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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 - 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 274
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  • 170
    Very good
  • 77
    Average
  • 16
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  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Two Chickens

We had ordered the two chickens: one fried southern American style and one fried Korean style. It was an interesting experience. The chicken was not beautiful in its presentation. The southern fried chcken was much more heavily breaded than I was expecting and more than I think all of us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
sandra s
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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English first
Bethesda, Maryland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Loved the miso ramen....great service great food. Worth the wait. What more can you say? Well since I have to I'll tell the story that I dropped my bank envelope of cash and the waitress chased us down to return it. Again fantastic service!!!!!

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Malden, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Went for lunch with the family and was disappointed they did t have the pork belly buns on the menu. So we tried the fried egg bun which was delicious and it reminded my daughter of a breakfast sandwich. We also tried the brisket bun which was also great, if you like corn beef you will like this bun. At... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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159 reviews 159 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We had ordered the two chickens: one fried southern American style and one fried Korean style. It was an interesting experience. The chicken was not beautiful in its presentation. The southern fried chcken was much more heavily breaded than I was expecting and more than I think all of us southerners were expecting. Still, it was tasty, but not stellar.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Quick and good service. Amazing fresh food. They take great care of you and even with the line up at the door, you never feel pressured to leave and clear the space. It was awesome!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

It's not the best ramen I've ever eaten, even though I expected it to be, the only thing I would go back for are the buns. Although I still think it's overhyped....

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Montreal, Canada
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20 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

No they do not take reservations...but they take your name and cell number and give you an estimate of time, and text you when they are almost ready. Great time to walk around the neighbourhood and discover NYC. Place was jam packed and we were seated at the bar overlooking the kitchen. Great view point to watch all the action... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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94 reviews 94 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We read in a couple of reviews that the Momofuku Noodle Bar is just a hip place and that this is the reason why it's always crowded, but we wanted to form our own opinion. (We love ramen, and the place is not far from our place.) We had to wait around 10/15 minutes to get seated, which was okay... More 

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New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Expect to line up no matter the day of the week. Staff is not that welcoming, maybe because they're so busy trying to move fast. When you first get to the restaurant, don't go line up: put your name on the list first. They'll tell you how long the wait is and you can come back later or line up.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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192 reviews 192 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We went on a Sunday night around 6pm and the place was packed. We stood by the front entrance and waited about 25 minutes before being seated down table share style. Atmosphere is lively. Looked around and everyone had the buns so we ordered the shitake buns, Momofuku ramen and the special ramen of the day. Totally love the buns;... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We had a delicious dinner at the famed Momufuku. The place is fairly casual and very busy. We got there shortly before 6 on a Friday night and were able to get seated (party of 2) within a few minutes, which was great. The server was friendly, the service was great, and the food 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: 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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