A bunch of you weighed in after we published Our go-to: Fried chicken last week — especially on Facebook, where the post got 45 comments and 87 shares. Some of you agreed with our go-to picks; others couldn't believe your faves got left out.
The results? Your go-to fried chicken picks are as varied as ours! Between Facebook comments (including comments on shared posts), Instagram and our website, you came up with 21 go-to spots (and mourned two more that have closed) from Waialua to Kaneohe and Waikiki to Waianae.
Here are your picks, starting with multiple vote-getters:
Chicken Alice (long closed)
Cary Okawa — "Chicken Alice was the only fried chicken I just had to have. Her recipe was so addicting"
Tadder Tots — "Chicken Alice's was the best! She shared her recipe on the news but I can't make it taste like hers"
Ryan Kam — "I tried too ... came close but not the same"
Joe and Dina Quanico
Kikaida — "Perfectly fried. Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside and not greasy"
KJ's Local Grindz
Max's of Manila
Joe and Dina Quanico
Ross Hamamura — "Max's Restaurant did not make the list; it's one of my favorites. It's all about the crispy skin"
Paalaa Kai Mini Mart
Lisa Rodrigues — "My favorite place to go on my way to Mokuleia Beach"
Arlina Agbayani — "It has to be crispy and hot. I'm in love with Paalaa's chicken! Broke da mouth!"
Rose Baraquio Harman
Ramfis Benigno — "Seven hours later still packs a crunch"
Paul Chan — "Ray's Cafe has the fried chicken delivered to your table piping hot. It's hard to resist fried chicken when I go there. Chef Felix executes it so well. That gets my vote as the best fried chicken on the island."
Soul Patrol (now closed)
Ivan Nishimura — "Chef Sean Priester's Soul Patrol had the best fried chicken! Soaked in a buttermilk/brine before it hit the fryer ... super tender!"
Tadder Tots — "That chicken is one of the best I've ever had, even compared to spots in Louisiana!"
Tanioka's Seafoods & Catering
Randy Wong — "Huge Zippy's fried chicken fan here! Get it to go and dunk it in Maharani vindaloo ftw"
Fastop Waianae: Paul Au
Fete: Heidi Better Hong
Foodland: Kris Pak — "Foodland at 5 p.m. is definitely worth a mention ... and for the price"
Kona Bill's: Robert Anderson — "Kona Bill's at Aloha Petroleum service station in Waikiki serves up some ono fried chicken"
Lahaina Chicken Company: Dwayne Yuen
Liliha Bakery: Yvonne Macy
Pancakes & Waffles: Joy Shimabukuro
Piggy Smalls / The Pig & The Lady: Debbie McKee
Safeway: Virgil Madriaga-Balaoing
Sakana Grill: Malia Manol Espinda — "Sakana's is addicting! Soooo ono!"
Sam's Delicatessen: Chris Lee
Tanioka's Seafoods & Catering: Kris Pak