Rang Mang Shokudo
Akihabara: Chicken
Rang Mang Shokudo (Akihabara: Chicken)
Rang Mang Shokudo
Open 11am-2, 5-10pm (LO; Sun -8pm) daily.
Sun: Open Sundays

While Rang Mang's karaage fried chicken isn't as super-crunchy as some of its competitors, it achieves a good balance of texture and flavor - the thigh meat is juicy but not at all greasy, and the crust has just a bit of crunch to it. You can choose from more than a dozen flavorings - from simple salt or soy sauce to garlic-sansho, mentaiko-mayonnaise or curry-sauce - plus optional dips like tartar sauce or sweet chili sauce.

A deluxe lunch plate (Y950) includes six pieces of chicken in your choice of two different flavors (three pieces each), plus rice, soup, potato salad and a voluminous, slightly overdressed vegetable salad. In the evenings the menu expands to include delicacies like gizzard ajillo, shoyu-marinated quail eggs, shrimp chips, and fried corn, along with lemon sours and other cocktails.

Most karaage variations are priced at Y400-450 for 100 grams (around 3-4 pieces), while lunch plates with chicken plus rice and soup start at Y700. Everything is ready to take out or eat here.

Chiyoda-ku, Kanda Sudacho 1-25-4, Maach Ecute 1F.

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