Ban Ban Korean Fried Chicken opens in downtown Oshawa


Published August 10, 2023 at 4:00 pm

Korean fried chicken is now in downtown Oshawa with the Tuesday opening of Ban Ban Chicken on Athol Street on Athol Street in the heart of the city.

The Oshawa location is the second for Ruby and Frederick Lazaro, who opened Durham’s first Korean fried chicken restaurant on Station Road in Ajax two years ago.

Ban Ban (the name means ‘half and half’ in Korean to refer to chicken that is served half original and half sauced) serves fried chicken and wings, chicken and veggie spring rolls and chicken dumplings, along with Korean street food like Tteok-bokki (rice cakes, fish cakes and vegetables in a spicy sauce), desserts such as Silvanas (buttercream cookies) and even Soju, a rice-based Korean spirit.

Ban Ban Chicken uses only fresh chicken from Canadian farms and cut, clean and brine them in-house. All sauces, breading and batter are made from scratch.

The restaurant had a decent crowd out for the grand opening and an enthusiastic welcome from the Lazaros.

“Thank you to all that came out and made our grand opening celebration so special and your incredible support and well wishes made us feel so loved.”

Ban Ban Chicken is located at 20 Athol St. W and is open 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday and 1-7:30 Sunday and Tuesday. The restaurant is closed Mondays.

For more information call (289) 312-3992 or visit

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