8 of O‘ahu’s Best Chicken Wings Battle For The Top Spot as Lord of the Wings

Chicken wings’ elite eight duked it out in our March Madness bracket.


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QUARTERFINALS


 

LFC Wings

The Pig & The Lady

LFC fried chicken wings

$12, 83 N. King St., thepigandthelady.com

 

VERSUS

 

Side Order of Chicken Wings

Sam’s Delicatessen

side order of fried chicken wings

$10.75, 1627 Nu‘uanu Ave., #2, (808) 524-7777

 


SEE ALSO: The 6 Best Hot Dogs on O‘ahu


 

Garlic Soy Chicken Wings

DB Grill

Garlic Soy Chicken Wings

$12, 4450 Kapolei Parkway, #560, Kapolei, dbgrillhi.com

 

VERSUS

 

spicy glazed garlic chicken Wings

Opal Thai

spicy glazed garlic chicken wings

$12, 1030 Smith St., opalthai.com

 


SEE ALSO: Your Guide to ‘Ono Meals and Killer Deals in Honolulu


 

Chicken Wings

J. Dolan’s

chicken wings

$10, 1147 Bethel St., jdolans.com

 

VERSUS

 

BBQ Vegan Wings

Downbeat Diner

vegan wings

$10, 42 N. Hotel St., downbeatdiner.com

 


SEE ALSO: Who Has the Best Salt-and-Vinegar Wings on O‘ahu?


 

Chimichurri Wings

Off the Wall

chimichurri wings

$13, 1170 Auahi St., offthewallhawaii.com

 

VERSUS

 

Buffalo Style Wings

Dirty Lickins

buffalo style wings

$7.89, 99-115 ‘Aiea Heights Drive, #303, ‘Aiea, dirtylickinshawaii.com

 


SEE ALSO: The 12 Best Meaty and Meatless Burgers on O‘ahu


 

SEMIFINALS


 

the pig & the lady 

The twice-fried wings and vinegary “money sauce” beat Sam’s crunchy but basic drumsticks.

 

VERSUS

 

opal thai 

Garlic shone in the sweet and spicy glaze that had us licking our fingers.


 

j. dolan’s 

Downbeat’s tofu-based wings were no match for J’s, with plenty of meat and blue cheese dressing.

 

VERSUS

 

off the wall

The rookie’s take on wings stood out above Dirty Lickins’ more typical flavors (we tried mild, garlic Parmesan and honey mustard).

 


SEE ALSO: The 6 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches on O‘ahu


 

FINALS


 

the pig & the lady 

Kaffir lime and peanuts take this crispy dish to another level.

 

VERSUS

 

off the wall

J’s wings are great with beer, but Off the Wall’s herb-flecked batter claims the crown.


 

WINNER: Chimichurri Wings from Off the Wall

best chicken wings in hawaii

A light, crispy breading and bright chimichurri flavors make the wings at this new craft beer and wine spot a slam dunk.

 

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