IT'S: The fifth location of Momofuku’s fried chicken joint
20-06-2017OPENED: June 20th, 2017
LOCATION: Financial District
ADDRESS: 110 Wall Street
CLOSEST SUBWAY: Astor Place
OPENING TIMES: Monday-Friday, 5pm – 9pm
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Fuku, the fried chicken spot from Momofuku’s David Chang, opened up on Wall Street last night. This Finacial District opening marks the fast-casual chain’s fifth location. This is the only location with salads and bowls on their menu.
The new Wall Street location is Fuku’s largest yet. It has seating for a sit-down dinner, tall bar tables, and a counter. The spot is fast-casual with light wood furniture and black railings. FiDi Fuku is currently only open for dinner, but will expand eventually for lunch, and will even offer delivery through Caviar.
Fuku is known for its fried chicken. At the FiDi location, the hot thing to order is the whole fried chicken feast, with m’smen – Moroccan flatbread – cottage fries, kimchi, pickled daikon, and a variety of sauces. Chang has compared this feast to Chimek, a traditional Korean fried-chicken-beer-combo which is part of the country’s drinking culture. This meal is only available for dine-in, and runs at $42.
The Wall Street location features off-menu items from the other Fuku locations, like the Koreano sandwich with daikon radish and combines it with Bing Bread from Hot Bread Kitchen – the Momofuku brand’s new partnership.
The menu has a “Summer” option, with a Ginger Chicken Bowl, a Crispy Kale Salad, and Sugar Snap Peas. Soft drinks include the obvious fountain sodas, Fuku Yuzu, Iced Oolong Tea, and a Strawberry Lemonade Slushie, with beers, wines, and spritz available as well.
The fried chicken feast runs at $42, which prices out well when feeding more than one! (Plus, you can take it a step further and add a Miller High Life six-pack for just $12 more.) Still, it’s significantly cheaper than Chang’s Noodle Bar fried chicken plate, which runs at $150 for two fried chickens.
The bowl and salad fall at $12 and $9 respectively, with additions available from $1 to $3.50.
In a nutshell:
Chang is no stranger to the NYC food scene: with countless restaurants under his belt, he knows what the hungry public wants. The largest location of Fuku yet features a menu with the best choices from his other locations. The FiDi location is also the only location with Bing Bread from Hot Bread Kitchen, and salads and bowls.