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Chicken and Waffles Korean Style | Thank You Chicken

Traditional Korean Dishes with a Western Flare

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Review overview

Atmosphere6.1
Staff8.6
Waffles8.2
Boneless Chicken 8.9

The Pros

  • Very friendly staff
  • Soft and hot waffles
  • Chicken fried perfectly
  • Easy to Find

The Cons

  • Music was a bit loud
  • not a huge fan of the dim lights

Chicken and Waffles Hit Duluth

One of my favorite types of foods that are really popular in the Atlanta area is Chicken & Waffles. When I lived in China, a place called Magpie finally introduced this dish to Shenzhen. they did a great job with it, but I still the Atlanta spots like Gladys Knight’s Chicken and Waffles or the Dwarf House (chick fil la) off Pleasant Hill.

That said since I’ve been back I still have not had a chance to check that off the list. Before I could go to my usual spots, I was actually surprised to run into this dish at a Korean restaurant called Thank you Chicken. I was looking for a place to eat lunch and was on my way yo MJ’s Korean Tacos when I noticed like many times before the bright “Thank You Chicken” sign. I thought of this place as one of those Korean restaurants you don’t go to without a group to throw down huge amounts of chicken. I figured before I go into MJ’s I would stop by and check out their menu.

To my shock, the lunch portion of their menu consisted of over ten variations of Chicken & Waffles and a pretty good price (full sets averaged $9 and included fried rice, a fried egg, and a salad. Once I saw this, I had to give it a try so I ran out the door and moved my car to this spot.

THANK YOU CHICKEN

I initially wanted to try something unique like the garlic soy chicken. I still need to keep to the code and try the house dish first. That said, I ordered the “Thank You Chicken” platter with a side of waffles. This is because I came after 5:00 PM so I missed the lunch set. The Thank You Chicken platter comes with 10, 15, or 20 pieces and will cost you $9-$17 depending on your choice.

Boneless “Thank You Chicken” with side Waffles

FRIED CHICKEN DONE RIGHT

There is also a fried chicken on the menu which is confusing. From what I heard, the “Thank You Chicken” is more crispy then the normal fried chicken.  Before my dish came, I was given 3 sauces which really helped since I wanted to try different flavors. The chicken was done very well. Usually when I hear “extra fried” I’m thinking of painful teeth and scared gums but this was not overdone. Still, its good to note that each dish ordered here needs about 15 min since everything is made fresh. So once you get your order, don’t be like me and stuff a whole piece in your mouth – it’s a painful experience.

After the shock to my gums of the heat from my first bite, I really loved the flavor of the chicken! The sauces that came with it were garlic soy, spicy orange, and sweet chili. The spicy orange was my favorite one. It reminded me of the “yum yum” sauce you get from hibachi places.

 

WARM AND SOFT WAFFLES

Waffles by Thank You Chicken

I am normally a fan of a more crunchy waffle. The waffles at waffle house (don’t hate) are done perfectly for me because they have a crispy shell but are still very soft and chewy. These waffles came out very soft and fluffy. It was still totally a great flavor. It was warm and chewy and came lightly drizzled with chocolate and maple syrup.

SOUL FOOD / KOREAN FUSION

As I was enjoying this, I figured, I had to talk to the manager and take another look at the menu. This restaurant has been off Old Norcross now for about 2 years and was started to introduce old and new Korean street foods as well as fuse it with the traditional “Chicken and Waffles” soul food culture.

Korean Street Chicken by Thank You Chicken

TRADITIONAL KOREAN DISHES SERVED

There are many types of chicken dishes to choose from boneless to wings to rotisserie style. I the old days in Korea, you would be able to easily buy a rotisserie chicken off the streets as they were a popular street food. Nowadays, the boneless sings have become the new norm in Korea and are typically served, fried, spicy or soy flavored. That said, the older generation Koreans will come for the street food they once could no longer get and the younger generation will come for the boneless style. People like me will also come just for the chicken and waffle combo because it rocks here.

Whole Fried Rotisserie Chicken + Platter combo

Before you non-chicken guys get upset, there are other dishes here besides chicken. The menu at Thank You Chicken consists of Dubbop which is a Korean style dish consisting of white rice (dubbop) and a stir-fried spicy meat usually squid or chicken. You can get both choices here. There are also noodle dishes such as Nagasaki Udon as well as dang tang which is a Korean version (made with rice cakes instead of noodles).

MEETUP EVENT COMING NOVEMBER 3RD 

IF you are reading this BEFORE November 3rd, we will be meeting here to try the food. Anyone who comes with our meetup group will get 20% OFF the menu price.

The menu that will be offered to us consists of the following (not deducting the 20% off)

  • BONELESS CHICKEN IN 10PC ($8.99), 15PC ($12.99), OR 20PC $16.99
    • THANK YOU STYLE
    • SWEET CHILI
    • GARLIC SOY SAUCE
  • WHOLE FRIED CHICKEN OR KOREAN STREET CHICKEN
    WITHOUT PLATTER $20.00 / WITH PLATTER $26.99

    • THIS IS TYPICALLY FOR 2-3 PEOPLE
    • PLATTER CONSISTS OF SALAD, FRIED CHICKEN GIZZARDS, NACHOS, FRIES, AND CORN CHEESE.

*WAFFLES WILL BE  SIDE ORDER OF $2.00 IF NEEDED

 

THANK YOU CHICKEN
(470) 875-9000
3473 Old Norcross Rd
Duluth, GA

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Nathaniel Johnson has been in food writing for over eight years. He has been editor of many food-related publications in the US as well as Overseas.