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#743 of 1,619 Quick Bites in London
#6,502 of 19,119 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence2019 Winner
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CUISINES
Fast Food, Street Food, Asian, Taiwanese
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Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout

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Reviewed March 22, 2019

Just a few steps away from Leicester Square station and in Chinatown, Good Friend does Taiwanese fried chicken. This is chicken fried in crispy panko crumb and then seasoned with your choice of spices, including garlic, lemon, cumin, plum and chill and wasabi for those...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Inokashira
Reviewed December 12, 2018

10/10 would recommend the popcorn chicken. It is honestly a different type of experience. You're able to season the chicken further with spices such as wasabi, plum tomato, chilli etc.

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank pl1214
Reviewed December 2, 2018

This place is a gem for a good quick snack, the food is cooked quickly and is of a high standard. Staff are very friendly and fast, and the flavours of their famous chicken are amazing and are definitely worth a try!

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank amitmohindru
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Took my son, who is a chicken connoisseur in his own right, here. I think I’ve found his fried chicken spiritual home. This Taiwanese fried chicken is delicious. We had the chicken breast, which is flattened and breadcrumbed. It was made fresh and was juicy...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Ruby_Zak_Issy
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

I admit, I’m not a huge fried chicken expert. It’s not something I find myself craving often. However, this place was gaining a low key good reputation and I’ve always heard good things about Taiwanese food, so I was curious. I was there with the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 1WanderingStar
Reviewed November 3, 2018

Here again since my last visit to London because I so enjoy Chinese street food. Probably not the healthiest food it the word nor the cleanest restaurant, but like a super secret sinful habit. I keep coming back for more crispy tofu.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank macedonboy
Reviewed October 18, 2018

Honestly there isn't much more to say about this other than the chicken is absolutely fantastic. I've tried both the flattened crispy chicken breast and popcorn chicken. All the chicken seems to be cooked in very small batches so your order is always freshly cooked...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank SSSRRRHHH
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

A great semi-lunch quick stop over spot. Chicken is fried and taste great with the vast choice of toppings. For the type of store it is, it’s great for grabbing something on the go (seating is minimal, only stools at the window).

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 1QualityControl1
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

I ordered the popcorn chicken which is cooked to order so it’s fresh and crunchy. They have a wide range of powdered seasonings applied after cooking as the batter is quite neutral. I had kimchi flavour which was delightfully spicy and cabbagey in flavour. It’s...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Robert_Bridgeroad
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

A favourite of mine for late night snack or lunch. Perfectly fried crispy chicken that's not at all greasy. The fried chicken is my favourite. It's not healthy but a wondrously naughty treat! They do lots of variations on fried chicken but also do some...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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