Global Korean Fried Chicken Chain Pelicana Chicken Opens First San Diego Location

September 24, 2022

One of Korea's largest fried chicken chains with more than 2,000 location, Pelicana Chicken has opened its first San Diego location.

Founded in 1982, Pelicana was a pioneer in delivering nicely packaged fried chicken in South Korea. The chain now has locations all around Korea, China, and Malaysia, as well as branches in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Buena Park, CA. The chain offers a simple menu of Korean fried chicken, chicken wings, boneless tenders, and chicken sandwiches with 6 sauce options, as well as side dishes like chicken gizzards, fries, onion rings, sausage cheese bacon roll, and sea snail spicy salad.

The first San Diego location of Pelicana Chicken recently opened in the space that last housed Urban Eats Kitchen & Tap in Kearny Mesa. The restaurant is operated by franchisees Youngho Kim and Jong Lim. The San Diego branch also offers a selection of beer, soju, and soft drinks.

Pelicana Chicken is now open at 7767 Balboa Avenue in San Diego's Kearny Mesa. For more information, visit and check out the menu below.