chicken. Lastly, the restaurant uses zero trans-fat in the cooking process, making their fried chicken a healthy choice.


Address: 203 SE Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V5X 3L6, Canada

Website: HiFive24

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

6. Church's Chicken

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Posted by Church's Chicken Canada on Friday, August 6, 2021

Church’s Chicken never fails to satisfy the cravings of its customers. Vancouver is blessed by its presence. For old-timers, their fried chicken is enough reason to come back. For newcomers, it will always exceed their expectations. At their price range, a meal here is a steal that comes with great taste and quality. The chickens come in large pieces and are served piping hot and not as if it was waiting in the bin for a few minutes. Aside from that, the meat is tasty and juicy while the skin is extra crisp. This is supported by 68 years of experience in the fried chicken industry.

Church’s Chicken

Address: 3425 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3M9, Canada

Website: Church’s Chicken

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

7. Duffin's Donuts

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Posted by Duffins Donuts on Sunday, January 1, 2017

Hungry for a couple of pieces of juicy and delicious fried chicken? Head on over to Duffin’s Donuts and have your fair share of it. Yes, you heard it right, a donut shop where you can have really good fried chicken. This comes in regular and spicy, both of which can give fried chicken giants a run for their money. But as many customers claim, Duffin’s fried chicken can even beat those giants. Their chicken is so crispy, tasty, and juicy that you will definitely come back for more in the near future! Make sure to leave room for dessert since it is a donutt shop after all.

Duffin’s Donuts

Address: 1391 E 41st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5W 3R9, Canada

Website: Duffin’s Donuts

Opening hours: 6am - 12am (daily)

8. Downlow Chicken Shack

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Downlow Chicken Shack serves fried chicken Nashville-style. That means the chicken is extra hot! The spice levels at this restaurant go up several notches compared to other restaurants that serve spicy fried chicken. In fact, customers have eight heat levels to choose from. The chicken is perfectly cooked with a lot of flavor and moisture in it. It is not greasy, which makes it easy for customers to enjoy it with their hands. Every piece is seasoned, which brings out its natural flavor, and is perfectly fried to a golden-brown crisp. They serve their chickens by the piece or serve it as a sando, tenders, a combo meal, platters, and a waffle.

Downlow Chicken Shack

Address: 905 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3W8, Canada

Website: Downlow Chicken Shack

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 11am - 9pm; Sun: 11am - 4:30pm (closed on Mon)

9. AnnaLena

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Posted by AnnaLena on Wednesday, June 3, 2020

AnnaLena is not your typical fried chicken place with a counter set up. Instead, you will be surprised by the casual dining appeal of the place with its full bar and a full-service kitchen. But the star of the show is still the fried chicken. At this place, they do fried chicken on a tasting menu that comes with chicken pate and olive puree. They even have chicken coated with chocolate for dessert, which is creativity at its finest. They serve the most innovative fried chicken in the city. It all starts with the freshest chicken and the quality of ingredients that goes with it.


Address: 1809 W 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 5B8, Canada

Website: AnnaLena

Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 5pm - 9:30pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

10. The Frying Pan Food Truck

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Posted by Fryingpan on Thursday, September 23, 2021

The Frying Pan may be a food truck but it sits high on everyone’s list of fried chicken establishments. They do not need a physical store to serve their food. They dole out a combination of Nashville and Korean-style fried chicken sandwiches. These just might be the best chicken sandwiches you will ever taste. Their sandwiches are huge and are a complete meal in itself. The filling has a six-ounce piece of boneless fried chicken breast, freshly made cabbage slaw, and home-made sweet pickles. The combination of all these results in one explosion of goodness after another. Bring your appetite and you will not leave this place feeling hungry.

The Frying Pan Food Truck

Address: 505 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V7X 1M3, Canada

Website: The Frying Pan Food Truck

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 11am - 2:45pm (closed from Sat - Mon)

Bite into the best fried chicken in Vancouver

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Harboring different styles of fried chicken from Asian to American, Vancouver is the best place to sample all these. You can order in a fast food joint, line up at a food truck, or even sit down in a fancy restaurant, all of which serves great-tasting fried chicken. So, grab a bite at any of these amazing eateries in Vancouver on your next visit and enjoy the tastiest, juiciest, and crispiest fried chicken the city has to offer.

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