Volcano Island

2619 Oliver Dr, Hayward
(510) 786-9161

Recent Reviews

Julian Roque

A great place to eat Korean fried chicken. I've gotten both the boneless and regular versions. While the boneless is cheaper, it seems to have more batter than the regular one. The only thing you'll need to deal with for the regular ones are the bones. The chicken comes with a side cabbage salad, daikon, and rice. A small is enough to feed two people (I ate a small by myself and felt very full afterwards). There's a few parking spaces (one is labeled 10 minute parking), and there's a few outdoor tables with umbrellas for shade. Definitely a great small business to support.

Rebecca B.

Definitely one of the top places to eat in Hayward. Their chicken is larger and juicier than what you'd find elsewhere which is one of the main reasons I choose Volcano Island when I have a chicken craving. I've tried their soy garlic and spicy. I prefer the spicy. I normally eat spicy food, and it isn't that spicy but it does have a nice flavor punch. My bf who doesn't usually eat spicy, says it's spicy for him though so watch out you nonspicy eaters haha. Hopefully they add more flavors! :) Ooh they normally do two flavors for 16 pieces, but they did two flavors for my 8 pieces unexpectedly ^_^ Possibly because I ordered a bunch of other items or because they're super nice. Recently I've gotten around to trying their Volcano Mash (caveman style). It's kind of like sushi bake except instead of rice, it's tater tots. Kinda iffy about this one because it was a little salty and it is pricey on doordash, but I love cheese so much it's fine. Haha. Their french fries are $5 on doordash and $4 in person. The french fries are regular fries. Nothing fancy to be expected. I'm glad they put a lot of fries at least. When they deliver, they keep the french fries box open so the fries don't get soggy. I liked the Jala Grenade. I felt like I got to eat sushi alongside fried chicken. It was great:) You also can't go wrong with ddukbokki. Tried the Korean Donut. It was kind of like hotteok. I wish it was more airy, but it was tasty nonetheless for $2.50. They have a ton of menu items on doordash. Kind of wish it was cheaper, but hey it's decently priced. If only they sold beer.... Haha:)

Emily Jamison

So far it has always been delicious.

Monika Aldarondo

We couldn't decide what to get based on prior reviews and got an assortment of dishes. All delicious! Highly recommend.

Hans L.

Hands down the best chicken I ever had. I used to live in Korea and California. I got their Korean style and original chicken. I can't wait to come again.

Catrina G.

This place is great! It's super close to my house in a shopping center that I didn't know existed. Parking and location are easy. Ordered food from here over the weekend to eat before watching the BTS concert and it was great! The boneless fried garlic soy chicken was my favorite for sure. We also got the tteobokki and gimbap...those were great too! There's an outdoor dining area that was full when we picked up. We will definitely be back!

Matt Lee

Volcano Island may be the best Korean Fried Chicken in East Bay San Francisco, as I can not think of any other place with chicken quite this juicy, portions quite this large and sauce quite this tasty. To further emphasize this, these wings completely dwarf what you'd find at your neighborhood Buffalo Wild Wings - 6-8 could feed any adult, if not borderline excessive.At $25 for 16 wings, which also comes with cabbage salad (solid), daikon (great), and rice (why not), Volcano Island is a must-have in Hayward.Atmosphere: 2/5 - No outdoor seating, proximity to dumpsterFood: 6/5 - Incredible.Drinks: N/A - The place sells soda.Service: 4/5 - Friendly staff although given store lay out, is not conducive to actual customer service.

Matthew L.

Volcano Island may be the best Korean Fried Chicken in East Bay San Francisco, as I can not think of any other place with chicken quite this juicy, portions quite this large and sauce quite this tasty. To further emphasize this, these wings completely dwarf what you'd find at your neighborhood Buffalo Wild Wings - 6-8 could feed any adult, if not borderline excessive. At $25 for 16 wings, which also comes with cabbage salad (solid), daikon (great), and rice (why not), Volcano Island is a must-have in Hayward. Atmosphere: 2/5 - No outdoor seating, proximity to dumpster Food: 6/5 - Incredible. Drinks: N/A - The place sells soda. Service: 4/5 - Friendly staff although given store lay out, is not conducive to actual customer service.

Benn L.

I love this place! Food are great! The owner is so friendly! My food is always fresh and hot. They are very prompt. I highly recommend this

Tulga Bisco

Best korean food place ever ever ever seen.I’ve tried lot of Koreans foods but this place really surprised me. I found this place suddenly and i got best one in bay area ❤️❤️❤️

B B

Specially I like the sweet and spicy chicken, it’s really good,

Venus T

The Best Korean food that I have ever eaten in the USA, the chicken wings were crispy and juicy!!The Kimbap were fresh! The most authentic Korean food in the USA, I definitely will go back to eat!! And bring my friends to eat there!

Uyanga Ganbaatar

Great food, great customer service. All food is soo delicious. I can't get enough of it. Yummy ? Best Korean food in the bay area.

MI JA YOO

If you want the freshest sushi... I highly recommend it.. also spicy chicken is so good!!

Daniel C

A hidden gem for sure. If you aren't actively looking for it, you can easily pass it by.Almost a hole in the wall, this restaurant makes food with deeply satisfying flavors and in portions that easily satisfy most appetites. Great choice for first time (or 50th time) ordering Korean.The bulgogi plate is great for people trying to expand their orders passed the atabdard but not too far. Juicy, savory beef with pickled daikon radish, steamed (I think) carrots and broccoli, and white rice, its the type of dish you could find almost anywhere, but done very very well. The Kimbap is also a great choice. Kind of like a cooked beef sushi roll.If you are willing to step a bit further out of your comfort zone to try something similar but more complex, the Bibimbap may be what you're looking for. An assortment of pickled and fresh vegetables, with a portion of beef, over a bed of rice, topped by a sunny side up eggand seasoned seaweed bits.Theoretically, if you would prefer a more cooked egg, you could always try cutting into it and letting the heat of the rice cook it a bit more, or just microwave it a touch. I do recommend leaving the yolk a bit soft to really enrich the dish.The wings have flaky crisp breading, the kind that you can hear crunching with each bite. My favorite are the soy garlic flavor; fragrant with a tough of sweetness.There are still more dishes to try, one I did not take a picture of was the japchae. Honestly hard for me to not order this every time! I love noodles and these are incredibly good. A very different experience to egg or flour noodles, these are chewier and much thinner. An order of this could be a meal on its own, but with so many options, why not have leftovers?

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