OppaDak, Korean Baked Chicken, coming to Adams Morgan!!

by Prince Of Petworth March 31, 2017 at 10:00 am 12 Comments

2434 18th Street, NW

I won’t apologize for being an Adams Morgan booster!! I told you not to sleep on Adams Morgan!! OK, I’ll calm down but I’m very, very happy. A reader reports:

“Oppa Dak coming to the old Meskerem in Adams Morgan. Signage is up.”

We’ve heard tons about Korean Fried Chicken but this is the first I’m hearing about Korean Baked Chicken. A website called Zen Kimchi writes about a spot in Korea:

“Oppadak – which translates to the cute Korean saying “Big brother chicken” (the full name actually translates to “The chicken that fell out of the oven”). This chain of chicken restaurants are all over Seoul and after eating their chicken, I understand completely why. The chicken is that good!”

It’s not clear if there is any relation to the chain at this point, but presumably the style of chicken will be the same. Stay tuned for updates!!

most recently the short Lived 2020 Bar & Lounge

  • BN

    Wow this is so exciting! I’ve been really bummed out about DC-proper’s lack of authentic Asian restaurants. I’ve looked up Oppadak’s locations in Seoul and they look amazing! What a great addition to the neighborhood!

  • MadMax

    Speaking of the “other” Kfc, I wish Kochix would hurry up and open a second location!

  • MR

    I don’t live in Adams Morgan, but more and more I think it’s one of the best neighborhoods in DC.

    • AMDCer

      That’s because it is – and I am in no way biased… ; )

  • FridayGirl

    Please have cheese chicken, please have cheese chicken… nom nom nom.

  • missy

    This makes me miss Adams Morgan so much. Not necessarily because of the chicken, but just in general. Best neighborhood, forever!

  • AdmoDan

    Doesn’t seem to be an English version, but this appears to be it: http://oppadak.co.kr/

    I walked by last night and some of the signage had the same logo on it. I hope they don’t Americanize it!

    • FridayGirl

      Yes, that is the correct site and they better not americanize it!

  • Ross

    I’ve never heard of it either, but I’m hoping it’s a lot better than the Shake ‘N Bake I remember eating as a child.

  • Nancy

    I’m happy for my old neighborhood, but I still miss Meskerem terribly. That was usually the reason I came back to the area.

  • That One Guy

    I read the name and was like, “oh the floor”? Haha…silly me.

  • MtP

    Never apologize for being an Adams Morgan booster! (Other than that it might further increase rent/property prices and I’m trying to buy there within the next year!)


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