Turntable Chicken Jazz near K-Town in NYC, New York

 Turntable Chicken Jazz in NYC, New York

Turntable Chicken Jazz in NYC, New York

Turntable Chicken Jazz is a very interesting place. First, it is hard to be found, like a hidden gem that people keep secret. It is on the second floor of a building, in Koreatown, with a very discrete sign outside, to the point that my friend Benny was waiting for me in the wrong restaurant...

 Dining room at Turntable Chicken Jazz in NYC, New York

Dining room at Turntable Chicken Jazz in NYC, New York

 Bar at Turntable Chicken Jazz in NYC, New York

Bar at Turntable Chicken Jazz in NYC, New York

The second thing that makes this place unique is the decor: it is all about music and there are turntables on every wall, as well as microphones and photos of singers and bands. I like the vibe that makes it more than just a Korean chicken place. 

 Turntable at Turntable Chicken Jazz in NYC, New York

Turntable at Turntable Chicken Jazz in NYC, New York

 Turntable and photos at Turntable Chicken Jazz in NYC, New York

Turntable and photos at Turntable Chicken Jazz in NYC, New York

 Turntable for DJ at Turntable Chicken Jazz in NYC, New York

Turntable for DJ at Turntable Chicken Jazz in NYC, New York

 Turntable and photos at Turntable Chicken Jazz in NYC, New York

Turntable and photos at Turntable Chicken Jazz in NYC, New York

 Microphone at Turntable Chicken Jazz in NYC, New York

Microphone at Turntable Chicken Jazz in NYC, New York

Food wise,  it is not just chicken there: they have ramen, bulgogi and all sort of dishes that will mainly satisfy the carnivores. Yes, there are few vegetarian dishes, but do not expect a phenomenal experience on that front. 

We started our meal with some drinks. A shot of vodka for Benny and a soju bomb for me. 

 Soju bomb at Turntable Chicken Jazz in NYC, New York

Soju bomb at Turntable Chicken Jazz in NYC, New York

Then, the food came. The first dish was an appetizer: fried pork dumplings. We had the choice for the sauce between soy & garlic and hot & spicy. We chose the later and trust me: that was spicy! To the point that my mouth was on fire. But you know what? These dumplings were so good that I could not resist going back to it: the shell was deliciously crispy and the filling very tasty. 

 Hot and spicy dumplings at Turntable Chicken Jazz in NYC, New York

Hot and spicy dumplings at Turntable Chicken Jazz in NYC, New York

Then, we hot different kinds of chicken: wings, thigh and tenders, with either hot & spicy or soy garlic sauce (you can ask for half and half). 

 Chicken tenders at Turntable Chicken Jazz in NYC, New York

Chicken tenders at Turntable Chicken Jazz in NYC, New York

 Chicken thigh at Turntable Chicken Jazz in NYC, New York

Chicken thigh at Turntable Chicken Jazz in NYC, New York

 Chicken wings at Turntable Chicken Jazz in NYC, New York

Chicken wings at Turntable Chicken Jazz in NYC, New York

 Chicken thigh at Turntable Chicken Jazz in NYC, New York

Chicken thigh at Turntable Chicken Jazz in NYC, New York


This was fantastic: the chicken was perfectly cooked, crispy and moist. However, I noticed that the hot & spicy sauce was not that spicy this time, but some white rice was anyway welcome as the dumplings put my mouth on fire for a while. 

I loved the fried chicken at Turntable Chicken Jazz: the food there was fantastic and the atmosphere of the place was awesome. It is definitely a place where I would go back. 

Enjoy (I did)!

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