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What Dak Korean Fried Chicken

About Us

We're What Dak Korean Fried Chicken, a Korean restaurant located in West Des Moines, IA, and offering a delectable menu of authentic Korean cuisine. Our specialty lies in our mouthwatering Korean fried chicken, which is double-fried to be extra crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. In addition to this crowd favorite, we also serve delicious bulgogi, a marinated grilled beef dish, along with flavorful kimchi, potstickers, a variety of other Korean delicacies, and mouthwatering fries that stay crispy for up to an hour. With a cozy and inviting atmosphere, What Dak Korean Fried Chicken is the perfect place to experience the rich flavors of Korean cuisine in the heart of West Des Moines. Stop by today for your next meal!

Areas Served

West Des Moines, IA | Des Moines, IA | Waukee, IA | Clive, IA | Urbandale, IA | Johnston, IA | Adel, IA | Norwalk, IA

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On 7/15/2024 Julie Myers had this to say:
I loved the food. Very tasty and will certainly go back.

On 7/14/2024 Charity C. had this to say:
Checked in for early Sunday dinner. We had chicken fried rice, small garlic soy wings and bulgogi japchae. Fun atmosphere with upbeat K-Pop playing.

On 7/8/2024 Alyssa B. had this to say:
Really really good chicken, you can taste the quality. The crunch is what makes it so good. Would definitely come here again. If you want spicy then get ready for your mouth to burn. I got the half soy garlic and half spicy. It was delicious. We ordered on the self serve kiosk. I wish they added the drinks on the kiosk because after we ordered we had to go to the front desk to order drinks separately. Other than that great service overall!

On 7/3/2024 Ashley Sinnorai had this to say:
Such a cute restaurant with the nicest workers!! I really liked the ambiance. The restaurant has plenty of free parking and self-order kiosks (you can also order from the front counter). What I got: • pork buns — delicious. i always love snacking on these! • medium mix of wings — so delicious, crispy, and crunchy! the wings were full and juicy. • takoyaki — not anything special tbh • kimchi side — perfect + refreshing. I really like how they conveniently serve your food in to-go containers because the portions are so big, you’ll definitely need a box. Would I come back? Yes!

On 7/1/2024 Heidi H.Elite 24 had this to say:
We have been talking about going to What Dak for a long time. The food was delicious. We the pork buns, Dak loaded fries and the 8 pcs wings (half soy garlic and half spicy.) The wings were nice and crispy. The soy garlic was my favorite. The wings were steaming hot. The fries were crispy even though they were topped with delicious sauce, sliced meat, and cheese. For the price, I thought the servicing size was on the small side. There are definitely more items on their menu I would like to try. Two of our menu items were served in plastic containers, I wish they had had more eco-friendly containers.

Contact Us

What Dak Korean Fried Chicken
9250 University Ave Suite 113 West Des Moines, IA 50266
Phone: (515) 842-7002
Email: Contact@Whatdak.Com

Located on University Ave, near Teriyaki House West Des Moines

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Payment Types Accepted

Discover, American Express, Debit Cards, Cash, MasterCard, Visa, Apple Pay, Android Pay

Our Hours

Holiday Hours May Vary. Please Call For Details.

Monday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM


Embrace the ultimate crunch with our legendary double-fried Korean chicken! Savor the crispy skin and tender meat that will make your taste buds dance. It's not just food; it's an experience right here in West Des Moines.


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