Ttobongee Chicken

1184 Forest Ave Suite E, Pacific Grove
(831) 658-0134

Recent Reviews


First of all, customer service is superb! My boyfriend and I discovered this gem by accident. Turns out, it is the best Korean restaurant we have been to! We ordered bi bim bap, half & half chicken, and dduk boki. Everything was so good especially dduk boki because the taste is unique than any other dduk boki we have tasted. Even the rice cake is sooooo soft (we had left overs and the next day, it's still soft!). Definitely we will come back

Marina Z.

Great food and amazing staff. We had 2 toddlers and a baby and they could NOT have been kinder or had more humor. We got like .. everything on the menu and it was ALL ! The chicken was crunchy and the sauces were SUPER flavorful. Also the shrimp chips ... and the super fresh kimchi and the pickled radish. Above all the staff was fast, super helpful and HILARIOUS. Best trip to Monterey yet - thank you guys SO much!

Mitchell W.

Coming from the Bay Area, I didn't expect to find such amazing Korean fried chicken. The outside was perfectly crispy and saucy, and the inside was perfectly juicy and tender. Definitely one of the best Korean fried chicken places I've ever had!

Ritz C.

Delicious! Definitely a spot to check out while your in Monterey we got the half and half full order and it was soooo good. Japchae was excellent, mandoo was cooked to perfection and of course had to take out some rice. They are only open for outdoor dining.

B H.

This place is great. The food was delicious ( had the sweet and chili chicken wings and beef jap chae). Chicken was crispy and moist, come with plastic gloves for my savage eating habits and jap chae was flavorful. Great family runned business with friendly service. Prob the best in pacific grove. It is def on the list when I come down here.

Mike D.

Oh my goodness, this is a little gem in Pacific Grove! scrolling to find out what we would order for the evening and when I saw the Korean Fried Chicken I had to try it. The reviews were all stellar so they had to have something good going but I did not imagine it would be so damn good!!! We ordered the Ttobongee Fried Chicken and the Green Onion Chicken with Onion Rings and Kim Chi. It could not have been better, the fried chicken was crispy and not too spicy but super flavorful, tender and just delicious! The Kim Chi smelled overpowering when we opened it but the flavors were right on and not too spicy again but full of rich smokey chili flavor with the tangy sourness of the fermented cabbage. Even the onion rings stand out from others with a little spice and then just an awesome flavor. This is now a goto restaurant for great Korean Fried Chicken!


This is the real deal my friends! wonderfully flavorful, perfectly cooked, authentic as it gets (trust me, been to.Korea a couple times). Great service, a bit pricey but worth it. Featured here is the half order of the Gal bi fried chicken.

Moses Birmelin

The food is so good, we went back again. They know how to make some amazing food.

VG d.

OMG. I know it might sound weird, fried chicken with a Korean sauce, but upon chewing the first wing, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. THEY ARE THAT GOOD.

Nicole Cao

Really good chicken flavors and many options to choose from. The spicy ones are so good. The staff are friendly as well.

Sunil R.

I found this hole in the wall spot by accident while I was trying to find a Thai restaurant I had ordered food from while I was vacationing in the area. I decided to look it up and what do you know, it had a perfect 5-star rating and I had to get some food from here as well. I called and ordered the half and half. The location is tiny and not much to look at. They have a couple of tables on a balcony-type setup and the inside is closed off. The guy who "helped" me was curt...told me "we only open at 4" with an attitude. You could have told me that when I called in to order buddy, I did not have to get your food. Anyways, the chicken was decent. Might have tasted better if the guy was friendlier.

Pravinesh S.

This hidden spot is the wing heaven. Best wings in the area. Very authentic Korean style fried chicken. Staff is very friendly and excellent customer service. Food is delicious. Must try is their #7 MAIP DAK for spicy lovers. Highly recommend if you have not tried this place.

Hazel A.

Best place to get Korean food in Monterey!!! We enjoyed the food which are reasonably priced. Two of their staff, Sat and Dong, are very accommodating and warm. We'll definitely go back many time!

Tri Nguyen

Me and my significant other went here during the weekend to get some lunch. We ordered number two and three but I recommend ordering number one and two. The chicken was pretty good I'm used to eating BonChon. For the area this chicken place is amazing for the flavor and size of a chicken. I would recommend coming here and sitting down or ordering to go.

David McKowen-Taves

Service was great. The food was of good quality. Over all a very pleasant experience.

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