Cheogajip Chicken, Lotte Plaza, near the deli in the supermarket, 3250 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax Circle, Fairfax, VA, 703-273-4499, usually open. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo also see this | Washington Area Korean Restaurant Guide]
This in the same place as Tian Chinese Restaurant.
See also “Koreans Share Their Secret for Chicken With a Crunch,” by Julia Moskin, The New York Times, February 7, 2007
Other locations: in the Korean Mini Mall at 13814 Braddock Rd, Centreville, VA; and 4300 Evergreen Lane Suite 102, Annandale, VA.
Korean fried chicken comes to this area, finally. Very moist and juicy and they cook it fresh, that means a 15-minute wait. This isn’t the very best Korean fried chicken I’ve had, but the idea is a phenomenon and if you haven’t had it before, do give it a try. It comes in regular, sweet, spicy, and herb, so far I’ve only tried the sweet.
From the company web site:
Cheogajip Chicken is one of Korea’s largest chicken franchise with 1,200 franchises in Korea.
Cheogajip Chicken has been loved by everyone for its classic, mouthwatering taste, which was developed through 17 years of experience.
Cheogajip USA was established in March of 2005 and opened its first restaurant in Annandale, Virginia in October 2005.
Soon after, in March 2006, a second restaurant was opened in Centreville, Virginia, followed by a third in Flushing, New York in April 2006.
In order to reach more customers, we are planning to expand with more restaurants throughout the East Coast this year and in the earlier part of 2007, we will spread out to the West Coast starting with Los Angeles.