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Momofuku Noodle Bar

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East Village
Asian, 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 - 2:00 am
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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 370
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  • 229
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  • 94
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  • 22
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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
Enjoyable Dinner

We arrived about 15 minutes before they opened. We waited in line and we were seated at the bar during the first seating. Those who came in later were going to have a 1.5 hour wait. I really enjoyed the shiitake buns, they were wonderful. The ginger scallion noodles were good. The spicy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Joan H
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you never heard of Danny Chang check out mind of a chef the series. The shrimp buns are out of this world, the momofuku ramen bowl is huge and delicious and their milk bar cookies and truffles are a must have!

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Thank Santiago U
Maine, USA
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went here on Christmas Eve. The line actually wasn't that long, which was a treat. The ramen was amazing! The broth was unbelievable. It makes me want some right now just thinking about it. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone, but the lines can be very long. We actually tried to go back two days later for lunch... More 

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Thank Em042
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

David Chang can do no wrong. Start with a selection of buns and get a big ol' bowl of ramen. Don't wear white, as you will undoubtedly drip some soup on yourself! I picked up a jar of Ssam sauce to keep at home. It's always busy, but service is friendly and efficient, without feeling rushed. I always take out-of-towners... More 

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Thank WonderDogRufus
Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived around 11 p.m. and was packed. Was seated at bar within 10 minutes. A little cramped, but serviced was great. Buns were very tasty and so was ramen noodles with pork. Beer and wine selection nice as well. Few sweet treats for dessert but good. Overall worth the visit.

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Thank worldtravel12344
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived about 15 minutes before they opened. We waited in line and we were seated at the bar during the first seating. Those who came in later were going to have a 1.5 hour wait. I really enjoyed the shiitake buns, they were wonderful. The ginger scallion noodles were good. The spicy lychee slushie was excellent. Sweet with a... More 

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Thank Joan H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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181 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Long lines. The atmosphere is great and the staff is friendly. The Menu has a good selection but the buns with Mexican Coca Cola is what I was craving which were very flavorful. A very interesting concept but I have to say very heavy on the stomach as you leave ;-).

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Thank Louay
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went with a large clan to experiment. Food was quite expensive, and while taste was at times interesting, it was nothing worth the expense.

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Thank Zhiv
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Usually during weekends, many people line up in front of momofuku noodle bar. The restaurant is made with glass walls, and usaully there is a lot of people filled up. During my visit, there was a seat. However the food did not taste that great. The ramen tasted watery, and the pork buns were below average compared to those in... More 

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Thank soofashion
Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is always packed with people, tried to go there for dinner but ended up in one of the restaurants nearby since the waiting time was supposedly 3 1/2 hours! Went back a few days later in the late afternoon for lunch and wasn´t disappointed. Had the Momofuku ramen that was really tasty and some cookies for dessert. All... More 

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Thank Hermes H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's really reaaaaally good. The ramens were amazing! GO GET THE SHRIMP BUNS!!!!!! they're heavenly😭😭😭😭 and also the desserts from the milk bar are always delicious

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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: Asian, 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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