After naming every restaurant in Tumon for dinner with our daughter Sera last night we decided on Thunder Chicken. We went to our usual spot, Tairyo Sushi, the other night and wanted to try something different.
We discovered this Korean fusion restaurant months after they opened their doors in 2015 and we’re glad did. A slow stroll through Tumon to find a restaurant we hadn’t tried and a quick glimpse under Jamaican Grill was all it took. Something in its name gets us every time. Finding parking can be troublesome with limited parking shared by Jamaican Grill and ABC Store customers. Fortunately, I was early and found parking in the front.
This Korea franchise restaurant is located in Tumon near other restaurants and shops. You can miss it from the main street since it is set back within the parking structure, and partially hidden by the Jamaican Grill staircase. The white rope lighting is attempt to draw customers inside.
You’ll notice the unique decor going on, something you’ll find in a burger/pub joint. License plates from around world, sports memorabilia, and beer ads adorn the walls. Tiki gods greet you at the entrance. There is open seating as well as 4 pax tables in semi private cubicles.
The prices are quite reasonable unless you want to try every flavor of chicken offered – Crispy, Soy Sauce, Seasoned, Chili, Onion7 Soy Sauce, Onion, Garlic, Green Onion, and Crispy Bonesless/Wing. Half orders are offered at $13.00, whole orders at $22.00-$24.00, as well as 1/2 Crispy and 1/2 Your Choice at $22.00.
Fried Dumplings $5.00
1/2 Crispy and 1/2 Your Choice $22.00
– comes with side salad
Fried Rice $8.00
Cheese Corn $8.00 (1st time to order)
Their menu contains many items with their chicken being the main focus. Cutlets, soups/stews, fried/steamed egg, squid, udon, ramon, rice cake, shrimp, french fries, onion rings, rice balls, and even chicken feet & gizzard. Did I mention it is Korean Fusion.
It was our first time ordering the cheese corn and it was surprisingly addicting. I’m a sucker for corn and when paired with cheese… OMGosh! I feel like placing a to go order of this. Sweet corn, butter, and mozzarella cheese. The fried rice has julienned cabbage, onion, & green onion with scrambled eggs.
The menu warns that their chicken is lightly seasoned but don’t let that fool you if you are sensitive to spicy dishes like I am. It is Korean franchised, owned, and operated…enough said. The crispy chicken was, like the warning, lightly seasoned but tolerable. The garlic chicken on the other hand leaves a nice kick at the back of your throat but my warning… you won’t be able to stop eating it.
Thunder Chicken Tumon
Carol Rose Tumon Plaza
Located across P.I.C. Hotel, under Jamaican Grill