Forget ordinary fried chicken. Bonchon Chicken puts their unique spin on the dish with Korean fried chicken. “Bonchon” is a Korean word that roughly translates to “My Hometown.” The restaurant concept has been embraced by diners United States with more than 120 units. There are also  Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, and more.

But Bonchon has more than signature Korean fried chicken and wings, the menu also offers Korean tacos, Chicken Katsu, calamari, Udon Noodle Soup, and Sesame Ginger Salad. Here are the Bonchon menu prices in 2024 and the reason why your favorites items cost about 7% more this year. 

Korean Traditional

Menu ItemSize / QuantityPrice
House Fried Chicken – Kimchi Bacon$13.95
House Fried Chicken – Bulgogi$13.95
House Fried Chicken – Chicken$12.95
House Fried Chicken – Plain$11.95
Bibimbap – Bulgogi$16.95
Bibimbap – Soy Chicken$16.95
Bibimbap – Spicy Chicken$16.95
Bibimbap – Tofu$15.95
Bibimbap – Plain$14.95

Signature Fried Chicken

Menu ItemSize / QuantityPrice
Boneless WingsSmall$14.95
Boneless WingsMedium$26.95
Boneless WingsLarge$37.95

Asian Fusion

Menu ItemSize / QuantityPrice
Udon Noodle Soup – Bulgogi$14.95
Udon Noodle Soup – Fried Egg$12.95
Udon Noodle Soup – Plain$11.95
Shrimp Shumai$7.95
Popcorn Shrimp$13.95
Bull Dak$16.95
Chicken Katsu$13.95
Salmon Avocado Ball$12.95

Buns, Wraps, & Tacos

Menu ItemSize / QuantityPrice
Pork Bun$12.95
Sliders – Bulgogi$13.95
Sliders – Crispy Chicken$12.95
Bonchon Wrap – Bulgogi$13.95
Bonchon Wrap – Crispy Chicken$11.95
Korean Tacos – Bulgogi$14.95
Korean Tacos – Spicy Chicken$12.95


Menu ItemSize / QuantityPrice
Caesar Salad – Crispy Chicken$11.95
Caesar Salad – Plain$9.95
Sesame Ginger Salad – Crispy Chicken$11.95
Sesame Ginger Salad – Tofu$10.95
Sesame Giner Salad – Plain$9.95


Menu ItemSize / QuantityPrice
Extra Dressing$0.95
Picked Radish$2.50
Steamed Rice$2.50
Kimchi Coleslaw$3.50
Onion Rings$7.95
Zucchini Fries$7.95
Seasoned Zucchini Fries$9.95
French Fries$4.95
Seasoned Fries$6.95

FAQs about the Bonchon Menu

Why is Bonchon Chicken So Crispy?

Korean chicken is known for being extremely crispy. But how is Bonchon able to pull this off? It all comes down to the cooking process.

  1. Use of Starch: The recipe emphasizes the importance of using cornstarch or potato starch in the batter. Starch is crucial as it contributes to the ultimate crispiness of the chicken. Cornstarch tends to give a crunchier texture, while potato starch results in a lighter, airier crisp.
  2. Double Frying Method: Korean fried chicken is renowned for its double frying method. The chicken is first fried at a lower temperature to cook it thoroughly, then fried a second time at a higher temperature to achieve a golden brown, crispy exterior. This method ensures the chicken is crispy and less oily.
  3. Baking Powder in the Batter: The inclusion of baking powder in the batter is essential. It acts as a leavening agent, preventing the batter from becoming overly dense and hard after frying. Instead, it contributes to a lighter, more pleasant crunch.

Chefs also need to ensure chicken pieces shouldn’t be overcrowded in the fryer. Overcrowding can lead to a significant drop in oil temperature, resulting in undercooked chicken or a soggy, oily batter.

Where can you find a Bonchon location in the United States? 

Bonchon has a presence of 120+ locations in the United States, with varying numbers of locations in each state. You can find the updated list of current locations here. This restaurant has the strongest presence in the West, South, and East Coasts. If you live in the Midwest, you’re probably out of luck for the time being until the franchise expands further.

California: This state boasts the highest number of Bonchon locations, with a significant presence in various cities. Notably, San Jose stands out with four locations, followed by Sacramento and San Diego, each having two locations. Other cities include Artesia, Brentwood, Costa Mesa, Elk Grove, Fountain Valley, Mountain View, National City, Newark, Pleasanton, San Gabriel, San Leandro, San Mateo, South San Francisco, Stockton, and Sunnyvale.

Virginia: Virginia also has a substantial number of Bonchon outlets. Cities with a Bonchon presence include Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Centreville, Chantilly, Fredericksburg, Gainesville, Herndon, Leesburg, Manassas, Mechanicsville, Midlothian, Norfolk, Reston, Springfield, Sterling, Virginia Beach, and West Fairfax.

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Maryland: In Maryland, Bonchon can be found in multiple locations, including Columbia, Ellicott City, Gaithersburg, Gambrills, Germantown, Hanover, Hyattsville, Pasadena, Rockville, Towson, and Waldorf.

New York: New York hosts several Bonchon locations, with three in New York City alone. Other locations can be found in Bayside, Brooklyn, and Flushing.

Texas: In Texas, Bonchon has locations in several cities including Addison, Katy, Houston, Pearland, The Colony, Frisco, and Fort Worth.

Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Pennsylvania: Each of these states has multiple Bonchon locations, spread across various cities.

Other states with Bonchon locations include Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington, and Washington DC. Each of these states has one or more locations, demonstrating Bonchon’s wide geographical spread across the United States.

Enjoy the crunch of Korean fried chicken.

Should You Join the Crunch Club at Bonchon? 

The Crunch Club is your best bet for savings at Bonchon. All you need to do to join is provide your name, email address, and date of birth. This club gives you exclusive club gives you the lowdown on everything from new menu items, coupon and special promotions, and of course gets you a birthday reward in the form of a 10% off coupon valid your entire birthday month. 

In addition to joining the Crunch Club, I highly recommend following your local Bonchon store on social media websites like Facebook. The chain will occasionally add promotions and special discounts they are running around different holidays. 

If you’re surprised at the limited number of coupons or special discount, you’re not alone. Bonchon is takes a different strategic approach and doesn’t offer many discounts. Looking ahead, even with potential economic downturns, Bonchon is not planning to engage in couponing or sales in an effort to drive volume. Instead, they aim to maintain fair pricing, focusing on value rather than discounts. Based on the unit growth, the strategy appears to be working.

Can’t go wrong with an order of seasoned fries.

Has Bonchon Chicken Gotten More Expensive? 

Bonchon has implemented two price increases in 2022 each that resulted in 6% – 7% menu price increases across the board. These increases were driven by the rising costs of commodities and shipping, particularly for ingredients sourced from overseas markets, including sauces delivered from South Korea.

But rest assured, Bonchon isn’t sitting around idly while their customers eat the price increases. They made some strategic supply chain moves that will reduce input costs in the future. First, Bonchon moved the production of certain ingredients, including its signature sauce to the United States to reduce the need for international shipping.

The chain has been innovative with its menu to cope with rising chicken prices, promoting other items like noodles or rice dishes that are less costly. For example, they introduced the Crunchy Chicken Bowl, which is more cost-effective and utilizes existing ingredients.

In previous interviews I’ve read, CEO Flynn Dekker emphasized a careful approach to raising menu prices, balancing the need to offset increased costs with the desire to maintain customer loyalty and provide a quality, affordable dining experience.

Korean BBQ wings.

Is there a secret menu at Bonchon Chicken?

Bonchon Chicken is playing it straight with no secret menu shenanigans in the works.

Are there any menu items for specialty diets?

Bonchon’s menu does not have too many specialized dietary options. With that being said there are a few low-calorie wonders and vegetarian gems. 

Low-Calorie Items:

  • Mixed 4 Chicken Wings and 2 Chicken Drums: 631 – 647 Calories
  • Sesame Ginger Salad (tofu): 475 – 530 Calories
  • Pork Potstickers (soy garlic or spicy): 276 – 588 Calories
  • Takoyaki: 342 Calories
  • Shrimp Shumai: 321 – 470 Calories
  • Udon Noodle Soup: 480 – 683 Calories
  • Zucchini Fries: 474 – 532 Calories
  • Fried Pickles: 599 Calories
  • Kimchi: 67 Calories
  • Kimchi Coleslaw: 120 Calories
  • Coleslaw: 120 Calories
  • Pickled Radish: 15 Calories
  • Steamed Rice: 398 Calories
  • Edamame: 270 Calories

Vegetarian Items:

  • Sesame Ginger Salad (without meat or choose tofu)
  • Bonchon Wrap (without meat)
  • Korean Tacos (without meat)
  • Bibimbap (without meat)
  • Zucchini Fries
  • Kimchi
  • Kimchi Coleslaw
  • Coleslaw
  • Pickled Radish
  • Edamame
  • Steamed Rice
  • Tteokbokki

What sauce options are available at Bonchon?

Here are the Bonchon Signature Sauces you can add to chicken:

Yangnyeom: A tantalizing blend of sweet and spicy flavors, the Yangnyeom sauce offers a complex taste profile characteristic of traditional Korean sauces, often with a hint of tanginess.

Soy Garlic: Infused with the robust flavors of soy sauce and the aromatic punch of garlic, the Soy Garlic sauce is a savory delight with a subtle sweetness that appeals to a wide range of palates.

Spicy: The Spicy sauce packs a bold punch with its fiery heat, balanced with a slight sweetness, perfect for those who crave an intense, tongue-tingling experience.

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Korean BBQ: Rich and smoky with a hint of sweetness, the Korean BBQ sauce captures the essence of classic Korean grilling, making it a flavorful complement to a variety of dishes.

Plain: The Plain option allows the natural, unadulterated flavors of the crispy fried chicken to shine through, perfect for purists who appreciate the simple, yet satisfying taste of the chicken itself.

Half & Half: The Half & Half option offers the best of both worlds, allowing diners to indulge in two different sauce flavors, often the Soy Garlic and Spicy, in one single order for a diverse tasting experience. This is my personal sauce recommendation.