Pizza & Chicken Love Letter

8891 Garden Grove Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92844
Pizza & Chicken Love Letter

Jennifer Fedrizzi


  • Sun 2pm-12am, Mon-Thu 11am-12am, Fri-Sat 11am-1am
  • $$
  • Dinner
Pizza & Chicken Lover Letter is a pizzeria in Garden Grove. Their "Crispy Fried Chicken" wears a crust more akin to batter than breading. But even here, the bird exhibits the common link to all Korean-style fried chicken: a skin thoroughly rendered of fat to become wisps, and often thoroughly absorbed and fused into the batter. The flavor is concentrated with a light touch of soy sauce, but the meat tastes of pure poultry-ness. Love Letter does not seem to brine their birds, letting the meat become the platform on which the flavored crust and pickles build upon. The chickens are cooked well and juicy, even the white meat. The breast pieces are cut up into smaller segments so that no one person hogs it all...which is not to say it won't still happen. Try the sauce-covered version if you want some gochujang sweetness to cake your fingers. And then eat some of the pizza while you're at it. These are pizzas with a Korean accent on them, which is to say, they will have corn and sweet potato, and yes, bulgogi!

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