One more Los Angeles import and yet another fried chicken makes the leap to Las Vegas, bringing decades of experience and a special recipe it boasts is “all about the flavor.”
Golden Bird Chicken replaces a 1,904-square-foot, standalone, counter-service restaurant on the eastside, close to the intersection of Desert Inn and Pecos Road and previously occupied by Tacos Tijuana and Rumy’s Chicken.
The fried chicken restaurant originally launched in Los Angeles back in 1953 and now serves at five locations, including Compton and Crenshaw. For O.G.B., “Original Golden Birder” fans, the ongoing appeal is traced to the seasoned chicken’s distinctive flavor, marinated for 48 hours and dipped in a wet batter before frying.
The main attraction is the dark, mixed, or white chicken selections that join sides of fries, corn on the cob, green beans, mac and cheese, and baked beans. Customers can order a single piece with a roll for $2.45, a two-piece meal that adds a side for $6.40, or take home chicken-only buckets, priced at $19.99 for eight pieces and rising to $45 for 20 chicken servings.
The walk-in space at the Desert Inn Plaza is still working on finalizing hours and features a changing roster of $3.50 desserts, plus other menu options of fried fish, shrimp, and a fish sandwich.
Golden Bird Chicken, 3244 E. Desert Inn Road, 725-206-5428. Opening hours to be confirmed.