Midtown diners will soon have a new option for Korean fried chicken. Bonchon, the South Korea-based restaurant with over 300 locations worldwide, announced it will open its fourth Houston-area outpost in the Central Square Midtown building at 2100 Travis St.
Served in three flavors — spicy, soy garlic, and a combination of both — Bonchon's chicken gets its distinctive crispy crust from being fried twice. In addition to poultry, the restaurant will serve classic Korean fare such as kimchi, bulgogi, and japchae.
"We are excited that Bonchon continues to grow in popularity in Houston and across the U.S.,” Bonchon CEO Flynn Dekker said in a statement. “In Korean, Bonchon means ‘my hometown’ and how appropriate for us to share our hometown experience in the bustling and vibrant area of midtown Houston.”
The restaurant is certainly counting on people being excited about its opening next year. At over 4,100 square feet, it will seat more than 200 diners. That's a whole lot of Houstonians chomping down on drumsticks and drinking Korean beer and cocktails.
Of course, Midtown has become a popular destination for ambitious, Asian concepts from out of town. Jinya Ramen and Gyu Kaku draw crowds for their ramen and Japanese-style barbecue, respectively. In the last couple of months, the neighborhood has added One Dim Sum and Gen Korean BBQ House.