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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 259
    Excellent
  • 162
    Very good
  • 69
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
can't wait to go back

here is the good and bad. 1. long wait and then had to wait significantly longer once they called to let us know our table was ready. mad cause i left 1/2 a glass of sangria across the street thinking we would be seated right away 2. she offered us a drink as we waited again 3. desserts were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
lolo c
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Newark, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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English first
Newark, New Jersey
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

here is the good and bad. 1. long wait and then had to wait significantly longer once they called to let us know our table was ready. mad cause i left 1/2 a glass of sangria across the street thinking we would be seated right away 2. she offered us a drink as we waited again 3. desserts were horrible... More 

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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The title says it all. But make sure you also get some kimchi to put inside the buns. YUM!! The kimchi is only a little spicy but was very flavorful. The momo ramen is very good. Perfectly poached egg, super porky soup, and springy noodles. The place is very loud and seats are only at communal tables so don't go... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

On a recent business trip to NYC (during the blizzard) my son and I grabbed lunch at the Momofuku midtown. I must confess my son picked this place out after hearing the raves about it from friends. It was exceptional in atmosphere (very lively) and mostly in taste. Try everything the servers bring by in the carts....it is all very... More 

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Pennsylvania
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315 reviews 315 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
457 helpful votes 457 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My spouse and I dined at Momofuku Noodle Bar on a Sunday afternoon in mid-January 2015. Noodle Bar does not accept reservations, except for its large-format meals (available for parties of six or more). We arrived at Noodle Bar just prior to 12:00 noon, when the restaurant opens for business, and already a line of about 10 guests had formed.... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I put my Canada Goose on. I rode in pungent cab for 22 minutes. I waited in line in 12 degrees, oh how you let me down. In the history of hype, this takes the trophie. The hostess thinks she is a rude hipster, no you just live in Brooklyn. Our food, fatty and overly spicy. I'm not even mad,... More 

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Manila
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Lee see food, we eat food! Everything was so good. Alright, so maybe we were starving at 2pm but everything from the steamed buns to the salad then the main event--the huge bowls of noodles--were unbelievably tasty that not a morsel of food was left. Long wait, especially if you're hungry, even after the usual lunch hour. Pricey too, guess... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Arrived late on a Friday night to a packed house, and was seated in 30-35min (reasonable). Had the Brussels sprouts (cooked perfectly, but too heavy on the sauce), shiitake buns (amazing), and the pork noodle bowl (unreal). So delicious that we tried to work in another meal before heading back home for the weekend. High praises!

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Perth, United Kingdom
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37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My partner and I left our names at the door and went to have a drink for an hour before getting seated. The wait was worth it. We had fantastic sake and delicious ramen, made even better by sitting at the bar watching the chefs at work. A great experience and delicious!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

the Momufuku Bowl is good pile of comforting noodles which are cooked perfectly in a rich smokey broth. The chicken and ginger bowl was less overwhelming and needed more ginger to give it a kick. We also had the braised beef buns. This was just a thick slice of brisket with mayo, lettuce and cucumber. Boring and very uninspiring. Get... More 

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07081
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

When this ramen craze began in 2008, Momofuku was at the forefront. The restaurant enjoyed long lines, and raves, so I went. Meh. Being Asian, I saw nothing praiseworthy in what they had to offer. Plus the service is so impersonal. Then there's the buns, which back home we call cuapao. Meh. Again. Nothing new, nothing special. Did I mention... 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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