I’ve been to Boka now 3-4 times and everytime I’ve been to the Korean restaurant on St. Marks between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, I’ve always ordered their fried chicken wings/drumsticks. This review is strictly for Boka’s fried chicken wings and drumsticks.
It’s really hard to mess up chicken wings and drumsticks, but some joints just do it better than others. Boka is one of those restaurants that have perfected the way they prepare their chicken wings. They’re deep fried until their crispy and crunchy yet still juicy.
And their sticky with Boka’s sauce; you can get their fried chicken in two different flavors: garlic soy sauce and spicy. Both are equally tasty, and the good news is you don’t have to make a decision between one or the other, you can get the order half garlic and half spicy.
My only issue with Boka is the size of drumsticks vary in size, though they seem to do a good job of balancing large and small pieces so you’re not stuck with a basket of mini-drumsticks.
I can’t speak to their other entrees, but if you’re in the East Village and craving some Korean fried chicken, you can’t go wrong with Boka.
9 St Marks Place
New York, NY 10003
b/t Cooper Sq & Astor Pl in East Village