Crazy Chi-Mac

2895 W. Lincoln Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92801
714-995-1500
Crazy Chi-Mac

Jennifer Fedrizzi

Details

  • Mon - Thu: 4:00 pm - 1:00 am Fri - Sat: 4:00 pm - 2:00 am Sun: 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
  • $$
  • Dance Floor, Free Wifi, Kid Friendly, Takeout, Wifi Access
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Free Parking, Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted
Crazy Chi Mac is a chicken place in Anaheim. It’s a Korean tavern where Hite, OB and Cass come out in big pitchers and the customers don’t get loud until about 9 or 10 p.m., but it may be the first such pub around these parts to specialize in fried chicken. You only need to have been paying attention to the miracles Korean purveyors such as Kyochon and Love Letter have done with fried chicken over the past decade to know that this natural progression of things is very, very good. The restaurant doesn’t have just one kind of fried chicken either. There’s the base model, golden and crispy battered, the crust similar to the Colonel’s, though lighter and not harboring a gallon of grease. From there, there’s several different saucing options, ranging from a hot sauce made with red kimchi juice to a sugary soy to something called “Habanero 911 Hot Wings” that has a note underneath it saying, “Caution: Very Very Spicy!!!” With all of the chicken here, there’s the unshakable hallmark of the Korean Method, a double-fry that leaves the skin thoroughly rendered of its fat and practically disappearing between the batter and the meat. Another notable feature: even if you ask for a half order, there will be enough equally sized pieces to share with the entire table. The breast is cut into smaller pieces so that no one person hogs it all.

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