I’ve finally gotten around to reviewing this place after never getting around to it. So far, over a few different visits over about 2-3 years, I’ve generally had positive experiences here. I have tried: - fried chicken: not bad, have had better. - crispy fried chicken: very unique batter/coating, I prefer this one if I want a bit of crunch. - sweet chili/spicy chicken: not bad - they haven’t quite nailed the traditional Korean flavour because it tastes a bit too gochujang-y rather than a mix of various ingredients (Ocean Chicken does this one better). - garlic soy: went through a period of loving this but had a super salty experience once and haven’t gone back since. - buldak fire chicken: too spicy for me, can’t eat it, but my brother loved it. If you can’t handle fire chicken noodles like me, then stay away. - snowy cheese chicken: I love this, but you have to like the combo of (junk food type, like cheese balls) cheese, salty and sweet to like this. If you have a soft spot for artificial cheese, this is for you. - snowy spicy: I was hoping that the cheese powder would tone down the spicy but nope. - honey chicken: I tried this when it first came out and it was really bland. I don’t eat that salty but even I had to sprinkle a bit of salt. Might’ve changed though because like I said, it had literally just been released. Things I like about this place is that it’s pretty generous on the whole. With a full size (single flavour or half half, doesn’t matter) you get coleslaw, pickled radish, a small side of chips. The last time I went a few months ago there were no chips so don’t know if that’s changed. A shame if it has because I quite liked their chips. They’ve also been pretty accommodating in the past - we didn’t used to like their coleslaw but loved their radishes so they’d swap the sides. They’ve even given us extra radish for free when we tried to pay for extra. Having said that, the radish we had last time was so bland that we did throw it out....the coleslaw had improved though - it’s either this or that, I guess ??♀️ Orders have usually been on time (always order ahead by phone). I think the longest we’ve waited is maybe 5 mins at peak times. The people at the register always poke their head into the kitchen to check. Personally, I go here when I would rather have generous portions or the snowy cheese flavour. If I want the Korean sweet chili (yangnyum) flavour, I go to Ocean Chicken in Forrest Hill because their sauce is more old school authentic. They also do a killer garlic sauce one that’s much more garlicky than KS. Their portions are smaller and price higher though, so it really depends on our mood (possibly due to change in owners but I should review them separately). The chicken does seem fresher at KS than OC - we’ve had some dry and stringy pieces at OC (which indicates old chickens, I think?) Overall, the one missing star is because the flavours haven’t always been that consistent at KS. If I’m not feeling fussy about that, I do like them for their overall quality. Would definitely go here than KFC that’s for sure. My two picks would be crispy fried and snowy chicken.
As we have revealed before, one of the team absolutely loves fried chicken, so we absolutely had to try the highly recommended KS Chicken in Albany. They offer a smorgasbord at lunchtime for either $9 or $12. We went for the $12 option (3 chickens/3 salads) and were very pleasantly surprised how generous the servings were. There was a good selection of variously flavoured chicken dishes with rice, and at least 8 salad options. The salads were extremely fresh, vibrant, and a very good accompaniment to the crispy fried chicken. The various chicken we chose (popcorn, garlic soy, honey buttered, korean fried, spicy) were all delicious in their different ways, and our salads (egg, spicy noodles, coleslaw, Waldorf, broccoli & feta) provided the perfect complement. Overall very good value for money, and well deserving of its reputation.
A good place to have lunch specials ~ You can meet moderately crispy chicken and salad at a good price.Especially, I would like to give five star as they served refill food very fast.