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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 134
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 24
    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
Just what the doctor ordered.

Overall, best flavors when visiting NYC. We were in for a long weekend and ate our way through. We were pleased to find great flavor and talent as we knew we would.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Jim W
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Palmetto, Georgia
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  • Special occasions
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Palmetto, Georgia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Overall, best flavors when visiting NYC. We were in for a long weekend and ate our way through. We were pleased to find great flavor and talent as we knew we would.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This was my third time eating at Ko but the first time at the new Extra Pl. location. The food, as always, was above and beyond what I could have imagined. The entire menu was new for me as well save for the ever present duck foie gras over lychee, pine nut brittle, and Riesling jelly. I feel like the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The food is out of this world. There's no menu per se, but you won't be disappointed with what you're given. A total of 20 dishes were served, all of which were exceptional. It has to be the best meal I've ever had. It's pricey but worth the money if you're a foodie. If you're not, then I think the... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Nothing is regular about this place. The entrance is from a side street, the tables... there are none. You sit at the bar surrounding the line chefs, who are all super impressive, friendly, and all work as a well orchestrated team. In other high end restaurant I found myself asking whether the price was worth it Not here. Every bite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I've lived on both coasts and spent countless days in the larger cities in the Midwest (Chicago, MSP, KC, DSM, etc). I love food. I've eaten at other restaurants with Michelin stars. The others are great, but Ko is in a class all by itself. The food at French Laundry was as good or maybe even better. The presentation at... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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