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Momofuku Noodle Bar

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East Village
Japanese, Noodle, Asian, 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 - 4:00 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
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 87
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  • 19
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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
Underwhelmed

My husband is a former chef and big fan of David Chang. When planning a trip to NYC, dinner at Momofuku was a must. We visited on a Friday night and expected a wait. Checking in with the host, she seemed annoyed that we were bothering her. Even though it was an hour wait and the rest of our... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
JMKr
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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New York City, New York
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Been here before and decided to try it again. Not good. Maybe it's because I just came back from Osaka, Japan, and I had great ramen noodles there, but these ramen aren't good, even by NYC's ramen standard. The brisket bun was not edible and the shrimp bun was some strange processed salty thing. The service was indifferent and the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I saw the owner of this restaurant being interviewed in US television. The promotion of Momofuku and exuberant TV interviewer selling this restaurant to its viewers, convinced me that I had to eat at this new phenomenon in Asian cuisine. I am an English woman who had eaten at numerous Asian fusion restaurants in London. So I think I knew... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My husband is a former chef and big fan of David Chang. When planning a trip to NYC, dinner at Momofuku was a must. We visited on a Friday night and expected a wait. Checking in with the host, she seemed annoyed that we were bothering her. Even though it was an hour wait and the rest of our party... More 

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a great restaurant that serves simple yet delicious dishes including ramen and noodles. We had the vegetarian option which my wife really enjoyed and I had the chicken ramen which was a bit spicy yet addictive, overall a fantastic meal that is under $50 for two people.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a cute trendy place to go have fancy Ramen noodles. We ordered the buns to split (you get 2) then each ordered some noodles for lunch. I wish I had just gotten more buns. They are delicious and very unique. I don't think I've ever had anything else like them. The noodles were tasty as well.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We accidentally arrived at the noodle bar after making reservations for Momofuku Ma Peche, without missing a beat the hostess called the other restaurant to have them cancel the reservation and seated us within 10 minutes in the jam packed restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious. Each piping hot bite was ancombination of silky, savory and umami flavors. If I... More 

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Dubai, UAE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I visited Momofuku on the strength of its reputation for incredible ramen, and I was not disappointed. It was honestly one of the best bowls I have ever eaten in my life, and would love to go back again when I'm next in New York. Yummm...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This place may be trendy however it is greatly overhyped. Dishes are uninspiring and the flavours rather bland. Service was acceptable however the wine options are poor.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Any self-respecting foodie has heard of this place - the hype around it is huge. Not only is the food reported to be delicious by every blogger on the face of the planet, the business model has caused this place to become a huge influence on the New York food scene. With all of this hype in mind, my fiancee... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Stoped here for dinner at 9:30 one night with my wife and daughter. When we arrived, there was a line out the door. Spoke with the hostess, and were told the wait would be 10 to 15 minutes, and would you like a beer while you wait? Got the beers, and suprise suprise we were seated in 10 minutes. The... 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, Noodle, Asian, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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