Located down the street from Sony Studios on Culver Blvd is this small restaurant, hidden among a slew of other restaurants, behind a signal light and trees, and just steps from a Tender Greens. There’s outside and indoor communal dining, but most people take the food to go. This place has been raved by many, including Yelpers, Huffington Post, the Food Network and the LA Times. It’s been on my bucket list, and I finally got the opportunity to try this chicken place.
We arrived on a Saturday afternoon, right before noon and found parking in a structure off Cardiff (first 2 hours free). We almost couldn’t find the place, but thankfully I looked on a map beforehand, saw the Tender Greens and knew it was nearby. When we walked in, the place was smaller than I expected and fortunately not busy. That didn’t last long, as the crowd filtered in shortly after we ordered.
After looking at the menu, I ordered the Sunday Dinner, which was 2 pieces of chicken, yams, green beans, mashed potatoes and biscuit, but was told it was only for Sunday. Bummer! Instead, I settled for the 2-piece chicken, mashed potatoes and biscuit. Stephen ordered the Tasters Deluxe, which was a chicken, 2-pieces of fried catfish, fries, macaroni salad and biscuit. We even got to choose what fried chicken pieces we wanted.
We had to wait 5-8 minutes for our food because Stephen’s fish had to be specially made, but everything was freshly made. Even with the wait, the fried chicken was piping hot! It’s very crunchy on the outside, juicy and tender inside. I especially liked the sides. The mashed potatoes were homemade and chunky, and the chicken gravy on top was delicious. I even liked the fries, and could not stop stealing some from Stephen’s basket. If you like fried catfish, Stephen said it was very tasty, and he would get that again.
Overall nothing bad to say. They offer a honey sauce and a hot sauce/ Tabasco-like sauce to go with your food. We left stuffed, but I still think it’s a little pricey… for fast food, but I’d go back again, especially for the mashed potatoes and fries..
Two hours free parking at the structure off Cardiff, or there’s metered street parking.
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