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KOREAN FRIED CHICKEN
for all whole and half chickens, add $3.00 for all white meat and $1.50 for all dark. add fries and a drink to your meal for just $2.50.
Half $8.95
Whole $13.95
Plain Jane
despite the name, nothing plain about this chicken. for the purist who likes their fried chicken sans any sauces, this version of the funke chicken is for you. prepared with our select spices, marinade and our secret batter, the chicken is fried to golden perfection.
Half $8.95
Whole $13.95
Crisp Bbq
our homemade korean / american fusion bbq sauce is a little spicy, a little sweet and a little smoky. prepared with fresh herbs and spices. may be altered for spicier palates.
Half $8.95
Whole $13.95
Seoul Sassy
a family recipe handed down over many generations. a subtly sweet sauce prepared with ginger, soy, garlic and other select spices make this a crowd favorite.. just don’t call it teriyaki or you will have to deal with the wrath of mama lee.
Half $8.95
Whole $13.95
Buds Buffalo
what chicken place would be complete without buffalo sauce? after trying hundreds of different sauces, we decided to lift this sauce from our favorite chicago hot dog stand, budacki’s drive-in. mild, spicy or suicide.
5 Wings $8.95
10 Wings $15.95
Whole Jumbo Wings
for those hankering wings sans the rest of the bird, we’ve got a treat for you. no itty bitty wings here - these jumbo sized wings are fried to perfection and come in your choice of sauce.
3 Pieces $5.95
6 Pieces $9.95
9 Pieces $13.95
Crisp Chicken Tenders
bonesless chicken breast tenders cooked to perfection and sauced and sauced the way you please. all sauces are available: seoul sassy, crisp bbq, buffalo (mild, spicy or suicide) or plain.
THE BUDDHA BOWL
4 Veggies $6.95
Baby Buddha
perfect choice for a light and healthy lunch. our “mini” adaptation of a traditional korean favorite, bi bim bop, with an american twist. your choice of three different freshly marinated and/or sauteed chilled vegetables on a bed of rice and topped off with a fried egg. served with buddha bowl sauce (gochujang). spinach, bean sprouts, carrots, zucchini.
8 Veggies $8.95
Original Bad Boy Buddha
feeling a little hungrier, looking for more variety? our bad boy has all the vegetables of the baby plus four more. eight different freshly marinated and/or sauteed chilled vegetables on a bed of rice and topped off with a fried egg. served with buddha bowl sauce (gochujang). spinach, bean sprouts, carrots, zucchini, cucumbers, mushrooms, moo (korean radishes), corn.
12 Veggies $10.95
Big Boy Buddha
don't like limits or want to try a little of everything? the bad boy let's you sample all the freshly prepared vegetables -- twelve in all. served with buddha bowl sauce (gochujang). spinach, bean sprouts, carrots, zucchini, cucumbers, mushrooms, moo (korean radishes), corn, onions, fresh spinach, chives, cherry tomatoes.
THE BOWLS
organic brown rice may be substituted for just $1.50. want more meat? extra meat for $2.00.
$7.95
Seoul Steak Bowl
our homemade korean beef, bulgogi, is marinated in seoul sassy and served over steamed white rice with green onions and a side of alison's atomic sauce.
$7.95
Chi-town Chicken Bowl
non-red meat for you. then try the chi-town chicken bowl. our homemade korean marinated cubed chicken breast atop a bed of seasoned white rice. served with alison's atomic sauce on the side.
KOREAN BURRITOS
organic brown rice may be substituted for just $1.50. you may make any burrito a meal - just add $2.50 for fries and soda.
$7.95
Seoul Sensation
our homemade korean beef, bulgogi, steamed white rice, lettuce, tomato, corn, white and green onions, and seasoned carrots are all wrapped in a flour tortilla and served with a side of allison's atomic sauce.
$7.95
Chi-town Chicken
all white meat chicken breast, steamed white rice, lettuce, tomato, corn, white and green onions, and seasoned carrots are all wrapped in a flour tortilla and served with a side of allison's atomic sauce.
$7.95
Vegetarian
sautéed spinach and mushrooms, steamed white rice, lettuce, tomato, corn, white and green onions, and seasoned carrots are all wrapped in a flour tortilla and served with a side of allison's atomic sauce.
SPECIALTY SANDWICHES
make any sandwhich a meal add fries and a soda to any sandwich for $2.50.
Sandwich $5.95
Dbl $8.95
Not So Common Crisp
a deep fried fillet of chicken breast is glazed in the sauce of your choice, topped with lettuce, tomato, american cheese and mayonnaise, and served on a split-top roll.
Sandwich $7.95
Dbl $10.95
The Foodies Choice Crisp
for all of you “foodies” out there, the not so common crisp gets all dressed up. accompanied by bleu cheese, bacon, spinach, tomatoes and allison's atomic sauce.
Sandwich $8.95
Grillmaster
all white meat chicken breast is marinated in seoul sassy and served on a toasted french roll with lettuce, tomato, sautéed mushrooms, grilled onions, shredded jack cheese and mayonnaise.
Sandwich $8.95
Seoul Steak Sandwich
marinated korean beef is served on a toasted french roll with lettuce, tomato, sautéed mushrooms, grilled onions, shredded jack cheese and mayonnaise.
NORTH SIDERS
White $2.5
Organic Brown $3.5
Abbey's Organic Rice
the staple food of any korean household. light, fluffy and sticky enough to keep your mouth closed to look proper. crisp's house white rice cooked and lightly seasoned or abigail's favorite - organic brown rice.
Small $2.25
Large $3.5
Superfly Frites
prepared in the tradition of pomme frites, these fries are as the name suggests, so superfly, because they are perfectly fried.
Small $4.95
Large $6.95
O-rings
these onion rings are lightly battered and a sweet compliment to any of our sandwiches or our fried chicken.
Small $4.95
Large $6.95
Marty's Magic Mushrooms
we know what you're thinking the only thing magical about these is how they taste. deep fried mushrooms with your choice of dipping sauce.
1/2 Lb. $4.95
1 Lb. $6.95
The Peoples Choice Greens (bon Chon)
choose up to four vegetables from the buddha bowl and make them a side dish. choose up to eight if you go for the full pound. choice of spinach, bean sprouts, carrots, zucchini-squash, mushrooms, cucumber, moo (korean radish), corn, chives, and onions. (corn, chives, and onions served in raw form.)
$3.95
Myon's Kimchee
a traditional spicy korean dish made of vegetables with varied seasonings. found in every korean home. korean cabbage (baechu) or radish (chonggak) kimchee are the options we offer here at crisp.
DESSERT
$2.0
Fruitfull
all natural frozen fruit bars in a variety of flavors.
$3.5
Korean Ice Cream Sandwich
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$10
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Fast food, Asian, Korean
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Seating
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were walking by this place having not been able to get into a brunch place we had hoped to eat in. We saw a very favorable review on yelp so we walked in… And were we glad! Bustling, inexpensive, fresh, utterly delicious. I can’t...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Stephen142
Reviewed 13 December 2018

The most delectable fried chicken wings with sauce choices to die for and a heaping bowl of bibimbap were perfect for a brisk and drizzly day in the Windy City! Laid back and friendly atmosphere with old school hip-hop playing just loud enough in the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Amy J
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

I love bonchon but crisp is much closer to my apartment. It is a close second. It is always packed so I do take out and the service is excellent. I order online - pay when I get there-timing is always perfect. I always meet...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank DeborahL441
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Really good food. I had the beef bowl with rice and vegetables very delicious. My son had the buffalo sauce chicken and my wife had crisp chicken fingers. Small restaurant but tables move fast. Nice local place!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Robert D
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

We stay near the Lincoln Park and decide to take a Lyft to try this place. Seems like it’s a locals joint. Around lunch time, many locals were eating there. We order the half chicken with Seoul sassy sauce, omg it’s so good !!! Right...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank judylovestravel
Reviewed 22 September 2018

let's say that you're looking for a place to grab a little dinner before you go see a play at the timeline theater, which you absolutely should do. nothing fancy, but more interesting than a burger, perhaps? this is counter service korean food. we ordered...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank elsiekate10
Reviewed 22 September 2018

I have to say these were some of the best wing I had in awhile and were nice and meaty. We had an order of 10 which 5 were plan and 4 crisp BBQ both were great, also they gave us a side of habanero...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank rgalle57
Reviewed 17 September 2018

The food comes out HOT, but true to the name is super crispy! There are "lighter" fare options, like the Chi-town bowl, which is grilled chicken, rice, and scallions. If you're going for the experience, definitely get the wings or legs. The "sassy" sauce is...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank KelloggBirdSanctuary
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Second visit. Wonderful wings, chicken, kimchi and brown rice. Fun dinner. Casual dining. Great staff.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank H5425JNhelens
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I'll go on record as saying these are the best wings in the country. The Seoul Sassy should win an award if it hasn't already. The bbq flavor is 2nd place, so order both and thank me later.

Date of visit: August 2018
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No, it's a very casual place where you order at the counter and wait.
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