Our Pick of Canberra’s 5 Best Fried Chicken Meals

Fried chicken works for any meal! Breakfast, lunch, dinner, midnight snack… Luckily for you, we’ve scouted out five amazing fried chicken spots in Canberra for every meal of the day!

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Are you a fan of meat? If so, it’s probably fair to say you’ll get on pretty well with Smoque. It’s basically a love letter to the hearty grub of the Southern US, so make sure you arrive with an empty stomach. The fried chicken is very authentic, and the ‘Southern Bell’ is particularly delicious. It’s a big heaping plate of tender chicken, waffles and honey butter, and it’s just amazing.

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Kingsley’s Chicken


“Better Value – Awesome Chips” is the kind of slogan we can get behind. It’s simple, elegant and tells us all exactly what we want to hear. Kingsley’s is about much more than a slogan, of course, and this beloved Canberra institution is the go-to choice for many locals seeking a fast and filling fix. Try the Southern Fry with Coleslaw. You definitely won’t regret it!

“Canberrans are born and raised on the deliciousness of Kingsley’s chips. May not be the healthiest of foodstuffs, but certainly the best hot comfort food for a cold day, and affordable too! 1.75 for small chips, and they fill the packets to the brim.” – Cathclas



If you happen to enjoy your chicken with a little extra class, you might want to give Public a try. It’s one of those new-fangled ‘gastropub’, and it’s a very lovely space in which to shovel large quantities of food into your face. The fried chicken with chilli soy sauce packs a tasty punch, and goes down very well amidst the stony, leafy surrounds.

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It’s time to get a little more Filipino, don’t you think? That’s why we’re off to Kusina, Canberra’s premier purveyor of delectable alimasag, ukoy, bulalo and ginisang. Today, however, we’re focussing on the mighty pritong manok – a set of crispy fried chicken wings slathered in banana ketchup mayonnaise. It’s pretty much heaven in your mouth.

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Tosung Charcoal BBQ


You can’t write about fried chicken without mentioning Korea, and you can’t mention Korea without a shout out to Tosung Charcoal BBQ. This elegant, authentic Korean eatery is one of the most popular restaurants around, and not without good reason. Do yourself a favour and order the Kkan Pung Ki. It’s deep fried chicken in a beautiful spicy sauce, and it totally rocks.

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