The fried chicken is a must. I recommend choosing the half spicy and half soy garlic for the full experience. The crunch is like no other wing I've ever had before. The wings come with a side of pickled radish for those who need a balance when eating. However, it's a bit too expensive to make it a regular wing place for game days.
Sharing the bibimbap with friends was the perfect combination. We ordered the spicy chicken to give it a kick, and for those who can't handle spice, I would recommend the tofu. I had never had bibimbap before, and was delighted with the mixture of rice, vegetables and chicken. To me, it seemed like the Korean version of a stir fry.
We ordered the house fried rice with bulgogi (Korean BBQ) to complete our meal. This felt overpriced at $13.95. The fried rice was nothing out of the ordinary, and we had to search for the bulgogi. I would definitely not order this when you can make it at home for $5.
Overall, it felt worth the try. It was a good place for lunch, but nothing five star worthy.
Compared to other Franklin restaurants, especially Linda’s Bar and Grill and Time-Out right next door, this place was not cheap for college kids. For three things, the total was $42.85 — not very affordable for those on a budget. Now that I’ve tried it, I probably won't be going back unless it's for a birthday or special occasion.
BonChon offers a unique and creative menus for those who tire of the typical Franklin places. Yet I can’t help but think it won't draw the same crowd as Spicy 9.