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Momofuku Noodle Bar

171 1st Ave, btwn 10th & 11th St., New York City, NY 10003-2949 (East Village)
212-777-7773
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Ranked #267 of 11,618 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese, Korean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: East Village
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: East Village
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Alexandria VA
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192 reviews 192 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Went here for dinner our first night in NY with Brooklyn resident friends who recommended it. A busy Friday night so had to wait, and crowded once seated. But the food was great. Share some rice cakes with sauce, a couple folks had various buns which were great, and a couple had different noodle bowls which were also great. You... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I lived in Japan for 9 years and coming back to the states, it's been very hard to find ramen that even comes close. I had the Momofuku Ramen and it was absolutely delicious. The noodles had texture and weight to them and had that slight chewiness that is makes perfectly cooked ramen so awesome! If my stomach wasn't so... More

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Cape Coral
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Oh, and the pork buns and the ramen too. Comfort food heaven. Go hungry. (And Milk Bar has the best cake balls EVER. I have tried to recreate them and failed!)

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Memphis, Tennessee
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94 reviews 94 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

While other members of the family went to see icons of stone and history, I grabbed the 13yr old and headed for an icon of new eats. I let her pick: Shimp Bun Shitake Bun Chilled Spice Noodles Ginger Soda You have to eat the Shrimp bun first, because it's great but the Shitake Bun will blow it out of... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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97 reviews 97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

we enjoyed the vegi ramen, asparagus, chicken meatball buns, cucumbers! go hungry! and save salt consumption for the day for this one meal. ha. we ate at the counter area. good service!

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Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Having been there some years ago when it first opened - My partner and myself thought of another try to see if things had changed? The long queues still exist - though we got in with only a 10 min wait and very pleasant attention by the door staff. The food inside served with a smile and efficient service, played... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Nothing more to say, go there, eat these. The atmosphere is great fun, the wait is worth it and the pork buns are second to none, I grew up with a Chinese grandmother who made these her whole life and I only wish she'd lived long enough to taste David's. The ramen is to die for too.

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Germany
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Being lucky enough to stay in NYC for over a week I was able to experience some great and not so great restaurants ! Momofuku was a breath of fresh after the last restaurant I visited Restaurant was packed with basic decor. We had pre ordered the whole cut chicken ! Fabu! Ramen noodles great ! Pork buns amazing ,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We probably should have gotten the noodles...The pork buns just melt in your mouth but I was sooooo disappointed by this $125 fried chicken dinner. ..The Asian style chicken was pretty good but the southern style was fried way to hard and really dark, for the price it should have came with something else besides dipping sauce and lettuce. ..I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Definitely book a table as this restaurant gets really busy. Order the chicken dinner in advance, it's soooooooo good! The noodles and steam buns are delicious too!

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