If you like Fried Chicken, you’ll love Arnolds

One of my favourite things to eat is Fried Chicken. It might not be the healthiest food to eat, but the moment Juli asked me out for Fried Chicken, I could not say no!

The place

Arnold’s is located on the 2nd floor of City Plaza – which is quite recognizable by its very retro sign at the top of the yellow and orange building.

We went up to the second floor where there were already a few people who were queuing up for their food.

Arnold's Fried Chicken, City Plaza, Singapore

The place looked looked nothing extra-ordinary. There was no decoration to speak of, with simple orange plastic chairs and tables. Nevertheless it was full of diners enjoying their meal. This was a popular place!

The service

We queued up for a bit and upon reaching the counter, we took a look at the menu before finally deciding on the 2 person combo meal. We made an order to the enthusiastic crew at the counter.

Arnold's Fried Chicken, City Plaza, Singapore

After waiting for a few minutes for a table to be cleared, we eventually had a table. The food took another few minutes later.

The food

We had the side dishes first. The side dishes were pretty good. I’ve always liked coleslaw and this one was no exception.

Arnold's Fried Chicken, City Plaza, Singapore

As I’m not big on fries, we managed to change it with mashed potato. Juli thought that the mashed potato was very good. The consistency was thick and tasted robust with the flavourful gravy.

Arnold's Fried Chicken, City Plaza, Singapore

I’m not fond of fried potatoes, but the criss-cross fries were pretty good being crispy and hot.

Arnold's Fried Chicken, City Plaza, Singapore

I did not touch the fried buns, so I’m not sure how this tastes like.The idea of eating bread fried in oil was a little scary to me.

Arnold's Fried Chicken, City Plaza, Singapore

But the highlight of the dinner was definitely the fried chicken!

Its not exactly fast food restaurant here, having to wait for at least 10 minutes for your food to arrive. But when it does arrive, you would have been glad that you waited!

Arnold's Fried Chicken, City Plaza, Singapore

My chicken was wonderful! It came out hot and delightfully crispy. The meat was tender and you could taste how amazingly fresh it was.

My only qualm is that our meal isn’t exactly cheap having to spend about $10 per person, especially when the presentation of the food could be be much nicer.

Regardless, Arnold’s was one of the best fried chicken that I ever had.

Here is a quick video response at the end of our dinner :

Arnolds Fried Chicken from rinaz on Vimeo

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23 Replies to “If you like Fried Chicken, you’ll love Arnolds”

  1. I haven’t been to Arnold’s in ages! The last time I was there, I did enjoy the fried buns, being crispy and all that. I know that I’m supposed to watch my cholesterol intake but that fried chicken, looks too tempting for me to say no.

  2. Rinaz you make me tak boleh tahan :p

    Now I have to go to Arnolds soon. Dah lama tak mamam their ayam

    Hidup Arnolds!

  3. Moby

    Hehehe … That spells delicious white meat šŸ˜€


    Yes, the fried chicken is wonderful! Its tempting enough to risk any bodily diseases … well, there is always exercise afterwards šŸ˜›

    Jonathan Kong

    And as for me, I would love to try out Popeyes too! šŸ˜€

    Uncle Sha

    Hahaha! It was actually my first time there, being a Jurong person, Geylang area isn’t the type of place that I’d go so frequently šŸ˜›

    Arnolds is a Singaporean invention right?

    Daphne Maia

    I’m sure you’ll get food soon! Fried Chicken!


    Actually I feel like eating fried chicken again … hahahahaha!


    I hope to try Popeyes too! The nearest one to me would be the one at the Singapore Flyer I think šŸ™‚ Cant wait to try it out too!


    The food is good, but I hope that they try to present their food a little better šŸ™‚


    Can! Anytime šŸ˜€

    Putera Emas

    20 years and still going strong … hehehehe

  4. oooooh, i haven’t had arnolds in a long while! i love their fried chicken! i think ramadhan last yr was the last time i ate there. šŸ˜› too bad it’s on the other end of the island for me šŸ™

  5. ah, it’s indeed hard to say no to fried chicken! hah!

    I tried Popeye Chicken at T3 and I tght they are better in terms of taste and better value than KFC. Arnolds, I will check you out soon! Wow, it’s unsual to see criss-cut fries at fastfood. Thanks for the suggestion Rinaz!


    *ehemz* Back in the days when there was the KFC versus McKrispy fight, me and my friends all rooted for Arnold’s chicken. Next visit, just get the spring chicken and fries and skip all those pansy sides. xD

  7. Omg my childhood food! They still have banana split there, right? Used to go to the Woodlands one often before they closed. The last time I ate at Arnold’s was at City Plaza (where you are) in Sec 4 [2005] during my volunteer work.

    What. Holding metal cans is tiring s***, OK?


  8. I have not tried arnolds chicken before..but after ur review, i might want to try them sometime..

    You should try popeyes too.. its damn shiok i tell u!

  9. Nadnut

    Alamak! At least do let it cool down a little … hehe … but yeah, I was like you too, kept tearing at it and risking my fingers be burnt cos I couldn’t wait to eat it up!


    Yeah, its in Geylang! A good 30 mins ride from home … double the time if by public transportation … eek! But Geylang does has wonderful food, worth travelling to šŸ™‚


    Woohoo, I cant wait to try out popeyes too, the nearest one to me is probably at the Singapore Flyer, I saw one branch there!


    Oooh … I’ll try that the next time I go there šŸ™‚ Which is probably next week, hopefully … hahaha

    Was there a KFC vs McCrispy fight? I dont remember it. But I dont mind this type of rivalling … more choices for consumers like us … hehehe


    Yes, I saw Banana Split under their menu, so I guess its still there šŸ™‚

    And its always good to treat yourself after doing a good deed šŸ˜‰


    Which one? Popeyes? I dont mind. I’ve heard good stuff about the place too …

    Hahaha! Maybe we can do a Arnolds VS Popeyes review!

  10. This is probably the most unhealthy food possible. I always avoid eating at these places and cast a gaze of pity on those indulging on it.
    You know you are not making a big favor to your readers advertising this junk right? Hugs Marina,


  11. I’ve heard of Arnolds but have never made the trip to City Plaza! I’ve had Popeyes- you’ll be happy to know the buns there aren’t fried šŸ™‚ Do the Arnolds VS Popeyes review!

    (oh and I bloghopped here from Twitter. Twit-hopped.)

  12. Attilio

    What can I say, I like fried chicken. True, it may be unhealthy, but its oh so delicious to eat and its a risk I’m willing to take šŸ˜‰


    LOL! Ok, I hope to hop to a Popeyes outlet soon then! šŸ™‚

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