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"Korean themed cuisine, from the streets of New York City" 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken takes the humble chicken wings staple and ups the ante with sizzling flavors and spices that pack attitude and punch. Hot, juicy and crispy, the wings are individually hand painted with their special sauce, and will have you licking your lips and reaching for more!

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Food / Beverage: 
 
3.9  (15)
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3.4  (14)
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2.9  (15)
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3.4  (16)
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3.7  (20)
I'm not sure of the queues at other outlets, but the one at ION is insane. You have to wait a long time to place your order, and an equally long time for your food to be ready. To top it all off, the service staff at the order counter can be downright rude sometimes.

While the chicken is finger-licking good (sorry KFC) with a crispy, semi-sweet skin, and the seaweed fries are not bad either, it is not worth all the trouble you have to go to just to get some chicken, even if they do have a tempting student meal promotion.
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60%
Therese Grosse Reviewed by Google Plus Image Therese Grosse on October 30, 2014
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"Not worth the long queues"

I'm not sure of the queues at other outlets, but the one at ION is insane. You have to wait a long time to place your order, and an equally long time for your food to be ready. To top it all off, the service staff at the order counter can be downright rude sometimes.

While the chicken is finger-licking good (sorry KFC) with a crispy, semi-sweet skin, and the seaweed fries are not bad either, it is not worth all the trouble you have to go to just to get some chicken, even if they do have a tempting student meal promotion.

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Crispy chicken
Branch Location:
ION
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4 Fingers is undeniably my favourite place to get a fried chicken fix. Used to only frequent their ION outlet, but their outlet at Airport T3 has got to be my favourite now because of the extremely huge area! ION's outlet is just way too crammed for my liking.

Things to note: horrendously long queues, bad service, and unseasoned fries. However! The fried chicken at 4 Fingers taste so sinfully good with their soy garlic marination I just can't help but ignore every other negative thing and return solely for their yummy chicken.



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90%
Charmaine Kum Reviewed by Charmaine Kum on October 20, 2014
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"Yummiest marination yet"

4 Fingers is undeniably my favourite place to get a fried chicken fix. Used to only frequent their ION outlet, but their outlet at Airport T3 has got to be my favourite now because of the extremely huge area! ION's outlet is just way too crammed for my liking.

Things to note: horrendously long queues, bad service, and unseasoned fries. However! The fried chicken at 4 Fingers taste so sinfully good with their soy garlic marination I just can't help but ignore every other negative thing and return solely for their yummy chicken.



Last updated: October 20, 2014

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Average Spent Per Person:
10
Best Part:
Soy Garlic Chicken
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ION/T3
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I tried Bonchon for the first time recently, even though it's been around since forever, and walked away less than satisfied. I know my review will probably be contradictory to many of Bonchon's rave reviews, but it's just an alternative viewpoint to consider!

I am more a savoury person than a sweet person; I don't like dessert that much, don't like any savoury foods which are sweet (corn, sweet & sour pork, carrots) and I guess that's why I don't like Bonchon as well. Tried both the spicy and the soya - both versions didn't do it for me. I also prefer either a regular crispy skin (McWings) or a bbq-ed skin (hawker centre chicken wings) to the kind of glazed crispy skin that you get at Bonchon's.

Would also say that the chicken here is really expensive! Not worth the wait, imo.
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50%
saltandtruffles Reviewed by saltandtruffles on September 30, 2014
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"Each to their own"

I tried Bonchon for the first time recently, even though it's been around since forever, and walked away less than satisfied. I know my review will probably be contradictory to many of Bonchon's rave reviews, but it's just an alternative viewpoint to consider!

I am more a savoury person than a sweet person; I don't like dessert that much, don't like any savoury foods which are sweet (corn, sweet & sour pork, carrots) and I guess that's why I don't like Bonchon as well. Tried both the spicy and the soya - both versions didn't do it for me. I also prefer either a regular crispy skin (McWings) or a bbq-ed skin (hawker centre chicken wings) to the kind of glazed crispy skin that you get at Bonchon's.

Would also say that the chicken here is really expensive! Not worth the wait, imo.

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Don't come here if you're expecting meaty chicken wings! I've had friends who have been disappointed. But if you love crispy wings, then this is the place you should go.

I love the crispiness and the soy garlic marination! That's definitely a winner for me. It's such a guilty pleasure snacking on these. I like their seaweed fries too, but it's usually not very evenly seasoned.

However, the queue can get pretty ridiculous at times. But I will queue if I'm craving for these anyway.
Overall Rating:
 
70%
Julia Kwan Reviewed by Julia Kwan on June 03, 2014
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"Crispy chicken wings!"

Don't come here if you're expecting meaty chicken wings! I've had friends who have been disappointed. But if you love crispy wings, then this is the place you should go.

I love the crispiness and the soy garlic marination! That's definitely a winner for me. It's such a guilty pleasure snacking on these. I like their seaweed fries too, but it's usually not very evenly seasoned.

However, the queue can get pretty ridiculous at times. But I will queue if I'm craving for these anyway.

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Despite having been in Singapore for a few years now, the perpetually long queues outside each 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken outlet has never let up. And why not? Their signature Korean fried chicken is crisp, moist, non-greasy, and absolutely tasty.

Although 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken is a fast food chain, they are dedicated to elevating the experience of fast food, through offering quality Korean fried chicken. This is the theme of their decor, a revolution, a secret meeting of minds. Graffiti adorns the walls, while warning signs declare each outlet to be a restricted area. This underground scene even extends to their packaging, which bears labels such as secret or restricted.

Service at 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken is fast food style, order and pay at the cashier, and collect your order when buzzed. Still, the staff at the counters are friendly, and informative. Professionalism, I like! However, there is usually a long queue time of about 20 minutes or more, although once you order, you food is usually ready within 5 minutes.

Food at 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken revolves around their signature Korean fried chicken, along with their 2 speciality sauces, the soy garlic sauce and the hot sauce. There isn't much variation to the menu, mostly consisting of either chicken, burgers / sandwiches, and seafood like squid or prawns.

The Wings & Drummettes have crisp skin, moist, well-cooked meat, and tasty flvaour. The Hot Sauce is quite fiery, and the heat builds gradually throughout the meal. The Soy Garlic Sauce is savoury and fragrant, without being too salty. Excellent!

There are 2 options for seasoned fried (you can't get it plain), Kimchi Fries, or Seaweed And Chili Pepper Fries. The Kimchi Fries are seasoned with kimchi powder, and I feel aren't that tasty or special. But the Seaweed And Chili Pepper Fries are very good, with actual seaweed leaves and red chili pepper flakes.

The Katsu Chicken Sandwich With Kimchi Coleslaw features an excellent bite of the kimchi coleslaw, which is really tasty with the kimchi powder seasoning. The actual bun is similar to a mantou fried bun, crisp and super oily. The chicken meat within is simply fried, without any special sauce coating it, so it has a more natural taste.
Overall Rating:
 
80%
Ivan Teh Reviewed by Google Plus Image Ivan Teh on May 01, 2014
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Despite having been in Singapore for a few years now, the perpetually long queues outside each 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken outlet has never let up. And why not? Their signature Korean fried chicken is crisp, moist, non-greasy, and absolutely tasty.

Although 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken is a fast food chain, they are dedicated to elevating the experience of fast food, through offering quality Korean fried chicken. This is the theme of their decor, a revolution, a secret meeting of minds. Graffiti adorns the walls, while warning signs declare each outlet to be a restricted area. This underground scene even extends to their packaging, which bears labels such as secret or restricted.

Service at 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken is fast food style, order and pay at the cashier, and collect your order when buzzed. Still, the staff at the counters are friendly, and informative. Professionalism, I like! However, there is usually a long queue time of about 20 minutes or more, although once you order, you food is usually ready within 5 minutes.

Food at 4 Fingers Crispy Chicken revolves around their signature Korean fried chicken, along with their 2 speciality sauces, the soy garlic sauce and the hot sauce. There isn't much variation to the menu, mostly consisting of either chicken, burgers / sandwiches, and seafood like squid or prawns.

The Wings & Drummettes have crisp skin, moist, well-cooked meat, and tasty flvaour. The Hot Sauce is quite fiery, and the heat builds gradually throughout the meal. The Soy Garlic Sauce is savoury and fragrant, without being too salty. Excellent!

There are 2 options for seasoned fried (you can't get it plain), Kimchi Fries, or Seaweed And Chili Pepper Fries. The Kimchi Fries are seasoned with kimchi powder, and I feel aren't that tasty or special. But the Seaweed And Chili Pepper Fries are very good, with actual seaweed leaves and red chili pepper flakes.

The Katsu Chicken Sandwich With Kimchi Coleslaw features an excellent bite of the kimchi coleslaw, which is really tasty with the kimchi powder seasoning. The actual bun is similar to a mantou fried bun, crisp and super oily. The chicken meat within is simply fried, without any special sauce coating it, so it has a more natural taste.

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Average Spent Per Person:
13
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
Katsu Chicken Sandwich With Kimchi Coleslaw
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I'm never going to eat at 4 Fingers again!

That was what I exclaimed to my partner, after securing a taste of their over-raved chicken, and experiencing their mediocre service.

Firstly, why only open 1 counter when you have 2? The under usage of their counters is quite a common sentiment among frustrated customers. Secondly, their staff are not very educated about their promotions, neither are they helpful. Their poster for a student set meal stated that it was only valid till 31st December, and when I went to the Plaza Sing outlet on 3rd Jan, I asked a staff if it was still valid. He answered with a "I'm not sure sorry." and walked away, leaving me dumbfounded. Anyway, yes, the poster isn't updated. The Student Set Meal promotion IS still valid.

Food-wise, the chicken is just average. I personally felt that even with the $3 off discount for students I could've gotten better quality frozen chicken from NTUC.
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50%
Audrey Kum Reviewed by Audrey Kum on January 06, 2014
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"Why only open 1 counter?!"

I'm never going to eat at 4 Fingers again!

That was what I exclaimed to my partner, after securing a taste of their over-raved chicken, and experiencing their mediocre service.

Firstly, why only open 1 counter when you have 2? The under usage of their counters is quite a common sentiment among frustrated customers. Secondly, their staff are not very educated about their promotions, neither are they helpful. Their poster for a student set meal stated that it was only valid till 31st December, and when I went to the Plaza Sing outlet on 3rd Jan, I asked a staff if it was still valid. He answered with a "I'm not sure sorry." and walked away, leaving me dumbfounded. Anyway, yes, the poster isn't updated. The Student Set Meal promotion IS still valid.

Food-wise, the chicken is just average. I personally felt that even with the $3 off discount for students I could've gotten better quality frozen chicken from NTUC.

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4 Fingers have crispy chicken wings with succulent meat inside and it just tastes different from the usual chicken wings you have had. Both their garlic and spicy chicken wings are delicious! Their fries are delicious too, taste way better than the McDonalds one. Their long queue though, is the only thing that is frustrating, and their seats are quite limited.

I just wish that they have a greater space for dine in, I felt quite confined whenever I dine in. They have promotions from time to time, so it is quite affordable for its quality of food.
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80%
Angel Sou Reviewed by Angel Sou on December 04, 2013
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"Love their chicken and fries!"

4 Fingers have crispy chicken wings with succulent meat inside and it just tastes different from the usual chicken wings you have had. Both their garlic and spicy chicken wings are delicious! Their fries are delicious too, taste way better than the McDonalds one. Their long queue though, is the only thing that is frustrating, and their seats are quite limited.

I just wish that they have a greater space for dine in, I felt quite confined whenever I dine in. They have promotions from time to time, so it is quite affordable for its quality of food.

Last updated: December 07, 2013

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Branch Location:
Ion Orchard
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I've always loved the awesome chicken wings in soy garlic (the spicy was very tasty too, but too spicy for me). In my opinion, it's the best chicken wings ever. The tofu salad and kimchi coleslaw are top on my list too. I've tried the katsu sandwish, but that one was awful, so oily that it's icky.

The main factor deterring me from eating at 4 Fingers more often is the extremely long queue at any time of the day. It's due only partly due to its popularity. Most of the wait is due to the very, very slow service and their strange refusal to hire more than one cashier. The ambience of the Ion branch is average, if you don't include the very uncomfortable large main table with the folding seats.

However, what I detest is its delivery service. I live near Great World City, which is literally 3 minutes from Ion where they dispatch their delivery from. When I called, they said they don't deliver to my area. When I asked which areas they deliver to, they said from Orchard to Raffles Place. In spite of Raffles Place being at least 5 times further away than my home, they refused to deliver to my place, because they just don't. This occurs to me as extremely inflexible and nonsensical.

So, top marks for food, but horrid service - not the fault of the staff themselves, but some stupid policy about delivery and the number of hands on deck.
Overall Rating:
 
60%
daphneong Reviewed by daphneong on October 15, 2013

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"Awesome food, frustrating service & delivery"


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I've always loved the awesome chicken wings in soy garlic (the spicy was very tasty too, but too spicy for me). In my opinion, it's the best chicken wings ever. The tofu salad and kimchi coleslaw are top on my list too. I've tried the katsu sandwish, but that one was awful, so oily that it's icky.

The main factor deterring me from eating at 4 Fingers more often is the extremely long queue at any time of the day. It's due only partly due to its popularity. Most of the wait is due to the very, very slow service and their strange refusal to hire more than one cashier. The ambience of the Ion branch is average, if you don't include the very uncomfortable large main table with the folding seats.

However, what I detest is its delivery service. I live near Great World City, which is literally 3 minutes from Ion where they dispatch their delivery from. When I called, they said they don't deliver to my area. When I asked which areas they deliver to, they said from Orchard to Raffles Place. In spite of Raffles Place being at least 5 times further away than my home, they refused to deliver to my place, because they just don't. This occurs to me as extremely inflexible and nonsensical.

So, top marks for food, but horrid service - not the fault of the staff themselves, but some stupid policy about delivery and the number of hands on deck.

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Just when I thought fried chicken cannot get any more different, Bonchon showed me how yummy fried chicken can actually be. My first impression of the store was that it is very popular. It is common to see a long queue that extends all the way out of the store. There is a dine-in area as well but I guess it would take you a long time to wait for a seat there so I would suggest just taking them away because they taste great even when it isn't hot.

What makes a fried chicken The Boss? For me it has to be a great unique seasoning and superbly crispy skin. I live for crispy chicken skin and when the skin is good, I get sold! I always buy the soy garlic flavor and I really enjoy the fragrance of the garlic. Marinade is done really well. You can taste the flavor in the meat and not just on the surface of the meat. My sister is a fan of their spicy chicken and swears by it but I do not take spicy food so that's all I can tell you. Just a note, service is usually slow and the cashiers sometimes mix up your orders so do check before leaving the shop.

Bonchon has revolutionized fried chicken. Sorry KFC, someone else beat you to 'finger lickin good' chicken, which you were not very good at doing anyway. Hurry get down to Bonchon if you haven't tried them wings yet!
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80%
Audrey Oh Reviewed by Audrey Oh on May 20, 2013
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"A different type of fried chicken"

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Just when I thought fried chicken cannot get any more different, Bonchon showed me how yummy fried chicken can actually be. My first impression of the store was that it is very popular. It is common to see a long queue that extends all the way out of the store. There is a dine-in area as well but I guess it would take you a long time to wait for a seat there so I would suggest just taking them away because they taste great even when it isn't hot.

What makes a fried chicken The Boss? For me it has to be a great unique seasoning and superbly crispy skin. I live for crispy chicken skin and when the skin is good, I get sold! I always buy the soy garlic flavor and I really enjoy the fragrance of the garlic. Marinade is done really well. You can taste the flavor in the meat and not just on the surface of the meat. My sister is a fan of their spicy chicken and swears by it but I do not take spicy food so that's all I can tell you. Just a note, service is usually slow and the cashiers sometimes mix up your orders so do check before leaving the shop.

Bonchon has revolutionized fried chicken. Sorry KFC, someone else beat you to 'finger lickin good' chicken, which you were not very good at doing anyway. Hurry get down to Bonchon if you haven't tried them wings yet!

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Branch Location:
ION
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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With the long queues being a constant at the sole outlet in ION Orchard in recent months, I lament not visiting 4 Fingers even more in earlier years. As a kid, it was KFC that did fried chicken well, considering it a treat to have it every now and then. In secondary school and now in Poly, 4 Fingers has set the standard for fried chicken.

Every visit entails the same question. How do they get the skin so crispy and what do they put in their sauce? It is deja vu every visit. Kudos to the fry cooks and secret formula that 4 Fingers came up with. I have tried only the soy garlic flavour. Thinking back, I wonder how I did not get bored of having that flavour every time I visited 4 Fingers. I will not be changing that anytime soon, however, I daresay the spicy flavour is worth a try.

The lack of branches is a minor gripe for me, but with a Plaza Singapura one opening in 1-2 weeks' time, I hope the quality will be maintained. For the moment, I'm just glad that another branch is going to be opened. Price wise, it is slightly expensive, considering it costs $17 for a 12 piece set. I do implore you to try it though, you will definitely be impressed with the chicken you get at the very least!
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80%
Ebel Tang Reviewed by Google Plus Image Ebel Tang on May 09, 2013
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"Krispy Korean Chicken!"

With the long queues being a constant at the sole outlet in ION Orchard in recent months, I lament not visiting 4 Fingers even more in earlier years. As a kid, it was KFC that did fried chicken well, considering it a treat to have it every now and then. In secondary school and now in Poly, 4 Fingers has set the standard for fried chicken.

Every visit entails the same question. How do they get the skin so crispy and what do they put in their sauce? It is deja vu every visit. Kudos to the fry cooks and secret formula that 4 Fingers came up with. I have tried only the soy garlic flavour. Thinking back, I wonder how I did not get bored of having that flavour every time I visited 4 Fingers. I will not be changing that anytime soon, however, I daresay the spicy flavour is worth a try.

The lack of branches is a minor gripe for me, but with a Plaza Singapura one opening in 1-2 weeks' time, I hope the quality will be maintained. For the moment, I'm just glad that another branch is going to be opened. Price wise, it is slightly expensive, considering it costs $17 for a 12 piece set. I do implore you to try it though, you will definitely be impressed with the chicken you get at the very least!

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Average Spent Per Person:
14
Best Part:
Crispy chicken
Branch Location:
ION Orchard
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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