For the past couple of years, I’ve really been wanting to try out the angus burger at Bon Chon on John St. (at Cliff). Then the place nearly burned down and they were closed for a time earlier this year. Thankfully, they’ve reopened with the same menu, and I could fulfill my need for a burger topped with kimchi and an onion ring. Read more »
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If you’ve given up BonChon Chicken on John St. (at Cliff) for dead after it was shuttered by a fire last December, you’ll be happy to know they’re back. I saw they were on Seamless again, and when walking by yesterday afternoon the paper was off the windows and the place was open for business. Although you can get Korean fried chicken at Cafe Hanover, BonChon is more convenient for a lot of people.
I stopped short while walking down John St. yesterday as I spotted a papered up window out of the corner of my eye. Then I spotted a sign hanging in one window below some scaffolding, and lo and behold, BonChon Chicken apparently suffered some sort of fire recently and now we’re deprived of Korean fried chicken.
As the Bon Chon on John readies an offshoot selling tacos and sandwiches, the former Bon Chon location on Chambers St. that was forced to become “Bon Chicken” after being caught using unapproved sauces has closed its doors. Honestly, it’s surprising it took this long since that mess went down in July of last year, but judging by the photo of the interior , and the fact that the sign’s been taken down, they’ve sold their last inferior piece of Korean fried chicken.
Good news for those of you anxiously awaiting the opening of Kortako, the Korean taco shop on Nassau (btw. John & Fulton) from the BonChon on John people. Lunch’er Kino passed along a tidbit that the place is expected to be open by the end of October (confirmed by their Web site) and if you eat at the FiDi BonChon they’ll give you a 50% off coupon for your first visit to Kortako. When I walked by significant progress had been made on the inside so fingers crossed that they can actually open on schedule. On a side note, with this, Nicky’s Vietnamese Sandwiches and the new location of Baoguette, Nassau St. is becoming quite the cheap Asian eats corridor.
A couple of weeks ago a sign popped up in a window on Nassau Street announcing the forthcoming (and terribly named) Kortako coming soon from the people behind Bon Chon on John St. I’d never eaten any of their non-Korean fried chicken items so headed over with a co-luncher for an investigative look into whether we had any right to be excited about them bringing us a taco and sandwich shop. Read more »
If Korean fried chicken doesn’t sound great in the sweltering temperatures, Bon Chon on John (btw. Cliff & Pearl) has added some new menu items. A signboard out front says they have a bulgogi noodle salad along with some new alcoholic drinks because nothing says “summertime lunch” like throwing back a mojito at a Korean restaurant.