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Momofuku Noodle Bar

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East Village
Japanese, Korean
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171 1st Ave, btwn 10th & 11th St., New York City, NY 10003-2949
212-777-7773
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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  • 74
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fine Spicy Noodles!

There was quite the wait here, and it was only the third time I've eaten at Momofuku. This time i had the chilled spicy noodles bowl, with sausage. Very good! It would be nice to come here at the perfect time when it's not bustling too much.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Kerry W
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Ewing, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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English first
Ewing, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

There was quite the wait here, and it was only the third time I've eaten at Momofuku. This time i had the chilled spicy noodles bowl, with sausage. Very good! It would be nice to come here at the perfect time when it's not bustling too much.

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Manakin Sabot, Va
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I have been a fan of David Chang for a long time and have dreamed of dining at Noodle Bar. It did not disappoint. My daughter and I visited and we shared the pork buns (I can die happy after having had just ONE of these buns.. next time we're getting at least 3 orders!). She had the "traditional" Momofuku... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

It's always going to be a bit of a wait for a table, but boy is it worth it just for those pork buns. Absolutely delicious. The ramen was also quite flavorful, but not outstanding. We were a little surprised when the wine came out in a carton, but it tasted just as good as if it came out of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

One of my favorite places to eat. If it wasn't for the ridiculous waits I would be there every other day. Definitely try the buns.

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Dublin
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101 reviews 101 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We got really lucky here, We got seated after 5 minutes. I"ve read reviews of people waiting for over an hour. It's good - but I'm sure other places in the area that could seat you, so I wouldn't wait that long for a table. The best food we had was the Shrimp Bao - they're fantastic! Followed by the... More 

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Beaver Bank, N.S.
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76 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Before my wife and went to Momofuku Noodle Bar we had watched all of David Chang's Mind of a Chief on PBS and we were expecting something special and unique. Maybe we were too hyped up and expecting too much. We order the shrimp buns to start and these were delicious and would go back for these all day! Next... More 

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

If you don't mind a noisy room and seats without a back, the fried chicken dinner for 4-8 is classic. Two chickens in parts, one a Korean style, marinated so that the white meat is teeming with flavor, and a spicy Southern style. It comes with three sauces, a bowl of fresh raw veggies to make a wrap if you... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Heard it, read it and seen it. Was on my way to ippudo but decide to make a detour to try it out. Sweet and short, over hyped and did not meet my expectation. Felt it was lack of broth in bowl and the meat wasnt that tasty. However, i did see someone special order the fried chicken, that did... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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48 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We loved this restaurant: we ate our first meal in NYC here after a long flight from London when we just wanted to eat something quickly and go to bed. Really good value and friendly staff!

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My Boyfriend picked up an order of Ramen noodles; it had fish cakes on it, pork fat, and a poached egg. We also ordered noodles that had smoked chicken on it, 2 BBQ pork buns and 2 regular pork buns. This was all picked up from the restaurant and brought home. Firstly, the pork buns were ALL FAT it tasted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 171 1st Ave, btwn 10th & 11th St., New York City, NY 10003-2949
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: 212-777-7773

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Korean
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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