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Momofuku Milk Bar

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251 E 13th Street, New York City, NY 10003
347.577.9504 ext 4
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Late Night

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  • 56
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  • 29
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Tiny but tantalizing

It's a good thing it wasn't very busy when we arrived, as there is only room for a few people to stand inside, and the only seating area outside was already taken by another group. The treats were fantastic, and definitely worth the trip. Just like Momofuku noodle bar, I was charmed by the novelty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
SpiderFelt
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Seattle, Washington
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Vancouver, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We waited in line for about 10 minutes to get in and what we ordered was slightly underwhelming. Nevertheless, it was good to try out. We ordered the cereal milk soft serve with corn flakes (as it looked to be the most popular choice) and it was just ok. Nothing compares to the taste of it so I can understand... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My husband and I tried: Birthday Cake Truffles: 100% yes. These little guys were one of the best things we ate in NYC. Soft, sugary and tastes like the best birthday cake you have ever had Corn Cookie: pass. I tried to like this...but it had a weird taste. Compost Cookie: pass. Again, I really wanted to love this...but it... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Loved the service. The girl was just lovely, so was the guy who gave out the treats. We had a cereal milk soft serve with cornflake crunch. Cornflake crunch was okay but the ice cream itself… Best soft serve EVER. Absolutely loved it!

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Evanston, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Little bit of a hole in the wall with dirty windows and funky signage. Don't go out of your way, maybe time for reboot. Cereal milk ice cream was icy/grainy.

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Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

It's a good thing it wasn't very busy when we arrived, as there is only room for a few people to stand inside, and the only seating area outside was already taken by another group. The treats were fantastic, and definitely worth the trip. Just like Momofuku noodle bar, I was charmed by the novelty of the flavor combinations.

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Yorba Linda, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We walked over here for dessert rather than try the sweets at Katz Deli, about 15 min walk but you can probably walk faster if you don't try looking at everything like us. I recommend the Cereal Milk ice cream with hot fudge...mmm so good! My second favorite was the compost cookie. If you try anything here, I highly recommend... More 

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New England USA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My daughter saw the Candy Bar Pie on Buzzfeed. She ordered that, our friend ordered the Crack Pie and I ordered a Pretzel Shake. Everything was extremely good. I appreciate that so many of the items were unique, not easy to do in such a crowded market as New York. The Pretzel Shake was an amazing balance of sweet and... More 

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New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The most popular items seem to be:1- cereal milk soft serve, 2- crack pie, 3- birthday truffle, 4- compost cookie. If you can't decide which one to try, you can get all 4 as the Greatest hits pack for $17. That's what I did and was disappointed with every item. As other reviewers say, it just tasted like sugar (and... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I don't get the hype of this place. We tried several things and they just all tasted like pure sugar. The crack pie is literally butter and sugar. YUCK. Nothing special and would not visit here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We loved the candy bar pie! (We contemplated getting the crack pie, but it just didn't sound nearly as good). We also shared a scoop of the cereal milk soft serve with crunchies. At first it was a little bit of a let-down, but then the flavor grew on us. Their cookies looked yummy too. The store itself is tiny... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 251 E 13th Street, New York City, NY 10003
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: 347.577.9504 ext 4

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Bakeries
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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