Been meaning to try out Dak & Bop a while.
Of course, this food trend was made popular by the Korean drama: My Love from the Star. Their schtick was that the characters liked fried chicken and beer. And who doesn't really?
Since the order of chicken takes 30 mins, figured I'd order some fries to wait. Heard about the Parmesan Truffle fries, was interested and dying to try. Well... as you can see, it's fries with parmesan shredded on top, but they were a little heavy handed on the truffle oil. Towards the side and the bottom, there were more oil and anything else, which means soggy, oily, cheesy fries, does not sound good, looked good, or taste good. Meh.
So their menu even tells you that it will take 30 mins to prepare. And boy, they were not joking. They didn't even come 29 mins and 30 secs, right on the dot 30 mins. Needless to say, if you have a beer, don't have anywhere to go, that's perfect, just don't be in a hurry when you order this, because they were not lying about how long it takes.
I got the small combo mix of 4 stripes and one drumstick with medium spicy sauce. Now, I'm a weakling, so that to me is spicy. So, I guess next time, I should go a step down, but it was not for the weak. The mix is soy garlic with hot and spicy. And it was hot and spicy. Mostly when it goes down. I would say this, the meat is nice and fresh and moist, and no one dry bit in any bite I've taken.
As far as front of the house, the hostess is friendly enough, but if you ask for a change from where she assigned you for seating, expect poor service. We had waited for good 5 mins before the server came to acknowledge our presence. Took her another 2-4 mins to get our drinks, and of course, our order took 30 mins. Overall, we spent over an hour, majority of the time waiting, our buster had given us better service than our server, that's a shame, let him me a server. It was just too long for a few pieces of chicken. Is the chicken good, yes, is it worth the wait, not really. You can go to H-Mart's chicken stall and get the same thing. Get your own beer down the beer aisle. Get the order to go and save yourself some time. The place is small because most of it was carved out for the bar to an already small space, and if you have a big party, be ready to be stuck in a corner because that's the only 'space' available.
As far as parking goes, you can park at the adjacent garage, first floor only. If you park above, or pulled a ticket, they do not validate. Try the side streets, they're quicker.
Dak & Bop
Houston, TX 77004