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Momofuku Ko

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Neighborhood:
East Village
Japanese, American, International, Asian, Fusion
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8 Extra Place, New York City, NY 10003
(212) 203-8095
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Hours:
Wed - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 126
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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A truly great food experience from start to finish. Fantastic service, a unique environment, and the most exciting food I've had in a long time. It's not that hard to get a reservation, just follow the instructions and you'll be fine! Go with your mind open and enjoy! If we're back in NYC we'd be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
adelelc
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

A truly great food experience from start to finish. Fantastic service, a unique environment, and the most exciting food I've had in a long time. It's not that hard to get a reservation, just follow the instructions and you'll be fine! Go with your mind open and enjoy! If we're back in NYC we'd be sure to return.

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

You will have refresh your computer a few times before you score one of the coveted reservations. It is worth it. If you know what you are in store for and can afford it, run, don't walk to a great experience in the one of the kingdom of foodies! Do it, don't think about it, just do it.

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Watching the kitchen work here was like watching a swiss watch movement. Everyone doing focussed on their task, but everyone coming together as part of a bigger picture. The food here was amazing. Watching the dishes being put together was so interesting. Definitely recommend dining here.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Do try everything and share. Don't dare to miss the pork buns or mushroom buns! Do save room for Ramen!!! i can't wait to come back!!!

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I ate here ALONE and yet it was the best meal I've ever had in my life. The chef prepares your food right in front of you and interacts with you. My chef was charming and offered me a free drink at the end. He'd worked at the original trend-setting blind tasting restaurant in Paris, Astrance. I had the wine... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We were sooooo lucky that some one had cancelled their reservation and we got a place....the food is exquise, alll so refined and so excpetional. A piece of art with each dish, we were soooooo full before the end of the menu . Very expensive but an amazing gastronomy experiance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

.5 Stars; Amazing Food (only a few misses) but service could be improved We dined in late December 2014. We were extremely excited to go to the two Michelin Star establishment as we have went to the other Momofuku establishments and absolutely loved them (Ssam and Milk bar are awesome!). We were greeted and sat at the bar while we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Probably one of the best meals I have ever had. This place is difficult to get a reservation so you must book in advance. Bookings are available within approx 15 days from each date and they become available at 3pm UK time. The food is exceptional and a once-off experience. We had a set multi-course tasting menu which was absolutely... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

One word - Fantastic! A must try for any foodies out there! The thing that stands out for me is the overall experience the perfect atmosphere of the restaurant. We loved the fact that it's casual, not pretentious, and this place is really all about the food. We had seats at the bar with a great view to watching the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I live here and have to tell tourists this is a much better foodie experience than a lot of the tourist trap, bloated restaurants that hit the TA top 20 for NYC. The tough part is getting a rez which you can only do thru their online booking system, two weeks in advance. It fills up within minutes of opening... More 

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Additional Information about Momofuku Ko

Address: 8 Extra Place, New York City, NY 10003
Phone Number: (212) 203-8095
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 125 - 175
Cuisine: Japanese, American, International, Asian, Fusion

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Extra Place, New York City, NY 10003
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: (212) 203-8095

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 125 - 175
  • Cuisine: Japanese, American, International, Asian, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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