Restaurant Openings

Check out the Fuku Boston Menu before It Opens This Weekend

It's the Momofuku Group's first New England restaurant, and chef David Chang has two special fried chicken dishes for the Seaport.


The B.F.C., a dine-in-only Boston menu exclusive

The B.F.C., a dine-in-only Boston menu exclusive, is a feast. / Photos provided by Fuku

Let spicy fried chicken keep you warm on this chilly Boston weekend. Fuku, a fast-casual fried chicken shop from celebrity chef David Chang, opens this weekend in the Seaport District, bringing funky, fiery, fried fowl options and fruity frozen slushies to Northern Ave.

Launched in 2015 in the East Village, Fuku sources free-range birds and uses juicy, boneless thigh meat to elevate the fast-food chicken concept. It has two full locations in New York and now this one in Boston, plus outposts in a half-dozen sports stadiums and arenas around the country.

David Chang is one of the most influential culinary figures of the last 15 years, since he debuted Momofuku Noodle Bar in 2004 and brought pork belly bao and ramen to the East Village masses. Chang is the star of the hit Netflix series Ugly Delicious, a multi-time James Beard Award winner, and a holder of two Michelin stars at New York’s Momofuku Ko. Fuku is his first New England venture, though his restaurant group is also behind Milk Bar. A dessert-focused offshoot by early Momofuku employee and pastry chef Christina Tosi, Milk Bar is opening a location in conjuction with &pizza this fall in Harvard Square.

Mainly centered on potato roll sandwiches, the menu at Fuku offers a few house options using either griddled or spicy fried chicken, plus house-made seasonings, sauces, slaws, and pickles. Or, choose a dry spice rub or glaze, toppings, and/or your own dipping sauces, like Fuku mayo, honey mustard, or ssäm sauce. There are also “Fuku fingers,” salads, and sides like blistered shishito peppers with ranch seasoning, and spicy cheese sauce-loaded fries.

Dine in to try the Boston-exclusive B.F.C., a shareable meal featuring half a habanero-fried chicken, an order of sweet and spicy Fuku fingers, five-spice wings, mac salad, fries, sauces, two potato rolls, and two house drinks. Local diners are also privy to the BOS, a new spicy fried chicken sandwich lacquered with the house “extremely spicy” glaze and topped with crispy delicata squash rings and ranch.

Year-round iced beverage drinkers will want to try the signature slushies in strawberry lemonade and blood orange flavors. Along with a selection of bottled beverages, the fowl-fueled fires can be tamed sweet peach or oolong iced tea, or yuzu lemonade.

The 25-seat Fuku restaurant in the Seaport also has an outdoor patio, plus an indoor bar for standing and snacking. The new construction is brightened with a signature shade of Momofuku orange, plus neon signage, and mural by local artist Chris Delorenzo which apparently depicts the surrounding neighborhood imagined inside a Fuku chicken sandwich.

Beginning Saturday, Oct. 20, Fuku will be open daily for lunch and dinner, from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. every day.

43 Northern Ave., Boston, eatfuku.com.

The BOS sandwich, exclusive to Fuku Boston

The BOS sandwich, exclusive to Fuku Boston. / Photos provided by Fuku

Fuku Boston Blood orange slushie

Blood orange slushie. / Photos provided by Fuku

Fuku Boston Loaded fries

Loaded fries. / Photos provided by Fuku